Salty ocean air and colorful coastal views are just two reasons to call Oak Island home. The laid back vibe can be felt once you cross over the bridge when all your troubles seem to fall away. Discover the Island life with us.

Residents of Oak Island enjoy a laidback and friendly beach environment. Miles of beachfront offer up dolphin sightings, sea turtle nests, and, of course, an abundance of seashells. Launch your boat at the public ramp that leads directly into the Intracoastal Waterway. Visit the Oak Island Lighthouse and Coast Guard Station or stroll down one of two piers. From the mouth of the Cape Fear River to the Lockwood Folly Inlet, residents and vacationers alike can find casual and fine dining, an 18-hole golf course, boutique shops, water pad, pavilion, community parks and lots of public beach accesses. Life is good at the beach.

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer on Oak Island.  Don’t miss out on the all the events that help make Oak Island a treasured retreat for vacationers and residents alike.

The Summer Concert series will close after August 30th.  Bring a chair, sunscreen, and kick back to the tunes of Trey Calloway.     Trey is a country music singer/songwriter from Charlotte, NC.  Here’s a sneak peek of his original song “Carolina Man.”  The concert begins at 6:30 pm at Middleton Park.

On Saturday, August 31, 2019, be sure to catch the Labor Day Surf Off at Ocean Crest Pier.  Competition is open to all skill levels.   Surfs up at 8:00 am.  Come by and cheer on your faves!  Click here if you want to participate:  Registration.

For more events and happenings in the Oak Island area, click here!

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AREA FEATURES

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Oak Island Lighthouse

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Trails: Scenic boardwalks.

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Marina: Blue Water Point Marina & Municipal Ramp.

Oak Island & Caswell Beach Area Communities

Dutchman Creek Villas

Dutchman Creek Villas

Deep water access to the Intracoastal Waterway and proximity to the ocean make Dutchman Creek Villas a boaters and fishermans paradise. Or enjoy the views from one of two community swimming pools.

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Ocean Walk

Ocean Walk

Situated in the heart of Oak Island, Ocean Walk is steps from the community pool, beach, restaurants and shopping.

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Arboretum

Arboretum

Tucked among Live Oak Trees, in between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, and bordering the Oak Island Golf Course, the Arboretum is a hidden coastal gem. Enjoy outdoor living at its best with two community swimming pools, tennis, walking trails, and easy access to the beach.

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Southern Shore Villas

Southern Shore Villas

Ocean views and easy living are just two of the many reasons to call Southern Shore Villas your home. Whether you are looking for a full time residence or summer home you can enjoy all that oak island has to offer.

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Oak Island Beach Villas

Oak Island Beach Villas

Oceanfront living is a breeze in Oak Island Villas. Direct beach access, community swimming pool, and playground are on site. Oak Island Golf Course, dining, and shopping are just minutes away.

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Caswell Dunes

Caswell Dunes

A forest at the beach. Caswell Dunes is situated in a wooded oasis, but only steps to the ocean. Experience nature on the walking and biking trails, play 18 holes of golf, or relax in the community pool.

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Yaupon Dunes

Yaupon Dunes

Convenience is right outside the door at Yaupon Dunes. Steps from the community swimming pool, you will find the Fishing Pier, direct beach access, and entertainment.

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Ocean Greens

Ocean Greens

Tree canopied winding streets create small town charm in this seaside community. Walking and biking trails lead to the community pool, Oak Island Golf Course, and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Kings Lynn

Kings Lynn

Situated on the west end of Oak Island, Kings Lynn homes are known for there panoramic ocean views. The area is also a popular destination for sea shell enthusiasts, kayaking and fishing.

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St James Plantation

St James by the Sea

St James by the Sea

Enjoy direct beach access as well as St. James by the Sea’s central location to discover the best of Oak Island’s shopping and fine dining.

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Demographics

  • Population (in 2014): 7,345
  • Average Income( in 2016): $53,882
  • Average Home Value (in 2016): $276,803
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