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Oak-Island are located in Brunswick County, south of Wilmington at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Oak Island is 12.6 miles long and consists of the towns of Oak Island and Caswell Beach. The fishing village of Southport has long served as a harbor for sea-going craft and is a tranquil city known for its hospitality. Oak Island's family-oriented seaside communities offer a ten-mile stretch of sandy beach and quiet surf, wetlands and maritime forests. All sorts of activities are available including boating and sailing, fishing, swimming, water-skiing, clamming and shelling, hiking and biking. There are 15 challenging golf courses within seven miles of Oak Island/Southport, as well as miniature golf, amusement parks, three piers and a marina with a public boat launch. Other nearby attractions include the Maritime Museum, the Fort Fisher State Park and Historic Site and the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Southport's picturesque streets are lined with historic homes and huge sprawling oak trees, some of the oldest in the South. The historic business district, the Southport Riverwalk and the Yacht Basin have lots of colorful and unique gift shops, art galleries, antique shops and wonderful seafood restaurants. The Visitor's Center in downtown Southport has maps and brochures and offers self-guided tours and a list of festivals in the Oak Island/Southport region.

Surrounding areas: Southport, North Carolina (3.8 mi), Bald Head Island, North Carolina (6.2 mi), Kure Beach, North Carolina (11.9 mi), Holden Beach, North Carolina (12.7 mi), Carolina Beach, North Carolina (14.1 mi), Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina (20.4 mi), Wilmington, North Carolina (23.6 mi)

Oak Island Vacation Rentals

Oak Island Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Blue Water Point5710 57TH PL WOak Island, NC (910) 278-1230
Island Resort500 Ocean DrOak Island, NC (910) 278-5644
Captains Cove Motel6401 E Oak Is DrLong Beach, NC2.0 mi.(910) 278-6026
Cape Fear Inn308 W Bay StSouthport, NC3.6 mi.(910) 457-5989
Comfort Suites4955 Southport Supply RdSouthport, NC3.8 mi.(910) 450-8111
Hampton Inn Southport5181 Southport Supply Road SESouthport, NC3.8 mi.(910) 454-0016
Docksider Inn Oceanfront202 N NC Rt 421Kure Beach, NC11.9 mi.(910) 458-4200
Tradewinds Motel309 FT Fisher BlvdKure Beach, NC11.9 mi.(910) 458-8742
Gray Gull Motel3263 Holden BCH Rd SWSupply, NC13.2 mi.(910) 842-6775
Courtyard By Marriott Carolina Beach100 Charlotte AveCarolina Beach, NC14.0 mi.(910) 458-2030
Shipwreck Lodge412 Carolina BCH Ave NCarolina Beach, NC14.1 mi.(910) 458-5557
Microtel Inn & Suites907 N Lake Park BlvdCarolina Beach, NC14.3 mi.(910) 458-1300
Twilight Motel4520 N Main StShallotte, NC17.4 mi.(910) 754-6801
Holiday Inn Express Shallotte491 N Mulberry Rd NWShallotte, NC18.8 mi.(910) 754-3300
Comfort Inn-shallatte360 Whiteville RdShallattee, NC19.1 mi.(910) 754-3044
Amerihost Inn & Suites-Wilmington5600 Carolina Beach RdWilmington, NC19.1 mi.(910) 796-0770
Microtel Inn & Suites4646 East Coast LnShallotte, NC19.2 mi.(910) 755-6444
Causeway Motel12 Cswy Dr SWOcean Isle Beach, NC19.7 mi.(910) 579-9001
The Keys @ 17th Street4129 Hearthside DrWilmington, NC21.2 mi.(910) 350-1133
Hampton Inn Medical Park2320 South 17th StWilmington, NC22.4 mi.(910) 796-8881
Courtyard By Marriott Wilmington151 Van Campen BlvdWilmington, NC23.6 mi.(800) 321-2211
Extended Stay America4929 New Ctr DrWilmington, NC23.6 mi.(910) 793-4508
Hilton Garden Inn Wilmington At Mayfaire Town Center6745 Rock Spring RdWilmington, NC23.6 mi.(910) 509-4046
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites160 Van Campen BlvdWilmington, NC23.6 mi.(910) 392-3227
Jameson Inn - Wlimington5102 Dunlea CourtWilmington, NC23.6 mi.(910) 452-5660
Anderson Guest House520 Orange StWilmington, NC24.1 mi.(910) 343-8128
Inn At ST Thomas Court101 S Second StWilmington, NC24.1 mi.(910) 343-1800
Wilmington Hilton301 N Water StWilmington, NC24.3 mi.(910) 763-5900
Coast Line Inn503 Nutt StWilmington, NC24.5 mi.(910) 763-2800
Clarion Resort At Sea Trail Plantation211 Clubhouse RdSunset Beach, NC24.6 mi.(919) 579-4350
Mill Creek Apartments414 Mill Creek CourtWilmington, NC25.1 mi.(910) 799-7655
Best Western Carolinian2916 Market StWilmington, NC25.2 mi.(910) 763-4653
Motel 62828 Market StWilmington, NC25.2 mi.(910) 762-0120
Econolodge2929 Market StWilmington, NC25.3 mi.(910) 763-3318
Super 8 Motel-wilmington3604 Market StWilmington, NC25.4 mi.(910) 343-9778
Ho Jo Express Inn3901 Market StWilmington, NC25.6 mi.(910) 343-1727
El-berta Motor Inn4505 Market StWilmington, NC25.8 mi.(910) 799-1214
Comfort Suites Of Wilmington4721 Market StWilmington, NC26.0 mi.(910) 793-9300
Fairfield Inn By Marriott306 S College RdWilmington, NC26.0 mi.(910) 392-6767
Holiday Inn-wilmington4903 Market StWilmington, NC26.0 mi.(910) 799-1440

Oak Island Weather & Climate

Both air and water temperatures are generally mild on the barrier islands. Summer air temperatures along the immediate coastline are considerably lower than those even just a few miles inland. In the winter months, coastal fronts are common and can push inland, bringing warmer than normal temperatures. However, at times, the cold Labrador Current passes between the Gulf Stream and the North Carolina coast, offsetting most of the general warming effect the Gulf Stream might otherwise have on coastal temperatures. Opposite the ocean, across the narrow barrier islands behind most beaches, are the "Sounds". These protected inland waters, calm, quiet and sheltered even from the sea breezes, are bordered on both sides by cool forests and productive swamps with unique vegetation and wildlife. Tropical hurricanes come close enough to North Carolina to influence the weather about twice in an average year

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 56°F 33°F 5.28 in. 48°F
February 58°F 35°F 4.18 in. 48°F
March 64°F 41°F 4.47 in. 53°F
April 71°F 48°F 3.08 in. 64°F
May 78°F 57°F 4.15 in. 73°F
June 84°F 65°F 5.04 in. 74°F
July 88°F 70°F 6.69 in. 79°F
August 87°F 68°F 7.66 in. 82°F
September 83°F 62°F 8.93 in. 79°F
October 75°F 50°F 3.87 in. 71°F
November 68°F 43°F 3.45 in. 59°F
December 59°F 35°F 4.19 in. 54°F

Oak Island Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Wilmington International airport (ILM) located about 27 miles northeast of Oak Island in Wilmington, North Carolina, the Myrtle Beach International airport (MYR) located approximately 50 miles west of Oak Island in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the Albert J Ellis airport (OAJ) located roughly 69 miles northeast of Oak Island in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and finally the Duplin County airport (DPL) located around 75 miles north of Oak Island in Kenansville, North Carolina.

Oak Island Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Jubilee ParkCarolina BeachNC14.1 mi.
Myrtle Beach Grand PrixNorth Myrtle BeachSC34.8 mi.
Windy Hill Watterboggan ParkNorth Myrtle BeachSC34.8 mi.
Family Kingdom Amusement ParkMyrtle BeachSC48.5 mi.
Gay Dolphin ParkMyrtle BeachSC48.5 mi.
Myrtle Beach PavilionMyrtle BeachSC48.5 mi.
Pedroland ParkDillonSC81.7 mi.
Water Parks
Myrtle Waves Water ParkMyrtle BeachSC48.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Oak Island Golf ClubCaswell BeachNC2.1 mi.
Bald Head Island Country ClubSouthportNC3.8 mi.
Founders Club at St JamesSouthportNC3.8 mi.
Members Club at St James PlantationSouthportNC3.8 mi.
Players Club at St James PlantationSouthportNC3.8 mi.
Lakes Country ClubBoiling Spring LakesNC8.8 mi.
Carolina National Golf ClubBoliviaNC11.2 mi.
Lockwood Folly Country ClubHolden BeachNC11.7 mi.
Olde Fort Golf CourseWinnabowNC16.3 mi.
Briarwood Golf ClubShallotteNC17.6 mi.
Brick Landing PlantationOcean Isle BeachNC17.7 mi.
Ocean Isle Beach Golf CourseOcean Isle BeachNC20.4 mi.
Magnolia Greens Golf PlantationLelandNC24.0 mi.
Beau Rivage Resort & Golf ClubWilmingtonNC24.1 mi.
Cape Golf & Racquet ClubWilmingtonNC24.1 mi.
Duck Haven Golf ClubWilmingtonNC24.1 mi.
Echo Farms Golf & Country ClubWilmingtonNC24.1 mi.
Inland Greens Golf CourseWilmingtonNC24.1 mi.
Porters Neck Plantation & Country ClubWilmingtonNC24.1 mi.
Porters Neck Plantation & Country ClubWilmingtonNC24.1 mi.
Wilmington Municipal Golf CourseWilmingtonNC24.1 mi.
Oyster Bay Golf LinksSunset BeachNC24.4 mi.
Pearl Golf LinksSunset BeachNC24.4 mi.
Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country ClubSunset BeachNC24.4 mi.
Thistle Golf ClubSunset BeachNC24.4 mi.
Brunswick Plantation & Golf LinksCalabashNC27.4 mi.
Calabash Golf LinksCalabashNC27.4 mi.
Carolina Shores Golf & Country ClubCalabashNC27.4 mi.
Crow Creek Golf ClubCalabashNC27.4 mi.
Farmstead Golf LinksCalabashNC27.4 mi.
State Parks
Lake Waccamaw State ParkNC32.2 mi. 
Zoos and Aquariums
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort FisherKure BeachNC11.9 mi.
Brookgreen GardensPawleys IslandSC68.0 mi.
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll ShoresAtlantic BeachNC94.3 mi.

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