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Located on the far southern coast of North Carolina, Ocean Isle is a scenic, relaxing destination to escape to when you really need a vacation. This seaside town is situated in the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area, providing you with plenty of fun things to see and do while on vacation, but it is removed from the hustle and bustle of the main metropolitan hub so that you can get some peace and quiet when you need it. With your Ocean Isle beach house, you will be in the perfect location for both relaxation and fun on the coastal vacation.
From your beach house in North Carolina, you will be in the perfect location to enjoy many incredible days lounging or playing at the beach. Ocean Isle is located in Brunswick County, which services a 58-acre recreational area. This incredible sports park is located on the mainland and has a considerable amount of amenities for you to enjoy. This includes ball parks, tennis courts, festival grounds, biking trails and an amphitheater. In the nearby area, there are also many beach access areas in the Myrtle Beach area that include 67th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach State Park, Surfside Beach and Pier, Hurl Rock Park.
With your vacation house in North Carolina serving as your starting point, you will also be able to enjoy a host of other attractions nearby. For example, Leopard's Chase is a popular golf course that is located close to Ocean Island Beach Park. The Ingram Planetarium has an incredible hurricane simulator and a planetarium experience set to rock music. The Shallotte River Swamp Park has an aerial adventure park, a zipline tour and swamp boat eco-tours. You can also learn more about North Carolina with a visit to the Museum of Coastal Carolina located on the barrier island section of the city.
There are some incredible cultural experiences awaiting you in Ocean Isle as well. If you plan your trip in October, you can attend the annual North Carolina Oyster Festival, which has a surf contest, live entertainment, food and drinks and arts and crafts vendors. There are also free outdoor summer concerts throughout the county at various venues that feature a wide range of musical entertainment from different genres.
Ocean Isle is well-known for having some of the best beach weather on the East Coast. The area is ideally situated so that the summer weather is warm without being too hot on most days. The hottest month in July, with an average temperature in the low 90s. The coolest month is January, with an average high temperature in the high 50s. Likewise, the winters can be chilly, but they generally are more mild than what you will experience farther inland because of the warm ocean breezes. From spring through fall, however, the weather may wetter, and there is always the potential risk for a tropical storm or a hurricane to strike the area. The wettest months are July through September.
There are several different methods that you can use to get to Ocean Isle. For example, you could fly into the Myrtle Beach International Airport and drive northward to Ocean Isle. There are also other airports located throughout North Carolina in major metropolitan areas that you could fly into. If you plan to drive, Highway 17 runs just north of town. It connects to Highway 74 near Wilmington to the north and Highways 22 and 31 near Myrtle Beach to the south.