Destination guide

Chill out on Caswell Beach

So, you're looking to breathe the fresh salt spray of the Eastern Seaboard and wonder at pretty Carolinian lighthouses, all without the frantic energy, twirling carousels, and throbbing boardwalks of Myrtle Beach? This could just be the perfect place. Swaying seagrasses flit this way and that in the breezes; kayaks bob on the brackish creeks; the echoes of golf hits rebound through the swamps; the sand glistens as the Atlantic swells break; dunes peak above the ocean spray, and oodles of Caswell Beach vacation rentals pepper the coast all along Oak Island.

Things to do

Light the way in Caswell Beach

There's a chance you'll be able to see the soaring tops of the famous Oak Island Lighthouse from the porch of those Caswell Beach vacation rentals. Clocking up 45 meters in height, it looms over the beaches and buildings here to ward off ships from the shoals at the entrance to the Cape Fear River. After climbing the spiral staircases and getting your selfies there, be sure to head across the waters to the Old Baldy Lighthouse and Smith Island Museum of History. That's where you'll see even older heritage lighthouses, and unravel tales of American maritime history.


Coastal enjoyments on Caswell Beach

If you've been lucky enough to bag one of the many Caswell Beach vacation rentals close to the coast, then you're in for a treat. Long days of sunbathing and swimming with the Atlantic are on the menu, while surf fishing, sea kayaking, creek walking, bird spotting, and oodles more all goes on in the surrounding nature parks and coves. Golf is another big draw too, while wildlife trails abound around the Brunswick Islands, offering the chance to spot rare sea turtles and formidable alligators floundering close to the shores.


Lazy summers on Caswell Beach

Just like Myrtle Beach to the south west and most all of the other beautiful Brunswick Islands, Caswell Beach is certainly at its best in the summer. The months between June and August bring warm temperatures both in and out of the water. They offer long days of sunshine for lazing on the dunes, and often top conditions for hitting the nature trails or birding routes. Late September and fall can also be pretty, giving fall colors and some bargain Caswell Beach vacation rentals to boot.

Natural features

Get sandy on Caswell Beach

Caswell Beach sits on the eastern cap of Oak Island, marking the farthest extension of the Myrtle Beach metro area in NC. The result is a place washed over by the ceaseless swells of the Atlantic Ocean, with long runs of wide sands interspersed occasionally by sections of craggy rock dipping into the sea. You'll also find oodles of wetlands and winding creeks in these parts, often inhabited by rare migratory waterfowl and snapping alligators alike.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Caswell Beach

Fly into Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.), the closest airport, located 26.9 mi (43.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR), which is 52.8 mi (85 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Caswell Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,477 vacation rentals near Caswell Beach. From 1,299 Houses to 959 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Caswell Beach are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Caswell Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Caswell Beach:

  • Wilmington Beach: 1,257 vacation rentals
  • Long Beach: 1,050 vacation rentals
  • Tranquil Harbour: 909 vacation rentals
  • Yaupon Beach: 360 vacation rentals
  • Cape Fear Station: 47 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Caswell Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Caswell Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Oak Island Lighthouse: 3,203 vacation rentals
  • Wrightsville Beach: 1,813 vacation rentals
  • Carolina Beach Boardwalk: 3,291 vacation rentals
  • Kure Beach Pier: 3,367 vacation rentals
  • Fort Fisher State Recreation Area: 3,173 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Caswell Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Caswell Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,299 Houses in Caswell Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Caswell Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 959 rentals available
  • Cottages: 55 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 55 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Caswell Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,065 vacation rentals with pool available in Caswell Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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