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Condo in Ocean Isle Beach
A Little Piece of Paradise at Ocean Isle Beach
OIB, “Gem of the Brunswick Islands” is the perfect place to relax, recreate & refresh. With its white sand, rolling waves and windswept marshes, OIB is 4.5 square miles of fabulous. The Odell Williamson Bridge connects the mainland to this piece of paradise. From there you'll see the island, the marsh savannahs below and the glistening ocean just over the horizon. Leave your worries and the hustle-bustle of the world behind - in just 0.3 miles, you'll be at the Parrot Suite, a Piece of Paradise.
$94 per night
Condo in Ocean Isle Beach
Ocean cove Mermaid
This sweet OCEAN FRONT CONDO is in walking distance to everything Beach related. The strand is just outside the door. The unit features a private bedroom, a bunk area with twin beds and a sleeper couch. There is a full kitchen, living room, dining area, a full bath and a jacuzzi in the bedroom. Ice cream, hamburgers and hotdogs, local bars and a couple of great restaurants, coffee shop, wine shop, museum and much more just steps away. Park your car and never get back in your entire stay.
$100 per night
Condo in Ocean Isle Beach
The HIP-Nautic
Within seconds you are on the beach! We are just a few steps away to the oceans edge where you can enjoy surf, sun, sand or moonlight. In the morning, sit and relax on the shaded porch while listening to the waves lull you to your happy place. In the evening, meals are always better eaten poolside or as a beach picnic at sunset. Once the sun goes down, grab a flashlight and search for sand crabs or perhaps watch sea turtles hatch in Summer . Wonderous experiences await you here.
$150 per night

Stay near Ocean Isle Beach's top sights

Lowes Foods of Ocean Isle Beach24 locals recommend
Ocean Isle Fish Company39 locals recommend
Beaches Burgers9 locals recommend
Ocean Isle Beach Park34 locals recommend
Pelican’s Perch Bar & Grill25 locals recommend
Sharky's Restaurant59 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Ocean Isle Beach

Cottage in Holden Beach
Sandpiper~ Beachfront Cottage (pet-friendly)
$196 per night
Condo in Ocean Isle Beach
Lovely 1 Bedroom Condo with Pool Ocean Isle Beach
$146 per night
Home in Holden Beach
Egret ~ Beachfront Cottage (pet-Friendly)
$194 per night
Home in Ocean Isle Beach
Private Beach house w/ pool & fire pit/ Beach home
$151 per night

Your guide to Ocean Isle Beach

All About Ocean Isle Beach

Generations of families have been vacationing at Ocean Isle since it was incorporated in the late 1950s as a tourist destination. With a population of just 631 permanent residents, OIB, as the locals call it, is a gem of the Brunswick Islands, connected to mainland North Carolina by vehicle bridge near the center of the island. Unlike some of the surrounding islands that vie for the attention of spring breakers, Ocean Isle remains comparatively quiet, revered for its surfing spots, neighborhood restaurants, and quaint mom-and-pop shops and cafes. While the town swells in the summertime with visitors on holiday, OIB still manages to maintain its reputation as a sweet, low-profile vacation destination.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ocean Isle Beach

Like the surrounding Brunswick Islands, Ocean Isle Beach’s weather is largely influenced by the nearby Gulf Stream, which pushes balmy temperatures and warm waters its way. As a result, the town enjoys a humid subtropical climate, with temperatures peaking in the high-80s Fahrenheit during the summer months. Many locals traverse the town in flip-flops, but dress in layers during the winter, when temperatures drop into the 40s. It should be noted that Ocean Isle is prime hurricane territory: it was affected in 1989 by Hurricane Hugo, and more recently withstood severe damage by 2020’s Hurricane Isaias. If you plan to travel during hurricane season (summer through fall), keep a close watch on local news.

Top things to do in Ocean Isle Beach

OIB Pier

At the heart of this island community is its charming wooden pier, which predates the town’s founding and juts 968 feet into the Atlantic. Flanked by ice cream stands, an old-fashioned boardwalk arcade, and a small outdoor grassy area known as the Backyard, the pier is especially popular with fishers looking for a good catch.

The Beach

Though it may look timeless, Ocean Isle’s beach is actually somewhat new. In the wake of damage from 1989’s Hurricane Hugo, Ocean Isle sought federal funding for restoration, eventually resulting in a major engineering feat: Tons of high-quality sand was added to repair the beach and provide safer channels for boaters. The completed project won Best Restored Beach Award in 2008.

Town Center Park

Outdoor performances, splash pads, bocce ball courts, and walking trails are just a handful of the features at this brand-new park in the heart of Ocean Isle. Just blocks from the OIB pier and oceanside, the park has become a popular green space for locals to stretch out and read, or enjoy a picnic with friends and family.