Oak island faq


Welcome to Oak Island, North Carolina! Below are some commonly asked questions and answers about vacationing with Coastal Vacation Resorts at Oak Island. We hope these are helpful but understand that we can't possibly cover every question you may have here on this FAQ page. If you don’t see an answer to your question please call or email us and we'll be happy to help.

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Where is Oak Island, North Carolina located?

Neighboring Southport, NC between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC - 27 miles from Wilmington and 60 miles from Myrtle Beach.


How big is Oak Island, NC?

It is a 19.9 square mile barrier island with over 12 miles of clean, sandy beaches with approximately 3,630 homes.


What is the weather like in Oak Island, NC?

The average high temperature during the summer months is 85°F and the low is 73°F and around 23 days per month are sunny.


What are popular activities to do while vacationing at Oak Island?

Sunbathing, swimming, shelling, boating, kayaking, surfing, walking, biking, turtle watching and fishing are popular activities on the island.


Is there golf near Oak Island, NC?

Yes, there are several golf courses in and surrounding the Oak Island area.


When is sea turtle hatching season on Oak Island, NC?

Loggerhead turtles have a hatching season from May until August.


How many public beach accesses are there for my family to use?

There are 56 public beach accesses on Oak Island with public restrooms located at 7. The town has 11 handicapped accessible beach accesses, 3 scenic walkovers, and multiple parks.


Are golf carts allowed on Oak Island, NC?

Yes, low speed vehicles certified as road ready are very popular on the island roadways posted at 35mph or less and rentals are available on the island.


Are lifeguards on duty on the beach in Oak Island, North Carolina?

There are no lifeguards on duty on Oak Island. Please pay attention to water conditions and warnings prior to swimming.


Is Oak Island, NC dog friendly?

Oak Island beaches are very pet friendly and leashed dogs are welcome year-round. We have dog parks too!


Are fireworks allowed on Oak Island, NC?

No, the use of fireworks is not allowed within the town limits of Oak Island, NC.


Are tents allowed on the Oak Island beach strand?

The town has no restrictions against the use of tents, but all gear must be removed daily and cannot be within 10' of sea turtle nests.


Do I need a fishing license to fish offshore, the surf, or the Oak Island piers?

A North Carolina Fishing License is required and can be acquired locally or online at www.ncwildlife.org.


Where is the Coastal Vacation Resorts office located?

Coming on the east end of the island, from the G.V. Barbee Bridge, our office is 1.5 miles on the left.


Are there Oak Island, NC vacation rentals with pools?

Yes, you can select from vacation rentals with a private pool or community pool privileges.


What are the most popular things to do when vacationing in Oak Island?

Spend time at the beach! Visit the Oak Island piers, see the Oak Island Lighthouse, tour Fort Caswell and take an afternoon to visit historic Southport, NC and enjoy boutique style shopping, waterfront restaurants, and historic sites.


What should we bring to enjoy our Oak Island beach vacation?

Personal items, all else is here on the island. Vacationers have quick and easy access to groceries, fresh produce & seafood, a pharmacy, fishing gear, beach supplies, restaurants, a library, spas, places of worship, banks, beer, wine, spirits, and more.


How do I book my Oak Island, NC vacation?

Visit our website coastalvacationresortsoakisland.com to view all of the available vacation homes and reserve your stay through our easy online booking process or call us at (888)703-5469 today.