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28 Mar 2024
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Are you dreaming of the beach? Imagine waking up to the sound of waves crashing on the shore while you enjoy your morning coffee before lounging on the beach or exploring the different attractions in the area. If this sounds like the perfect retreat, you're in your place! This blog will cover the top off-season activities to enjoy. From golfing to shopping and everything in between! For more ideas for the ideal beach escape, visit our Things to Do page. You'll discover hidden gems in the area. Now, let’s explore off-season activities on Oak Island! 

Golfing Galore:  

With mild temperatures and lush greenery, spring sets the stage for a perfect round of golf along Oak Island's pristine coursesGolf enthusiasts will find themselves spoiled for choice with the area's top-area facilities offering breathtaking views of the coast and challenging layouts to test their skills. Whether you're a seasoned golfer or a novice player, check out our golf discounts page for more information on the Big Cats golf courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation! They promise an unforgettable golfing experience amidst serene surroundings.  

Retail Therapy and More:  

While Oak Island's beach is undoubtedly a draw, its charming towns offer a treasure trove of shopping experiences waiting to be explored. Spring is the ideal time to wander through quaint boutiques, art galleries, and antique shops scattered across the island and in neighboring Southport. From unique coastal décor to locally crafted souvenirs, there's something delightful for every shopper. Don't miss the Oak Island Farmers Market, where you can browse fresh produce, handmade goods, and artisanal treats while soaking in the lively atmosphere.  

Craft Brews and Wineries:  

After sightseeing or hitting the links, unwind with live music and a refreshing pint of local craft beer or a glass of fine wine. Oak Island offers diverse brews, from hoppy IPAs to smooth stouts, served in cozy taprooms with a laid-back vibe. For wine enthusiasts, the nearby vineyards provide the perfect setting to savor award-winning varietals amidst rolling vineyards and scenic landscapes. Indulge in tastings, take a guided tour, and discover the art of winemaking in coastal North Carolina.  

Cultural Exploration:  

Springtime on Oak Island invites visitors to delve into its rich history and vibrant culture. Explore local museums and heritage sites to gain insight into the island's rich history and the lives of its early settlers. From lighthouses to maritime museums, there is no shortage of fascinating exhibits to uncover.  

Spring Events and Festivals:  

Throughout the season, Oak Island hosts various spring events and festivals that celebrate its unique coastal lifestyle. From seafood festivals to art fairs and live music performances, there's always something happening to entertain visitors of all ages. Meet locals and experience the culture of the area! 

Book Your Vacation with Coastal Vacation Resorts Oak Island!  

Now that you've explored spring, golf, and other off-season activities in Oak Island, find your rental home! Our rental properties are the perfect complement to an Oak Island vacation. Our portfolio of homes offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking for an oceanfront escape or a home with a private pool for relaxing afternoons, we have it right here. Browse our entire collection of homes and find the ideal one for you!