10 Things to Do in Ocean Isle Beach That You Shouldn't Miss

March 8, 2018 Hector Krause

Ocean Isle Beach (also simply Ocean Isle) is a small seaside town located in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 550 at the 2010 census. It was incorporated as a town in 1959, and is part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area.
Restaurants in Ocean Isle Beach

1. Museum of Coastal Carolina

21 E Second St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7615 +1 910-579-1016
Excellent
56%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 140 reviews

Museum of Coastal Carolina

The interesting exhibits, dioramas and interactive displays of this museum depicts the natural history of coastal North and South Carolina.

Reviewed By World_Traveller914 - Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

We enjoyed this place in that it told of the ocean currents, sea and shore animals and some history and heritage of living near the local coast. However, it had fairly limited exhibits and was overpriced for what you saw ($9.50 per adult). One room was even down a half flight of stairs without any way for handicapped people to see (Americans w/ Disabilities Act violation?).

2. River's Edge Golf Club

2000 Arnold Palmer Dr, Shallotte, NC 28470-5260 +1 877-748-3718
Excellent
54%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 111 reviews

River's Edge Golf Club

Arnold Palmer designed layout was selected by Golf Magazine as one of the top 20 "Best New Courses that you can play" in the United States.

Reviewed By usndon - Florida

Our group returned to Myrtle after a five year hiatus and Rivers Edge is one of the courses we wanted to play. We were not disappointed. The course is in great shape, the staff is wonderful and we had a great time. The only possible drawback is the par three 15th where the golfer is forced to hit 160 yards over the marsh from a mat. Other courses manage small tee boxes such as this, Rivers Edge can too. But that's a minor ding in a wonderful track. Play it.

3. Jumpin' Java

4635 Main Street, Brunswick, NC +1 910-754-5282
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Jumpin' Java

Reviewed By Mark-in-NC - Charlotte, NC area

I've stopped here about five times to fill up on some great coffee and a danish/muffin. They have a drive through as well as counter service. The interior has several places to sit, pull out your laptop and get some work done, or actually talk to your significant other.

I have no idea why TripAdvisor thinks this is an, "Attraction."

Right on Main Street in Shallotte. Friendly staff. I'll keep going back.

4. Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens

2250 Sc-179, 1 mile from NC border, Little River, SC 29566 +1 843-249-4157
Excellent
69%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 141 reviews

Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens

Reviewed By Eric B - Nashville, North Carolina

Cruise past North Myrtle Beach to just before SC/NC border on hwy 17 and Vereen Memorial Garden is on the right. A free park with many walking trials and wooden walks off the intercoastal waterway. A regular shown us 2 bald eagles the nest in the area and where we can see barred owls in the woods. It is dog friendly. It is truly a hidden gem. The park does take donations to keep it in the condition it is. We will be back for sure.

5. Holden Beach

Ocean View Blvd, Holden Beach, NC
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 258 reviews

Holden Beach

Reviewed By Educatdhorses - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Very beautiful, well-kept beach area. The houses in this community are gorgeous and colorful. It's quiet because everyone renting these houses are hanging at the beach most of the time. The beach area is nice and clean. The ocean is breath-taking. The streets are flat, clean, and well maintained. My parents rent a house here often and spend a week here on vacation. They just took me here over the weekend to show me what all the fuss was about. It really is an awesome area! And there's places to eat nearby and its close to the city and Myrtle Beach! And if you travel north another half hour there's a lighthouse!

6. The Fancy Flea Antique Mall

2773 Ocean Hwy W, Shallotte, NC 28470-1786 +1 910-755-6665
Excellent
42%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

The Fancy Flea Antique Mall

Reviewed By roadhods

We've gone to this mall for the last 4 or 5 years. This year we found that they've added another building nearby. This is the typical antique mall with newer consignment items as well. We rarely leave empty-handed because it is possible to find some unique things. It's a bit crowded, but we've seen worse. Even though the word "fancy" is in its name, don't expect fancy. This is your usual mid-sized antique mall. Nothing is displayed really well, but half of the fun is digging around. There is adequate parking, a clean public restroom, and the staff is friendly. The second building isn't as full and we thought the stuff looked a bit newer. There's a treasure for everyone! It's always on our list of things to do when we visit Sunset Beach.

7. Planet Fun

348 Whiteville Rd NW, Shallotte, NC 28470-4506 +1 910-755-2386
Excellent
32%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
17%
Terrible
22%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 74 reviews

Planet Fun

Reviewed By Baefer - North Charleston, South Carolina

Like others have said, alot of the arcade games don't work, had trouble with our bowling lanes and the couches were dirty. Need I say more. Go to 710 Bowling in NMB. Maybe they should be reading folks reviews and do something about it.......Have never given out a 1 star review.

8. Silver Coast Winery

6680 Barbeque Rd NW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-3634 +1 910-287-2800
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 144 reviews

Silver Coast Winery

Silver Coast Winery is a family owned and operated winery that produces International Award Winning Wines from Chardonnay to White Merlot and Cabernet. Have a wine tasting and browse our art gallery and gift shop. Enjoy a glass of wine while rocking the day away in the rocking chairs on the front porch. Silver Coast offers tours and tastings daily. Come learn about the winemaking process!

Reviewed By hermrc - PA

They tried to fit too many people at the tasting bar. Was over crowded and detracted from the experience. Staff was helpful, but one got pulled to check people out too. That left the other people with too many people and not knowing where you were on the tasting. Not impressed.

9. Brierwood Golf Club

27 Brierwood Rd, Shallotte, NC 28470-4404 +1 910-754-4660
Excellent
50%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
25%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Brierwood features a mature 18-hole championship golf course that winds naturally through its coastal forest setting. Broad fairways and manicured greens are accented by numerous beautiful lakes and ponds.

Reviewed By Kelly I - Holden Beach, North Carolina

Despite dry conditions we often run into wet holes & have cart path only many times. This course has a lot of potential & could get a lot more place especially being that it is right in Shallotte. The drainage issues need to be resolved. That being said, the Clubhouse has been nicely renovated and they serve a very nice lunch, have a nice bar and go out of their way to accommodate the golfer.

10. Kindred Spirit Mailbox

Bird Island, Sunset Beach, NC
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 72 reviews

Kindred Spirit Mailbox

Reviewed By Eileen W - Parkton, Maryland

Staying at my sister's place for the Christmas holiday, we were able to take a walk on the beach to the Kindred Spirit mailbox. We each left our names in the notebook. It was cute decoration with a Christmas decoration.

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