In North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands, you don’t have to compromise when it comes to choosing your ideal vacation accommodations. The islands and coastal towns are full of lodging options for every group size and itinerary – ensuring the perfect stay for your group’s specific desires. Read on to discover what each type of accommodation has to offer in the Brunswick Islands and how to find your perfect “home away from home.” You can also visit our Places to Stay page for a full list of accommodations in the area. 

Vacation Rental Homes

Vacationing families who wish to be on or near the beach will find the perfect fit for their stay at one of the many vacation rentals throughout the Brunswick Islands. Beach vacation rental homes often become a tradition for families, returning to the same house year after year. Along with easy access to the beach, these vacation rentals offer the comforts of a home with full kitchens and gathering space for the entire family to enjoy. Choose from cozy condos and beach cottages to grand oceanfront homes able to accommodate a large family gathering or reunion. Not to mention, stargazing from the deck with the lights turned out is an awe-inspiring experience for the whole family to enjoy together.

Vacation homes on Ocean Isle Beach, NC.

Vacation rental homes along the Intracoastal Waterway or island canals are also a great option for visitors with boats looking for direct boating access to the water. You and your loved ones can relax among natural views of the marsh and waterway right from your deck, kayak, or paddleboard. If you're new to renting beach houses, check out our video page for accounts from real families on why they love renting a beach house for their vacation. 

Canal homes on Ocean Isle Beach, NC.


Hotels and Inns

Don't need the space provided by a vacation home rental? Looking for traditional hotel services? The Brunswick Islands offers a variety of hotels and inns to choose from. Locally owned inns offer an intimate and unique experience with an array of amenities, all close to the beach. National brand hotels can be found off the islands, making for an easy drive to sites and attractions to the beach, and beyond. Many hotels and inns feature pools, hot breakfasts, bikes, and fitness centers adding even more relaxation to your vacation. 

Ocean Isle Inn on Ocean Isle Beach, NC.


Golf Resorts

Known affectionately as “NC's Golf Coast,” the Brunswick Islands have an abundance of beautifully designed courses and scenic fairways. Visitors looking to vacation beyond the beach have two golf resorts to choose from in the Brunswick Islands – Sea Trail Villas and Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort. Split your days between sprawling courses, on-site pools, and the nearby beach, maximizing your vacation fun! Golf resorts offer spacious accommodations (one- to three-bedroom villas), many with kitchens, as well as on-property amenities like fitness and activity centers, pro shops, and restaurants.  

Brunswick Plantation Golf Resort


Bed and Breakfasts

For history mixed with southern hospitality, stay at one of the B&Bs in scenic Southport, many dating back to the 1800s. These accommodations offer a unique and romantic experience for couples with charming rooms, several furnished with antiques, and amenities such as delicious breakfasts, and bikes to explore the town and waterfront at your leisure! Southport is an idyllic waterside town and a favorite walking area for many, with Victorian-style homes and live oak trees making for a picturesque stroll. Historic walking and tram tours are also available for those wanting to learn more about the area’s history. 

Captain Newton's Inn, Southport, NC.


Ready to plan your next vacation to the Brunswick Islands? Visit here to begin planning!