Turn this Labor Day weekend into a dream beach vacation in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands! While other vacation destinations become packed with fellow travelers, the Brunswick Islands remain a laid back retreat with plenty of elbow room along the beaches. Our 45 miles of pristine, uncrowded beaches will take you back to the beach vacations of your childhood. With a uniquely relaxed atmosphere and plenty of beach for your blanket, there is no better place to celebrate the end to a fun-filled summer. Be sure to check out these suggestions for ways to make the most out of your long weekend in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands.

Visitors to the Brunswick Islands can enjoy a wide range of family-friendly activities perfect for saying farewell to summer. Take a stroll through the historic tree-lined streets of Southport while admiring the picturesque historic homes and then wind your way through the dozens of specialty shops, art galleries, antique stores and restaurants. A great way to see NC's Brunswick Islands, and get some exercise, is by renting a bike from one of our many local outfitters and cruising your way through the various charming communities, spacious beaches or parks. Or if you are looking for something with a little more greenery, try taking a swing on one of our 30 plus golf courses. With courses designed for all skill levels, every member of the family will be able to enjoy a Labor Day weekend golf game. 

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What would Labor Day weekend be without mouthwatering dining? The vibrant communities of NC's Brunswick Islands are home to countless restaurants serving up tasty coastal creations, both dine-in and to-go. Whether families are craving seafood, home-style dishes or international cuisine, there is a dining experience fit for everyone. And as an added bonus, the Brunswick Islands are home to many waterfront restaurants that offer not only scrumptious meals but also breathtaking views!

And what is dinner without desert? NC's Brunswick Islands is home to numerous ice cream shops that serve up not only delicious sweet treats, but a smile. Each island and town has several spectacular ice cream choices as unique and individual as the communities that house them. 

Outdoor Dining

Soak in the warmth of the summer by getting out on the water! Spend the day aboard a charter boat reeling in that day's catch or simply spend your time catching rays... sun rays that is. If you are looking to get even closer to the water, try your hand at paddleboarding, kayaking, or canoeing. NC's Brunswick Islands is home to many equipment outfitters that can provide all of the necessary gear for your excursion. And if you are a beginner, or just looking for some extra direction, take a guided tour with a local expert. It's one adventure you won't want to miss!

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There is no need to face crowded beaches and a maze of umbrellas this Labor Day weekend! North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands is the perfect place to take beach holiday getaway. But while some might consider Labor Day the end of summer, here, warm temperatures linger throughout September, October and even November. So even if you miss Labor Day, you still have time for a beach vacation to NC's Brunswick Islands. For more information, and to plan your trip, visit www.ncbrunswick.com