North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands possesses a special kind of magic that leaves you wanting to return before you’ve even left. With our 45 miles of beautiful beaches, summertime weather, and no shortage of things to do, there’s no reason you should wait until next year to do it all again. Here are our top reasons for another beach trip this summer — if you truly need convincing.

child standing on a surfboard

Let the Kids Play

We’ve got more than just miles of shoreline to keep the kids entertained. They’ll love our lighthouses and museums. Down here we encourage living with your head in the clouds and keeping your eyes on the stars. There’s a planetarium to do that. Of course, there is also fun to be had outside too. You can hike the trails in a nature park or sign them up for surfing lessons. Family fun is waiting around every corner and every island. Check out our events page for more family activities.

Couple on Ocean Isle Beach

Or Leave the Kids Behind

Once the kids are back in school, take some time for just the two of you with a visit to the Brunswick Islands. After all, you deserve to wake up slowly to the sound of ocean waves and savor that cup of coffee. Plus, nothing says romance like dinner by the water followed by an evening stroll to the Kindred Spirit Mailbox. Relax and unwind with a glass of wine, or, for the couples looking for an excuse to be kids again, try kayaking along the Intracoastal Waterway or flying through the treetops on a zipline.

Sunset View from Jinks Creek in Ocean Isle Beach

Make it a Girls Trip

Are you in search of a new spot for a rejuvenating and relaxing girls get together? Lucky you already found us. Spend your days lounging on the beach or brush off that sand and explore the endless shopping opportunities across the Brunswick Islands. After that, experience tranquility in new ways by booking the girls a spa day and toast to a night of fun and friendship at dinner with a waterfront view. If you’re hoping your next trip takes you beyond the beach, we’ve got plenty of activities for that too. Head over to Silver Coast Winery in Ocean Isle Beach for a wine tasting and take a tour of the winery.

Rivers Edge Golf Course

Invite the Golf Buddies

Would your beach vacation look a little better with some green mixed in? How about dedicating an entire trip to golf this summer? With over 30 championship golf courses designed by the likes of Palmer, Maples, Couples, and many more, there is no shortage of tee boxes to take on. We’ve got courses designed for every level of player along “North Carolina’s Golf Coast” so don’t worry about finding your new favorite course. Everything you need for an unforgettable golf trip is here, including information for packagers and golf resorts to elevate your stay. Once you’re ready to wrap up your day on the fairway, cool down with a cold one at one of the breweries and taprooms located throughout the Brunswick Islands.

man standing on a boat throwing a net out into the ocean

Fishing for More

Next time, bring the boat. Or head out on a fishing charter with knowledgeable and skilled local experts to experience summer fishing in NC’s Brunswick Islands. Haven’t got your sea legs yet? Our ocean piers are great spots to cast a line and learn from some locals. If you’re in need of equipment, they have got you covered too. Of course, if you’re just hoping for another day to spend on the beach, pull up a chair. A beautiful summer day calls for some surf fishing.

With so many ways to experience North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands, your next visit can be sooner rather than later. Get to planning your second summer beach trip at