Embarking on a vacation is about discovering the places that delight the senses and create lasting memories. From spacious undeveloped beaches to emerald green rolling fairways, and everything in-between, North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands offers a vacation with a view sure to enchant every kind of traveler. Let’s embark on a journey through some of the best views in the Brunswick Islands and the places that make it easier to enjoy them.

Oceanside Oasis

Waking up to the soothing sights of the ocean is one of the purest ways for eager beachgoers to experience the Brunswick Islands. With 45 miles of scenic and unspoiled coastline, there are plenty of accommodations that provide the coastal Carolina experience. Travelers who delight in golden hour sunsets and the smell of salt in the morning will find their perfect view belongs to one of the many vacation rental homes throughout the Brunswick Islands. Here taking in the sight of a picturesque lighthouse from the comforts of the couch, the crashing waves from a patio table for two, or the night stars from a darkened deck is never easier than in a house that feels like home. Those looking for more conveniences will find there are many beachfront hotels and inns that offer the same scenic oceanside views.

beach home on Holden Beach, NC.

Intracoastal Scenes

For visitors who enjoy seeing the world wake up as they do, a house on the Intracoastal Waterway is the place to be. Watching boats head out for the day or a pod of dolphin swim past are views not limited to the imagination in the Brunswick Islands and made better with access to a private pier. A house on the Intracoastal Waterway also serves as a perfect nest for birdwatchers to observe any number of the hundreds of species that call the Brunswick Islands home.

aerial photo of Intracoastal Waterway in Holden Beach

Calm Canals

For the fishermen whose favorite vacation view is blue ocean and fish biting, a trip to the Brunswick Islands would be incomplete without a boat. Thankfully, a home along an island canal is a great option for those in need of direct boating access to water. The canals are also a quiet escape for those visitors looking for a peaceful place to take in the views of colorful homes and calm waters with a cup of coffee in hand.

homes on canal in ocean isle beach

Flowing Fairways

Looking to trade in those ocean blue sights for golf course greens? A vacation would look its best from the window of a golf resort villa. Known as “NC’s Golf Coast,” the Brunswick Islands know a thing, or thirty, about beautifully designed courses and flowing fairway vistas. Golf fans can enjoy their favorite kind of view while splitting their days out on the course, swimming in on-site pools, or visiting a nearby beach.

View from the Porch of a Golf Villa at Brunswick Plantation in Calabash NC

Historic Homes

How about a view that feels like a step back into history? A cozy B&B in the scenic town of Southport is the perfect spot to spend a Brunswick Islands vacation. Many of the Victorian style homes in Southport date back to the 1800s, and each offers a unique way to experience this idyllic coastal town. Between studying the antiques in charming local shops and taking in the live oak framed side streets, there are plenty of lovely sights in “America’s Happiest Seaside Town.” Historic walking tours are also available for those wanting to pair their views with a little more learning.

Captain Newton's Inn, Southport, NC.


Found the view you are looking for but want more? Remember to check out the rest of the sights, and plan your next vacation with a view in the Brunswick Islands. Visit here to begin planning.