Destination Update

Destination Updates - COVID-19 Travel Information

Updated 4:00 pm April 8, 2020

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, Governor Roy Cooper has issued a Stay Safe at Home Order for the entire state of North Carolina effective at 5 pm Monday, March 30. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions provided by the state.

These are extraordinary times and the health and safety of our residents and visitors is everyone's top priority. We know that you want to be aware of the latest developments of the impact of COVID-19 on the area. It is our goal to provide up-to-date information and links to helpful websites.

Town Updates

The Towns of Oak Island and Caswell Beach, the City of Southport and the Village of Bald Head Island have declared a State of Emergency. Short term rentals have been discontinued until further notice.

The Town of Sunset Beach has declared a State of Emergency. Current short term rental occupants will need to vacate by 5 pm March 26. No new short term rentals are permitted until April 30, 2020. Public parking areas, the beach strand and all beach accesses are closed.

The Town of Holden Beach has declared a State of Emergency. Current short term rental occupants will need to vacate by 2 pm March 28. No new short term rentals will be permitted until at least April 29, 2020. The beach strand and all public parking areas are closed.

The Ocean Isle Beach amended its declaration of a State of Emergency. Current short term rental occupants will need to vacate by 2 pm March 25. No new short term rentals will be permitted until April 30, 2020. The beach strand, all beach accesses and all public parking areas are closed.

All beaches, beach accesses, and public parking in Oak Island are closed.

Please visit the Towns websites for more specific information on closures of public parking and facilities. Short term rentals include vacation rentals, bed and breakfast establishments, Airbnb, VRBO, hotels, motels, inns, and similar establishments.

Other Town websites: Town of Shallotte; Town of Leland; Town of CalabashCity of Boiling Spring LakesTown of Carolina ShoresTown of BelvilleTown of NavassaTown of Sandy CreekCity of NorthwestTown of St. James

Bald Head Island Transportation released preliminary plans in the event that a stay at home order is issued.

Brunswick County Coronavirus Update

Brunswick County is providing daily updates on its website. Click here to visit the site. 

Restaurants

Restaurants offering takeout, drive-thru, and delivery services may continue to operate under the Stay Safe at Home Order. If you do not see your favorite restaurant on our Takeout and Delivery page, please call the restaurant or visit its website to determine if takeout or delivery services are available.

Golf Courses

Golf courses implementing social distancing requirements remain open including a majority of Brunswick Islands golf courses. Please contact courses directly for specific hours of operations.

Stay Connected

While it's not a great time to travel now, you can stay connected through our social media ( https://www.facebook.com/NCBrunswick  https://www.instagram.com/ncbrunswickislands/ ) and blog. We also have a great collection of videos to give you a little taste of the beach while you're at home.