Explore NC's Brunswick Islands


NC's Brunswick Islands is one special place, but it's also ten different communities – each with its own unique character. As you explore our six beautiful beaches and charming coastal towns along the southernmost coast of North Carolina, you'll see why this is the place where family traditions take root and memories are made.


With six beaches stretched across five barrier islands, you'll find a range of tastes, activities, and interests as varied as the members of your family. From a resort-style stay to a forget-the-make-up break to a full-on family adventure, there's something for everyone – all accented by sea breezes, sunny days and rolling surf. Be up with the sun, and take a midday break at any of our charming coastal towns from Leland to Calabash. Finish the day with a world-famous seafood platter and a special memento from one of our unique shops.

Whatever island or town you choose to visit, we have accommodations to suit your personal style and budget. And, you'll be just minutes away from everything that makes a beach vacation special.


Sunset Beach

A haven for wildlife and nature and home to a hidden gem in the Kindred Spirit Mailbox, the magic of Sunset Beach is ready and waiting to be discovered. Continue reading

Ocean Isle Beach

Whether you're visiting for the 12th year in a row or you're planning your first vacation to this stretch of shoreline, the easy-going spirit of Ocean Isle Beach makes it a repeat favorite of families for generations. Continue reading

Holden Beach

Holden Beach, with its small-town charm and its endless family fun, has been named one of the country's best family beaches by National Geographic Traveler, and there is little wonder why. With the Intracoastal Waterway as its backyard,... Continue reading

Caswell Beach

If it's quiet seclusion and seemingly endless sand you're seeking, look no further than Caswell Beach. The least inhabited of the Brunswick Islands beaches, here you'll find peaceful, inviting stretches of sand and sea, all... Continue reading

Oak Island

Oak Island provides the perfect setting for families to build cherished memories. More than 10 miles of uncrowded shoreline beckon you to enjoy the old-fashioned summer beach vacation you've been yearning for. Continue reading

Bald Head Island

Leave your worries – and your cars! – behind when you visit Bald Head Island. Arrive by ferry and soak up the resort-style atmosphere of the island and its pristine beaches. Continue reading


Time spent in Leland is time spent being one with nature. Here, outdoor enthusiasts will find some of our best kept secrets. Whether it's paddling down the Brunswick River or hiking beautiful nature trails nearby, it's a nature... Continue reading


Whether you're taking a beach break to re-stock provisions or you're visiting for your annual golf retreat, Shallotte's central location and easy access to championship golf makes it a must for beachgoers and golfers alike. Continue reading


The maritime charm of Southport has given it the distinction of America's Happiest Seaside Town. From movie sets to museums, one visit to this unique and storied town and you'll understand why. Continue reading


Every beach vacation should include a plate of golden-delicious Calabash seafood, so a visit to The Seafood Capital of the World is a must! Bring your appetite and explore this historic fishing village during your trip to the North Carolina... Continue reading

The Mainland

The beach might be the Brunswick Islands’ main attraction, but to really enjoy the area, a visit to the mainland is a must. Located just across the Cape Fear River from downtown Wilmington and stretching south and west to the South... Continue reading

Planning a golf getaway? With 567 holes of golfing treasure, NC’s Brunswick Islands has options... More

Whether it's a savory blend of seafood, family favorites, home-style dishes or tastes from around the... More

Climb to the top of a lighthouse. Kayak through salt marshes, waterways, creeks and inlets. Explore the... More

A Brunswick Islands vacation experience goes beyond the beach. It also includes a variety of festivals... More