It's a tradition. We began when our youngest was 3. She's 28 now. We still go each year.

Edie, 25 trips to NC's Brunswick Islands

Ocean Isle Beach

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The family fun at Ocean Isle Beach has been happening for generations, and whether you're planning you first visit or your 21st, you'll find that perfect combination of low-key relaxation and family adventure at every turn.

Fill your day with fun, from zip lining through the canopy at The Swamp Park's Ocean Isle Beach Outpost to catching waves at one of Brunswick surfers' favorite spots. Get up close and personal with the marine wildlife on a kayak trip through the marsh or a guided swamp boat tour. Or, watch the mesmerizing journey of baby sea turtle hatchlings making their first trek from nest to sea. There is more fun to be had here than just one trip could cover.

LOOKING FOR LAID BACK? FIND THAT HERE, TOO.

If it's a more relaxing type of fun you're wanting, amazingly enough, you're still in the right place at Ocean Isle Beach. Nothing beats basking in the sun on a beach towel for the better part of the day. Local restaurants and hangouts with outdoor decks and waterfront views are always inviting. For a break from the sun, plan a visit to The Museum of Coastal Carolina to encounter more sea life and even a touch tank, or unwind at the award-winning Silver Coast Winery or have a brew at Makai Brewing Company.

However you decide to spend it, a vacation at Ocean Isle Beach will always be time well spent.

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