North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands: Home to Some of the Best Beaches in the World

  • Jan 30, 2019
  • by NC's Brunswick Islands

Shallotte, NC (January 30, 2019) The heart and soul of North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands is its 45 miles of beautiful, uncrowded beaches. Each beach- Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island, Caswell Beach and Bald Head Island-is famous for its distinct offerings suited to delight every member of the family.

No longer are our favorite beaches well-kept secrets!  North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands’ beaches are gracing the ranks of Best Beaches lists all over the world! Immense natural beauty, pet-friendly beaches, a delicious culinary scene, an abundance of outdoor recreation options and close-proximity to many major U.S. cities are just a few reasons why the Brunswick Islands are regularly celebrated by travelers.

Check out just a few of best beaches awards & accolades received by NC’s Brunswick Islands and its individual beaches:

NC’s Brunswick Islands

  • Named one of “The 20 Most Magical Island Getaways in America” by Country Living and MSN
  • DK Travel named one of “The Best US Cities for Weekend Breaks this Summer.”
  • Reader’s Digest named NC’s Brunswick Islands as one of the “15 Best Summer Weekend Getaways You’ll Want to Book This Second.”
  • MSN named NC’s Brunswick Islands as one of the “15 Best Summer Weekend Getaways You’ll Want to Book This Second.”
  • The Courier-Journal named the NC’s Brunswick Islands one of “Best City’s For a Long Vacation.”
  • Men’s Journal named NC’s Brunswick Islands one of “9 Vacation-Worthy American Islands.”
  • Named one of the “13 Best Beach Vacations You Want to Take Now” by Red Tricycle.

Sunset Beach

  • Named one of “21 Best Beaches in the World” by National Geographic
  • Named one of “The 10 Most Romantic Beaches in the World” by Coastal Living.
  • Southern Living named Sunset Beach one of the “Best Beaches in North Carolina.”
  • Coastal Living named Sunset Beach one of the “Best Beaches in North Carolina.”
  • Southern Living was featured as one of “The South’s Most Secret Beaches.”

Caswell Beach

  • Good Housekeeping named Caswell Beach one of the “46 Best Beach Towns in America.”
  • Trips With Pets named Caswell Beach as one of the “Top 5 Dog-Friendly Beaches in North Carolina.”

Holden Beach

  • Southern Living named Holden Beach one of the “Best Beaches in North Carolina”
  • Coastal Living named Holden Beach one of the “Best Beaches in North Carolina”
  • Red Tricycle named Holden beach as one of “13 Offbeat Beach Towns You Need to Visit.”
  • Trip Hobo featured Holden Beach as one of “Best Beaches in North Carolina for Some Fun-time By the Sea.”

Oak Island

  • Southern Living named Oak Island one of the “Best Beaches in North Carolina.”
  • U.S. News & World Report named Oak Island one of the “Best Beaches in North Carolina” in the 2018 Best Vacations Rankings.
  • USA Today’s 10Best named Oak Island the 2018 number 2 “Best North Carolina Beach.”
  • Trips with Pets named Oak Island as one of the “Top 5 Dog-Friendly Beaches in North Carolina.”

Bald Head Island

  • Southern Living named Bald Head Island one of the “Best Beaches in North Carolina”
  • Coastal Living named Bald Head Island one of the “Best Beaches in North Carolina”
  • MSN named Bald Head Island as one of the “10 Best Car-Free Island Getaways.”
  • Coastal Living named Bald Head Island as one of the “10 Best Car-Free Island Getaways.”
  • U.S. News & World Report named Bald Head as one of the “Best Beaches in North Carolina” in the 2018 Best Vacations Rankings.

Ocean Isle Beach

  • Southern Living named Ocean Isle Beach as the “2018 South’s Best Tiny Town.”
  • Trips to Discover named Ocean Isle Beach as one of the “4 Best Romantic Getaways in North Carolina for Valentine’s Day.”

Southport

  • Good Housekeeping named Southport one of the “46 Best Beach Towns in America.”
  • Fodor’s Travel named Southport one of “America’s 25 Favorite Beach Towns.”
  • Southern Living named Southport the “2018 South’s Best Friendliest Small Town.”
  • MSN named Southport one of “America’s 30 Most Charming Seaside Towns.”

About North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands

In the southernmost corner of North Carolina, stretching from the Cape Fear River to the South Carolina border, lie North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. Five barrier islands provide secluded spots on six pristine beaches for families and nature-lovers, while quaint island and mainland towns beckon with family-owned B&Bs, restaurants and shops. Forts, lighthouses, historic architecture, boating, fishing and more than 30 golf courses offer plenty to do and see on a trip that harkens back to a simpler time. For more information, visit www.ncbrunswick.com.

 

Media contacts:

Mitzi York, NC’s Brunswick Islands, myork@ncbrunswick.com 910-755-5517

Rachel Holt, Pineapple Public Relations, rholt@pineapple-pr.com 404-237-3761

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