We hit the beach in the morning and then go sightseeing in the afternoon, coming back in the evening to find somewhere local to eat. It’s the perfect day!

Delene, 6 Brunswick Islands vacations

Things To Do In The Brunswick Islands


Climb to the top of a lighthouse. Kayak through salt marshes, waterways, creeks and inlets. Explore the ecosystems of a cypress swamp. Watch in awe as sea turtle hatchlings make their journey to the ocean.

There is never a shortage of fun and memorable things to see and do when you visit the beaches and maritime towns of the Brunswick Islands. No matter what you choose to do – by water, land or sky – these exciting attractions will have you and your family enjoying every minute of your stay. And be sure to take advantage of the many free things to do while you're in the Brunswick Islands!

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Attractions & Activities

Climb to the top of a lighthouse. Kayak through salt marshes, waterways, creeks and inlets. Explore the ecosystems of a cypress swamp. Watch in awe as sea turtle hatchlings make their journey to the ocean. Continue reading


The best vacations are beach vacations, and that’s where we shine. NC’s Brunswick Islands offers six beaches – Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island, Caswell Beach and Bald Head Island – each... Continue reading


Varied ecosystems allow nature and wildlife to flourish in NC’s Brunswick Islands. More than the breathtaking beauty of the unspoiled shores and thriving marshes, our barrier islands offer many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to... Continue reading


Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned angler with walls filled with trophy fish, few places on the Atlantic seaboard give you such easy access to great fishing as NC's Brunswick Islands. That's one reason fishing is a... Continue reading

Museums & History

Visitors looking for insight, inspiration and a deeper understanding of North Carolina's barrier islands are in for a treat. The Brunswick Islands are a showcase of rich history and vibrant culture dating back more than 250 years. Continue reading

Things To Do With Kids

Our family-friendly beaches offer big time fun for kids of all ages. The excitement of exploring tidal pools, playing beach games and building sand castles never gets old. Nor does the thrill of spotting dolphins diving in the waves, a baby... Continue reading


Planning a golf getaway? With 567 holes of golfing treasure, NC’s Brunswick Islands has options aplenty. Each of our more than 30 championship courses has its own unique features and challenges to satisfy every golfer’s... Continue reading

Breweries & Wine

Great flavors aren’t just in the food around here. NC’s Brunswick Islands is home to fun and unique breweries that are pouring local craft beer inspired by the unusual elements found along the North Carolina coast to quench the... Continue reading

Pet Friendly

Pets are welcome at all of NC's Brunswick Islands' beaches. In fact, tripswithpets.com named Caswell Beach and Oak Island numbers 1 and 2 respectively in its list of "Top 5 Dog-Friendly Beaches in North Carolina." ... Continue reading

Spas & Wellness

Vacation is the perfect time to rejuvenate. Consider treating yourself to a spa day during your Brunswick Islands vacation. Here you’ll find a range of day spas offering a variety of relaxing services such as massages, pedicures,... Continue reading


Shopping in NC’s Brunswick Islands means finding unique treasures and special souvenirs from our one-of-a-kind coastal shops and boutiques. You’ll find stores unique to the area offering specialty items like hand-crafted... Continue reading

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10 Experiences for Your Brunswick Islands Bucket List

A vacation to North Carolina's Brunswick Islands goes far beyond spacious beaches and coastal scenery. Across our five unique barrier islands located along the southern coast of North Carolina, you’ll find...

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