The ocean calls you back! Your soul gets rejuvenated and energized.

Karen, 5 years of visiting

Brunswick Islands Beaches

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 offering its own flair and flavor. 

Throughout the beaches, you’ll find numerous public access points for an easy stroll to the shore from wherever you’re staying. Our beaches are known for being wide and flat, spacious and uncrowded. By contrast to other destinations, our sweeping coastal views are completely unobstructed, and our shores offer more room to run, bike, play or just relax.

Sample our beach communities and you’re sure to find a favorite that’ll have you returning year after year. 

Tide Chart

Whether you’re planning to fish, bask in the sun, play in the ocean, head out on a boat or paddle through the marsh, information about tides can help you stay safe and make the most of your vacation. 

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Sunset Beach, NC

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.

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

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.

Holden Beach, NC

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, exploring the island by boat, board or bike is a must!

Oak Island, NC

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.

Caswell Beach, NC

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 guarded by the trusted beacon of the Oak Island Lighthouse.

Bald Head Island, NC

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.