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Oak Island overview

Oak Island is a friendly place unique for its wineries and aquarium. You'll enjoy Oak Island's beaches and rivers, along with activities like shark viewing and boating. Families can spend some quality time at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Head to Oak Island Beaches and Ocean Crest Pier to make some memories. If you're looking for a family-friendly getaway, Oak Island is for you.

Where to stay in Oak Island

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Oak Island has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Oak Island with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Oak Island hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Oak Island hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Oak Island

Fly in to Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.), 27.5 mi (44.2 km) from central Oak Island. Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR) is the next closest major airport, 48.9 mi (78.7 km) away.

What to see around Oak Island

Fun activities such as boating, camping and exploring the port are at hand, along with attractions such as:
  • • Southport Marina
  • • Kent Mitchell Nature Trail
Known for its aquarium, the area's family-friendly sights include:
  • • North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
  • • North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
  • • Orton Plantation Gardens
Its beaches, rivers and shark viewing offer a glimpse of the natural beauty. Favourite spots include:
  • • Oak Island Beaches
  • • Bald Head Island Conservancy
  • • Holden Beach
  • • Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
  • • Coquina Outcrop
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Ocean Crest Pier
  • • Oak Island Golf Club
  • • Oak Island Lighthouse
  • • Franklin Square Gallery
  • • The Founders Club at St. James Plantation

When to visit Oak Island

Wondering when the best time to visit is? Here are seasonal trends to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 22°C day, 1°C night
  • April-June: 32°C day, 8°C night
  • July-September: 33°C day, 16°C night
  • October-December: 28°C day, 1°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 310 cm
  • April-June: 280 cm
  • July-September: 541 cm
  • October-December: 292 cm
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