Ocean Isle Beach, NC
The Retreat at Ocean Isle Beach is minutes from saltwater and sand. Get to know more about this coastal Carolina town–its climate, location, and the reasons that so many people enjoy calling it home.
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Location and Climate
Many people choose The Retreat at Ocean Isle Beach not only for the well-designed homes and amenities but also for its location in the town of Ocean Isle Beach, NC. OIB is located within Brunswick County, NC and consists of the mainland and island. The Retreat is on the mainland and is less than 1.5 miles from the pier on the beach.
The town of Ocean Isle Beach is centrally located between the historic port city of Wilmington, NC to the north and the entertainment options of Myrtle Beach, SC to the south. This area is often referred to as the Silver Coast by locals because of the powdery white sands found on Carolina beaches. Our warm climate is another great feature of the area. For those who love outdoor activities, you will see plenty of good days to do whatever you enjoy.
The Ocean Isle Beach area is home to many award-winning golf courses. Within OIB are five championship golf courses, the “Big Cats” of Ocean Ridge Plantation (Lion’s Paw, Tiger’s Eye, Panther’s Run, Jaguar’s Lair, and Leopard’s Chase). Within a 20-minute drive, you will discover another 40 courses. Award-winning, championship courses designed by Tim Cate, Willard Byrd, Fred Couples, Pete Dye, and others. Here, golf course design combines a respect for preserving the natural beauty of the coastal Carolina landscape with intentional features that inspire and challenge the most seasoned golfer.
From fishing to turtle watching to walking nature trails, there are many ways to enjoy the fine weather and coastal Carolina scenery in Ocean Isle Beach. The Museum of Coastal Carolina on Second Street offers interactive exhibits that explain the natural history and biology of the area. A touch tank with sea urchins and sea stars is a family favorite. Regular programs, events, and lectures present science topics throughout the year.
The Museum of Coastal Carolina regularly hosts “Turtle Talks”. Sea turtles are a treasured creature in the OIB community. Loggerhead sea turtles build nests all along the Brunswick Islands, including on the island. There are many opportunities to learn about sea turtles or to be involved in their protection throughout the year.
OIB has many parks. There is a children’s playground next to the Museum of Coastal Carolina. Ocean Isle Beach Park on Old Georgetown Road offers a 300-seat amphitheater, tennis courts, playgrounds, and multipurpose field. Ferry Landing Park on Shallotte Boulevard is the site of the old ferry crossing. Now, it’s a beautiful place to enjoy views of the waterway or to catch a fish.
Boating and Fishing
Charter a deep-sea fishing trip or paddle down the Intracoastal Waterway. Whether you have your own gear or prefer to hire a guide, OIB has many ways to enjoy the water.
The Ocean Isle Beach pier is a great place to fish. Fishing passes, equipment, and bait are available at the pier. Not in the mood to fish? Enjoy a soft-serve ice cream and the beautiful scenery from the pier instead. Learn more about the Ocean Isle Beach Pier.
Guided fishing adventures can take many forms from deep-sea to kayak. Bring some sunscreen and enjoy a day on the water fishing with an area guide. Several businesses offer packages that include trip and fishing equipment.
Several OIB businesses offer equipment rentals of surfboards, paddleboards, kayaks, paddles, and even bikes for those who are ready to jump right in. Beginners and people looking for active groups can find classes on stand-up paddleboard, surfing lessons, ecological tours, bird watching tours, twilight kayaking, and even yoga for all ages.
Combine a boat trip with an ecological tour at The Swamp Park at Ocean Isle Beach. In addition to guided tours that explore the ecology of the park via flat-bottom boat, park guests can alternatively tour the area on ATV or get a bird’s eye view on a zipline tour.
Communities of Ocean Isle Beach
The Retreat at Ocean Isle Beach is only one of many Ocean Isle Beach communities. There are many different neighborhoods offering a range of amenities and price points. From active adults to avid golfers to beach lovers to low maintenance vacation homes, there are communities in Ocean Isle Beach to accommodate any lifestyle. We are dedicated to connecting buyers with the homes they are looking for. Please be sure to visit our other community websites and let us know how we can be of assistance or give Suzanne Polino a call at (910) 477-1378.
Other OIB Communities
Detailed information about the most popular communities in coastal NC. Includes area information, mortgage calculator, and MLS listings.
Ocean Ridge Plantation
Learn about Ocean Ridge Plantation in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Home to the award-winning “Big Cats” golf courses. Resort-like amenities and fine homes.
Discover thoughtfully-designed homes in beautiful Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Homes from the $220s and townhomes from the mid-$180s are available.
One of the newest communities in Ocean Isle Beach. Customize a new single-family home or townhome for your family or select a move-in ready home.
Feature-rich, custom cottage homes built by Bill Clark Homes. Single-family homes begin in the low $220s and home sites begin in the $30s.
At Ocean Isle Beach
Suzanne Polino, REALTOR®
6900 Ocean Hwy., W.
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
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