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Things to do in the Ocean Isle Beach Area

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Staying at The Islander Inn offers you an array of things to do. On top of having the beach at your finger tips, there are many attractions within several minutes drive:

Today we’re highlighting one that hasn’t previously been mentioned. Located in beautiful Calabash, NC, you will find a locally owned farm, hidden away in the countryside. Indigo Farms is a great attraction to add to your list of places to go while visiting! You will find fresh produce in their market, a variety of flowers in their garden center and animals in their barnyard, with whom you are free to interact with. A great destination for all ages! For news and upcoming events, be sure to bookmark their blog, and stop back here soon for more information on The Islander Inn and Ocean Isle Beach!

Last Month for Shallotte Farmers Market

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

While staying at our hotel in Ocean Isle Beach, we encourage you to venture out to explore all that Brunswick County, NC has to offer, and one of our favorite local events is soon coming to a close. September is the last month this year to visit the Shallotte Farmers Market, which is filled with goods from local vendors such as plants, produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, home goods and more! For the past six years the market has continued to grow and attract newcomers to the area. For a full list of vendors and for more information, visit the Town of Shallotte’s website!

The Market is open every Saturday this month from 8am-12pm and is located at Riverside Park on the corner of Whiteville Road and Main Street in Shallotte, NC.

NC Oyster Festival and Surf-Off in Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Summertime may be winding down for most of us, but not in Ocean Isle Beach! On October 15th, 2011 the NC Oyster Festival will come to Ocean Isle Beach, and includes live entertainment, arts and craft vendors, the North Carolina Oyster Shucking Championship and Oyster Stew Cook-Off!

And to kick off the Festival, the NC Oyster Fest Surf-Off will be this September 10th and 11th between the Ocean Isle pier and Monroe Street beach access. Entries are open to anyone and the first heat starts at 8:00am on Saturday, the 10th.

If you’re ready to extend your summer fun as much as we are, contact our Ocean Isle Beach hotel staff today to book your room!

Book Signings at Sunset Beach Trading Co. this Summer

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Sunset Beach: A History bookIf you’re in the market for a new beach read, why not pick up a copy of local author Jacqueline DeGroot’s mystery novels and have it signed by the author herself! Every Friday night this summer, Jacqueline will hold book signings and visit with her fans from 7-9pm at the Sunset Beach Trading Co. in nearby Sunset Beach. While there, check out her thrilling mystery series or her latest book, “Sunset Beach: A History”, which she co-wrote with local historian Miller Pope. It highlights the rich history of Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach and is told through interviews of some of our area’s earliest residents.

The Sunset Beach Trading Co. is located at 423 Sunset Boulevard, just a short seven mile drive from our oceanfront hotel in Ocean Isle Beach.

Come Out to the Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series for Free Beach Music

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

If you’re into beach music and shagging, you need to be in Ocean Isle Beach this summer! This year’s Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series is a free concert series at the Museum of Coastal Carolinas and runs through October 2, 2011. Below are the remaining scheduled concerts, all of which begin at 6:30pm and last until around 8:00pm. Visit our Ocean Isle Beach hotel’s site for more Ocean Isle Beach attractions available and we look forward to seeing you!

  • Museum of Coastal CarolinaJuly 8, 2011 – Craig Woolard Band (CWB)
  • July 15, 2011 – Continental Divide
  • July 22, 2011 – Tim Clark Band
  • July 30, 2011 – GB4 Band
  • August 5, 2011 – The Imitations
  • August 12, 2011 – Legends of the Beach
  • August 19, 2011 – Sea Cruz
  • August 26, 2011 – Carolina Breakers
  • October 2, 2011 – Craig Woolard Band

Tips from Ocean Isle Beach Hotel: Save Money on Your Family Vacation

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Going on vacation shouldn’t break the bank. And the team at our Ocean Isle Beach hotel makes it easier to save more and spend less this summer! Beginning each morning, our complimentary deluxe breakfast is not your everyday continental breakfast. Come down to our dining area for waffles, sausage biscuits, bagels, English muffins, breakfast pastries, fresh fruit, grits and a variety of dry cereals.

ocean isle beach hotelAnd don’t feel like you have to eat out for lunch or dinner. Each room at the Islander Inn has a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker, so why not purchase pre-made salads, luncheon meat, snacks and more at the local grocery store and eat in the comfort of your own room.

While there are plenty of affordable attractions in Ocean Isle Beach, NC, you don’t have to spend money every day to have fun with your family and friends. Take a walk on the beach, go seashell hunting, hold your own sandcastle building competition. Are you an early riser? You’ll most definitely enjoy watching the sunrise from the balcony of our oceanfront hotel room in Ocean Isle Beach. To book your vacation contact our Ocean Isle Beach hotel office online or call us at 888.325.4753 today!

Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Event This Weekend

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

ocean isle beach, nc fishingAre you ready for fishing season? If so, you need to be in Ocean Isle Beach for the Ocean Isle Fishing Center’s 2011 Spring Kickoff this Saturday, March 26th from 10am – 3pm! The day will be full of fun, including free seminars on kite fishing tactics, targeting blackfin tuna, speckled trout, cast net throwing and monster redfish. They will also be having a huge line spooling promotion, used tackle sales/trade forums and clearance sales.

After the event, we welcome you to relax in one of our oceanfront rooms. Beat the summer crowds and enjoy your own slice of heaven at Brunswick County’s finest beach! You can contact our Ocean Isle Beach hotel team at our website, email us at info@islanderinn.com or call us at 888-325-4753.

“Protect Our Sea Turtles” Event at Museum of Coastal Carolina

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Are you going to be in Ocean Isle Beach this weekend? You should! The weather is supposed to be beautiful, and the Museum of Coastal Carolina is hosting a “Protect Our Sea Turtles” event this Saturday, March 12th at 11:00 am. The Islander Coordinators for the Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization, Deb and Jim Boyce, will be on-hand to teach you about sea turtles, their nesting habits and what we can do to protect them.

The OIB Sea Turtle Protection Organization is a volunteer program that monitors sea turtle nesting and rescues sick or injured sea turtles. In addition to their rescue and nesting programs, they also hold frequent sea turtle educational events in North Carolina like the one at the Museum this Saturday.

So don’t let this opportunity slip by, head to OIB to learn about sea turtles, enjoy our beautiful weather, and stay in one of our oceanfront hotels in Ocean Isle Beach!

Ocean Isle Beach Restaurant Re-Opens for Spring/Summer 2011

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

The entire team at our Brunswick County oceanfront hotel is excited to announce The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar is re-opening for the season! We have been eagerly anticipating their season opening, and recommend them to our guests for their delectable menu and breathtaking view of the Atlantic.  Beginning March 25th, 2011, their oceanfront restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach will be open on Fridays and Saturdays, with their days opening extending on:

  • OIB restaurantApril 10th, 2011 to Sundays
  • May 5th, 2011 to Thursdays
  • May 30th, 2011 to be open seven days a week

The Isles will be unveiling their expanded their menu, including fresh, local seafood! Have you “liked” their Ocean Isle Beach restaurant Facebook page? While there, be sure to “Attend” their Season Opening and invite your friends to do the same.

The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar is located at 417 West Second Street and their hours of operation are from 11:30am – 10:00pm.

Updated Event Calendar for Brunswick County, NC Attraction

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Last November, we shared with our readers the wonders of the Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach, NC and their amazing music and laser shows! Their event calendar has extended through the end of May and we’re excited to share with you the schedule of shows. For more information, visit the Sunset Beach, NC attraction’s website and while in our area, be sure to retreat to one of our oceanfront rooms in Ocean Isle Beach!  

Ingram Planetarium Ocean Isle Beach NCMar 18 & 19

5 PM Laser Beatles
6 PM Pink Floyd the Wall**

April 15 & 16

5 PM Laser U2
6 PM Laser Metallica**

May 20 & 21

5 PM Laser Magic
6 PM Laser Beatles

May 27 & 28

5 PM Laser Spirit

* *Not recommended for young children