Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Oak Island

Enjoy the wineries and other features of Oak Island. Renowned for its island views, shark watching and sailing, this city welcomes all visitors. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Oak Island

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Oak Island a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Kent Mitchell Nature Trail (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Leopard's Chase Golf Club (20.3 mi / 32.6 km)
  • Panther's Run Golf Links (21.4 mi / 34.5 km)
  • Lion's Paw Golf Links (21.4 mi / 34.5 km)
  • Tiger's Eye Golf Links (21.4 mi / 34.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Oak Island

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Oak Island. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bald Head Island Conservancy (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Fort Fisher State Recreation Area (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Holden Beach (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Ocean Front Park (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Carolina Beach State Park (15.3 mi / 24.7 km)
  • Carolina Beach (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Oak Island

Fly into Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.), the closest airport, located 27.5 mi (44.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into North Myrtle Beach, SC (CRE-Grand Strand), which is 35.4 mi (56.9 km) away.

Where to stay near Oak Island?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,084 holiday rentals near Oak Island. From 1,514 Houses to 55 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Oak Island for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Oak Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Oak Island:

  • Tranquil Harbour: 904 holiday homes
  • Long Beach: 1,037 holiday homes
  • Yaupon Beach: 354 holiday homes
  • South Beach: 89 holiday homes
  • The Hammocks: 117 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Oak Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Oak Island. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ocean Crest Pier: 3,713 holiday rentals
  • Wrightsville Beach: 1,817 holiday rentals
  • Southport Marina: 3,111 holiday rentals
  • River's Edge Golf Club: 3,662 holiday rentals
  • Members Club at St. James Plantation: 3,499 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Oak Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Oak Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,514 Houses in Oak Island. Our other popular types of Oak Island holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 55 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 451 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 55 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Oak Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 865 holiday homes with pool available in Oak Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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