Insider Tips for Visiting Ocean Isle Beach

Planning your stay in Ocean Isle Beach might seem like a short, simple process, but there’s a lot to be said for having a few pieces of local knowledge up your sleeve. On that note, we’ve put together a short list of just a few tips that we locals would recommend you keep in mind when planning your vacation here. Read on below for more insider tips on visiting Ocean Isle Beach!

The Grocery Stores Can Get Crowded on Saturdays During the Summer

Though Ocean Isle Beach is much less busy than other popular beaches along the coast of North Carolina and South Carolina, the town still experiences the occasional busy Saturday when weeklong visitors settle into their vacation rentals and head to the grocery store for food. Avoid the rush by bringing food from home if you’re driving from nearby, or order your groceries ahead of time from Lowes Foods online. You can also go out for a meal at one of Ocean Isle Beach’s local restaurants, or have their food delivered to your vacation rental.

Save a Little Money on Summertime Entertainment with a Free Concert

Ocean Isle Beach and the rest of the Brunswick County region hosts free outdoor concerts during the summer season. See the best of Ocean Isle Beach’s local talent while listening to everything from country and shag to rock n’ roll and Motown in a family-friendly atmosphere!

Surf Fishing is Popular Here, But There’s a Trick to It

One of the best surf fishing spots in Ocean Isle Beach is at the easternmost inlet, where the Intracoastal Waterway melds into the ocean. Flounder and red drum are commonly caught with surf fishing and live bait. You can catch flounder by using a drop shot-style rig rigged with mud minnows, a weight at the bottom, and a hook positioned about eighteen inches above the weight. For drums, live mullet or shrimp work nicely, while cut squid or mullet are ideal for sharks, blues, and spots.

Let the Vacation Experts at McClure Realty Vacations Help You Plan Your Stay!

Our reservation specialists are eager to lend you their local insider’s knowledge and help you get the most out of your experience in Ocean Isle Beach. Contact our office by phone or email and learn more about what you can expect from your time here when you ask about reserving your vacation rental through us today!