Fun things to do on the mainland

The Ocean Isle Beach area has tons of thrilling things to do for fun during your time here, many of which are located on the mainland. We've put together a list below of just a few of favorite attractions and activities across the bridge.

Shallotte River Swamp Park

5550 Watts Road, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

Ocean Isle Beach Super Track & Batting Cages!

6428 Beach Drive SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

Ocean Isle Mini Golf & Ice Cream

6391 Beach Drive SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

Carolinas Coastal Adventure Tours

New for Ocean Isle Beach!
Explore the Intracoastal Waterway in a 2-person power boat you drive yourself on a guided tour.


Blue Planet Watersports

7156 Beach Drive SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

Ocean Isle Beach Park

6483 Old Georgetown Road, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

Ingram Planetarium

7625 High Market Street, Sunset Beach, NC 28468


Silver Coast Winery

6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

More hangouts for those 21 and older.

SjB Art & Paint Parties

Keep an eye on their Facebook page for their fun painting classes at local restaurant and other locations.
Or give them a call to book your own painting party at your beach house!

Hurricane Fleet Fishing Charters

9975 Nance Street, Calabash, NC 28467

Hurricane Fleet Dolphin Cruises

9975 Nance Street, Calabash, NC 28467

Vinofiore Wine Shop & Tasting Room

5039 Main Street Suite 7, Shallotte, NC 28470

Planet Fun

349 Whiteville Road, Shallotte, NC 28470

Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center

50 College Road, Bolivia, NC 28422

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC 284469

Airlie Gardens

300 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC

More info

Shallotte River Swamp Park

Immersing visitors in the beautiful local swamp habitat of Shallotte River Swamp, Shallotte River Swamp Park offers a variety of fun activities and tours. The park offers zipline tours, self-guided Riverwalk trail tours, a reptile sanctuary, and swamp boat eco-tours, in addition to having an aerial adventure park with obstacles that compliment the natural environment. Zipline tours last between two and two and a half hours, while swamp boat eco-tours usually last about fifty minutes. Tickets to the aerial adventure park last for two hours.

OIB Super Track

A fun and family-friendly go-kart facility, OIB Super Track is a mainland attraction that has been entertaining visitors of all ages for decades. Now under new management, they look forward to serving you all summer long with family fun entertainment. There are plenty of Ocean Isle Beach things to do while on vacation.

Silver Coast Winery

Silver Coast Winery is based out of inland Ocean Isle Beach and hosts daily wine tastings and tours of the winery. The winery specializes in European-style wines, crafted in the traditional styles of old world Europe. However, they also offer wines made using hybrid grapes for a twist on wine classics, such as Traminette and Seyval Blanc. Silver Coast Winery hosts Open Mic Nights on Tuesdays and Wine Clubs on Wednesdays, as well as special events such as movie nights, concerts, and painting and wine sessions. They also allow weddings on the property, making it a fantastic venue for planning a destination wedding in Ocean Isle Beach.

Planet Fun

The aptly named Planet Fun is the ultimate destination for bowling and arcade enthusiasts. Here you can eat, play, join leagues, and even host parties, all under one roof. It’s the place to head to when you get tired of the beach, the weather is too hot for your liking, or you just don’t feel like being outdoors today. Here the whole family can join in on the fun, from bowling to arcade games, laser tag and mini golf, and they have new games coming out all the time. Recently, Carolina Keno was added, and you’ll find it inside Starz Grille, where you can eat and play at the same time. And don’t forget to ask about their specials. Every occasion is an opportunity to roll out something to delight their patrons.

Ocean Isle Beach Things To Do

For more information on these exciting activities and attractions, as well as what else Ocean Isle has in-store for you during your stay, contact our reservation specialists to book your lodgings in one of our gorgeous vacation rentals today! find out about all the Ocean Isle Beach things to do while on vacation.