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 features

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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Oak Island?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,672 holiday lettings around Oak Island. From 352 flats & apartments to 48 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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 accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Oak Island:

  • Long Beach: 619 holiday homes
  • Tranquil Harbour: 576 holiday homes
  • Yaupon Beach: 218 holiday homes
  • Lighthouse Creek: 80 holiday homes
  • Middle Island Plantation: 74 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Oak Island? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Oak Island. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ocean Crest Pier: 3,194 holiday lettings
  • Brunswick Town Historic District: 2,931 holiday lettings
  • Silver Coast Winery: 5,319 holiday lettings
  • Southport Marina: 3,160 holiday lettings
  • Brunswick Nature Park: 2,727 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Oak Island listed on 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 Flats in Oak Island?

Yes, of course. offers 352 Flats in Oak Island. Our other popular types of Oak Island holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 48 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 1,197 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 23 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows 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 607 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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    576 holiday rentals
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    218 holiday rentals
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    128 holiday rentals
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    104 holiday rentals
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