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Vacation at Southport and Oak Island, North Carolina.

Located on the Southern part of the North Carolina coast, Oak Island includes the Towns of Oak Island and the Town of Caswell Beach. Historic Southport is located nearby.

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Oak Island:
Wind swept live oaks and yaupon trees grace the beach community of Oak Island, North Carolina. Oak Island offers a ten mile stretch of southern facing ocean beach with quiet surf and moderate tides.

Golfers enjoy the ocean breezes while golfing at an eighteen hole course within walking distance of the beach. Fishermen enjoy fishing from the piers, surf fishing, or deep sea fishing. People come from all over to fish the Southport and Oak Island King Mackerel fishing tournament each year (usually in October).

At many local restaurants, seafood is king, but there is a lot of variety for most any palate. If you like to cook, fresh seafood can be found in local markets. Oak Island is known for fresh Blue Crab and North Carolina Shrimp.

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Caswell Beach:
Caswell Beach was named after historic Fort Caswell which is located at the top of the island. Caswell Beach is home to the brightest lighthouse in the United States located near the Oak Island Coast Guard Station. The picturesque black, white, and gray striped Oak Island Lighthouse was built in 1958 and stretches 169 feet high.

Deep dunes and sprawling beach cottages line the oceanside, and marsh side cottages on pilings overlook the Cape Fear River Shipping Channel. The only souvenirs available at Caswell Beach are the shells collected on quiet low tide walks along this beautiful shore.

Nearby Southport:
Just walking underneath the huge sprawling oak trees that line the avenues leading to beautiful historic homes takes you back to a gentler, friendlier period of time.

The most popular park in Southport is Waterfront Park. From the park you can watch large transoceanic ships from every country pass on their way up the Cape Fear River to the State Ports, creating remarkable photographic opportunities. Southport is so photogenic that a number of motion pictures and TV films have been made here.

Southport and Oak Island North Carolina Vacation Rental Homes and Real Estate. The many antique and fine shops along Howe and Moore Streets give visitors a chance to walk and browse at their leisure. Also, be sure to walk along the Southport Riverwalk and visit the shops around the Yacht Basin and near the Marina. Enjoy Southport's historic sites, the Southport Maritime Museum, wonderfully diverse restaurants, art galleries and relaxing parks.

Finally, take time to enjoy wonderful local food at the many restaurants around town and pick up some fresh seafood from the fish houses along the Yacht Basin.

The relaxed atmosphere and gentle hospitality are remembered by all who spend time here. Southport and Oak Island are just a great place to get away from it all.

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