End of Summer Slideshow from Ocean Isle Beach

There is a little sliver of an island located just off the coast of North Carolina. It is only accessible by one bridge, and is a mere 3.4 square miles in size. I adoringly think of this island as our little slice of heaven.

Every year as the beginning of school looms, we make an annual trip to Ocean Isle Beach to close out the summer. If you are the party animal type, and want to compete with the shenanigans of Snooki and the Situation, this is NOT the beach for you. Ocean Isle has a strict no house parties policy. And is a sleepy family-friendly beach.

Ocean Isle Beach has the unique geographic situation of facing south.

Because of this early risers are treated to stunning sunrises.

While the lazy sleepers can catch the colorful sunsets.

Facing south also has an effect on the waves. They are usually much calmer as they meander onto shore from the south, instead of directly from the east. But, the surfers don’t seem to mind.

Another thing I like about Ocean Isle Beach is that you can bring your dog along. Dogs are allowed before 9am and after 6pm during peak season.

I don’t know if Buddy has ever seen the ocean. He was very inquisitive and chased a crab until it disappeared into the waves. Buddy didn’t want ANYTHING to do with the water!

I think he’s a land lubber!

One week at Ocean Isle is enough to wash your cares away. I hope you enjoy the rest of this pictorial tour of Ocean Isle Beach, NC.

If you are in the area, be sure to stop by Ocean Isle Inn and ask for Tracy. He’s a great guy with some cool history nuggets about Ocean Isle. Tell him I sent you ;0).

The evening that we walked to the pier was truly beautiful. The clouds were pink and purple and blue After the sun set, as I sat by the water a mother and her children walked by. I couldn’t resist snapping a picture of their silhouettes against the golden waves. I love this picture!

But, I love this picture even more because all the wonderful things in my life are here. All four of my boys!

That’s it. I gotta run now. I hope everyone in Hurricane Irene’s path stays safe tonight and tomorrow.


  1. Hi Brittany-

    I hope Irene didn’t shorten your vaca. I have been to Ocean Isle many times. It does take getting used to that you face south when on the beaches there. We have good friends who have a house along the shore there. I hope Irene doesn’t cause too much destruction.
    Love all your photos.
    My best- Diane

  2. we are big fans of Oak Island, which isn’t far from Ocean Isle. NOT touristy, quaint, quiet… PERFECT!

  3. Beautiful photos! I hope Irene spares it.

  4. Thanks for the beautiful pics. I hope those in Irene’s path are spared and that the storm will go out to sea.

  5. Beautiful pictures!!

  6. First let me say… I. AM. IN. LOOVE!!! I sooo know where next summer’s vacation will be spent! Oh my goodness! It truly is a little slice of Heaven! (one of your photos even LOOKS like what I envision!! The clouds all pouffy and pink and lavendar!)

    Second.. Does your land lubbing dog happen to have Alaskan Malamute in him?? I grew up with a dog named Gus that was part German Shephard, part Alaskan Malamute that looked sooo much like yours… and I LOVED that dog so much! We even shared the same bday!

    Thank you for allowing us to vicariously live and see the world thru your eyes!!

  7. Melinda KE says:

    Sounds like my kind of place! It looks very peaceful and beautiful there.

  8. Dear Brittany, These are wonderful shots! love them. Specially the flower in macro. Amazing.
    Also, I have left a little about you in my blog, about I was empowered. thought you might want to check it out.


  9. Elizabeth says:

    I’m a NC native, and we typically headed to Morehead City/Atlantic Beach or Emerald Isle growing up… trying to recall if I have been to Ocean Isle. I’m not sure! We will be at Sunset Beach the end of the month, which I see is right next to Ocean Isle, though. :) Great pictures! (And it sounds like they did OK down there with the hurricane, hope that is indeed the case.)

  10. Brittany

    It was such a pleasure to have to stop by the Ocean Isle Inn. Rest assured that we weathered Hurricane Irene very well. Only a few extra breezes to enjoy. Feel free to stop by the next time you’re in the area and snap some more amazing photos. Until then, we’ll see ya on twitter and facebook.


  11. Brittney
    Thank you so much for the beautiful picture of me and the girls. It is wonderful. I love the rest of your photos. I hope you have a great Labor Day weekend

  12. I live one beach over at Holden Beach. Great pictures!

  13. Hi Brittany,
    My name is Jane and I’m with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about Ocean Isle Beach to share on our site and I came across your post…If you’re open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you soon!


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