Oak Island Trip Planning

Vacation Vittles in Oak Island NC
Vacationers traveling to the Southport and Oak Island area can sigh in relief this summer. Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc. is proud to announce its partnership with NC State University's Fork to Farmer project and local farmers to provide our guests with locally-grown produce during...Read more
Dog Friendly and Pet Friendly Vacation in Oak Island NC
You’ve been planning your family vacation for months, and then it hits you…. Unfortunately, many accommodations carry strict no-pet policies for guests. Those fortunate enough to find a hotel within a convenient distance from their vacation destination still battle size restrictions, limitations on where the...Read more
Hunt Sea Shells in Oak Island NC
Young and old alike, if you’ve ever been to the beach you’ve likely practiced the art of Conchology – the hobby of collecting shells. Looking for that perfect sea shell to commemorate that perfect day is a favorite past time of Oak Island locals and...Read more
Book Direct and Save On Your Oak Island Vacation
The popularity and prevalence of third-party online travel agencies (OTAs) like VRBO, Airbnb, Expedia, Booking.com (and the list goes on) has soared in recent years. Short term rentals (including vacation rentals) are a hot topic of debate among municipalities and communities across the country. Another...Read more
Most Romantic Restaurants in Southport Oak Island NC
With Valentine’s Day approaching and as a quick reference for those date nights with the one you love, we thought we’d revisit our list of romantic restaurants that populate the Southport - Oak Island area. We’re super proud to say that it’s a great selection...Read more
When It Rains On Your Oak Island Vacation
Summer in coastal North Carolina ushers in more than just warm weather and vacationers. Well, to be honest, any season will bring a bit of unsavory weather complete with thunderstorms, heavy winds and rain. Oak Island offers much more than just sandy shorelines and gorgeous...Read more
MRA Fun Facts About Oysters
Oyster season is an extremely popular time for southeastern North Carolina. Folks everywhere clamor to find a bushel of their favorite, salty treat. Families gather around tables complete with oyster knives, hand towels, ketchup, hot vinegar and cornbread ready to devour the tasty bivalves! Others...Read more
Free Things To Do in Southport and Oak Island NC
The Southport and Oak Island NC area offers fun things to do throughout the year – many of which are FREE! Of course, our favorite free thing to do is to visit the 14 miles of beautiful beaches. Whether for a sunrise or sunset stroll,...Read more