Ocean Isle Beach or simply Ocean Isle is a small seaside town located in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area. Located at the southern end of North Carolina's Atlantic Ocean coastline, with access to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Ocean Isle Beach has many beach houses and second homes, and is a tourist attraction because of its beauty, atmosphere, and proximity to other major beach towns.
Parks & Recreation
Brunswick County will soon break ground on a new 58-acre (230,000 m2) recreational park on the mainland. The Town of Ocean Isle Beach donated the property and the county has set aside $3 million for the project. When completed, the new park will offer a variety of amenities, such as an amphitheater, festival grounds, ball parks, lighted tennis courts, and biking trails. The park should be completed in time for the 2009 Oyster Festival. This recreational park will be located on Old Georgetown Road abutting the Ocean Ridge Plantation community and is part of a $500,000 federal grant for parks throughout the county. Other projects scheduled is the Shallotte Blvd Recreation Area, which is a joint project between Ocean Isle Beach Land Conservancy and the Town of Ocean Isle Beach. The park will be at Shallotte Blvd and the ferry landing at the East end of the island. The recreation area will have a gazebo, picnic tables, a fishing pier, and a walkway with steps to the sand.