Welcome to the Town of Oak Island! On these pages you will find
information on the Town, its history, the parks and amenities
that make it a wonderful place to visit and live, and the
various departments which make up the Town government.
As North Carolina’s largest coastal community, the Town of Oak
Island is known as a family-friendly beach community with a
small-town atmosphere. The Town is also known for its ample
public access to the waters surrounding it and the beautiful
live oak trees which are its namesake. The Town covers much of
the island itself, and also includes areas on the mainland
around both bridges, such as the golf course community of South
Harbour Village. There are also thousands of undeveloped acres
near the Swain’s Cut Bridge.
The Town boasts 65
public beach accesses on miles of sandy beaches, as well as
fishing docks and piers, boat ramps and many other access points
to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Davis Canal, making it the
perfect location for fishing, boating, kayaking and other water
activities. The Town also has eight parks, ranging from a
fishing pier at the west end of the island to a large park on
the mainland complete with baseball and football fields. There
is a skate park, a dog park, a cabana on the oceanfront with an
observation deck and plenty of places to find a quiet spot to
relax and enjoy the view. Area businesses, like piers and
marinas, restaurants and ice cream shops, also help make
vacationers feel welcome while catering to full-time residents.
The Town’s Parks and Recreation Department also plans
many events throughout the year, such as the Turtle Triathlon,
pier fishing tournaments, craft shows, movies, Beach Day and
fireworks as part of the North Carolina 4th of July Festival,
and many more. The department also offers fitness programs and
facilities and sports such as tennis, flag football and golfing.
The Town owns the Oak Island Pier and a municipal golf course –
the Oak Island Par 3 Golf Course at South Harbour.
hope you enjoy finding out more about the Town of Oak Island,
and if you’re not already here, we look forward to seeing you
USA Today voted "Best Beach in NC"
•The Town of Oak Island•
4601 E. Oak Island Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
Office hours (M-F)
8AM- 4:30 PM
Council Rules of Procedures
NC General Assembly
Town Council Agendas
Brown & White Goods Pickup 2013
Oak Island Webcams
||Blue Water Point Marina
Oak Island Pier