Santa’s at The Winds Resort!

Santa at The WindsThere was a Santa spotting at The Winds Resort today!

We believe the big guy is here soaking up a little sunshine and relaxing before the big day. Rumor has it that he brought a few of the reindeer and Mrs. Claus too, but he left the elves back at the North Pole to finish up preparations.

So don’t be surprised this year if there’s a little bit of sand in your stocking, it’s hard to leave the beach without it!

Keep an eye out for Santa this week at Ocean Isle Beach and have a Merry Christmas!

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Discount Lodging Coupons!

Discount Coupons Download free discount coupons good for 15% to 20% off already low off season room rates at The Winds Resort Beach Club on Ocean Isle Beach, NC!

Click here to download these valuable coupons that you can print right off of your computer.

The Winds Resort Discount Coupons

The Winds is a small, intimate island resort ideal for vacations, romantic getaways, weddings, honeymoons, reunions, golf packages and excursions or small meetings, The Winds Resort Beach Club, on Ocean Isle Beach, NC, is more than just a beach resort hotel.

The Winds’ complex is a lush tropical paradise offering a variety of Ocean Isle beach rentals and vacation homes all with access to a host of free amenities including three pools (one indoor), bikes to explore the island and much more.

Oceanfront hotel rooms and 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites (with kitchens) overlook palms, banana trees, hibiscus flowers and our breathtaking island beach. The Winds also offers 4, 5 and 6 bedroom Resort Cottages.

Free Hot Southern Breakfast Buffet each morning:
No one offers a free breakfast spread like The Winds Resort Beach Club! All guests can enjoy this buffet free with their stay.

With everything from eggs, breakfast meats, grits, potatoes, waffles, bagels and english muffins to fruit and hot and cold cereals.

This is just a partial list. We promise that you will not be walking away hungry.

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See This Year’s Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla!

photo 11This year’s Annual Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla held up the tradition of being spectacular! The parade of lighted boats down the Intracoastal Waterway was nothing short of amazing. The boats were adorned with flashing lights and plenty of Christmas Spirit. Check out the photos and video below to see some of the incredible flotilla! For more information about this and upcoming flotillas visit

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Island Escape Package

Island EscapeCome enjoy North Carolina’s coast at its best! The island is perfect this time of year, un-crowded and the temperatures are mild. Take a few days for yourself and come enjoy our beach at this beautiful time of year. Come soak up some of the best we have to offer including a tour of a local winery, great beach dining, and best of all great days spent at the beach!

This Package is for two people for two nights and is valid seven days a week.

September 2nd through September 30th, 2014 the package rate is from $315.00 for two people

October 1st through February 28, 2015 the package rate is from $213.00 for two people

Island Escape Package Includes:

  • Two night’s accommodations*
  • A bottle of Champagne or Sparkling Cider
  • Tour the Silver Coast Winery with a wine tasting
  • Dinner for two at your choice of: Sharky’s Waterfront Restaurant or Roberto’s Italian Ristorante
  • Hot Southern Breakfast Buffet for two each morning
  • Free Water Aerobic classes
  • Complimentary bikes to explore the island
  • Discounts to area restaurants and shops

*Accommodations Are: Two people in an oceanfront Jasmine Guest Room, Wisteria Mini Suite, Azalea Petite Suite or an Island View Camellia Guest Room.

Please call 800.334.3581 to make your restaurant reservation and schedule your winery tour at least 5 days prior to your arrival. Roberto’s Italian Ristorante is available Monday through Saturday.


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Get the Recipe for our Cocoa Snow!

Cocoa Snow Recipe The Winds Resort Tiki BarDo you miss the Tiki Bar and our famous frozen drinks? Grab that blender and make a few of your own to tide you over with our recipe for the Cocoa Snow!

1 oz. Vodka

½ oz. Irish Cream

½ oz. Coffee Liquor

½ cup Vanilla Ice Cream or Heavy Cream

Blend with ice for a frozen treat!

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Top 10 Things To Do in Ocean Isle Beach

If you’re looking for things to do on vacation while in Ocean Isle Beach, there are tons of places, activities and attractions to keep you busy. But we’ve compiled some of the things you absolutely must see and do before you leave!

Things to do in Ocean Isle Beach1. Our Beaches. The southern North Carolina Beaches are simply the best, they’ve been voted the third best beaches in the nation! Our powder white sand and calm surf are perfect for your family. Our beaches, unlike so many others on the east coast, and un-congested with high-rises and flashy beach shops everywhere the eye can see. This is the way the beach is supposed to be, so grab some beach chairs, build a sandcastle and relive the good ol’ days of relaxing sun filled days!

2. The Museum of the Coastal Carolinas. You might think who wants to visit a museum on vacation? But this is a museum different than others you may have been to. Come learn about a world of sharks, sea turtles, surfing and more! The museum also offers summer camps and programs for kids. For more information about what’s going on at the museum visit

OIB Free Summer Concert

3. Free Summer Concerts. One of the best things about summer is taking any excuse to be outside! Every Friday, Ocean Isle Beach holds a free outdoor concert with some of the best beach music, rock and roll, oldies, and Motown around! The concerts start at 6:30pm in the parking lot of the Museum of the Coastal Carolinas. Admission is free, just bring a chair and get ready to dance all night long!

4. Shopping Local. Take the time while you’re in Ocean Isle Beach to check out some of our local specialty shops! We’ve got everything from unique boutiques, surf shops, and great gift shops. For a great selection of local artwork, jewelry, and books check out Islands Art & Bookstore. Pick up a souvenir or two and see the best local art selection in the area. You can also visit their online store

Local Sea Glass Jewelry Islands Art and Bookstore

5. Turtle Watching. One of the amazing things that happens every year in our area is the sea turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs. Here at Ocean Isle and other nearby beaches we have several volunteer organizations that help in the process. They do everything from walking the beaches to look for nests, giving informational “Turtle Talks” at the museum, and helping the baby turtles make it back to sea once they’ve hatched. It’s truly a wonderful thing to see and a great experience to be a part of! These organizations are always looking for volunteers, if you’re interested visit their website and make your vacation extra memorable!

6. Ice Cream. What’s the beach without Ice Cream? Make sure you grab your favorite flavor while you’re at the beach; stop by the Ocean Isle Creamery for one of a kind homemade ice cream. Their ice cream is made fresh everyday with over 24 flavors to choose from during those hot summer days. They’ve got flavors like Butterfinger, Snickers, Key Lime Pie, Pineapple Coconut, Cotton Candy, Dreamsicle, Banana Pudding, Reese’s Cheesecake, Mint Oreo, Apple Pie and many more! They also have coffee drinks and smoothies! So grab a cone and sit back in one of their rocking chairs and watch Ocean Isle Beach go by! They’re located right on the Causeway on Ocean Isle Beach!

Ocean Isle Turtle Watching

7. Silver Coast Winery. A great day trip for the adults, not only does Silver Coast Winery produce all its own wines in house, but it also has its very own vineyard right outside. Come enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a wine tasting, take a tour of the vineyards and the barrel room, enjoy the gift shop with local art, and take in the scenery on the front porch with a nice glass of something from the coast. Even take home a bottle or two with you! Silver Coast is a great way to spend an afternoon!

8. Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Grab a board and a paddle and hit the Intracoastal Waterway. If you don’t know how you can take lessons from local surf company Carolina School of Surf. They’ll take you on a guided tour of the waterway, a calm body of water that separates the mainland and beachside of Ocean Isle Beach. Paddling through canals and sloughs, SUP’ers will be immersed in the natural beauty of the North Carolina coast. Paddle boarding is the fastest growing water sport in the country, offering a great exercise for the active soul, and is great for all ages and skill levels. You can rent all of the equipment from them or bring your own! 

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Ocean Isle Beach

9. Take a Ghost Tour. Did you know Ocean Isle Beach has ghosts? Come and hear about forgotten Civil War battles, haunted trains, lost ships, ghost planes, lights that baffle scientists, whiskey smugglers, haunted plantations, amazing apparitions, legends of lost treasure, and haunted houses, all here on Ocean Isle Beach! This one mile guided walking tour through the old haunts of Ocean Isle Beach will send a shiver up your spine!  Tours take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays and go from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and pick up again in October for Halloween. Tours meet at the Ocean Isle Beach Pier, and ticket are $10 each, children ages 5 and under are free. For more information visit the OIB Ghost Walk website.

10. Putt Putt Golf. One of our favorite summertime activities is playing a round of putt-putt golf. Show your friends and family who the best golfer is with at the Ocean Isle Beach River County Putt-Putt Course. Located directly across the Ocean Isle Beach pier, you can’t miss this fun activity when you’re going to the beach.

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Islands Art & Books Store

Islands Art and Bookstore Ocean Isle Beach NC Gift Shop and Art GallerySpecial Offer for the month of October! 10% off all original art & 20% off Giclee on Canvas Prints! 

Online Offer: Use Promo Code OCTOBER and receive 10% off your entire purchase online and Free Shipping on your purchase of $50 or more.

Islands Art and Books Store features an extensive collection of works by premier local artists and photographic prints at affordable prices. All Giclee’ prints are of the highest quality using archival inks and the highest quality materials.

Islands Art and Bookstore also offers a selection of books by the area’s best writers as well as local guide and history books!

Located: In Beach Drive Center at 6885 Beach Drive (Hwy 179) between the islands of Sunset Beach, NC and Ocean Isle Beach, NC or Visit our Online Store at

Islands Art and Books Store features Beautiful Handmade Sea Glass Jewelry.Local Hand Made Sea Glass Jewelry

The coastal islands of the area have long been a magnet to artists and writers who discover the beauty and romance of the area and decide to put down roots.

All books, photographic prints, original art works and Giclee’ prints are by artists and writers who live here or write about the area.

Check out some of our Featured Items: 


Ocean Isle Beach Gem of the Atlantic Coast $21.95


Steps to the Sea Giclee Print by Miller Pope $9.95-79.95


Dunes Path Giclee Print by Ken Buckner $9.95-$79.95


Local Hand Made Sea Glass Jewelry Blue Pendant with Starfish $50.00

The Mailbox Marybeth Whalen

The Mailbox by Marybeth Whalen $16.95


Sunset Beach a History $29.95 


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See Ocean Isle Beach from the Sky!

Ocean Isle Beach View from Sky DroneSee a spectacular view of Ocean Isle Beach from the sky! A camera drone got a new vantage point of the beautiful beach and takes you for a trip that only birds get to take. Check out the video and really see Ocean Isle Beach from a different angle!

Video from BlueSkyPhoto


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Free Night Special!

Free Night Special The Winds Resort Beach ClubKnow how to get a free night’s stay at the beach? If you book your 7-Day stay with us you get 7 Days for the price of 6! So go ahead and stay the whole week, you deserve it!

This Free Night Special offer is a great value for the price of 6!  Book Your Week Long Vacation and Receive the 7th Night for FREE! This offer is good until March 12, 2015!!


Please call 800.334.3581 to schedule your vacation or click here to book online! 

Rates are subject to change and based on availability.  Offer not valid on existing reservations and may not be combined with other offers. Date restrictions may apply.


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Photos from The Winds Halloween Party at the Tiki Bar!

The Winds Halloween 20We Celebrated the last weekend for the Tiki Bar this Halloween with some ghoulish fun! Kim and Lorna hosted a Halloween bash at the Tiki Bar, complete with a DJ with fun and games, decorations, and even a costume contest! The winner of the costume contest won a free night at The Winds Resort! The winner for best costume went to the Witch and Warlock!

We had a blast and can’t wait to do it again next year! Check out some photos from the party:

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