North Carolina’s own local best seller, Nicholas Read more
This weekend is a really great weekend to come to Ocean Isle Beach. It’s always nice to come just decompress, relax walk the beautiful uncrowded beach, go shelling, breath deeply and watch the gulls glide but here’s a list of a few fun events going on this weekend on O.I.B.:
Drain oysters, and dry thoroughly between paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roll in cornmeal or fine cracker crumbs. Deep-fry in fat at 365° to 375° until brown. Drain on paper towel.
½ cup cracker crumbs
½ cup butter, melted
1 pint oysters
1 cup fine bread crumbs
salt, pepper, and paprika to taste
Combine ¼ cup cracker crumbs and ¼ cup melted butter in a shallow, greased baking dish. Spread evenly in a thin layer. Cover with half of the oysters, and season to taste. Make a second layer of cracker crumbs and melted butter. Cover with remaining oysters, season, and top with bread crumbs. Moisten with oyster liquor. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.
Oyster Cocktail Sauce
10 teaspoons oyster liquor
½ cup tomato ketchup
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 drop Tabasco sauce
2 lemons, juiced
Salt to taste
Combine ingredients, and refrigerate. Serve chilled. Pour over oysters or on the side.
Get into the St. Patricks Day Spirit March 16th, 2013! The Winds Resort is back to sponsor the 2nd Annual Lucky Leprechaun 5K! The Winds is offering all race participants a 25% discount on all accommodations for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We are also throwing a Post-Race Party for participants staying at The Winds. Ask for details when you reserve your room.
Wear Green and show your Leprechaun Spirit. This course is flat, fast and beautiful as it parallels the ocean along the eastside of the island along 1st and 2ndStreet. Click Here to Sign Up for the Race.
Valid Dates: 03/15/2013 – 03/17/2013 Arrival Days: Fri, Sat, Sun Length of Stay: 1 nights min. / 3 nights max.
Congratulations to our 2012 winner of our Annual Golf Package Giveaway Mr. Harry Lowe from Kingston, NY! The Winds Resort awarded Harry with a free 3 night’s stay for two with complimentary rounds of golf each day.
For your chance to win fill out one of our giveaway cards in the Garden Room on your next stay at The Winds! You can also sign up to win on The Winds Golf website!
Congratulations again to Harry, and for those of you who didn’t win this time you can still plan your golf vacation at The Winds, just call Mel O’Daniels at 800-334-3581 or email GolfDesk@TheWinds.com .
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.
The Giclee’ process offers perhaps the highest degree of accuracy and richness of the color palate of all the reproduction techniques available today.
You’ll find a wide selection of high quality Giclée Prints by local artists:
Virginia “Bunny” Lauzon, Miller Pope and renowned nature photographer Ken Buckner. Also romance and mystery novels by writers Jacqueline DeGroot, Tom Rieber and others.
Islands Art and Books Store also offers a selection of books by the area’s best writers and illustrators.
Located: In Beach Drive Center at 6885 Beach Drive (Hwy 179) between the islands of Ocean Isle Beach, NC and Sunset Beach, NC.
Islands Art and Books Store features Beautiful Handmade Sea Glass Jewelry by April Owens.
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.
A few of the books you will find:
A full history of Sunset Beach NC with stories from many of the “old timers” who were eye witnesses to events.
Some are funny, some are shocking – all are fascinating.
No true Sunset Beach Lover should be without this book!
A 130 page, hardbound, full color, 8.5 x 11 inch pictorial and narrative history of the Ocean Isle Beach area.
It is professionally edited by an Internationally-acclaimed publisher.
The latest racy romance by Jaqueline DeGroot – She lost it . . . he found it. Their lives will never be the same again. Laurel Leighton has lost her flash drive. On it are all the naughty little stories she’s written.
Thinking of whose hands that not-so-innocent, little thing could have fallen into, makes her cringe. It holds her secrets, all her dirty secrets.
Favorite Beach Photos by Ken Buckner
Hardcover coffee table edition with 128 high quality 8?x10? pages with 100 full color photographs – personally signed by the author.
Stroll sandy shores by the sea or the beaches of a lovely lake and see sunrises, sunsets and wildlife just as nationally renowned local nature photographer and artist, Ken Buckner viewed them through his camera.
From the earliest days of European exploration to the golf courses and beach resorts in this fascinating and
fast-growing region, Brunswick County has attracted settlers, invaders, and visitors of all descriptions.
A CBS TV series based on a best-selling Stephen Read more
The Winds is ranked as the number one lodging property on Ocean Isle Beach by TripAdvisor Read more
Island Escape Package
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.
This Package is for two people for two nights and is valid seven days a week.
October 1st, 2012 to March 15th, 2013, the package rate is from $225.00
Island Escape Package Includes:
- Two night’s accommodation in an Island View Camellia Guest Room
- 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 Zumba and Water Aerobic classes
- Complimentary bikes to explore the island
- Discounts to area restaurants and shops
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 Tuesday through Sunday.
Arrival Days: Any day of week Length of Stay: 7 nights min. / 14 nights max.
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 anytime!
Please call 800.334.3581 to schedule your vacation.
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.