Locally Filmed “Tammy” Opens July 3rd!

Tammy-2014-Movie-PosterThe North Carolina filmed comedy Tammy opens nationwide in theaters July 3rd. Filmed in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties, the feature stars Melissa McCarthy as a down on her luck fast food worker who hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother, played by Susan Sarandon, after losing her job and finding out her husband has been unfaithful.

Tammy filmed in locations including The Grille in Shallotte, Two Women Cooking Over a Pot in Wilmington, as well as several homes, and also filmed part of the film on a lake in Boiling Spring Lakes.

Production on Tammy lasted more than 140 days in 2013. The feature film spent more than $14.5 million in North Carolina while creating in excess of 375 job opportunities.

Tammy was one of more than 60 productions that registered with the N.C. Film Office in 2013 that resulted in having an economic impact in excess of $243 million while creating more than 4,000 well-paying job crew positions, and nearly 25,000 total job opportunities during the course of a record-high 5,700+ production days in 2013.


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Friki Tiki Pool Parties

Our legendary Friki Tiki Pool Parties are coming back this summer bigger and better than ever! You can find the party at the oceanfront pool every Thursday Night! There’s live music with DJ Joe, games, fun for all ages, and of course the Tiki Bar!

As always, we invite all guests of The Winds to join us every Thursday at the Thirsti Tiki at our oceanfront pool from 6:30pm-9:30pm for our Friki Tiki Pool Party: Free to all Winds guests. (Winds Guests Only Please)

Its time to party down around the oceanfront pool as our DJ keeps the fun coming with music, contests and games for all ages!

Enjoy great music, games and dancing and a whole lot of fun! Meet and mingle with the other guests. Don’t miss out on the fun!

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Ocean Isle Free Concert Series

Ocean Isle Beach Free Summer ConcertsAll you beach music lovers out there get ready to enjoy this summer’s lineup. The Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series returns May 23rd  through September 5th, 2014 with its usual roster of beach music, shag, oldies, and rock and roll.

If you’re into Beach Music you are in luck. All concerts take place in the parking lot at the Museum of the Coastal Carolinas right here on Ocean Isle Beach and best of all they’re FREE! Join us every Friday night from 6:30pm to 8pm!


2014 Ocean Isle Beach Free Concert Series: 
5/23/2014           The Entertainers

5/30/2014           Continental Divide Band

6/6/2014             Blackwater Rythm & Blues

6/13/2014           Sea Cruz

6/20/2014          The Attractions

6/27/2014          Fantastic Shakers

7/4/2014            Steve Owens & Summertime (Followed by Fireworks at the OIB Pier)

7/11/2014          Too Much Sylvia

7/18/2014          The Craig Woolard Band

7/25/2014          Hip Pocket

8/1/2014            The Mark Roberts Band

8/8/2014            Rick Strickland

8/15/2014          Jim Quick & Coastline

8/22/2014          Sea Cruz

8/29/2014          Band of Oz

9/5/2014             Holiday Band


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See The Winds Resort Photo Gallery

Penthouse SuiteThe Winds is looking good! We’ve spent all winter remodeling and upgrading rooms. Many of our rooms have new tile and bamboo floors, new paint, and new furnishings.

Our two penthouse suites have been completely redone and outfitted with a brand new kitchen, with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, and new bathrooms.

We’ve even fixed up our Tiki Bar with new paint and a few upgrades.

We can’t wait to have you back this summer to see all the changes we’ve made.

Check out some new photos in our photo gallery showcasing our upgraded rooms and penthouse suites. We think you’ll love what we’ve done to the place!

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Couples Getaway Package

Couples Getaway Package The Winds Resort Ocean Isle BeachCouples Getaway Package

Bring your significant other to the beach for a relaxing, renewing weekend of togetherness and adventure with our Couples Getaway Package at The Winds Resort on Ocean Isle Beach, NC.

June 7th through August 8th, 2014, the rate per person is from $288.00

Package Includes:

  • Two Night’s Accommodation*
  • 1 hour massage at Right Touch Therapy (Ocean Isle Beach) choice includes Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Hot Stone.
  • Tour the Silver Coast Winery with a wine tasting.
  • Welcome basket for each room.
  • Hot Southern Breakfast Buffet each day.
  • Complimentary bikes to explore the island.
  • Daily Housekeeping.
  • Free Water Aerobic classes.
  • Discounts to area restaurants and shops.

Click Here To Book This Package Online!

*Accommodations Are:

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

Optional Add Ons (Available Online):

1) Add a bottle of Champagne to have waiting in your room:

2) Add dinner for two at choice of two nearby restaurants:

Roberto’s Italian Ristorante:

Dinner Includes: Wine and Beer (2 Drinks per person), your choice of Steak, Seafood, or Pasta from The Winds Menu, Salad or Soup, Dessert and Coffee. Reservations are available Tuesday through Saturday.

Sharky’s Waterfront Restaurant (overlooking the intra-coastal waterway)

Dinner Includes: Entrees (any menu item), 4 Glasses of House Wine (per two people: 4 people receive 8 Glasses/8 receive 12 Glasses), Salad, Dessert, Non-alcoholic Beverages.

Click Here To Book This Package Online! 


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The Winds Resort Featured in Our State Magazine!

Our State Coastal Issue The Winds ResortCheck out this month’s Coastal Issue of Our State Magazine, North Carolina’s premier travel and culture magazine,  and you’ll see a 14-page article on The Winds Resort. This year’s Coastal Issue focuses on retro summer vacations. The vacations of yesteryear where the whole family would pile in the station wagon, slather on Coppertone, and head to the beach. A time long before cellphones, wi-fi, and tablets, where the beach was the center of your summer vacation.

The article entitled Ocean Isle Oasis highlights the story of how The Winds founder Miller Pope and his wife Helen stumbled across Ocean Isle Beach and built their own version of paradise. Over the years, The Winds grew from just one building to oceanfront rooms, suites, and beach cottages.

The article then shifts to the present day, where Miller’s kids have taken the reigns and struggle to integrate the anachronistic ideals of The Winds with modern needs. The article also speaks about some of the beloved things guests have come to love about our beachside resort, including the well-maintained tropical gardens and the charming oceanfront Tiki Hut. They also talk about our guests, who generation after generation, enjoy the sense of family and belonging when they make their yearly trek to the beach.

If the article hits on anything, it’s the story of what a special place The Winds is. There’s truly no other place like it!

Read the Full Article Here

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The Winds Resort Makes Travel Channel’s List of Best Beach Hotels

The Winds Resort Makes Travel Channel's List of Best Beach HotelsEveryone knows the North Carolina coast is the perfect spot for a vacation and the folks at The Travel Channel certainly do! The Travel Channel came out with its list of North Carolina’s Best Beach Hotels and The Winds Resort is on it!

The Travel Channel is known for finding unique spots all across the world, and spreading the word about great vacation destinations. So make sure you check out the list and grab your flip-flops for a great beach vacation!

See The Travel Channel’s List of North Carolina’s Best Beach Hotels

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The Winds Is #1 On TripAdvisor!

The Winds Resort Beach Club is number one on TripAdvisor! We want to thank you our guests and of course our fabulous staff for making this happen for us!

The Winds Resort also has the distinction of being #1 For Romance on TripAdvisor!

So grab that special someone and getaway for a romantic weekend at The Winds!

Here are just a few of the most recent comments:

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Photos from the Lucky Leprechaun 5K

Lucky-Leprechaun-5K-2014Once again the Lucky Leprechaun 5K race held at The Winds Resort was a big success! Runners showed up wearing their Irish spirit in the form of bright green. The race took them on a beautiful course that parallels the ocean along the east side of the island.

Take a peek at some of the photos that were snapped during the race by clicking on the link below. If you were a participant, you can even buy a photo of yourself!


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Non-stop flights Toronto to Myrtle Beach!

Flights from Toronto to Myrtle BeachWestJet announced that they will resume their non-stop seasonal non-stop flights Toronto to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on March 6, 2014, nearly two months earlier than in 2013.
The twice-weekly service will operate on Thursdays and Sundays from March 6 to October 23, 2014, with a change in flight times effective April 27.

“We’re very pleased to return with non-stop service to one of Canada’s favourite vacation and snowbird destinations,” said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. “After a very successful first season, our guests told us they wanted to escape the snow, stroll the boardwalk and shop the outlet malls even earlier this year. And with more than 100 golf courses, Myrtle Beach is the perfect place to get an early start to the season.”
Details of the 2014 Toronto-Myrtle Beach service are:

March 6-April 24, 2014

Day Flight Departing Arriving
Thursday 1154 Toronto at 6:45 p.m. Myrtle Beach at 8:50 p.m.
Thursday 1155 Myrtle Beach at 9:35 p.m. Toronto at 11:30 p.m.
Sunday 1154 Toronto at 3:15 p.m. Myrtle Beach at 5:20 p.m.
Sunday 1155 Myrtle Beach at 6:10 p.m. Toronto at 8:05 p.m.

April 27-October 23, 2014

Day Flight Departing Arriving
Thursday 1154 Toronto at 9:35 a.m. Myrtle Beach at 11:38 a.m.
Thursday 1155 Myrtle Beach at 12:25 p.m. Toronto at 2:27 p.m.
Sunday 1154 Toronto at 9:35 p.m. Myrtle Beach at 11:38 p.m.
Sunday 1155 Myrtle Beach at 12:25 p.m. Toronto at 2:27 p.m.
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