The Museum of Coastal Carolina

Museum of Coastal Carolina

A trip to the Museum is time well spent at Ocean Isle Beach.

From Civil War artifacts, to local Native American displays, to local flora and fauna from the last 10,000 years, the Museum has a lot to offer visitors of all ages.

It’s interesting, inexpensive, and the Staff is terrific.

For rates, events, and a schedule of activities, go here: MUSEUM

Ingram Planetarium

This is truly an amazing facility. Drop on by for a visit and get the schedule. This is a world class facility, and shouldn’t be missed.

Star-gazing on the Beach is an awesome experience, and the Planetarium can enrich and enliven the experience! ( O.K….I’m a fan, and this is a cool place!)

Get the details here: PLANETARIUM


There are numerous activities for on Ocean Isle North Carolina and plenty of nearby attractions for visitors of all ages. The Winds Resort Beach Club is located centrally in the Brunswick County Golf Community literally surrounded by close to a hundred competition courses. If you’re here with family or on a romantic getaway, the area around The Winds offers activities for your style. Pack your day bag and head out by car, bike or foot.

The nearby surrounding and on-site activities abound from all areas lending plenty of sightseeing availability including fishing villages, crabbing, golfing, bird watching and boat cruises.

The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events will keep you up to date on area festivals and events such as Ocean Isle’s own North Carolina Oyster Festival.

On Ocean Isle Beach North Carolina there are the Museum of the Coastal Carolinas and the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center which both offer excellent, free children’s programs where they can discover the nature of the coastal environment.

A few minutes drive, between Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach, is the Ingram Planetarium where you can explore the heavens.

A short drive away is The Silver Coast Winery and Art Gallery where there is always something interesting and fun to see and do.

A drive to Southport takes you to an historic seaport town where can go antiquing at the grand Antique Mall or jump on the ferry and cross over to the peninsula of Cape Fear and Fort Fisher. Fort Fisher is full of history and low country, sea life information.

In the mood for a short a road trip; drive down to Myrtle Beach. While here visit South Carolina’s most popular and number one attraction Barefoot Landing. Home of hundreds of theme shops, restaurants, Myrtle Waves Waterpark, and shows, including The House of Blues. Cruise around and find yourself at the Alabama Theater where music events play nightly.

Further down the road is Broadway at the Beach with hundreds of theme shops, restaurants such as The Hard Rock CafĂ©, Ripley’s Aquarium and shows nightly at The Palace Theatre.

Be sure to check out the new Hard Rock Park the World’s first Rock and Roll amusement park (140 acres of roller coasters, music and much more!

Visit nearby Orton Plantation – an historic Southern Planation with world famous gardens. Speaking of gardens, Brookgreen Gardens (a few miles south of nearby Myrtle Beach, SC) is also world famous for it’s incredible gardens and collection of sculptures.

With so many close by Ocean Isle and North Carolina and Myrtle Beach activities to indulge in, your evening return to The Winds Resort Beach Club will be relaxing and comfortable.