To me, the beach has always meant relaxation and peace. But, you have to find the right beach for that. Otherwise, you end up with crowds and touristy junk all around you.
You can find an “uncrowded, unhurried, and unforgettable” experience at Ocean Isle Beach in NC. “Sand, Sun, and Family Fun” are what you will encounter at Ocean Isle Inn.
Ocean Isle Inn is located between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC: so you have nearby attractions but can go back to quieter family fun near the hotel, like a local museum, playground, and mini-golf. And of course, there’s the beach, too!
We headed to the outlets in Myrtle Beach for a little bit because mama needed to shop. We also spent one evening at Medieval Times with the kids. Another night, we stayed on Ocean Isle and headed to one of the charming local restaurants where everyone oooh’ed and aww’ed over the cuteness of my boys.
At Ocean Isle Inn, the kids enjoyed swimming at the indoor pool. They kept looking out at the outdoor pool and asking to use that one, too, but it’s too cold in January for that! Their only complaint was that after getting out of the pool, they had to be in a short outdoor hallway to get to our room, but we bundled them up in the towels that were available by the pool and hustled them back to the room.
The beds in the rooms are heavenly. Angels singing type of comfortable.
Even though parts of NC had snow this past weekend, we didn’t get any on Ocean Isle. It was nice enough that we went for a walk on the beach on Sunday morning, after enjoying a free deluxe continental breakfast at Ocean Isle Inn.
The beach is a south-facing beach, which means the sun stays out in front of you all day long: it rises down to your left and crosses the sky to set on your right: you get gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.
My family enjoyed our stay at Ocean Isle Inn. There is plenty of family beach fun here. Though, my husband and I would love to come back for a couples’ weekend when it’s warmer so that he could go golfing at a nearby course and I could relax in the sand with a book. Maybe for my birthday in July or his in September.
Whether you are looking for a family vacation or a couples’ getaway or a girls’ weekend(oooh! Sign me up!), I recommend that you check out Ocean Isle Inn.
I received 3 nights’ stay at Ocean Isle Inn in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. If you are interested in being their monthly featured blogger and experiencing the hotel for yourself, check out their featured blogger program.