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Oak-Island are located in Brunswick County, south of Wilmington at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Oak Island is 12.6 miles long and consists of the towns of Oak Island and Caswell Beach. The fishing village of Southport has long served as a harbor for sea-going craft and is a tranquil city known for its hospitality. Oak Island's family-oriented seaside communities offer a ten-mile stretch of sandy beach and quiet surf, wetlands and maritime forests. All sorts of activities are available including boating and sailing, fishing, swimming, water-skiing, clamming and shelling, hiking and biking. There are 15 challenging golf courses within seven miles of Oak Island/Southport, as well as miniature golf, amusement parks, three piers and a marina with a public boat launch. Other nearby attractions include the Maritime Museum, the Fort Fisher State Park and Historic Site and the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Southport's picturesque streets are lined with historic homes and huge sprawling oak trees, some of the oldest in the South. The historic business district, the Southport Riverwalk and the Yacht Basin have lots of colorful and unique gift shops, art galleries, antique shops and wonderful seafood restaurants. The Visitor's Center in downtown Southport has maps and brochures and offers self-guided tours and a list of festivals in the Oak Island/Southport region.

Surrounding areas: Southport, North Carolina (3.8 mi), Bald Head Island, North Carolina (6.2 mi), Kure Beach, North Carolina (11.9 mi), Holden Beach, North Carolina (12.7 mi), Carolina Beach, North Carolina (14.1 mi), Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina (20.4 mi), Wilmington, North Carolina (23.6 mi)

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