Upcoming Meetings

Community Events

Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest @ Oak Island Recreation Center
Dec 10 – Dec 20 all-day


Get involved with Oak Island’s Recreation Department this holiday season! Find the most appalling holiday sweater you can find, and join in on fun with the town wide Ugly Sweater Contest! Simply stop by the Recreation Center for a photo in your atrocious sweater for a chance to win holiday prizes!

The community will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite ugly sweater for the 2018 People’s Choice. Voting will be available at the OKI Recreation Center at 3003 E. Oak Island Dr. December 17th-20th.

Salt Water Fishing School @ Oak Island Recreation Center
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm



Tickets can be purchased either with cash or check for $65 in advance and $75 at the door (if space is available).

Registration for Captain Jerry’s Salt Water Fishing School is now open! Oak Island Parks and Recreation and Captain Jerry will be partnering to provide TWO sessions featuring sessions on catching speckled trout, red and black drum, flounder, sheepshead, gray trout, Spanish and King mackerel, offshore bottom fish and throwing/casting nets. Both sessions will run from 9:00am-4:30 pm with lunch included. For more information call Captain Jerry at 910-279-6760 or email captjerry@captjerry.com. Information is also available at the Oak Island Recreation Center at 910-278-5518.

Welcome to the Town of Oak Island
a family-friendly beach community with a small-town atmosphere

The Town boasts 65 public beach accesses on miles of sandy beaches, as well as fishing docks and piers, boat ramps and many other access points to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Davis Canal, making it the perfect location for fishing, boating, kayaking and other water activities. The Town also has a municipal golf course and eight parks, ranging from a fishing T at the west end of the island to a large park on the mainland complete with baseball and football fields. There is a skate park, a dog park, a cabana on the oceanfront with an observation deck and plenty of places to find a quiet spot to relax and enjoy the view. Area businesses, like piers and marinas, restaurants and ice cream shops, also help make vacationers feel welcome while catering to full-time residents.

The Town covers much of the island and includes areas on the mainland around both bridges, such as the golf course community of South Harbour Village. There are also thousands of undeveloped acres near the Swain’s Cut Bridge.

We hope you enjoy finding out more about the Town of Oak Island, and if you’re not already here, we look forward to seeing you soon! Looking for information on accommodations and local businesses?


Town Hall: 4601 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465
Hours: Mon – Fri 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (910) 278-5011

News & Announcements

Trash and Recycling collection – Holiday Schedule

Announcements | December 13, 2018

CHRISTMAS EVE: ALL collections scheduled for Monday, December 24th will operate as NORMAL.  NO interruption in service as Waste Industries will be open. CHRISTMAS DAY: ALL collections normally scheduled for Tuesday, December 25th, will be rescheduled to Saturday, December 29th. (Please note, due to high volumes pickup may take longer than normal.) Waste Industries will be closed for the holiday. NEW YEAR’S DAY: Collections will operate on a regular schedule.  NO interruption in service, as Waste Industries will be open. If you have any questions, please contact Kennette Tower at 910-201-8083 or via e-mail at ktower@ci.oak-island.nc.us. read more

NCDOT Bridge inspection Dec. 11 – Swains Cut Bridge

Announcements | December 10, 2018

From the NC Department of Transportation: There will be intermittent lane closures on the Swains Cut Bridge on Tuesday, Dec. 11, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for routine bridge inspection work. There should be at least one lane of ...read more

Council agenda available online

Announcements | December 7, 2018

The agenda for the December 11 Council meeting is available online here. Council meets the second Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers (second floor of Town Hall). read more