Upcoming Meetings

Community Events

Wild About Reading – “Animal Tracks” @ OKI Nature Center
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Oak Island Parks and Recreation Volunteer staff at the Oak Island Nature Center (52nd and Yacht Drive) for a fun-filled morning from 11:00am-noon. We’ll read a great book or two, then complete a wildly fun craft that you can take home with you! These programs are perfect for young children and FREE to attend with pre-registration; simply call 910-278-5518.

“Animal Tracks”

Have you seen track in your yard, or on the beach? Learn all about how to tell which Oak Island animal made the tracks you see.


Parks and Rec Master Plan Meeting @ Rec Center
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm

The provision and operation of public parks, recreation and open space programs, services, events, activities, facilities, areas and parks are important components of the Town’s immediate and long-range planning efforts. Information gathered through these meetings will contribute to the creation of the Town’s 2020 – 2025 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan. Raise your voice and have an impact our community’s future at any of the upcoming public meetings while enjoying light refreshments!

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

East Oak Island Drive paving begins Monday, June 17

Announcements | June 14, 2019

From NCDOT: The paving of East Oak Island Drive is scheduled to begin Monday morning, June 17, 2019. The work will start at the intersection of Country Club Drive and head west. Set up for traffic control will begin about ...read more

Lots of fun at Fire Camp 2019

Announcements | June 14, 2019

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