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.

Candy Cane Flashlight Hunt @ Middleton Park
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm

Hunt Begins: 6:00 p.m.

Event Location: Bill Smith Park (4446 Fish Factory Road SE, Southport, NC)

Find candy canes and green & red eggs on the softball field at Bill Smith Park (4446 Fish Factory Rd. SE, Southport, NC) while enjoying hot chocolate and visit with Santa. This fun filled hunt is a great family outing with lots of opportunities to get those much wanted holiday photos of the little ones in your life!

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

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

Town offices closing at noon Dec. 7

Announcements | December 7, 2018

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Update on beach projects

Announcements | November 30, 2018

Our engineers have provided an update on all of our beach projects. You can find info on our beach projects under the Resident Info tab (Beach Nourishment/Shoreline Mgt), or click here to see the latest update. read more