Upcoming Meetings

Community Events

Planting Trees & Shrubs: Selections for Coastal Landscaping @ Oak Island Recreation Center
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Sam Marshall, scheduled to enlighten us about trees and shrubs suited to our Oak Island community, was pre-empted by Hurricane Florence’s visit. The plants, including native plants, which were to be featured should be of even greater interest after our hurricane damage. He plans to revise his talk to include some pruning and spring prep tips which should be especially useful post hurricane. Same has been a popular speaker in the past, and is sure to enthrall us again. Sam Marshall, an Extension Agent- Agriculture- Horticulture from NC State University, is coming at the invitation of the Town of Oak Island’s Environmental Advisory Community.

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

Council Actions Report available

Announcements | January 9, 2019

Did you miss the meeting last night? We have a report of actions taken during the meeting. We also have the presentation our coastal engineers made about all of our beach projects - it includes a timeline, which we've pasted below. Click here to see the Council Actions report, and click here to see the presentation from Moffatt & Nichol. read more

Request for Proposals — Oak Island Pier Complex

Announcements | January 4, 2019

Interested parties are invited to submit sealed proposals for operation of the Oak Island Pier Complex (Oak Island Pier, tackle shop, retail space at 705 Ocean Drive and also a restaurant or events center at 801 Ocean Drive). Request for Proposal ...read more

Council agenda posted

Announcements | January 4, 2019

The agenda for the January 8, 2019 meeting is posted online here. This will be a Town Hall style meeting, with information from our engineers on the various beach projects in the works and a discussion on paid parking. Council meets ...read more