Situated on our southernmost shoreline, you’ll find North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. Many families return to these barrier-island beaches year after year to enjoy the region’s laid-back vibe and signature seafood. Up for exploring? Try a lighthouse climb, sea turtle walk or round of golf.

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  • 6 Beaches on 5 Barrier Islands
  • “North Carolina’s Golf Coast”
  • Safe Haven Movie Locations
  • “Old Baldy” and Oak Island Lighthouses
  • Home of Calabash-Style Seafood
  • Bald Head Island Conservancy

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Winter 61°
Spring 75°
Summer 90°
Fall 78°

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U.S. Route 17
U.S. Route 421
Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR)

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Have you seen us at the creek? Our conservation team collected samples from Bald Head Creek this week to examine how environmental factors affect changes in water quality over a 24-hour period. Sunlight and tidal stages are two factors that can have an impact on water temperature, pH, and the amount of oxygen in the water. ☀️ #environmentalscience #baldheadisland #creek #discovernc #nccoast #sharingnature #ncbrunswickislands #oldbaldy

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Freshly hatched loggerhead sea turtles heading to the ocean. The Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization volunteers use red lights to help guide the babies to the water. #oceanislebeach #visitnc #brunswickislands #oibstpo #naturenc #clpicks #outaboutnc #hey_ihadtosnapthat

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