Winter by the Shore

Winter by the Shore

  • Debbie Hooker
  • 02/2/24
Visiting Oak Island, NC and Southport, NC in the wintertime can be a peaceful and enjoyable experience, although some activities may be weather-dependent. Here are some things you can do in both places during the winter months.

Oak Island, NC

1. Beachcombing: Even in the winter, the beach can be a serene and beautiful place. Bundle up and take a stroll along the shoreline, searching for seashells, driftwood, and other treasures.

2. Fishing: Oak Island is known for its excellent fishing opportunities. You can try surf fishing or book a charter boat for deep-sea fishing.

3. Birdwatching: The winter months bring migratory birds to the area, making it a great time for birdwatching. Visit the Oak Island Nature Center to learn more about local wildlife.

4. Hiking and Nature Trails: Explore the natural beauty of the area by taking a hike on one of the nearby nature trails. The Oak Island Nature Center offers several trails for hiking and birdwatching.

5. Dining: Enjoy seafood and other local cuisine at the various restaurants in Oak Island. It's a great time to sample the local flavors without the crowds.

Southport, NC

1. Historic Downtown: Southport's historic downtown is charming year-round. Explore the quaint shops, art galleries, and historic sites. Don't forget to take a stroll along the waterfront.
2. Maritime Museum: Visit the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport to learn about the maritime history of the region.

3. Biking: Southport has bike-friendly streets and scenic routes. Rent a bike and explore the area at your own pace.

4. Festivals and Events: Check if there are any local festivals or events happening during your visit. Southport hosts various events throughout the year, including holiday-themed celebrations.

5. Waterfront Dining: Enjoy waterfront dining at one of the local restaurants. Southport has several options where you can savor seafood while taking in the view.

6. Golf: If you're a golf enthusiast, consider playing a round at one of the nearby golf courses. The weather in the winter can be pleasant for a day on the greens.
Remember that some businesses and attractions in these coastal towns may have reduced hours or seasonal closures in the winter, so it's a good idea to check in advance and plan accordingly. Additionally, the weather can be chilly, so be sure to dress warmly if you plan to spend time outdoors.

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