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Articles in Oak Island, Climate, Attractions and Dog Parks

Oak Island

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The best way to describe Oak Island is that it's a community at the beach. The Town of Oak Island was formed in 1999 when towns of Long Beach and Yaupon Beach consolidated. 14 miles of Beaches in beautiful Brunswick Islands on Southeastern NC Coast.... Read full article

Brunswick Town Fort Anderson State Historic Site

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major pre-Revolutionary port on North Carolina's Cape Fear River, Brunswick was razed by British troops in 1776 and never rebuilt. During the Civil War, Fort Anderson was constructed atop the old village site, and served as part of the Cape Fear Rive... Read full article

Dog Parks

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Dog parks are a fun way to exercise your dog while socializing with fellow pet lovers. The Southport Oak Island area has two dog parks, both associated with the Town of Oak Island, a dog friendly beach. The Salty Dog Park is located at Bill Smith P... Read full article

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

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The Aquariums were established in 1976 to promote an awareness, understanding, appreciation and conservation of the diverse natural and cultural resources of North Carolina’s ocean, estuaries, rivers, streams and other aquatic environments.... Read full article

Ingram Planetarium

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Come to Ingram Planetarium's Sky Theater and see the universe up close! Experience a state-of-the-art facility with a 40-foot domed ceiling and a high-definition digital system with surround sound. View a Sky Theater astronomy show or rock to a laser... Read full article

Oak Island Lighthouse

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The Oak Island Lighthouse was completed in 1958 at a total cost of $110,000.00. The lights are 169 feet above the water. A misconception is that the lighthouse itself is 169 feet tall. The actual structure is 153 feet tall, but it stands on a slight ... Read full article

Price Creek Lighthouse

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Price's Creek Lighthouse is 20 feet tall with a red brick exterior. It was built in 1848. The lighthouse, although not operational, is the only one still standing of eight lighthouses built along the Cape Fear River between Oak Island and Wilmington... Read full article

Old Baldy Lighthouse and Smith Island Museum

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Old Baldy is the oldest standing lighthouse in North Carolina. It has maintained its original form and location for over 187 years. The most important purpose of Old Baldy was to mark the Cape Fear River entrance for the maritime sailors. It was neve... Read full article

Museum of Coastal Carolina

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The Museum of Coastal Carolina, North Carolina's only natural history museum on a barrier island. Experience coastal nature for the fun of it! Standing on the ocean floor would be a wonderful way to experience the marine environment up close. Visitor... Read full article

Bald Head Island Conservancy and Nature Tours

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Bald Head Island Conservancy is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1983. The Conservancy's mission is barrier island conservation, preservation and education. It is located in a unique area within the Smith Island Complex which includes Ba... Read full article

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