Kayaking & Stand Up Paddleboarding-So much water, so many places to kayak, canoe, and/or stand up paddleboard. So if you like the adventure of the ocean, the endurance of a Cape Fear River trail, or just want to get close to nature in the many creeks and tidal marshes; the Southport-Oak Island area is the place to paddle.
Take a tour with a professional, bring your own equipment or rent it while you are here. In addition to these professionals, you can also rent a kayak from the Town of Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department located at 3003 E. Oak Island Drive next to the kayak launch on the Davis Canal.
Annual events such at the Town of Oak Island's Ride The Tide Kayak float, held each Spring, showcase the excellent opportunities in our area for kayaking.
Oak Island Mainland on Intracoastal Waterway– 4650 Fish Factory Road – 80 Trailer Spaces.
Sunset Harbor on Intracoastal Waterway– 356 Riverview Drive, Bolivia – 33 Trailers Spaces.
Rices Creek on Rices Creek– 797 Gordon Lewis Drive, Winnabow – 20 Trailer Spaces.
Holden Beach on Intracoastal Waterway – 103 S. Shore Drive, Supply. – 15 Trailer Spaces.
Bricklanding Road on Intracoastal Waterway- 1921 Bricklanding Road, Shallotte. 23 Trailer Spaces
Ocean Isle Beach on Intracoastal Waterway- 67 Causeway Drive, Ocean Isle Beach. 58 Trailer Spaces
Sunset Beach -101 Sunset Blvd., Sunset Beach – 26 Trailer Spaces.
Pireway on Waccamaw River – 9700 River Gate Drive, Ash. 25 Trailer Spaces
Additional Ramps Not Maintained by the State -
Alton Lennon Park on The Big Lake – corner of East Boiling Spring Road/Alton Lennon Road, Boiling Spring Lakes. Kayak, canoe & lake boats.
Spring Lake Park – Pine Road, Boiling Spring Lakes. Kayak, canoe and boats with electric motors only.
Southport Marina Ramp on Intracoastal Waterway– 606 West West Street, Southport.
May Moore Park on Intracoastal Waterway– Barbee Blvd. & Elizabeth Drive, Oak Island. Kayak & Canoe Dock.
Dutchman Creek Boat Launch – NE 55th and Yacht Drive, Oak Island. Parking for trailers available.
Tidalways Park on Davis Canal – 3003 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island. Kayak & Canoe Launch only.
30th Place West Canoe/Kayak Dock - 30th Place West & Beach Drive, Oak Island
Blue Water Point Marina Ramp on Intracoastal Waterway– 57th Place West, Oak Island.
Brunswick Nature Park - 2601 River Road, Winnabow, Kayak, Canoe Launch.
Brunswick River Park - 580 River Road, Leland. Kayak, Canoe and smaller boats.