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Art Galleries and Guilds

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The picturesque landscape and wildlife in the Southport-Oak Island area inspire many artists to create works of art in all types of disciplines – painting, quilting, pottery, ceramics, photography, metalwork, woodwork, basketwork, creative writing ... 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

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

Sea Turtle Watch

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Turtle Watch- From May to August sea turtles lay eggs in nests along area beaches. These nests are an around 30 inches deep and hold an average of 120 eggs per nest which will incubate for approximately 60 days. Starting in late July, the turtles w... Read full article

Shopping

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Shopping- Shop Small Support Local. You will find an impressive array of boutiques with unique merchandise and personal service in the Southport-Oak Island area. Our boutiques offer distinctive gifts, clothing, art, jewelry, furniture, and specialty ... Read full article

Golf Courses

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Golf – A golfer’s paradise exists in the Southport-Oak Island Area with year-round golf on courses with magnificent views and created for golfers of every skill. Courses designed by Tim Cate, George Cobb, P.B. Dye, and Hale Irwin. ... 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

Music & Performance Arts

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Culture is alive and well in the Southport-Oak Island area of Brunswick County. Visitors and residents alike enjoy a year round schedule of performances from a variety of choral, theatrical, musical groups. Music is also the focal point of the ... Read full article

Fishing

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Fishing – A popular watersport in the area is fishing. Wet a line on one of the Piers in our area, from the 28 miles of beach, or from a watercraft. NC Fishing License is required to fish in NC. Piers and charter boats will have a blanket license t... Read full article

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