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Articles in Transportation and Drive Times and Chamber Special Events

Southport Oak Island Golf Classic

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The Southport-Oak Island Area Golf Classic is a fundraising golf tournament for the Chamber held annually, the first Saturday in May. Held at the Oak Island Golf & Country Club. A four-person captain’s choice format.... Read full article

Christmas by the Sea Parade

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Christmas is perhaps the best time of year to visit the North Carolina coast. The average air temperature is 59.4 degrees and the sun is warm. In a celebration of this wonderful weather and the holidays, the Chamber organizes the Christmas by the Sea... Read full article

U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament

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The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament began 40 years ago, when a small group of community leaders met and decided that they needed an event to showcase the great fall fishing in the Southport-Oak Island area. Today, the U.S. Open King ... Read full article

Oak Island Lighthouse Run

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The Oak Island Lighthouse Run courses showcase the best scenery on the North Carolina Coast . At what other course can you see salt marshes, the Atlantic Ocean, wide beautiful beaches and see a Lighthouse?... Read full article

N.C. 4th of July Festival

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The N.C. 4th of July Festival is held annually in the City of Southport July 2nd – 4th and Town of Oak Island June 30th. The City of Southport first celebrated our nation’s independence in 1792 as the “Festival of Free Men”. Over the years the nam... Read full article

Boat Ramps, Kayak Launches and Marinas

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Watersport activities are natural when you have first class facilities and this much water access - Cape Fear River, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf Stream, Intracoastal Waterway, Canals and rivers and freshwater lakes. Activities such as kayaking, sailing, pow... Read full article

Climate

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Picture Perfect In Any Season the Southport Oak Island Area of North Carolina's Brunswick Islands enjoys salubrious breezes, warm summer nights for long walks on our beaches, cool fall days perfect for fishing, mild winter temperatures to keep active... Read full article

Bald Head Island Ferry & Tram Service

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In just 20 minutes, the Bald Head Island Transportation, Inc. passenger ferry transports you from Deep Point Marina, 1301 Ferry Road in Southport, NC, to the shores of Bald Head Island. For most of the year, ferries leave the mainland on the hour and... Read full article

Drive Times

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The Southport-Oak Island area is a true destination. You will not just happen upon the Southport-Oak Island area since we are literally at the end of the roads. Highway 211 ends in the historic riverfront City of Southport, Highway 133 stops in th... Read full article

Southport Fort Fisher Ferry

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Embarking on a sunny beach vacation, visiting charming seaside villages, exploring the area's rich history, or just enjoying some of the country's best fishing spots, no visit to coastal North Carolina is complete without a ride on a NC Ferry.... Read full article

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