Ocean Isle Elegance: Dreamy Couple’s Getaway in Top Vacation Rentals

Once a hidden gem, it’s time to uncover why Ocean Isle Beach romantic getaways attract couples to the Carolina coast. Discover the stunning beach and explore the small beach town atmosphere to reveal the genuine charm of this place. Our Ocean Island Beach vacation rentals are the perfect place to host your romantic rendezvous on the beach and OIB has plenty to offer for couples.

Things to do in Ocean Isle Beach for Couples

  1. Watch the sunrise and sunset on the beach

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The geographical location of Ocean Isle Beach makes it one of the most unique you’ll discover on the Carolina Coast. It’s a south-facing beach, giving you a rare opportunity for daily sunrise and sunset views. So, once you’re done soaking up the sun at the beach, hang out a bit longer and take in the sights!

Early risers can head to the beach for the sunrise accompanied by locals jogging along the shoreline and surfers peeping their boards for a morning session. You can enjoy the sunset sitting on the beach or walking the shore.

  1. Beach recreation and leisure

Your romantic getaway to Ocean Isle Beach will finally give you time to indulge in your hobbies and interests. From water fun to on-shore excursions, there’s something fun to do for active couples.

Splash into fun in the Atlantic Ocean with surfing and jet skiing. Alternatively, explore the Intracoastal Waterway in a tandem kayak or standup paddleboarding. Love isn’t the only thing making your heart race during your time at Swamp Park with ziplining and ATV rides. Or take things easy and rent beach cruises to ride along State Road 1144 to spy the ocean between waterfront homes.

Have a friendly competition to see who reels in the biggest catch while fishing on the Ocean Isle Fishing Pier or wins a round of golf at the Tiger’s Eye Golf Course—the winner treats the other to ice cream later!

  1. Indulge in wine tasting and other spirits

Cheers! Wine tasting at Ocean Isle Beach keeps spirits high during your couple’s vacation. Silver Coast Winery is the original winery in Brunswick County and a go-to venue for wine tasting in Ocean Isle Beach.

Home to award-winning wines, this winery surpasses all expectations during tastings. It tailors the tasting experience to your preferences, with flights focused on red, white, or mixed wine. Pair your wine with a cheese plate and enjoy a sophisticated evening.

For other spirited fun, check out the oceanfront views at the Tipsy Turtle Tiki Bar in the Isles Beach Club or the sociable Coastal Wine & Tap, which features live music.

  1. Go out for ice cream

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Our mild coastal weather makes most days pleasant for a casual afternoon or event stroll while eating ice cream. If ice cream is one of your guilty pleasures, you’ll feel like a couple of kids in a candy store searching for our best flavors.

The numerous ice cream shops dotting Ocean Isle Beach are open for business starting in the Spring through the end of beach season. The bright yellow facade of the Ocean Isle Creamery is ready to brighten your day with more than two dozen homemade flavors. Strut the nearly 1,000-foot-long Ocean Isle Beach Pier licking delicious soft serve from Pier One Ice Cream. Beach Life Sweets and Ice Cream looks like a fun house of flavors for your favorite frozen goodies and sugary delights.

  1. Pamper yourself with a couples massage

There’s nothing like pampering yourself alongside your life partner. Couples massages are a great way to guarantee relaxation on any romantic getaway. With OIB’s growth in popularity, you’ll find plenty of massage parlors and spas nearby.

You’ll find most of these venues on the mainland across the Ocean Isle Bridge. Go upstairs to a private massage therapy room at the Coral Tree Salon for a session that ends with a complimentary glass of wine. The Oceans Massage Therapy brings balance to your relationship with body-soothing therapeutic remedies and mental relaxation.

  1. Drop a love letter in the Kindred Spirit Mailbox

Your everlasting affection can inspire generations to come. Put a love letter in the Kindred Spirit Mailbox on the nearby Bird Island and read notes left by couples who came before you.

Bird Island is part of the Brunswick Islands. It’s accessible from Ocean Isle Beach via a boat ride down the coast or a short drive to the Bird Island Reserve. When you arrive, head south along the beach, where you’ll encounter the unassuming black mailbox just before crossing into South Carolina. Open it to read interesting love notes from anonymous couples. Sit on the bench to jot down your own romantic tale to leave behind.

Don’t rush off too soon. It’s a peaceful setting to share a few quiet moments together on the beach before returning to OIB.

Where to have a romantic dinner in Ocean Isle Beach

Many of the best restaurants on Ocean Isle Beach are near the main Causeway Drive after crossing the bridge and around the OIB Pier. You’ll find options from seafood to international cuisines to suit any taste.

Friday nights are always a vibe at Pelican’s Perch Bar & Grill. Local bands rock the stage while you eat comfort foods made from locally sourced ingredients. Add some flavor to your meal time with jerk chicken and other Jamaican cuisines at the Sugar Shack.

Plan a romantic dinner with views. Sink your teeth into fresh seafood at Sharky’s Restaurant and take in the inlet views from the outdoor patio. The second floor deck at the Ocean Isle Fish Company overlooks lush marshlands with seafood delivered from their fishing boats to your plate. Jinks Creek Waterfront Grille has views of its namesake waterway while serving savory seafood and American entrees.

Be sure to check their hours since many local restaurants are closed during winter.

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