About NC’s Brunswick Islands

In the southeastern corner of North Carolina, stretching from the Cape Fear River to the South Carolina border, lies North Carolina's Brunswick Islands. Six barrier island towns – Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island, Caswell Beach, and Bald Head Island – provide secluded beaches for family vacations, weddings, reunions, and nature-lovers, while quaint coastal towns like Southport, Calabash, Shallotte and Leland beckon with restaurants, galleries, shops, and even movie locations. Forts, lighthouses, historic architecture, boating, kayaking, and fishing offer plenty to do and see on a trip that harkens back to a simpler time.

Also known as North Carolina's Golf Coast, the Brunswick Islands offer more than 30 top-rated courses for golfers of at all levels of play. Golfers will appreciate a variety of designs by greats like Arnold Palmer, Rees Jones, Dan Maples, Willard Byrd, Tim Cate and Fred Couples among others.

Whatever type of accommodation you choose – bed and breakfast, hotel or inn, condo or oceanfront vacation rental, golf villa or convention and golf resort – no doubt your trip to North Carolina's Brunswick Islands will be just what you need to reconnect with friends and loved ones as well as with nature.

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The Brunswick County Tourism Development Authority is the official destination marketing organization for Brunswick County, North Carolina. The Authority is appointed by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners and its mission is to promote tourism to Brunswick County. To contact us click here.