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Travel Feature - Turtle Reef in Oak Island

My family and I always try to go to the beach on Memorial Day weekend, mainly because it's my husband's birthday and he would live at the beach if he could! Another reason though is because by the time the end of May rolls around, we are SO ready to get some ocean air in our lungs and sand under our toes, we are all beach lovers and it truly is such a happy place for us!

Over the years we've come to LOVE OKI (Oak Island, NC) with it's beautiful and not too rough beach, the great restaurants & small town feel with super nice residents, it's just a really wonderful place to visit! We were lucky enough to feature this incredible and well appointed AirBnB this time - Turtle Reef - it is SO nice!!

From the spacious kitchen and living area to all of the bedrooms (there's 4) with plenty of space for everyone, it was a really enjoyable stay! Out back they have a fire pit where we made smore's after grilling out and a bocci ball court! It's only about an 8 min walk to the beach (over the bridge that goes over the inter-coastal waterway which my kids loved seeing all of the tiny crabs) & then you're right at the public beach access. We did the walk with three little kids and a big old wagon (provided at the AirBnB) and a beach stroller (also provided by the AirBnB) with no problems!

We enjoyed beach time every day - the weather was perfect and surprisingly it wasn't super crowded like we were expecting. As for the restaurants, this time we got pizza from Pepperoni Grill which was delicious!! We tried OKI Scoop Shop & Donuts for ice cream which was good and of course for date night, Tyler and I went back to Salt 64 because the food is SO yummy!! We also tried Fishy Fish this time in Southport - it was very crowded but the food was excellent and fresh!

Turtle Reef is so close and convenient to everything you need on the island from the beach, to grocery stores, restaurants and dessert shops! It's extremely family friendly and I would highly recommend it for families!

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See how much fun we had - we love Turtle Reef and OKI!


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