Thursday, June 14, 2018

Ocean Isle Beach Weekend

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Happy Thursday! Last Friday, we headed to Ocean Isle Beach to spend the weekend. We spent a week there last June and fell in love with the area! I have literally been excited to go to the beach since we left last August. The beach is most definitely my happy place and my favorite destination!

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Where We StayedOcean Isle is mostly houses so there really isn't a lot to choose from in terms of hotels. I found our accommodations via Expedia. I use Expedia to book all of my husband's business travel and most of our personal travel. I earn points by booking that can be cashed in to save on your trips. Both of our nights were free thanks to our points! We stayed at The Islander Inn and we were very pleased there last time that we decided to book there again. We had an spacious room with two comfortable queen sized beds. The hotel has an outdoor pool (with a poolside tiki bar and a great view of the ocean), indoor pool, and jacuzzi. They also offered a free breakfast which made our mornings much easier. Overall, I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for reasonable, clean accommodations that is located right on the beach.

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What We Ate | To save money, we ate snacks and lunch on the beach (on Saturday) plus we enjoyed the the free breakfast that we provided by our hotel each morning.

Provision Company| This isn't actually in Ocean Isle but fairly close by near Holden Beach. We stopped on our way home for lunch. They have the best shrimp burgers and cucumber salad. Really, you can't go wrong with any of their food! It's also self-service drinks which are on the honor system. I think this is the only place I have ever been that allows you get your own drinks!

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Sugar Shack | This locally owned Jamaican restaurant is amazing. We ate here twice during our last vacation and for our Saturday night dinner this trip because it's that good. The ribs were the best I've ever had and the coconut shrimp is amazing. This place does not disappoint!

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Causeway Gourmet | We ate here several times last summer and we had to get it for dinner on Friday night. They deliver so we got to have dinner right by the ocean! The salmon BLT was my favorite meal and the key lime pie is delicious (the graham cracked crust has chocolate chips in it) but really all of their desserts are super delicious!

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 Sunset Slush | This isn't really a food place but it's our favorite treat while we are at the beach. We've had it before at other beaches and we always look forward to it. It's Italian ice and you can get it in their shop or they have carts that go up and down the beach. It's the perfect treat to enjoy while you are sitting on the beach! Plus, the customer service is always fantastic.

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Other restaurants we love in Ocean Isle:

Jink's Creek Waterfront Grille | The food here is wonderful but their location is the star of the show. It's located right on the water and the decor is gorgeous! The natural light and beachy, industrial decor were so pretty. The staff was also so courteous and polite! 

Beaches Burgers | Get the bacon cheeseburger with chili cheese!

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What We DidWe spent a majority of our trip either on the beach or in the pool. The beach is gorgeous and it wasn't crowded while we were there. I could literally sit on the beach all day long. and never get tired of it. Our hotel was super close to a putt putt course so enjoyed that on Saturday night we ate dinner. The Ocean Isle pier is also super close to where we stayed so we also went there on Saturday after playing putt putt to walk down the pier to see the amazing view and to watch the sunset. It only costs one dollar per person to walk down the pier and it's worth every penny for the view. Ocean Isle also has a great playground for the little ones to play at as well. But like I said, relaxing on the beach is my personal favorite! 

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I can't wait to go back to Ocean Isle again sometime! It's one of my very favorite North Carolina beach destinations! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!

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  1. Looks like such a fun trip!! We alwayssss take advantage of hotel breakfasts too, so I hear you on that! You have such a beautiful family & your such a gorgeous mama! Love your outfits soo much! <3
    XO, Katie | http://www.meshkomoments.com

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