Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Ocean Isle Beach Weekend

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Hey y'all! I hope your week is off to a great start! I am trying to reenter reality again, after two weekends in a row traveling. This past weekend, we road tripped to our favorite North Carolina beach, Ocean Isle! It's been our favorite beach for the past three years and I really wish we would have gone there sooner. It's such a great family friendly beach, without the crowds and chaos but there's still plenty to do and see. We love it so much!

W H E R E  W E  S T A Y  E D | When we visit Ocean Isle, we always stay at the Islander Inn. Ocean 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. We stayed at The Islander Inn and we were very pleased there last few times we stayed here so we decided to book there again (this was actually our fourth time there). The hotel has an outdoor pool (with a poolside tiki bar and a great view of the ocean, which is perfect during the warmer months), indoor pool, and jacuzzi. They also offer a free breakfast and lots of coffee! Overall, I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for reasonable, clean accommodations that is located right on the beach. 

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W H A T  W E  A T E | Basically, we spent our entire weekend relaxing and eating!

S U G A R S H A C K | This locally owned Jamaican restaurant is amazing. We have been here several times and it's some of the best food I have ever eaten. The ribs were the best I've ever had (and I typically don't even like ribs) and the coconut shrimp is amazing. This place does not disappoint!

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C A U S E W A Y G O U R M E T | This is another one of our favorite places in Ocean Isle! You can eat in the restaurant, pick up food, or they will even deliver their amazing food to you, right on the beach! 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! So good!

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D R I F T  C O F F E E  A N D  K I T C H E N | Josh and I checked this place out back in November when we came for my birthday weekend and we loved it! We had to come back! We had caramel latte, an iced Americano, and a delicious acai bowl. We love the atmosphere too!

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P R O V I S I O N C O M P A N Y| This isn't actually in Ocean Isle but fairly close by, in Holden Beach. We stopped on our way home for lunch and great views of the water. 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! One of our all time favorite places!

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S U N S E T S L U S H | 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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M A K A I B R E W I N G C O M P A N Y | When we travel, we always love to try out new breweries. This is a relatively new brewery (they have been open for about a year and a half). This as our second visit here and it was a great experience! Very kid friendly and so many unique beers.

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R E D  H A R E  B R E W I N G | We also tried another new brewery on the way home. This isn't located in Ocean Isle but it's very close in nearby Shallotte, North Carolina. We loved the vibe of this brewery and the beers were great, too!

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What We Did | We spent a majority of our trip either on the beach or in the pool or eating. 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. Ocean Isle also has a great playground for the little ones to play at as well. There's also a pier super close to our hotel that you can walk out on as well as a putt putt place for more fun. But like I said, relaxing on the beach is my personal favorite! 

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Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a great day!

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