Oak Island Map
Oak Island stretches along the coastline of Southeastern North Carolina. Oak Island is a family oriented beach with entertainment for children as well as adults. Oak Island features more than 52 public beach accesses, two fishing piers, a marina, public boat/canoe ramps, picnic areas, bike paths and an extensive sidewalk system. It’s perfect for your next family vacation!
Take a look at the Oak Island Map and see that Oak Island, North Carolina is a seaside town located mostly on the barrier island of Oak Island (which also contains the town of Caswell Beach), in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. A small part of the town extends onto the mainland north of the island’s bridge.
The island has been inhabited since the early 19th century; Fort Caswell was built on its eastern end in 1838. The remainder of the island was developed beginning in the late 1930s; a pavilion attracted people from nearby Southport, North Carolina and people hunted foxes in the northern area near the Intracoastal Waterway. The island was nearly wiped out by the terrible Hurricane Hazel in 1954; only five buildings were left standing on Long Beach in the hurricane’s wake.
The island quickly recovered and towns of Long Beach and Yaupon Beach were incorporated in 1955. Construction began on a $64 million 980 foot bridge project in November 2007. Two lanes of traffic opened in November 2010. Four lanes of traffic began using the bridge that same month. The new bridge has resulted in an increased development of the town.