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    Interesting Facts About Sea Turtles

    Last updated 1 month ago

    One of the greatest aspects of vacationing on North Carolina’s Ocean Isle Beach is the opportunity to enjoy some time turtle watching. Use this guide to learn some interesting facts about these animals before you head to your vacation rental. 

    Some of the Oldest Animals on Earth

    Archeologists have found sea turtle fossils that are 150 million years old. This means that sea turtles were exploring the water long before the dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago. Spending the day watching sea turtles is like looking back at the history of the Earth.

    Nest Where they Were Born

    A mother sea turtle makes her way back to the same spot where she born when it is time to lay her own eggs. If you are lucky enough to see a mother turtle laying her eggs, know that you are visiting holy ground for that turtle and her family.

    Grow Big and Swim Far

    Certain species of sea turtles weigh up to 2,000 pounds. Even though they are this heavy, they often travel up to 10,000 miles in one year. Sea turtles move gracefully for their size, which makes it even more fun to watch them.

    Do Not Need to Breathe Often

    An adult green sea turtle can swim without taking a break for up to five hours. They usually only take about five minutes to dive for food, but they have plenty of time to explore beneath the water if they feel like it.

    Turn to Williamson Realty for help finding the perfect Ocean Isle Beach vacation rental for your family’s needs. This North Carolina vacation destination is one of the country’s best spots for turtle watching. Our rental agency can help you find last-minute deals that give you your dream vacation rental without destroying your budget. To learn more about our available properties or the best time to travel, visit us online or call (910) 579-2373.

    Organizing a Beach Wedding

    Last updated 1 month ago

    For many people, there is no wedding venue more beautiful than the beach—but a beach wedding is quite different from any other place to have a wedding. For one thing, there’s a lot of wind, so you don’t want to wear anything too flowy. Instead of wearing high heels or choosing them for the bridesmaids, use flip-flops or go barefoot. It’s important to also be aware of the rules on the beach; many beaches do not allow glass containers or food service. For more tips on how to organize a beach wedding, watch this video clip.

    If you are considering organizing a wedding on the beach in North Carolina, contact Williamson Realty. We offer a range of Ocean Isle Beach NC rentals that will be perfect for your wedding. For more information about our vacation rentals, including our selection of last-minute beach rentals, call us at (910) 579-2373 or visit our website. 

    Why Ocean Isle Beach Is the Perfect Destination for a Golf Vacation

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned player, Ocean Isle Beach is the ideal destination for a golf vacation. At Williamson Realty, we have a number of vacation rentals in Ocean Isle Beach that are within a 40-mile radius of over 100 golf courses. In fact, highly requested courses such as Oyster Bay, Panther’s Run, Sea Trail, and Heather Glenn are just a 15-minute drive away. Continue reading to learn more about why Ocean Isle Beach is the perfect place for a golf getaway.

    It’s Close to Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club

    This 27-hole golf course is known for its natural bunkers, well-maintained bent-grass greens, and classic design. Dan Maples, a highly respected golf course architect, designed Sandpiper for golf players of all levels. You can even book a tee time online without leaving your vacation rental in Ocean Isle Beach.

    You Can Go for a Swim After a Round of Golf

    The great thing about oceanfront golf is that when you’re done you can head back to your vacation rental and go for a swim. You can jump right into the ocean at Ocean Isle Beach, or visit the Winds Resort and Beach Club for a drink at their poolside tiki bar.  

    It’s a Short Drive from Sea Trail

    Just five minutes from the ocean, Sea Trail offers 54 holes of golf on more than 2,000 acres of creeks, lakes, and woodlands. They offer both nightly and extended golf packages, and are just minutes away from shopping, entertainment, and restaurants in nearby Myrtle Beach.

    It’s Near The Pearl Golf Course

    Pearl Easy and Pearl West are two newly renovated golf courses that are highly sought after in the Ocean Isle Beach area. Designed by Dan Maples to be beautiful and challenging, these painstakingly groomed golf courses feature views of the Calabash River and Intracoastal Waterway.

    For more reasons why Ocean Isle Beach is the perfect destination for a golf trip, call Williamson Realty at (910) 579-2373. We have hundreds of Ocean Isle Beach NC rentals in close proximity to championship golf courses. Visit our website for more information about our beach vacation rentals. 

    Tips for Planning a Beach Family Reunion

    Last updated 2 months ago

    For a family reunion, few places offer the fun, excitement, and beauty of the beach. But if you are planning a family reunion on the beach, there are a number of things you have to keep in mind. First, check online to see the particular beach’s rules regarding events, food, and drinks. Then check with family members to gauge interest in the reunion and to see how many people would want to have it on the beach. Be sure to ask for help with planning the decorations, activities, family history media, photography, and entertainment. You will need to come up with a reunion schedule, design and send the invites, ask for volunteers, and purchase the supplies in the weeks before your beach family reunion. 

    For your beach family reunion, contact Williamson Realty at (910) 579-2373. We offer a number of different vacation rentals in Ocean Isle Beach. Visit our website to see some of our vacation rental properties and to learn more about what Ocean Isle Beach has to offer your family during a reunion. 

    Keeping Your Kids Safe on the Beach this Summer

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Going to the beach with your family is a great way to relax and enjoy the summer. If you want to get away, Williamson Realty has a great selection of discount vacation rentals in Ocean Isle that are perfect for any budget. If your kids are coming with you, read this article to make sure they stay safe on the beach.

    Schedule Swimming Lessons

    Before you go to the beach this summer, make sure your kids know how to swim. If your children have never been in a swimming pool, the beach is not a good place to learn how to swim—the waves, riptides, and plant life can be challenging to swim through, especially for young children.   

    Apply Sunscreen Liberally

    Even on a cloudy day, UV ray exposure is intense at the beach, as the sun’s rays reflect off of the water. Keep your kids safe by applying a high-SPF sunscreen half an hour before going outside and reapplying after swimming.

    Know the Beach Rules

    Many beaches have specific rules regarding where you can swim, so pay close attention to posted beach safety guidelines. Take your kids to meet the lifeguards and ask them to give you a brief rundown of ocean swimming safety.

    Tell Your Kids to Err on the Side of Caution

    Riptides, also known as undertows, can pull swimmers out farther into the ocean. Tell your kids not to swim in the ocean in areas where the waves aren’t breaking, as these areas are likely to have riptides.

    Keep Watch

    Never let your kids out of sight when you are at the beach. If you have to go to the bathroom or feed the parking meter, ask another adult to watch your children. Never assume that if you are in a group that somebody is watching your kids.

    If you want to take your family to a safe and beautiful beach this summer, contact Williamson Realty and ask about our vacation rentals in Ocean Isle Beach NC. Visit our website to take a look at the 300 vacation rentals we have, and call us at (910) 579-2373 for more information.

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