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    Tips for Planning a Beach Family Reunion

    Last updated 1 month 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 1 month 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.

    Managing Your Money While on Summer Vacation

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Most people spend weeks or even months saving up for a summer vacation. Unfortunately, it can be easy to blow through your vacation money after only a few days if you aren’t careful. Between souvenirs, dining out, and fun activities like parasailing and scuba diving, staying at a beach rental property for the summer can get pricey. To make sure you don’t need to call an end to your vacation early or dip into your savings, here are some tips for managing your money while on vacation. 

    Set a Budget

    Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you should take a vacation from your budget. Before you pack your bags and hit the road, come up with a budget for your family during the vacation. Be sure to include food, gas, lodging, souvenirs, and the occasional splurge like jet ski rentals or parasailing. To help cut back on food costs, consider staying in a rental house with a full kitchen.

    Pull Out Cash

    To help keep your spending under control while on vacation, think about pulling out all of the cash you will need before you arrive at your vacation rental. Pulling out cash all at once will help you keep track of how much you’re spending each day, and will also help you avoid piling up expensive ATM fees.

    Pay Your Bills Early

    Before you officially go into vacation mode, go through your bills and schedule payments to come out automatically while you are gone. This will help you avoid missing a bill and having to pay expensive late fees.

    For help planning a fun and surprisingly affordable beach getaway this summer, contact Williamson Realty Vacations. We are your source for vacation rentals in beautiful Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Visit our website to see all of our last minute deals on Ocean Isle Beach rentals, or call us at (910) 579-2373 to make your reservation

    How a Beach Vacation Can Enhance Your Body's Health

    Last updated 2 months ago

    It’s summertime, and that means it’s time to start planning your family’s summer vacation. While mountain getaways and theme park vacations are popular during the summertime, the benefits of a beach vacation cannot be overlooked. Not only is a beach getaway mentally relaxing, but it can be incredibly beneficial for your physical health. Here is a look at some of the ways a beach vacation can benefit your body’s health and wellbeing.

    Great for Your Skin

    If you want to get great looking skin this summer, few things do the trick like a beach vacation. For starters, sand is a natural exfoliant, which means dead skin cells will peel right off as your roll around on the beach. And when you take a dip to cool down, you’ll be preserving your young skin, because ocean water is full of anti-aging minerals that can counter the effects of aging.

    Great for Bone Health

    Even though milk and other dairy products are fortified with vitamin D, the truth is that most people get up to 90 percent of their daily dose from sun exposure. Sunshine reacts with a cholesterol-related compound and metabolizes into vitamin D, which is essential for bone health and may even help improve mental health.

    Great for Your Cardiovascular System

    Whether you’re swimming, jogging, surfing, playing volleyball, or simply taking a leisurely sunset stroll along the beach, it’s rare to spend a day at the beach and get absolutely no exercise. Whatever you’re doing on the beach, you’re sure to get a great cardiovascular workout while enjoying some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet.

    If a beach getaway sounds like fun, contact Williamson Realty Vacations. We are one of the largest Ocean Isle Beach vacation rental agencies, with a wide range of ocean-front properties to choose from. Visit our website to see all of our beach vacation rentals, or call us toll-free at (910) 579-2373 to reserve your rental property today! 

    A Brief History of Ocean Isle Beach

    Last updated 2 months ago

    At the center of the island chain known as the South Brunswick Islands, Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina is a manmade barrier island that was formed when the NC section of the Intracoastal Waterway was constructed between 1930 and 1940. Ocean Isle Beach provides a beautiful family beach environment with a total resort experience. In 2008, the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association named Ocean Isle Beach one of the Best Restored Beaches in America.

    If you would like to see Ocean Isle Beach for yourself, why not make a vacation out of it? Williamson Realty Vacations offers a large selection of vacation beach rentals in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. We have discount vacation rentals and tons of last minute deals that are too good to pass on. Visit our website to learn more, or call us toll-free at (910) 579-2373 to make your reservation today! 

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