Exploring North Carolina’s Coast at Ocean Isle Inn

Remember when I told you I was going to Ocean Isle Inn??  Well I finally had the opportunity to visit Ocean Isle Inn as this months featured blogger with my family.  I have to tell you that the atmosphere of this place is so humble.  The staff was so kind and always greeted you with a smile whether you needed assistance with something or just passed them by.  This was my very first time traveling to North Carolina’s coast and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Arriving at Ocean Isle Inn

Every morning we ate a complimentary breakfast.  There was plenty to choose from as they had someone on staff readily available to offer up refills on everything they offered.  Breakfast consisted of a variety of muffins, waffles, yogurt, cereals, oatmeal, fruit, bagels, coffee, etc.   This was my first time ever using a waffle maker…(yea I know), and I think I became a bit of a pro at it!  There is also a snack machine and a drink machine along with ice maker on site.

The Beach Ocean Isle Inn

The Beach Ocean Isle Inn

Our mornings usually started on the beach after breakfast.  We rented umbrellas and chairs to use on the beach.  The weather was absolutely gracious, and the kids enjoyed the sand and the waves.  The best thing I liked about the beach, besides its calming and relaxing atmosphere, is that it’s not overly crowded.  We enjoyed morning and evening walks while the children picked sea shells and ran themselves tired.  If we weren’t enjoying the beach, the indoor and outdoor pools were a hit!  We also enjoyed sitting in the gazebo and watching the waves crash ashore.

The Beach Ocean Isle Inn

The Beach Ocean Isle Inn

The Beach Ocean Isle Inn

The Beach Ocean Isle Inn

Ocean Isle Beach is a neat little place.  The Museum of Coastal Carolina provides hands on activities for children.  A park and miniature golf course is nearby.  There were several restaurants to choose from.  Our first visit to Sharky’s was awesome.  We enjoyed great food in a relaxing atmosphere and had enough to take back to our room with us.  We also visited Cinelli’s and had some Italian food.  They offer you a discount for staying at Ocean Isle Inn.  The Ocean Isle Creamery has an assortment of ice cream to choose from.  Their banana pudding ice cream is to die for!

Ocean Isle Inn is also military friendly which is a huge plus in my book.  They offer a military discount, and have several weddings that include military couples each year.  Someone was even married on the beach the first day we arrived there.  Ocean Isle Inn works with Step up for Soldiers, an organization dedicated to helping wounded warriors.  They are definitely a military friendly company.

 Ocean Isle Inn

Ocean Isle Inn

I also got the chance to meet two other fabulous bloggers, Jen from Jael Custom Designs and Michelle from The Bona Fide Life. I love the power of social media!

Ocean Isle Inn

Ocean Isle Inn

I will definitely be going back to Ocean Isle Inn.  This is a hidden gem in my opinion that offers peace of mind and a family friendly atmosphere!

Check back soon as I will  be offering a lucky reader a vacation getaway to Ocean Isle Inn!  (Check the sidebar!)

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received three complimentary nights at Ocean Isle Inn to facilitate this review.

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  1. Stephanie

    It was such a please to meet and work with you as our Featured Blogger. I’m also happy that you and your family had such a delightful time with us at the Ocean Isle Inn and the surrounding area. I’m looking forward to the contest you will be offering to your readers. Hopefully the next time your in our area, you’ll be back to stay with us.

    – Tracy

    • militarytravelmama says:

      Hi Tracy. I don’t know why I am just seeing this!!!! We definitely enjoyed our time there and will be back again!

  2. Tracy, thank you so much for sharing this review! I was googling ocean resorts in NC & found your blog and this review. And as an Air Force wife, I especially appreciate Ocean Isle Inn’s commitment to the military.

    Thank you again from your latest follower. :-)

  3. I’m looking forward to our first family visit to Ocean Isle Inn this month! Can’t wait to get there!

  4. Ocean Isle is awesome! Stayed there three yrs ago when we got married on Sunset Beach!

  5. That just looks heavenly! So peaceful!

  6. What a great place! I just love east coast beaches- they have the best seashells. I will definitely keep this in mind when we travel to that end of the country!

    • militarytravelmama says:

      Hi Gina. We collected LOTS of seashells!! I hope you get to visit sometime. It is awesome! Thanks for stopping by!


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