Ocean Isle Beach is known as the "Gem of the Brunswick Islands". The beach offers a fishing pier, public boat launch facility, direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway, and beach paths. There is a new $3 million dollar park. The NC Oyster Festival. Although not too much happens except the beach and golf in Ocean Isle Beach, it is just a short drive to either Wilmington or Myrtle Beach for more excitement.