Located on the eastern tip of Oak Island, explore this picturesque coastal community where the pace of life is calm, the sunrise to sunset waterfront vistas are magnificent, the seashore is inviting, and the seasonal climate is always refreshing!
Oak Island is a quiet, well protected, barrier island nestled between Myrtle Beach, SC, and Wilmington, NC, and is surrounded by the Cape Fear River, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Caswell Beach is a 4-mile stretch of long sandy beach, with deep dunes dotted with sprawling cottages, located at the eastern end of Oak Island at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. It is the least populated of the Brunswick County beaches and the ideal place to truly unwind in classic beach-vacationing style.
Surfcast and reel in a fresh catch for dinner, or simply relax on the beach or search out fine shell specimens. As remote as this all sounds, you are just a few minutes down the road from restaurants, shopping, golf and other activities.
The most distinguished feature of Caswell Beach is the Oak Island Lighthouse, which illuminates the mouth of the Cape Fear with the second most powerful beacon in the world. This town is named after the nearby historic Civil War fort, Fort Caswell which is open most of the year for visitors. Every summer, between May and August, hundreds of Loggerhead Sea Turtles come to lay their eggs along Caswell’s untouched shore. If you are lucky you can experience a tiny sea turtle inch its way to the ocean for its first swim.
Caswell Beach also offers a stunning 18-hole championship golf course overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The Oak Island Golf Club offers a casual grille, a pro-shop and a fine-dining restaurant with one of the best views on the island.