How to Have an Amazing Oak Island Easter Vacation


Easter is almost here. The trees are budding, the temps are warming up, and it's time to celebrate this special holiday here on Oak Island, and we hope you hop on down, and join us. From beautiful sunrise services to great DIY projects, we have something for everyone this Easter holiday on Oak Island. 

Easter Egg Hunts Guaranteed to Fill Your Basket


Few things are as fun for kids and parents alike than an Easter Egg hunt. This year we have three wonderful events happening on Oak Island and Southport. All of these events are free and require no prior registration. Just bring a camera as you won't want to miss the picture opportunities. We even have a dog easter egg hunt!

Oak Island Easter Egg Hunt

Hosted by the Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department, this event takes place on March 31, at 10 am. There will be three separate age groups. 3 and under, 4-6, and 7-10. This event will take place at the Bill Smith Park, located at 4446 Fish Factory Rd. Call (910) 278-5518 for more information.

Southport Easter Egg Hunt

Just over the bridge in Southport, you'll find eggs galore on March 24, at the Franklin Square Park and Fort Johnson Garrison Lawn. The little ones, from age 6-12 will hit the grass running at 10 am, and then at 10:30 am around the corner at Fort Johnson Garrison Lawn, kids ages 5 and under will have a chance to hunt for hidden treasures. Call (910) 457-7945 for more info.

2nd Annual Doggie Eggstravaganza

Why should your favorite furry pet miss out on an Easter egg hunt? Well, now they don't. Join the 
Oak Island Parks and Recreation Dept. at the Salty Dog Park over in Southport at the Bill Smith Park (just over the bridge from Oak Island). The event starts at 11:00 pm on March 31. This event is free and open to the public. All dogs must have their current vaccinations. There will be two groups, 25 lbs and under and over 25 lbs. Call Ryan at (910) 278-4747.

Celebrate Spring's Arrival 

Southport Spring Festival 

Celebrate spring in style at the Southport Spring Festival has been a tradition for more than 25 years. This Easter weekend event takes place from 10 am until 5 pm on Friday, and 10 am until 4 pm on Saturday; this festival features a wide variety of activities including live music, handmade arts and crafts, children’s activities, azaleas and other plants for sale, and food vendors. There will also be a 5k Run/Walk. The Festival is sponsored by Downtown Southport, Inc. and the Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club. *No pets allowed* Location- Franklin Square Park 105 E. Main Street, Southport, NC 28461. Call 910-279-4616 for more information. 

Celebrate Easter With A Sunrise Service

Begin your Easter morning on Caswell Beach, just a short drive from Oak Island, at the 

NC Baptist Assembly of Fort Caswell. This outside service will begin at 6:30 am, and the gates open at 5:30 am. All are welcome. Please bring a beach blanket or chair. In the event of rain, the service will be moved indoors to the Hatch Auditorium. You can find the NC Baptist Assembly at 100 Caswell Beach Road, Caswell Beach, NC.

Fun DIY Projects


Learn To Silk Tie-Dye Easter Eggs

Want to dye Easter Eggs, but looking to try something new? Why not give 
silk tie-dying a try! This is a fun and easy project that's tons of fun to make with the kids and will provide you with a beautiful Easter decoration for your home. 


Make Bunny Planters With the Kids

Bunny Planters are a fun and super easy activity the kids will love. Plus they make great gifts for grandparents and friends. All you'll need is a few pieces of felt, a couple of tin cans, some white paint and a glue gun. Add a few more bits and pieces, and soon your daffodils will have a beautiful new home. To get all the details about this project 


With all these great activities it's time to hop on over to Better Beach Rentals to book your upcoming Oak Island beach vacation. Summer bookings are filling up fast! Give us a call at (877) 441-0009, and speak with one of our friendly reservationists or visit us online. On behalf of all of us at Better Beach Rentals, we hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter holiday. 



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