10 Romantic Things to do in the Brunswick Islands

this Valentine’s Day weekend or for your next anniversary or other special occasion, don’t go for the standard box of chocolates and flowers. Set your sights above the mundane and head for the coast with a romantic getaway to North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands!  Whether you are looking for a little adventure or relaxation to go with your romance, North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands has unique activities that are guaranteed to craft those signature moments with that special someone. Here are 10 things you can do when you sweep your sweetheart away to North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands:

1. Silver Coast Winery – Romantic Picnic and Award-Winning Wine

Located near Ocean Isle Beach, Silver Coast Winery is the perfect romantic spot. Pack a picnic and relax in its picturesque gardens. You can also enjoy wine tastings of their award-winning wines. This winery shines with its unique bottle labels that are designed by local artists, as well as a separate art gallery for local artisans.

2. Fly High over NC’s Brunswick Islands

If you are looking to do something exciting and adventure-packed, you can hop in a helicopter and take a tour over the breathtaking beaches and local sights. Get your adrenaline pumping with helicopter tours starting at $50 per person with High Tide Helicopters that fly over North Carolina’s oldest lighthouse, or dare to take control of the helicopter with the help of the professional flight instructor. You can also go on more than one adventure with Brunswick Air or take a biplane tour with Suncoast Aviation.

IMG_9751 SB sunrise Sept3. Perfect Scenery, Perfect Moment

Nothing is more romantic than walking along the beach at sunrise or sunset. Spend some quality time together as you spot the sun dancing off the ocean waves and create special memories that will last as long as the views are breathtaking.

4. Straight Out of the Movies

Relive moments from the movie Safe Haven, based on the Nicholas Sparks romantic novel, on a self-guided tour of the film’s locations. Maps are available at the Fort Johnston-Southport Museum and Visitors Center where you can also see props and memorabilia from the movie.

5. Adventures in a Swamp

Adrenaline junkies can go on a tree top adventure at Shallotte River Swamp Park. Take a 2 1/2 hour zipline tour that includes 10 lines and three bridges. For couples who want to experience the swamp, but aren’t so crazy about the heights, you can stick to the ground and take 50 minute Swamp Boat Eco Tour.

6. Share with a Kindred Spirit

DSC_9330_Sunset Beach_Kindred Spirit_LRWalk or bike across scenic Bird Island to find a quiet little spot with a mailbox and a bench, secluded from the public eye. The Kindred Spirit Mailbox is the perfect place for you and a loved one to write down your story and deliver it to the mailbox for others to read.

7. Sail into the Sunset

Explore the high seas and learn a new skill with the one you love by enrolling in sailing lessons. Hop aboard the boat and take an adventure as you sail into the sunset together. Or relax and let the crew handle the sailing for you. Make sure to check out the sailing vendors on North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands: Endless Summer SailingPriority Sailing and Sailing Vessel Kelly Allen.

8. Paddle Under the Moonlight

Relish the romance of the full moon or the sunset on the water as you paddle through the salt marsh creeks, black water rivers or the Intracoastal Waterway with The Adventure Kayak Company, Inc. Let a professional tour guide handle all the logistics and you can enjoy your time together under the stars.

DSC_6132_LIGHTHOUSE COUPLE9. Climb a Lighthouse

On your getaway, make sure to visit North Carolina’s oldest lighthouse, Old Baldy, as well as, Oak Island Lighthouse, the last lighthouse built in the state. Each has unique bird’s eye views of wide beaches and lush marshes for you to enjoy with your loved one.

10. Swing the Perfect Date

Maybe your idea of the perfect date is spending it on the fairways sharing a sport you both love. Enjoy the game and nature on courses that wind through marshes and maritime forests and along rivers and creeks and the Intracoastal Waterway. With over 30 courses, there are opportunities for golf throughout North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. Look through the Golf Directory to find the perfect location and course for you.

Make Your Plans

Start planning your perfect couples getaway in NC’s Brunswick Islands. There is romantic dining with breathtaking water views and fresh seafood all over North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands as well as a host of other cuisines. There are also a variety of cozy and unique accommodations from historic B&Bs to oceanside inns and cottages to resorts and golf villas.  For more activities and Brunswick Islands attractions visit here.

 

Have Your Wedding Where the Something Blue is a Given

have your wedding where the something blue is a given. The Carolina blue sky. The deep blue Atlantic at the edge of the sand on a barrier island. North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands offers a variety of wedding venues for couples to say “I do” on their special day. Whether your ideal wedding is on the beach, walking down the aisle with the sand underneath your feet and a nice sea breeze catching your veil, or a lavish inn or golf resort with romantic grounds filled with southern charm, we have the perfect venues to host any couple’s wedding. You don’t need a passport to celebrate a destination wedding; the five islands that make up the Brunswick Islands are filled with 45 miles of pristine, uncrowded beaches, charming accommodations for you and your guests, mouthwatering restaurants and savvy wedding planners who can help with every last detail of your big day. Make our unique coast the ideal location for your memorable wedding. It’s all up to you, but there’s one thing you can count on – North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands can accommodate any fairy tale wedding.

Swing into Nuptials

Whether the groom needs another round before he says “I do,” or you are looking for that gorgeous lushly landscaped venue with a stately clubhouse, our golf clubs and resorts offer both indoor and outdoor space, like Sea Trail Resort and Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort. Indulge and relax on your special day knowing everything is being taken care of by the professional staff. And don’t forget to take those gorgeous wedding shots by the green!

Foodie Lover’s Paradise

If food is one of the most important components of your dream wedding, allow one of our many restaurants serve as the host of your wedding. The Isles Restaurant and Tiki Bar, for instance, has gorgeous views and secluded banquet rooms for your wedding party, and it will also give your guests a savory experience they’ll never forget.

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Feel the sand between your feet with the perfect beach wedding at North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. Resorts and inns such as The Wind Resort Beach Club, Ocean Isle Inn and The Islander Inn, will take care of all the planning so you can enjoy your special and everlasting moment. Besides, nothing beats a beach wedding on our uncrowded and romantic shores.

Making History

Historical sites and museums are can also be rented for weddings that need a little more of a rustic and unique touch. Imagine a ceremony at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site, with the sun peering through the large oak trees around the magnificent ruins of a colonial church. You will be surrounded by the extraordinary history of the site while you begin create your own special moments.

Something Borrowed

Oak Island Vacation Rental HomeFor a casual and family-oriented wedding experience, consider renting a generous-sized beach house. A private wedding is perfect for any bride looking to have friends and family close together to experience such nuptials. There are an abundance of options ranging from “do it yourself” to a perfectly planned wedding ceremony. There are no limits to what your North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands beach house wedding can be.

Inn-separable Memories

Many of the inns on our islands can make the perfect backdrop for your wedding. For brides looking for a different take on the ever-popular “beach wedding,” The Sunset Inn, an intimate and luxurious inn with porches overlooking nature’s nursery, provides a marsh view perfect for any nature-lover.  Let the experienced staff assist you with all the details of creating your perfect wedding!

A Fresh Start

Maybe you want a blank slate. A clean palette. There are multiple event centers in which will house your dream wedding. The Southport Community Building, with its large event space and waterfront setting, will give you the opportunity to be the artist and transform the space into what you have always imagined.

From fairy tale, to classic, to modern and from beaches, to golf fairways, to lighthouses and sailboats, there is the perfect venue waiting for you at North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands.

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