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Ocean Isle Beach

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Ocean Isle Beach is a small seaside town located in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 550 at the 2010 census. It was incorporated as a town in 1959, and is part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area.Located at the southern end of North Carolina's Atlantic Ocean coastline along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Ocean Isle Beach has private homes, seasonal rentals, and various tourist attractions.GeographyOcean Isle Beach is located in southwest Brunswick County at . The town spans both the entire barrier island of Ocean Isle Beach, extending 5mi from Tubbs Inlet on the west to Shallotte Inlet on the east, and a section of the mainland to the north along North Carolina Highway 904.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.7km2; 8.8sqkm of it is land and the balance water.Known as the "Gem of the Brunswick Islands", Ocean Isle Beach is located along the coastal corridor between Wilmington, North Carolina, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Ocean Isle Beach is connected to the mainland by a modern bridge spanning marsh savannas. The beach runs east to west and offers a fishing pier, public boat launch facility, direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway, and beach paths every 500ft. Ingram Planetarium offers an 85-seat domed theater with learning experiences on astronomy, energy, navigation, and space exploration. The Museum of Coastal Carolina offers dioramas on coastal life, a touch tank, and a science hall.
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