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Places to SUP & Kayak around Oak Island

Enjoy some of Oak Island's best spots to paddle, cycle and sightsee!

The Point - 6950 Kings Lynn Dr.

2-Hour Rentals Available at this Location!

Everyday: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Wednesday - Sunday: 5pm

SUP Tours and Kayak Tours around Sheep Island!

Time varies based on season

The Point is a great location to use kayaks, standup paddle boards or just enjoy the beach/fish. It is on the west side of Oak Island at the end of Kings Lynn Dr. (you can see Holden Beach). There is plenty of parking (summer days may fill up) and also a place to lock up your bike. There is plenty of sand for your beach chairs and umbrellas, but not the waves as a sandbar and island protect this area from the Intracoastal Waterway. Paddle over to Sheep Island and collect shells or along the tall grass to Horse Island! This is paddleOKI's favorite spot on Oak Island.

Tidal Waves Kayak Dock - End of SE 31st

2-Hour Rentals Available at this Location!

  • Sun: 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

  • Mon: 10am, 12pm, 2pm

  • Tue: 10am, 12pm, 2pm

  • Wed: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

  • Thu: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

  • Fri: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm

  • Sat: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

At the end of SE 31st St. behind the Oak Island Recreation Center and underneath the water tower is one of our favorite spots to kayak on Oak Island. The kayak dock makes getting in and.out of the water super easy; you don't even have to get your feet wet, great for spring! Parking is limited at the end of the road but there is plenty at the Rec Center. Your journey will include some of the most beautiful scenary on Oak Island and you are sure to see many birds, fish and other wildlife. Since you are wondering...alligators do not have salt glands so they are very rarely seen in the marshes and creeks unless there has been lots of rain in the days leading up to your adventure.

Oak Island Nature Center - 5202 E Yacht Drive

The Oak Island Nature Center is an easy to access spot off Yacht Dr. with a dock that gives access to the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). The dock sits in the mud when the tide is very low so be sure to plan your adventure! This is a great spot to drop in a fishing kayak and fish around the docks along the ICW or where the water flows into the marshes that border. For those just looking for fun and recreation, meander your way east to the bridge or even Southport! Park at the dock and have lunch at Provision Company or one of the other great restaurants, then kayak back and enjoy the views along the way.

Ramp at 39th Place West

From West Beach Dr., find 39th Place W and at the end of the road is a ramp for small craft to enter the water. The location is a perfect entry point for those wanting to kayak or standup paddle into Montgomery Slough. This is also paddeOKI's favorite place to watch the sunset over the water and marshlands! Anglers will enjoy catching various types of fish as there are many pockets where fish gather. Head west towards Blue Water Point Marina to see the boats and sometimes, if you are lucky, sea turtles or dolphins who have made their way in to feast on smaller prey. Avoid using at low tide.

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