Summers in Brunswick County, NC are full of sun, sand and sea. This summer has been an exceptionally hot one and you likely have been careful to wear sunscreen when you were out and about. While that’s the smart thing to do, your hair, your skin, your whole body will have suffered the effects of that environment. The sun and wind have drying effects. Your summer activities have likely used muscles you are not used to using, and while that is also good, it can result in a tight feeling in your body. The kids will be heading back to school soon and your summer guests will be going home. You may want to start thinking about is treating yourself to a full spa treatment.

There are many salons and spas in Brunswick County, NC that offer services like conditioning hair treatments, facials, massages and so much more. These treatments can get you back to feeling like yourself. Go ahead – you deserve it. Here is a list of just some of the spas and salons you will find in the area.

PURE hair studio
Watertown Hair
Serenity by the Sea

Bald Head Island:
Island Retreat Spa and Salon 

Oak Island:
Beachin’ Day Spa

Kozo Hair Designs & Spa

Ocean Isle Beach:
Hi-Lites Salon

Totally Chic Salon & Spa

Kelly’s Hair Design
Magnolia Salon and Spa
Salon D’Vin


If you prefer to bring your pets with you when you and your family travel to Southport, Oak Island or Bald Head Island, NC you will find that most rental companies offer at least some properties that are pet friendly. Before you book your accommodation, make sure to ask for that company’s specific pet policy and whether or not the property you are looking to book is indeed pet friendly. Each company will have clearly spelled out policies, and rest assured these policies are strictly enforced.

Among the concerns with pets, yours and others who may have stayed in the rental property, is the issue of fleas, as they present a major problem during the warms months. Fumigation and pest control will take a chunk out of your deposit, so please be conscious of your pet’s condition. If you decide to roll the dice and ignore pet policies, some agencies will demand your immediate dismissal.


If leaving your pet at home isn’t a possibility and you can’t find a property where pets are allowed, local kennels and “doggie daycare” services will look after your cherished companion and the rental agencies may be able to help you with contact information for these services.






Brunswick County, NC was made for summer. It’s miles of beaches beckon to those nearby as well as those from far away. The sand, sun and water offer so many opportunities for relaxing and enjoying life. Their versatility offers respite for the soul as well as opportunity for exciting adventure. If fishing is your passion, you can cast net for bait in the Intracoastal Waterway or purchase it from any of several bait & tackle shops, surf fish from any of the many beaches, charter a fishing excursion, take a small boat into the salt marshes, creeks or lakes or drop your line from a pier. Golfers will find a plethora of golf courses from which to choose from one end of the county to the other. Really good restaurants are waiting to serve their delicious food and ice cream shops will cool you off with their sweet treats.Nature adventures can be had by solitary wanderings in parks and natural spaces – on foot, by kayak, on horseback or bicycle. Nature tours are also available, combining the wonders of exploring with learning.

Ed explains the changes in the ecology that exist on Bird Island

Yes, it rains in Brunswick County, NC, and we are thankful for those days that bring so much abundance to our natural spaces. There is plenty to do on rainy days here as well. There are movie theaters, bowling allies, museums, art galleries, shops, libraries, theaters, music venues in the restaurants and so much more.