Want to stay overnight? Southport/Oak Island temperatures averaging in the mid 70's and is a great time stay in the area. The beach is just "over the bridge" on Oak Island. Visit the many shops and restaurants the area has to offer!

Of course you may bring your dog with you. They are welcome at the event and on the beach, and there are pet-friendly rooms and rentals available. 


Better Beach Rentals
8601 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC, 28465

Contact: Julie Eastman or Rhonda Baxley to discuss your needs and shorter-stay options (must call to discuss one or two night needs; most of the online bookings will only let you do 3 days or more)


From motels

Least expensive option from $66-$100/night

To condos:

Two-bedrooms ave. range from $150 to $200/night.

To beach houses! 

Come down with a group of competitors or families to stay at the beach.  Multi-room options (4-12!) make beach homes most affordable when you share with other family members.