With rates that include a full hot Southern Breakfast Buffet each day there is no better golf value around!
2013 FREE SUMMER GOLF – 6/01/2013 to 8/31/2013:
We’re talking free green fees for all Winds’ guests on a selection of top area courses FREE. All you pay in, addition to your regular lodging rates, is carts and tax.
Courses include: Azalea Sands, Brierwood, Carolina Shores, Cypress Bay, Palmetto Greens, Valley at Eastport, Wedgefield
After 12:00: Brunswick Plantation, Lockwood Folly
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“Its All About Golf At The Winds!”
The Winds Resort Beach Club offers golfers a choice of oceanfront suites overlooking palm trees, subtropical gardens and our breathtaking powder-sand island beach or, for groups, our spacious 4, 5 and 6 bedroom Resort Cottages.
All packages include a Hot Southern Breakfast Buffet and use of all of The Winds Amenities: Three Pools (one indoor), Garden Bar Restaurant and poolside oceanfront Tiki-Bar.
The Winds’ deserves its reputation for being “a golfer’s paradise”, boasting nearly 20 of the “Grand Strand’s” best courses within 8 miles, and close to 100 courses within 30 minutes drive. Golfers love our FREE Summer Golf Program!
Come to the Farmers and and Chef’s local food celebration at the Southport Far! You can browse the beautiful local produce, baked goods and handcrafted items spread under ancient live oak trees. There is a breeze off the river as well as music in the air as entertainment is always available.
May 1,2013 through September 25th
Ft. Johnston’s Garrison House Lawn
Wednesdays – 8am – 1pm
Sponsored by: Downtown Southport, Inc. Contact: 910-279-4616
“I explore beauty with my camera. The photos show the journey” – Ken Buckner
All photos have titles in the white margins and Ken’s signature is printed in the image digitally.
A light gray mat is also printed around the white area.
All photos are signed and titled digitally and reproduced as high quality Giclées.
A grey mat is printed around the image. All prints fit standard frames.
Click here to buy a high quality Giclée Print at the Islands-Art.com website!
Islands Art features Giclée Prints by nationally renowned local nature photographer and artist, Ken Buckner, the books of Miller Pope (founder of The Winds Resort and Sea Trail Golf Resort), mystery novelist Tom Rieber and renowned local Romance Novelists Jacqueline DeGroot and Peggy Grich.
Beach homes and condos as well as golf course condos in the Southport, NC area!
Some owners rent their property completely themselves while others are using it as a supplemental advertising vehicle to get more renters and then direct them to their rental management company.
When you find the property that you’d like to rent simply email (or call) the owner to make the arrangements!
There are other “for rent by owner sites” but BeachRentalsDirect.com is the only site focused on rentals along the Carolina Coast. http://BeachRentalsDirect.com
The North Carolina Maritime Museum’s Southport branch houses a collection of memorabilia pertaining to the vast nautical history of the “Lower Cape Fear” area of southeastern North Carolina. You can easily follow the self-guided tour throughout the twelve designated stations and on-site Research Library.
… Read Gentleman Pirate Stede Bonnet’s touching pleas for clemency, before he was hanged … Test your knowledge for pertinent trivia, from our own jeopardy board. Great fun for “children” of all ages … See artifacts from the important colonial port of Brunswick …
Touch the chevrons of an old pine tree “boxed” for naval stores … Our Civil War Blockade exhibits include a 200 lb. pile torpedo retrieved from the historic waters of the Cape Fear River …
Enjoy the extensive collection of delicate ship models, including those built by the late Col. Herbert Franck …
The “River Pilots, Rescues and Aids to Navigation” section offers a variety of nautical instruments, including a 48″ Coast Guard nun buoy … Bounce and rock on the 5′ model of a turn-of-the-century “Joggle Board” …
… The shipwreck “City of Houston” display will bring back memories of great-grandmother’s home of 1878. See our rescued treasures from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, near the Frying Pan Shoals. Newly retrieed additions are a continuing delight …
… Commercial and sport fishermen posing with their “catch of the day” display angrand variety of fresh seafood from the waters of the Lower Cape Fear …
A local net expert has made a 9′ model of a shrimp-boat net for our museum, complete with “doors.” If he’s in the museum while you are visiting, he’ll be glad to show you how to knit a net …
North Carolina shells are here, as well as white and black coral. Shark teeth, a loggerhead turtle skull and an overhead 8′ whale jaw bone await your discovery, all a beautiful addition to our Lower Cape Fear maritime story …
The research librar/classroom provides an abundance of material for study and program presentations …
… Learn about hurricanes and listen to the weather forecast on marine radio; when storms are present in the Atlantic, we will be tracking them on a hurricane chart… The 12 Storyboards will guide you through our maritime history, from the earliest settlers to modern sailors… Visit our gift shop for a variety of small toys, souvenirs, and post cards, and rest on an antique bench used in the old Brunswick County Courthouse. The expansive Research Library can provide hours of study and entertainment… Videos of pelicans, pirates and shipwrecks are on view, anaother pleasant way to learn about the “Lower Cape Fear” …
The Oak Island Lighthouse was completed in 1958. It was once the second brightest light in the world. The total cost of construction was $110,000.00 (it would be millions of dollars today!).
The lights are 169 feet above the water. The structure is 148 feet tall, but it stands on a slight hill.
There is no spiral staircase as are found in most older lighthouses, but instead there is a series of ships ladders with a total of 131 steps to the lantern gallery level.
The base is set upon 24 concrete-filled steel pilings 10 3/4 inches in diameter and 67 feet deep. The pilings are capped by a 30 foot wide by 3 foot deep octagonal concrete base upon which the tower structure was built.
The main tower is 128 feet tall, built of monolithic reinforced concrete. It was poured continuously into a movable form that was raised by jacks at the rate of one foot per hour.
To accomplish this task a concrete mixing plant was set up on the site to allow for the continuous 24 hour a day operation for days.
The tower has a uniform inside diameter of 16 feet 4 3/4 inches. The wall is 8 inches thick, and the three stripe color pattern is permanently cast into the concrete.
To establish a color for each section the first forty feet is the natural gray of Portland cement. The next fifty feet was poured with white Portland cement and white quartz aggregate for the white color. The top fifty two feet is gray Portland cement with black coloring.
The smaller diameter concrete section at the top was formed with stationary metal forms after the top floor was poured. Windows in the tower were constructed of stainless steel but sashes have been replace with vinyl.
The 11 foot tall aluminum lantern housing was installed by Marine Corps helicopters. Total height of the structure above the foundation slab is 153 feet.
The characteristic flashing pattern for the light is four one-second flashes every 10 seconds.
The lighting apparatus in the Oak Island Lighthouse is made up of 8 aero beacon lighting fixtures, 4 on top and 4 on the bottom.
When first activated in 1958, the lower bank used carbon-arc mercury lamps in 36-inch reflectors. These reflectors with their housings were adapted from aircraft spotlights used in World War II.
When these lamps were in use the Oak Island light was the second brightest in the world. When the upper bank of lights, comprising of 24 inch theatrical lights and 1,000 watt Quartz lamps became the primary beacon and the bottom were decommissioned, it lost that distinction!
Today the brightest light along this part of the Atlantic coast is the Sullivan’s Island Light near Charleston, South Carolina which was erected in 1962.
Free tours are given on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 AM till 2 PM starting on the Wednesday before Memorial Day until the Wednesday After Labor Day. Tours are to the 2nd level ONLY.
· Weekly seasonal tours are only to the 2nd level of the tower, NOT to the observation balcony at the top!
· Children MUST be 7 years or older to enter the lighthouse due to government safety regulations.
· No more than 15 visitors will be allowed inside the tower at any time.
· Visitors are requested not to wear flip-flops, high heels, open-toed or hard leather heels/soles. Sneakers are the preferred shoes.
· Climbers are required to have both hands free for climbing due to the steepness of our steps. No exceptions will be made!
· Weather permitting (visitors are not allowed in the lighthouse if there is lightning in the area)
· There are no Restroom facilities on site
· All tours are free of charge
Come to the beach and take in some history at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson Historic Site and Orton Plantation. Read more
You and your loved one deserve a break, come enjoy Ocean Isle Beach at its prime!
Enjoy hot days at the beach and cold drinks, a great dinner at local restaurants, and a “break” from it all!
March 16th, 2013 to June 7th 2013 the package rate is from $283.00 for two people
June 8th, 2013 to August 8th, 2013 the package rate is from $421.00 for two people
- Two night’s accommodations for two in an Island Side Garden View Camellia Guest Room
- A bottle of Champagne or Sparkling Cider
- Dinner for two at Sharky’s Waterfront Restaurant or Roberto’s Italian Ristorante
- Hot Southern Breakfast Buffet for two each morning
- Free Aqua Zumba and Water Aerobic classesClick Here To Book This Package Online!
Package is subject to advance reservation and availability. Please call 800.334.3581 two days prior to your arrival to make your dinner reservation. Roberto’s Italian Ristorante is available Monday through Sunday.
Bring your significant other to the beach for a relaxing, renewing weekend of togetherness and adventure with our Couples Getaway Package at The Winds Resort Beach Club on nearby Ocean Isle Beach, NC.
March 16th, 2013 - June 7th, 2013, the rate per person is from $213.00
June 8th, 2013 - August 8th, 2013, the rate per person is from $277.00
- Two Night’s Accommodation*
- 1 hour massage at Right Touch Therapy (Ocean Isle Beach) choice includes Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Hot Stone.
- Tour the Silver Coast Winery with a wine tasting.
- Welcome basket for each room.
- Hot Southern Breakfast Buffet each day.
- Complimentary bikes to explore the island.
- Daily Housekeeping.
- Free Aqua Zumba and Water Aerobic classes.
- Discounts to area restaurants and shops.
Two people in an oceanfront Jasmine Guest Room, Wisteria Mini Suite, Azalea Petite Suite or an Island View Camellia Guest Room.
Optional Add Ons (Available Online):
1) Add a bottle of Champagne to have waiting in your room:
2) Add dinner for two at choice of two nearby restaurants:
Roberto’s Italian Ristorante:
Dinner Includes: Wine and Beer (2 Drinks per person), your choice of Steak, Seafood, or Pasta from The Winds Menu, Salad or Soup, Dessert and Coffee. Reservations are available Tuesday through Saturday.
Sharky’s Waterfront Restaurant (overlooking the intra-coastal waterway)
Dinner Includes: Entrees (any menu item), 4 Glasses of House Wine (per two people: 4 people receive 8 Glasses/8 receive 12 Glasses), Salad, Dessert, Non-alcoholic Beverages.
The island is perfect this time of year, uncrowded and the temperatures are in the mid to low 70s!. Take a few days for yourself and come enjoy our beach at this beautiful time of year.
Enjoy soulful walks along our breathtaking island beach or take a swim in our heated indoor pool or just relax in our oceanfront whirlpool spa while surrounded by lush Tropical Gardens.
The Winds Resort Beach Club offers some of the most affordable vacation packages in the Ocean Isle area for island beach cottages and oceanfront accommodation rentals.
Bring the whole family or escape with your loved one for a romantic getaway. Children 14 and under stay for FREE when staying in the same room or suite as parents and all guest room rates include a daily hot breakfast buffet, daily housekeeping and access to all of The Winds Resort amenities.