After all my hard work at school, I needed a beach break- Road Trip! We go to Oak Island, NC because it is pet-friendly all year round. We found a cute, little cottage that had a fenced yard and screened porch. The owner, even let us use the shed full of beach paraphernalia and a wagon to haul it all in.
We then drove into Southport, NC . It is a quaint little town with beautiful views of the intercoastal waterways. There are a couple of restaurants right on the water that have outside seating for me. The town itself has many shops, most of which I am also allowed to go. However, my favorite things is to sit on a park bench and people watch. After that, we went down the street for some Hawaiian shaved ice before driving to get the ferry. See my review of Island Hots at Carolina Beach.