Our mission is to provide experiences that amplify the voice of God in a unique, Christian environment. 


Tucked away on the eastern tip of Oak Island, Fort Caswell occupies the site of a former US military fortress. Since 1949, when the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina bought the property from the federal government, Caswell has been an instrument of peace, offering guests a place of quiet reflection and relaxation. Today we welcome Baptist churches, Christian groups of many other denominations, and nonprofit organizations to visit and experience the peace and beauty of this special place.

What We Believe

Fort Caswell Coastal Retreat and Conference Center is a ministry of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Our Christian beliefs are foundational to our mission and inform everything we do. We encourage you to use the link below to visit the website of the Baptist State Convention of NC, where our beliefs are outlined in detail.



Experience the beauty and serenity of life on the end of a North Carolina barrier island. Add to that our historic character, inspired landscaping, and nearby attractions, and you've got a site like nowhere else on Earth.


From groups of 2 to 1,200, we have the facilities to accommodate your needs. We have classroom spaces for small, personal meetings all the way up to our 1,000+ seat auditorium with modern sound and video capabilities.

Our Staff

Whether you're joining us for one of our in-house programs or want help planning your own retreat, you'll experience first-hand the professionalism of our talented staff. Our team is passionate about making your experience here the best it can be.

How to Find Us

Fort Caswell is located at:

100 Caswell Beach Rd. Oak Island, NC 28465.

We're on the eastern end of Oak Island, NC, about 35 miles south of Wilmington and just over 70 miles north of Myrtle Beach.

Nearby attractions include Southport, Bald Head Island, Battleship NC, and the Fort Fisher Aquarium and State Historic Site.