We are looking into renting on Ocean Isle this summer (an oceanfront home on the West end, near the Islander resort??). I am always nervous making a vacation commitment about an unfamiliar area We have a group of two children (2 & 4)and 6 adults. Last year we loved the wide beach, sand consistency, and lack of crowds at Holden Beach. However, we would like to have a few more options for eating out which is why we're looking elsewhere. I'd appreciate any comments/input on the location we're considering, beach width (I've seen a few comments about a "shelf"?), or other suggestions would be appreciated!