Warm waters and soft sands welcome you as you cross the bridge to the small town of Sunset Beach, a barrier island on the coast of North Carolina. The warm ocean invites you in for fun water activities, the Intracoastal Waterway is perfect for kayaking, canoeing and paddle-boarding and the Sunset Beach Fishing Pier is a great spot to fish or simply enjoy the surrounding scenery. Experience the beauty of turtles as they sunbathe in the warm sands. Sunset Beach has a laid back atmosphere, a quiet destination for nature lovers to relax and unwind.
The ocean breeze invites you on a 1.4 mile walk from Sunset Beach to the Pier at Bird Island, home to the famous Kindred Spirit Mailbox. A 1000 acre sanctuary of sandy dunes and tidal creeks visited by many who pen their deepest secrets in the journals of this unique mailbox, a storied and rich tradition that restores your faith in humanity.
There is more the Sunset Beach than its beautiful natural surroundings. Stroll the streets lined with eclectic galleries, coffee-shops and excellent restaurants. Stargaze at the Ingram Planetarium or at an outdoor music concert in the village park, explore haunted houses on a Ghost Walk or tee off at a beautiful signature oceanside golf course.
Explore the surrounding areas
Venture to the nearby towns of Calabash and Ocean Isle Beach to explore further. Myrtle Beach is a tourist destination with many attractions, amusement parks and water parks. Have great family fun at Barefoot Landing, a shopping complex with a reptile zoo and home to the House of Blues. Explore the Cape Fear Peninsula, Bald Head Island and Fort Fisher from the small boating town of Southport and take a trip to the historic sea port home of Wilmington to see the USS North Carolina Battleship.
Sunset Beach, a quiet vacation destination with small town charm and a laid back atmosphere.