Top Things To Do In Sunset Beach

Enjoy Our Beautiful Beach

Sunset Beach North Carolina The pristine silver-sands and low commercial atmosphere of Sunset Beach have been attractive families from across the nation for decades. The unique vegetative buffer and undisturbed dunes create an attractive segue from the oceanfront homes to the crystal waters of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as serving as habitat to birds, deer and nesting sea turtles.

Free Summer Concerts

Sunset Beach Summer ConcertsRelax, enjoy the soothing coastal breezes and musical stylings of top area performers every Wednesday evening from Memorial Day to Labor Day at the Village Park Gazebo and Park as part of the Sunset Beach Concert Series. Each week’s concert supports a needy charity and all concerts are free to the public.

Boating and Jet Skiing

Intracoastal WaterwayThe agreeable ocean temperatures attract surfers, sunbathers, SCUBA divers, and other water enthusiasts from all over the country. The ocean, Intracoastal waterway, and network of rivers and tributaries teaming with wildlife offer excellent fishing, kayaking and boating to adventurous and active visitors. Take your boat or a hire a charter and fish for mackerel or tuna, paddle up the winding and serene waters of the undisturbed  marsh creeks , or bird watch for Egret, Eagles and Osprey on Bird Island.

Kindred Spirit Mailbox on Bird Island

Kindred Spirit Mailbox Sunset BeachThe weathered “post office” by the sea has been operating for almost thirty years now. What started as a tribute to the beauty and solitude of Bird Island is now an established landmark that thousands of nature lovers visit annually. Hundreds of photographers and artists have trudged to the west end of the island to capture the essence of the mysterious mailbox tucked high in a sand dune, and many a beach walker has rested on the roughhewn driftwood bench. Yours truly has even penned a romantic murder mystery centered around the Kindred Spirit Mailbox.

-Excerpt by Author Jacqueline DeGroot

Old Bridge Preservation Society Museum Tour and Gift Shop

Old Bridge Preservation Society Since the 1950’s friends and families from all over the country have enjoyed the natural serenity of Sunset Beach by traversing the single lane swing bridge built originally by Mannon Gore, the island’s founding father and visionary pioneer. Every year, the rhythmic rumbling of the loose wooden planks as you crossed the bridge served to welcome you to a different place, one where rest, relaxation, and reflection could be found. Over the years of its service the Bridge became a symbol of the very essence of what Sunset Beach was and continues to be. Its image, in many forms, adorns countless T-shirts, ornaments, photos, drawings, and mugs, and offers in its own right pleasant reminders of good times on the island. Yes, you can always go back to Sunset Beach, even if it’s only in your mind.

Kayaking Rentals and Tours

Explore the pristine estuaries and channels unique to Sunset Beach and see the beach from a new perspective. Discover the abundant wildlife ranging from Pelicans, Blue Herons, Sea Turtles, Sea Otters and majestic dolphins.

Bring along your fishing pole to enjoy an afternoon of Red Drum, Sea Bass and trout fishing in the area. Beach your kayak and take a refreshing dip, search for seashells or just enjoy the beauty of your surroundings.

Championship Golf

Massages and Spa Treatments

Energy Healing and Reiki classes

Hunt sea shells and sand dollars

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