Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach is the smallest barrier island in Brunswick County. About 3 miles separate the east end from the west end. Sunset Beach is the southern most developed beach in North Carolina. South of Sunset Beach there are some uninhabitable islands and then you enter South Carolina. Sunset Beach is one of the premiere beaches in Brunswick County. It was ranked the #1 barrier island in the state by Duke University.

Things To Do In Sunset Beach

On the far west end of the island, past the homes and beyond where the road ends, there is a mailbox stuck in the sand. Inside the mailbox there is a notepad and pen that folks come from all over to write whatever is on their minds. This mailbox has been a tourist attraction for many years, though not everyone knows about.

Up until 2010, the only access onto the island was a single lane swing bridge that was operated by a bridge tender, the DOT started construction on a mega bridge in 2008 and opened it in 2010. The old bridge was preserved and now sits on the mainland side and serves as a museum. Many people have memories of coming to the beach as a kid and having to wait 15-30 minutes for their turn to get on the bridge, although the new bridge isn’t quite as appealing or charming, it is perhaps more functional.

Home Sales & Real Estate

Real Estate opportunities on Sunset Beach include investment condos and homes along with vacation and beach homes for sale. There are many great communities within a few minutes of the island.

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  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100134959
    Status: Active
    Address: 1520 North Shore Drive
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Not In Subdivision
    Lot Size: 0.19
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 6 Bedrooms
    • 5 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    Waterfront living with elegance and charm. Enjoy spectacular sunsets and long walks on the sandy beach. This luxurious... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100172207
    Status: Active
    Address: 204 E Main Street #E
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Not In Subdivision
    Lot Size: 0.82
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 5 Bedrooms
    • 5 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    This beautiful Ocean Front single family house is extremely spacious and decorated to perfection. Incredible ocean,... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100194311
    Status: Active
    Address: 1506 E Main Street #A & B
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Not In Subdivision
    Lot Size: 0.25
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    OWN BOTH SIDES of this lovely OCEAN FRONT duplex with over $70,000 gross rental income in 2019. Each side features a... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100198632
    Status: Active
    Address: 1504 E Main Street #A
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Sunset Beach
    Lot Size: 0.36
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 6 Bedrooms
    • 4 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    Sunset Beach was ranked #4 of the ''21 Best Beaches in the World'' in the January 2017 issue of National Georgraphic. ... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100191205
    Status: Active
    Address: 1518 E North Shore Drive
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Not In Subdivision
    Lot Size: 0.18
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 4 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    If you want to fully capture Sunset Beach island living, you need to take a look at this property. This custom built... Read More

1601 Canal Drive $1,195,000

  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100119043
    Status: Active
    Address: 1601 Canal Drive
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Not In Subdivision
    Lot Size: 0.13
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 4 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    This may be the island home you've been dreaming about. This modern very well kept Bay home has everything you need in a... Read More

307 W Main Street $1,170,000

  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100184109
    Status: Active
    Address: 307 W Main Street
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Sunset Beach
    Lot Size: 0.68
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 4 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    Price Reduced, motivated Seller.Ocean front home on Beautiful Sunset Beach with prime location to beach access. One of... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100188489
    Status: Active
    Address: 408 40th Street
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Not In Subdivision
    Lot Size: 0.20
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    HERE'S YOUR CHANCE to own directly on the highly desired Madd Inlet of Sunset Beach Island! The jaw-dropping location... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100169637
    Status: Active
    Address: 1503 Canal Drive
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Not In Subdivision
    Lot Size: 0.14
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 5 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    RARE FIND! This one HAS IT ALL! BAYFRONT, 4th Row, ISLAND HOME, Private Dock AND BOAT RAMP ''Seas The Day'' is... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100177373
    Status: Active
    Address: 218 Shoreline Drive E
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Twin Lakes
    Lot Size: 0.82
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 4 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    Breathtaking panoramic views of the ICW / Atlantic Ocean, spectacular sun rises & magnificent sun sets are everyday... Read More
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