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 #: 100219038
    Status: Active
    Address: 1404 E Main Street
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Not In Subdivision
    Lot Size: 0.40
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 5 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    Breathtaking ocean front views await you in this stunning 5 bedroom, 3 bath home on the East end of pristine Sunset... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100233270
    Status: Active
    Address: 1220 E Main Street
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Sunset Beach
    Lot Size: 0.43
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 2 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    East end oceanfront homes are a rare find so don't let this one slip through your fingers! Classic beach home has... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100236935
    Status: Active
    Address: 715 Shoreline Drive W
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Twin Lakes
    Lot Size: 1.62
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    Shoreline Drive is one of the most sought after areas for Intracoastal Waterway living. Offering stunning views of the... Read More

204 E Main Street $1,295,000

  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100227694
    Status: Active
    Address: 204 E Main Street
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Not In Subdivision
    Lot Size: 0.65
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 5 Bedrooms
    • 5 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    GATHER CLOSE TO THE ACTION IN THIS 5 BR 5 BA SPACIOUS OCEANFRONT RETREAT on a large lot in desirable Sunset Beach. You... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100224562
    Status: Active
    Address: 1510 North Shore Drive E
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Not In Subdivision
    Lot Size: 0.00
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 4 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    Stunning custom built 4BR, 4BA home on east end of Sunset Beach overlooking Jinks Creek; open floor plan; granite, metal... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100228563
    Status: Active
    Address: 1504 E Main Street #A
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Not In Subdivision
    Lot Size: 0.36
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 6 Bedrooms
    • 4 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    IMAGINE MAKING MONEY WHILE YOU VACATION IN YOUR OCEANFRONT HOME, then make the dream happen with this exclusive duplex... Read More

307 W Main Street $1,195,000

  • 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:
    Ocean front living on Beautiful Sunset Beach. This home is in a prime location to beach access close access to on and... Read More

1601 Canal Drive $1,029,000

  • 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:
    Market Adjusted Price:This may be the island home you've been dreaming about. This modern very well kept Bay home has... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100221675
    Status: Active
    Address: 1507 Canal Drive
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Not In Subdivision
    Lot Size: 0.14
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 5 Bedrooms
    • 4 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    This inviting Beach cottage located on Sunset Beach is the perfect island home. The large deck, porch and rooftop deck... 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! BAYFRONT, 4th Row, ISLAND HOME, Private Dock AND BOAT RAMP. If you need lots of space, great water access and... Read More
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