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 #: 100367331
    Status: Active
    Address: 407 Sunset Boulevard S
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Not In Subdivision
    Lot Size: 0.15
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 5 Bedrooms
    • 5 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    INCREDIBLE Ocean Views , ICW views and views of the Sound!! You will not believe the value you get in this 5 bedroom 5.5... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100365519
    Status: Active
    Address: 1504 Riverside Drive
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Ocean Club Estates
    Lot Size: 0.15
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 2 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    This unique masterpiece, a never-before-listed home was conceived with an eye for quality throughout the home by an... Read More

402 Marlin Street $1,299,000

  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100361770
    Status: Active
    Address: 402 Marlin Street
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Not In Subdivision
    Lot Size: 0.19
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    PRIVACY & PRISTINE WATER VIEWS FROM THIS OVERSIZED CANAL HOME on a corner lot offering double the water frontage and... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100340128
    Status: Active
    Address: 403 Sailfish Street
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Not In Subdivision
    Lot Size: 0.11
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 5 Bedrooms
    • 4 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    Sunset Beach was voted one of the ''best beaches'' by National Geographic. You must see this tremendous location suited... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100341881
    Status: Active
    Address: 430 34th Street
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Not In Subdivision
    Lot Size: 0.10
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 2 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    YOU FOUND IT !!! Five house's back from the Ocean just a short walk to your piece of Paradise .This Charming well... Read More

424 6th Street $696,000

  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100355969
    Status: Active
    Address: 424 6th Street
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Sunset Beach
    Lot Size: 0.10
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 2 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    Impeccable Island Home. This well maintained and loved classic coastal cottage is just steps from the ocean at its... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100330837
    Status: Active
    Address: 7422 Falkirk Lane
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Thistle Downs
    Lot Size: 0.29
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    The McAdams II is an open floor plan with a first-floor owner's suite, a two-story great room, and flex room on the main... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100366016
    Status: Active
    Address: 360 Crooked Gulley Circle
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Sea Trail Plantation
    Lot Size: 0.34
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 4 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    With a tee box across the street & a golf green behind you, this home affords one of the best views of the golf course &... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100341916
    Status: Active
    Address: 7320 Lieth Lane
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Thistle Downs
    Lot Size: 0.26
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    The Stirling has an open floor plan and is predominately one level. The fantastic upgrades in this home are too vast to... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 100367281
    Status: Active
    Address: 937 Green Pointe Drive
    City / Zip: Sunset Beach, NC 28468
    Subdivision Sea Trail Plantation
    Lot Size: 0.42
    Kind: Single Family Residence
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
  • Description:
    This 3K plus square foot, open floor plan house on a large corner lot in the sought after Oyster Pointe section of Sea... Read More
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