The one lane pontoon bridge is one of the most distinguishable features about the small charming coastal community of Sunset Beach. Like the bridge, a symbol of tradition, Sunset Beach stays true to its roots with little commercialization on the island itself. Instead, it clings to the beautiful shores it is known for with white sands and blue waters. The three mile long island is the southernmost point of North Carolina's Brunswick Islands and close to many of the seafood restaurants of Calabash. Sunset Beach has some great restaurants of its own. Twin Lakes, the seafood restaurant on the left right before the bridge, has been a tradition of locals and visitors for over three and a half decades and offers even the pickiest palate a fantastic meal.
Sunset Beach is the perfect place to visit if you're looking for a laid back atmosphere and friendly faces. There are many different activities to enjoy while staying on the island. Avid golfers love this beach because of its proximity to the many championship golf courses in the area such as Sea Trail Golf and Conference Center. For the youngest of golfers, you might try the putt-putt golf course with an ice cream shop.
A full service fishing pier offers a fun day of enjoyment, whether you're an avid fisherman or are fishing for your first time. Shopping enthusiasts will love the little specialty shops in the area, such as Island Breeze, a woman's specialty boutique. But the most enjoyable activity is sitting on your porch and watching the sunset over the blue waters of the Atlantic. Find out for yourself exactly why they call this charming island Sunset Beach.