Sunset Beach, North Carolina is a small town that encompasses both a mainland and an island.
For those looking to purchase a summer home, a retirement villa, an investment property, or are simply looking to move to Sunset Beach, you'll be happy to find sweeping views of beautiful, white sand beaches, championship golf courses, and wonderful nature preservation efforts.
Bird Island, in Sunset Beach, NC, made Yahoo!’s list of the World’s Most Unusual Beaches for how well preserved the surround area of the island was. In 2006, North Carolina Birding Trail officially recognized the town as Official Stop #10 on the Southeaster portion of the trail. As the residents of Sunset Beach were discussing Bird Island’s development, a local resident staked a mailbox, with paper and pencils inside, on the 1300 acre undeveloped island, to encourage people to write why they believed the island should remain as is. Soon people filled the box stating why this glorious piece of land should be granted “reserve” status by the state. The volume of letters was persuasive enough for the government to grant the reserve status. "The Kindred Spirit Mailbox" now receives letters from people around the world as they send positive thoughts, prayers, encouragement, dreams, and well wishes.