Sunset Beach, NC News and Events

How Southern Are You? Test Your Knowledge.

Hey y'all! Today we are going to see just how much you know (or have learned) about our southern ways. Some of these words, foods, traditions, and expressions are regional, even across North Carolina. Others are very specific to our area, and mi... View the full post »

The Most Romantic Spots Around Sunset Beach, NC

The beach is always a great place for romance. Between the beautiful views, the calming landscape, and the vastness of the ocean, a vacation to the shore can give your relationship a boost. Here in Sunset Beach we have several spots that will enhance your romantic va... View the full post »

10 Fantastic Facts For Fans of the Sand!

Sand is a pretty big part of any beach vacation, but have you ever given it much thought? It really is fascinating that the sand all around you is simply broken down rocks and minerals, battered over the years by rain, wind, and waves. Have you ever looked at sa... View the full post »

The Only Blog You Need to Plan the Best Beach Vacation

Today, our goal is to gather all of our best vacation planning advice into one beautifully bookmarkable blog. Planning a vacation can be totally overwhelming. It seems so easy when you first say "hey, let's book a beach house this summer" but when it comes time to act... View the full post »

Beach Movies to Help You Cozy Up This Winter

Transport yourself back to the beach this winter.  The holidays are almost here, which means that you (hopefully) have a little down time coming your way. Maybe some family in town, and you are in need of a simple activity to allow everyone to decompress. How abo... View the full post »

The Most Appreciated Gift Ideas For People Who Love the Beach

It's time to shop!  Do you need to find gifts for the holidays? Or maybe just a birthday, graduation, or other occasion? One thing that can make shopping easier is knowing your recipient's specific interests. Perhaps they love cooking, reading, or the outd... View the full post »

Sunset Vacations Rentals Will Make You Love Sunset Beach, NC!

Sunset Vacations has been around for a while.  Since 1984, as a matter of fact! Our little family-owned company has grown so much over the years – managing and maintaining over 250 beautiful, unique vacation homes here in Sunset Beach, North Carolina.And gosh, ... View the full post »

Sunset Beach Waterfront Town Park - Enjoy the View!

The park is the perfect solution when you need something to do!  Want to get away from the computer? Go to the park. Need a place to walk the dog? A safe, scenic option is your local park. Kids need to burn some energy? Want to watch a... View the full post »

Discover the Famous Sunset Beach Sea Turtles

Sea turtles are having a bit of a moment right now. The humble sea turtle has become the poster child for saving our environment. Images abound of turtles caught in fishing nets, ingesting plastic waste, or struggling to make it back to the ocean due to human interfer... View the full post »

5 Reasons NOW is the Best Time to Plan Your Summer Vacation

We know. You are trying to plan your Thanksgiving menu right now. Or, you are fending off never-ending updates to the kids' Christmas or Hanukkah lists. You might even be under a serious deadline for work before that famously unproductive time between Christmas and Ne... View the full post »

How to Decorate Your Home With Coastal Flair for the Holidays

You love the beach. You love the holidays.  What could be more fun than decorating your home using the beautiful beach as your muse? Get inspired this holiday season with these carefully curated ideas, projects and products that are just burstin... View the full post »

The Funniest Beach Videos and Photos That Will Make You LOL

Take a break and laugh with us!  As we enter into the darkest and coldest part of the year, we thought it would be fun to combine two awesome things into one blog post:  The beach and a giggle. After all, a little dose of humor can do wonders to brighten your... View the full post »

Find Inspiration In Our Famous Kindred Spirit Mailbox

If you have visited Sunset Beach, North Carolina, odds are great that you have heard of our famous Kindred Spirit Mailbox! Located on Bird Island, this humble little mailbox has been the recipient of countless notes, poems, hopes, dreams and wishes. Read more to ... View the full post »

All the Best Holiday Happenings in Sunset Beach

If you will be in Sunset Beach, North Carolina between October and December, you will find plenty of festive events and activities to put you in the holiday spirit. Our little town is full of good cheer as we enjoy some of the best weather of the year. Many of our sh... View the full post »

Myrtle Beach is the Perfect Day Trip From Sunset Beach

Myrtle Beach is just 40 minutes from Sunset Beach, just beyond the NC/SC border. There you will find a whole new world of restaurants, activities, shows, music, bars and much more. We get it ... Sunset Beach is a small town! Maybe your family or friends are ... View the full post »