Sunset Beach, NC News and Events

The Spectacular Sunset Beach Birding Trail

Sunset Beach is an official stop on the NC birding trail.  Did you know that North Carolina is home to over 440 bird species? And you can see many of them on your next Sunset Beach vacation! Sit on the deck of your Sunset Vacations rental home a... View the full post »

10 Thoughts You Had After Your Last Vacation

Think back to your last Sunset Beach vacation.  Your mind will flood with memories of the peaceful ocean, the comfortable vacation house, a great meal, a tasty bottle of wine, and watching the kids play with some ghost crabs they found under the pier. Now, o... View the full post »

Warm Up Your Winter With This Awesome Beach Playlist

Brrr! What's the weather like where you're sitting? Down here in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, it's our coldest time of the year. January and February average daily lows around 36° (with highs near 60°). That being said, we are still able to look out at ... View the full post »

3 Reasons You Should Homeschool on Vacation

Best. Field trip. Ever.  Who needs pencils, paper and books when you have sun, sea creatures, and sand! When you take your homeschooling show on the road, you will find that not only are the kids more engaged in the "curriculum", but they are learning things... View the full post »

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 »