Sunset Beach, NC News and Events

Learn to Do Something New On Vacation

Vacation is the BEST time to learn something new!  You have left the office behind. The responsibilities of house and home are on pause. Kids are taking a break from school. It's time to open up your mind to a new experience! Odds are good that "home" do... View the full post »

Delicious Waterfront Dining in and Around Sunset Beach

Searching for waterfront dining in Sunset Beach?  Today's blog will list a few beautiful and tranquil spots to enjoy a waterfront meal or beverage during your next Sunset Beach vacation! After all, the views of the ocean, bays and marshes are one of the main ... View the full post »

Ice Cream & Candy Shops of Sunset Beach

Treat yourself!  A stop for ice cream or sweets should definitely be on the vacation agenda. Sunset Beach, NC is home to several wonderful little shops where you can grab a delicious ice cream treat, candy, and other desserts. You can even use this list as a brib... View the full post »

Explore These Dog Friendly Sunset Beach Rentals

Did you know that Sunset Vacations manages over 40 dog-friendly rentals?  That's right - if you book early enough, you can snag one of our dog-friendly Sunset Beach rentals for yourself. Most of these rentals allow up to two dogs for a fee of about $150. Read... View the full post »

Free Things to Do on Your Sunset Beach Vacation

Often, when we think about going on vacation, all we can think is ... how are we going to afford this? If you are reading this blog, odds are good that you have already discovered our little secret - Sunset Beach, North Carolina! Sunset Beach is small, friendly ... View the full post »

Smile! 8 Summer Beach Quotes to Energize Your Day

We are ready for summer!  Bright sunshine, warm breezes, refreshing, salty waves and icy cold drinks - these are just a few of the things that bring us joy each summer! When we can't be physically AT the beach, we really love to browse fun beachy quotes on Pi... View the full post »

Celebrate National Shrimp Day With These 4 Recipes

May 10th is National Shrimp Day!  Here on the North Carolina coast, every day is Shrimp Day. We love it fried, broiled, grilled, seasoned, spicy, mixed in salads, pastas, and more! What is your favorite recipe? Today we have selected four simple, delicious r... View the full post »

How to Update Your Beach House With Style

Do you own (or want to own) a beach house?  Here at Sunset Vacations, we know that certain improvements get your beach house rented out faster and for more money. Whether you have the budget for am entire kitchen overhaul or are more interested in a few (les... View the full post »

Plan a Guys Getaway in Sunset Beach, NC

Guys need to get away, too. Whether you want to vacation with your brothers, college friends, or work buddies, Sunset Beach is actually a great place to do it. With the bigger city of Myrtle Beach just 40 minutes away, Sunset Beach offers your crew a peaceful place to han... View the full post »

The Ultimate Sunset Beach Word Search!

Want something fun to do while hanging out at your Sunset Beach, North Carolina vacation rental? Need to get the kids off their phones for a few minutes? Print off a few copies of this custom Sunset Beach Word Search! We have included all of the words that make us lo... View the full post »

Hey Parents! Do Not Forget These 5 Beach Safety Tips

A day at the beach should be stress-free, right?  But as any parent knows, the beach can be a dangerous place if you aren't paying attention. Today we are going to remind you of 5 things you need to remember while visiting the ocean. Have a great day, be safe... View the full post »

How to Pack the Perfect Beach Picnic

Doesn't a picnic on the beach sound lovely right about now?  Today we are going to share some do's and don'ts about how to pack the perfect picnic for the beach. We will start with what foods to pack and show you how to stack your items correctly in t... View the full post »

5 Reasons Sunset Beach Rentals Save You Money on Vacation

Taking a vacation can be a real budget-buster. After all, you need to think about travel costs, food, paying a pet sitter, taking time off work, getting the right gear for your trip, and of course, renting a place to stay. Today we will try to convince you that by renting... View the full post »

Dog Friendly Restaurants & Bars of Sunset Beach

Do you bring your dog on vacation to Sunset Beach?  If you do, you know that it can be hard to find a place where dogs are not only welcome, but encouraged! Luckily for you, Sunset Beach and the surrounding towns of Ocean Isle Beach and Calabash are very dog-frie... View the full post »

Three Reasons You Should Spring Over to Sunset Beach Now

Spring is an awesome time to visit Sunset Beach, NC! 🌼 Coastal flowers in bloom, a warm breeze over the ocean, and very few tourists. These are just a few of the reasons we love Sunset Beach in the spring! Shake off the winter blues and head our way. Here are three ... View the full post »