5 of the Best Things to Do In Sunset Beach, NC

5 of the Best Things to Do In Sunset Beach, NC

Do you have a Sunset Beach bucket list?

Those things you love to do every time you visit? Maybe it's a favorite restaurant, or you have found a fun spot to explore by kayak. Over and over, our guests report that these five things are must-do's when they visit the Brunswick Islands. So, book your Sunset Beach rental and head on down! 

1. Enjoy delicious food. 

What's vacation without a little indulgence? You have to eat while on vacation, so make sure to try the local specialty - fried Calabash-style seafood. 

Read: Where to Eat the Best Seafood in Sunset Beach, NC

Seafood not your thing? No worries! Sunset Beach and the surrounding area are home to so many awesome restaurants. Get a casual burger or spring for a fancy waterfront meal. 

Dining Out | Sunset Vacations

2. Visit Bird Island (and see that famous mailbox).

Are you standing on Sunset Beach? Just grab some extra sunscreen, water, snacks, and start walking west. 

In about one mile you will reach Bird Island, a lovely, protected stretch of beach where you are likely to spot sand dollars, sea turtles and Sunset Beach's famous Kindred Spirit Mailbox. Once there, sit on the bench, write a note or story for the mailbox, and count yourself part of Bird Island history. 

Kindred Spirit Mailbox | Sunset Vacations

3. Rent a kayak or paddle board.

One of the best ways to explore a barrier island like Sunset Beach is by kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP). 

There are so many fun nooks and crannies in and around our marshes and canals. It's relaxing, fun for kids, and you never know what you will find. 

There are plenty of places that rent out small watercraft. Read our previous blog, "Did You Know You Can Rent That?" for details. 

Couple Kayaking | Sunset Vacations

4. Go golfing (or hey ... mini-golf is fun!).

Brunswick County is home to several award-winning golf courses. Pair our well-thought out course designs with fabulous weather and ocean views - and you will have the golf day of your dreams! 

Not a golfer? Mini-golf is a quintessential vacation activity! 

Affordable and fun for all ages, there are a few courses near your Sunset Beach rental. Try Tropical Adventure in Calabash, or Ocean Isle Mini Golf

Golf Near Sunset Beach | Sunset Vacations

5. Take a quick day trip.

Sunset Beach's position on the border of North and South Carolina makes it the perfect launching point for a day trip. There are several fun places to visit that are within an hour of your Sunset Beach rental. Click these options to learn more: 

1. Myrtle Beach

2. Southport

3. Bald Head Island Lighthouse

4. Calabash

Bald Head Island Lighthouse | Sunset Vacations

Of course, there are so many other things to do while visiting Sunset Beach. Look for seashells, rent a bike, eat ice cream, read a book on the beach, shop in our local stores, visit a park, or take a nature hike. Time to search for your next Sunset Beach rental so you can start planning a relaxing vacation today. 

5 of the Best Things to Do In Sunset Beach, NC

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