Nature, Museums & Parks


Kindred Spirit Mailbox on Bird Island

You can’t come to Sunset Beach NC and not visit the Kindred Spirit Mailbox on Bird Island. Standing for nearly 30 years, what started as a tribute to the island’s beauty is now an established landmark visited by thousands yearly. Photo...

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Sunset Beach Park

Located on the mainland banks of the Intracoastal Waterway, the Sunset Beach Park offers a beautiful recreational venue for families and individuals to enjoy. Dotted with majestic Live Oak Trees and offering breathtaking water views, the new park ...

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Old Bridge Preservation Society Museum

Visit the Old Bridge Museum and Interpretive Center in Sunset Beach and learn the history of the original single lane swing bridge. Built by Mannon Gore, the island’s founding father and visionary pioneer, the swing bridge offered serenity t...

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Sunset Beach Turtle Watch

Loggerhead sea turtles are common visitors to our beaches. Although their population is more stable than that of other sea turtles, the loggerhead is a "threatened" species. They are called Loggerheads because they have the largest head of all sea...

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