Sunset Beach North Carolina has many real estate options in several unique communities with even more options in surrounding cities such as Ocean Isle Beach , Oak Island , Holden Beach, and more. With so many options for a new home buyer in Sunset Beach, you'll want to work with a professional Realtor who knows not only the area but all the unique aspects of buying property.
Sunset Beach is a great place to call home with economic growth, highly rated school systems, easy commuting and entertainment venues. Living, working and playing in Sunset Beach is a lifestyle choice above many others so if you are preparing to relocate or retire here and would like assistance moving into your new home and getting familiar with your neighborhood and the city of Sunset Beach, please contact me.
I can also help buyers and sellers in Ocean Isle Beach, Oak Island, Holden Beach and other surrounding cities. If your looking to relocate out of the area I may also be able to put you in direct contact with a preferred real estate agent in that area so please call me to see how I can assist you with your needs.
Our town is the southernmost point of North Carolina's coastline, part of the greater Wilmington Metro area and the barrier communities of the Brunswick Islands. The temperate climate and wide expanse of our open beachfront has attracted tourists for years, drawing many visitors to purchase primary or secondary homes here and call our sand dunes and shores "home".
Sunset Beach is unique among the southeastern barrier island communities, as our town includes both a mainland and an island expanse. Though settlements of the Brunswick Islands date back to colonial times, the town of Sunset Beach did not come into being until 1955.
The majority of Sunset Beach and adjoining Bird Island coastal reserve encompass a barrier island, and until 2010 the community was only accessible by means of a pontoon bridge (swing bridge) straddling the Intracoastal Waterway and adjacent marshland. Though no longer is use, the old Sunset Beach pontoon swing bridge was saved by the Old Bridge Preservation Society.
Regional history is as much a part of the landscape as the sand dunes, salt marshes, and willow swamps that make up our geography. The ruins of colonial Brunswick Town, Fort Anderson Historic Site, Fort Caswell, Smith Island Museum, Bald Head Island Lighthouse, Museum of Coastal Carolina, Oak Island Lighthouse, Old Brunswick County Jail Museum, North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, the Battleship North Carolina, Fort Johnston and the numerous regional historic Civil War sites are all sites of interest convenient to Sunset Beach residents.
There are over 30 community municipal parks to enjoy in the Brunswick islands, with an impressive diversity of amenities available for public use. Activities and events change seasonally, allowing a diverse choice for your leisure time. Some of the more intriguing of our unique parks are the Cape Fear Yacht Club, Shallotte Park dog run, Southport Pier & Riverwalk, Oak Island Skate Park, Tidalwaves Canoe Dock and the Loggerhead Sea Turtle Sanctuary at nearby Holden Beach.
Swimming, sunbathing, kite flying, sand gliding, fishing, surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, kite-boarding, canoeing, hang-gliding, beachcombing, whatever your pleasure, Sunset Beach has it. Our coasts offer more than just the water! Natural beauty awaits your exploration in Bird Island, Ingram Planetarium, Bald Head Island Conservancy, Oak Island Nature Center, Boiling Spring Lakes Preserve and Green Swamp Preserve. Our area offers shopping, art galleries, fine dining restaurants, local wineries and the famous Brunswick Island seafood.
Guests find the convenience of modern comforts but the ability to steep their experience in time-honored tradition. Oyster Bay, Sea Trail Golf Resort and Sandpiper Bay golf communities comprise a large portion of Sunset Beach's mainland, as well as the luxury community of Ocean Ridge Plantation.
The homes and cottages of Sunset Beach house both permanent and seasonal residents, welcoming generations of families to become our neighbors and join us at the beach, summer after endless summer!
Mary Ann Bechtel Real Estate
2026 Camelot Drive Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469