Sunset Beach, NC

Unique among the southeastern North Carolina barrier island communities, the Town of Sunset Beach encompasses both a mainland and an island.
The Town began in 1955 a year after Hurricane Hazel struck the surrounding area but left what was then called Bald Beach, the southernmost island in North Carolina, unscathed. The smallest of the South Brunswick Islands, Mannon C. Gore purchased Bald Beach from the Brooks family, who dated its ownership back to the 1700's. Gore was impressed by the beautiful sunsets and renamed the island Sunset Beach. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Gore purchased 500 acres of mainland property along the Intracoastal Waterway from International Paper Company and began making his vision a reality.

From 1990 through today, the Town of Sunset Beach has grown in size with the addition of almost all of Sea Trail Plantation including the three golf courses, Sugar Sands, The Village at Sunset, and the Sandpiper Bay, Wyndfall and Cape Side communities including the Sandpiper Bay Golf Course.

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