Sunset Beach, NC News and Events

Please Donate Your Unused Food to Our Food Recovery Program!

Have leftover food from your Sunset Beach vacation? Donate it! When you spend a week in a vacation house, you are bound to grab lots of groceries! You probably filled up your refrigerator with lots of goodies – drinks, fruits, veggies, sandwich fixings, ... View the full post »

How to Make the Most of your Vacation Rental Kitchen

Having your own kitchen on vacation is a game-changer. No tiny hotel fridge here! Our Sunset Vacations rentals offer full-size kitchens complete with refrigerator, oven, microwave, pots and pans, dishes, utensils and more. Most of our rentals have coffee makers, and ... View the full post »

Local Author Profile - Marybeth Whalen

Today we will spotlight a talented local author - Marybeth Whalen!  Looking for a great beach read, inspired by Sunset Beach? Try a novel by one of our own, author Marybeth Whalen. Marybeth and her husband, Curt, have been married for 29 y... View the full post »

How Much Do YOU Know About Sharks (and their teeth)?

Did you know that 50 species of sharks live off the coast of North Carolina?  No need to worry, because encounters between sharks and humans are very rare. That being said, it's a good idea to learn as much as you can about sharks, their habits, and what to d... View the full post »

Beach Quotes to Get You In a Summer State of Mind

Summer is almost here! It probably won't take much convincing to get you into a summer state of mind, but just in case you need a nudge, here are 8 beach quotes you will love. Feel free to share this blog with your beach-loving friends. Then, start planning a vac... View the full post »

The Best Beach Books For Kids!

Kids love to read about places they have been.  The beach is no exception! In today's blog, we have gathered a few titles your kids are sure to enjoy. There is something for every age group on this list. So grab that library card or fire up the Amazon account... View the full post »

Print It: Sunset Beach BUCKET LIST CHALLENGE!

Ready for some fun? Print this cute "Bucket List Challenge" from Sunset Vacations! For this challenge, we have listed some activities you simply MUST try when you are on vacation in Sunset Beach, North Carolina! They are easy to do, and will help guide you as you enjoy yo... View the full post »

How to Build a Beach First Aid Kit

Sunscreen ✔  Towel ✔  Snacks ✔  Drinks  ✔  First Aid Kit? Hmmm..... Yep! You need to think about packing a First Aid Kit in your beach bag. When you spend the day at the beach, it's important to be prepared. Just a f... View the full post »

Traveling With Teenagers? Top Tips For a Terrific Trip!

Are you about to embark on a vacation with teens?   There are a lot of positive aspects when traveling with older kids. Sure, toddlers are cute and all, but they are SO much work. Teens can dress, feed, and bathe themselves. They don't require constant e... View the full post »

Vacation Budget Busters (and How to Avoid Them)

It's way too easy to bust your budget on vacation.  There are so many wonderful things to do, foods to eat, souvenirs to buy and reasons to say "It's fine! We're on vacation!". And hey - we aren't here to say no to that. Vacation SHOULD ... View the full post »

Madd Inlet - a New Novel About Sunset Beach - is Available Now!

Madd Inlet is here!  Local author Tim Swink has written a new novel about the Sunset Beach area.  We are so excited to share it with you! Below is some more information about the author, the novel, and how to purchase a copy of your very own. Fro... View the full post »

Day Tripping: A Lovely Day Out In Wilmington, NC

Wilmington, NC, is located about one hour from Sunset Beach.  That puts it in perfect range for a day trip! Wilmington is a quintessential southern town.  It's full of history and boasts a vibrant waterfront.  Home to many exciting events, delicious... View the full post »

Spectacular UPDATED Rentals in Sunset Beach, NC!

We have a link on our website to find our new and updated rentals!  When you plan a beach vacation, you want to stay in the very best rental your budget allows. Finding recently updated rentals in Sunset Beach, NC is easy. These homes might have a completely upda... View the full post »

3 Reasons Sunset Beach is Perfect For Romance

The beach has been associated with romance forever! In film, such classics as "From Here to Eternity" have cemented the passionate, wild waves of the ocean with love, quiet moments and deep feelings. While Sunset Beach is definitely a fun place to bring the fami... View the full post »

How to Budget For a Beach Vacation

Are you planning your next beach vacation?  Between meal planning, creating a packing list, booking a cat sitter and shopping Amazon for a new swimsuit, it's important to add "create a budget" to your to-do list. Sure, it's not the MOST exciting part... View the full post »