Historical Facts, Sites and Landmarks Near Sunset Beach, NC
Welcome to Sunset Beach, NC!! We are so much more than just a beach vacation rental destination. Our little town is the hidden gem of the North Carolina coast, and we are so excited to share a few of the things that make her so special. There is the abundant beauty of the Atlantic Ocean, warm sandy beaches, and spectacular sunrises and sunsets. However, what you may not know is that there are several interesting historical facts, sites, and landmarks near Sunset Beach that deserve a mention.
Did you know that the Town of Sunset Beach encompasses both a mainland and an island? How cool is that!! This feature makes our coastal jewel unique among North Carolina's southeaster barrier island communities.
Hurricane Hazel struck the coastal Carolinas in 1954, leaving the southernmost island in North Carolina (what was then called "Bald Beach") unharmed. This smallest of the South Brunswick Islands would become the Town of Sunset Beach in 1955.
The Kindred Spirit Mailbox
Okay, so there may not be actual buried treasure. However, did you know that on January 11, 1864 a blockade runner, named The Vesta, was abandoned on our shoreline? Today, The Vesta is buried underneath the Sunset Beach Pier.
Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson
Located just a short drive from your Sunset Beach vacation rental is Calabash, NC. This quaint coastal town is most famous for its seafood and has been dubbed the "Seafood Capital of the World"! Locals and visitors love the fresh, local, battered and deep fried fish and seafood for which Calabash is so famous. Only in Calabash will you experience the flavor and atmosphere that makes it culinary delight so special.
More Fascinating History
If you would like to read more about what fascinating historical secrets await you on our coast, then be sure to read this blog post! From history to mystery, what could be more intriguing?
If you decided to leave your beach chair in the sand or the rocking chair on the porch of your vacation rental, we hope that you will visit one of these amazing places that make Sunset Beach so special.
Our friendly and local team is standing by to assist you with your next beach vacation. Give us a call today!