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Between 2000 and 2010 the population of Sunset Beach rose steadily from 1,824 to 3,572. Additionally, the town has the second lowest general fund tax rate of the 21 North Carolina oceanfront municipalities. The three main neighborhoods of this community were developed as golf course communities – making Sunset Beach real estate popular with golfers.

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The smallest of the Brunswick Islands, Sunset Beach is reached by driving across the only remaining pontoon bridge on the East Coast. This small island offers a very natural and secluded feel with its marsh areas and large dune ridges. At dusk, some of the more dramatic sunsets in all of Brunswick County can be taken in from the snow-white beaches of the island – making Sunset Beach rentals and homes very popular.


If you like stargazing and learning about the mysteries of the universe, then the Ingram Planetarium of Sunset Beach is the place to go. The planetarium offers a myriad of shows for varying tastes. Take your young ones to see the child-friendly “Legends of the Night Sky” show, explore deeper into outer space with the “Undiscovered Worlds” presentation or enjoy a laser show accompanied by the music of The Beatles, U2 or Pink Floyd.

Sunset Beach restaurants serve the amazing seafood you’d expect to find in Brunswick County and also bring many other varieties of food to the table. Twin Lakes restaurant is a great family dining destination that has been open for over 40 years. The menu has seafood specials that change every day depending on the best local catches brought in by fishermen. This venue also has many tasty beef and poultry selections to pick from.

With natural beauty, family friendly entertainment, top-rated golf courses, low tax rates and great restaurants – it’s no wonder why so many people are relocating to Sunset Beach, NC.

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