The Sunset Inn, North Carolina
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Sunset Beach, North Carolina, 28468, United States
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Bald Head Island

Once on Bald Head Island you can head to the beach, visit the unique stores & art galleries, kayak through the inlets, and/or take in a round of golf at The Club. However, don’t miss the must see landmark, the Old Baldy Lighthouse. The oldest lighthouse in North Carolina, Old Baldy is a grand stone work of art that can be toured for only $5.00 along with the small museum beside it. If you are not afraid of heights then climbing the spiral staircase to the very top is a must. The view is like no other.

So while staying with us here at The Sunset Inn make sure to set aside some time to visit Bald Head Island. Here are some upcoming events on Bald Head Island to entice you even more:

Saturday, May 11, 2013 Wine & Cheese Gala

Wine and Cheese Gala will take place on May 11th aboard "Patriot". The boat will depart at 5PM from the Bald Head Ferry Terminal. The entertainment will be provided by the New Century Saxophone Quartet and the tickets are $50.00 per person. If you wish to purchase by mail, send you Name, address and check to Friends of Music Society PO BOX 569 Fulton, MD 20759 and the tickets will be promptly mailed to you.

Friday, May 24, 2013 Middle Island Ibis Sanctuary

BHI Conservancy 9am-10:30am Middle Island/Ibis Sanctuary Hike Meet at the Barrier Island Study Center. visiting the Ibis Lake Sanctuary, a protected area of land that is private and only accessible with Conservancy staff. Reservations required. To register, please visit or call (910) 457-0089 Personal golf cart transportation is required. $15 per person for BHI Conservancy Members $20 per person for non-members.

Saturday, May 25, 2013 Island Wide Open Houses

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Island-Wide Open Houses Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales presents a variety of homes to introduce you to the many real estate opportunities on the island. Pick up a flyer at the sales office located at 4 Marina Wynd near the ferry landing. 910-457-7400.

Monday, May 27, 2013 Birding BHI

BHI Conservancy 8:30am – 10:30am Birding BHI Barrier Island Study Center. During the summer we are home to a large nesting population of the beautiful painted bunting. The island is also home to hundreds of egrets, herons and ibis as well as dozens of other species. To register, please visit or call (910) 457-0089. Cost: $15 per person for BHI Conservancy Members, Free for BHI Conservancy Lifetime Level Members, $20 per person for non-members.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 Father’s Day Cookout

Sunday, June 16: 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Father’s Day Cookout The Bald Head Island Club Grille Terrace & Palms Terrace $18.95 plus tax and service charge for adults $11.95 plus tax and service charge for children 12 years and under. Please call 910.457.7300 to make a reservation

Friday, August 02, 2013 Pirate Weekend

Treasure Hunt Starts @ 3 pm Island Wide Game 24 hours to play –only $25 per golf cart! Pirate Booty Auction @ 4:30 pm Tent Pavilion Silent Auction Begins An 1817 coin? Cocktails in Old Baldy? Hawaiian Quilt (handmade by Old Baldy Quilters) & more treasures! Pirate Block Party NO ADMISSION CHARGE! Beer & Wine Truck opens at 4:30pm BBQ, Cash Bar, Live Music with Rusty Cutlass. Party with the Pirates at Tent Pavilion! Pirate Invasion @ 5:30 pm FREE on the Marina Captain Horatio Sinbad Arrives on the Meka II BUY TICKETS Or 910.457.7481

Pirate Weekend

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Kids Schools Sign up for Scalawag or Pirate Artist $20 child Pirate & Pancakes Bald Head Island Club 10:30 am Feasting and songs with Rusty Cutlass! Buy tickets today—it fills fast! Duck Race 2 pm $500 First Prize Adopt a duck for $10 each or 11 ducks for $100 Pirate Ghost Walk @ 7:30 & 8:30 pm By Old Baldy $25 adult/$15 child BUY TICKETS Or 910.457.7481

Pirate Weekend

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Pirate Parade 11:30 am Over the Bridge! Don’t forget to decorate the golf cart & wear a pirate costume! Pirate Costume Contest @ Tent Pavilion Immediately after parade..must be in parade to enter. Pirate Festival NO ADMISSION CHARGE! Noon to 5 pm Pirate Encampment, Sword Fights and Black Powder Guns, Rusty Cutlass Music, Magic Shows, Crafts, Games & more! Yum...Beer & Burgers & Brats @ Grub Ship! Creativity Challenge @ Bald Head Association Friday thru Sunday Cool works of art created by friends and neighbors! Silent auction bids end on Sunday at 4 pm. A great way to pick up one of a kind gifts! All proceeds from Pirates Are Coming support Old Baldy! BUY TICKETS Or 910.457.7481

So if you enjoyed your first day trip to Southport, NC then why not venture just a little farther and explore Bald Head Island. You can catch the ferry from Southport and 20 minutes later you will be transported to an island paradise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, marsh inlets and lush greenery shading the pathways.
This island is special in that you can only explore it by renting bikes, a golf cart, or by walking. Leaving your cars behind when boarding the ferry, Bald Head Island reminds you to slow down, relax, and unwind while enjoying all the island has to offer.