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Things to Do in Sunset Beach NC

The Town of Sunset Beach, North Carolina is known for it's spectacular views and abundant wildlife. Sunset Beach is a proud member of the North Carolina Birding Trail and home to the Ingram Planetarium.  Guests will enjoy unique seasonal events and festivals in the nearby Brunswick Islands, Myrtle Beach, and Wilmington North Carolina.

Some of our favorite Sunset Beach Attractions are listed below.  Please contact us for help in planning your dream vacation in Sunset Beach.

Outdoor Adventure

Summertide Adventure Tours
Kayak tours in the Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach coastal areas.
301 Shoreline Drive
Sunset Beach, North Carolina 28468
P: (877) 597-0001

Julie's Bike Rentals

One stop shop for all your beach equipment rentals.
2 West Main St.
Sunset Beach, NC 28468
P: (910) 579-1211

Inlet Point Plantation

Saddle up and have a blast at Inlet Point Plantation, featuring horse rentals and riding for every kind of adventure enthusiast! Our mission is to make sure that you have a great time with one of our amazing, beautiful horses on a peaceful tour though the plantation.
5800 Little River Neck Road
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
P: (843) 249-2989

Shallotte River Swamp Park
Zipline Tours, Aerial Adventure Park and Swamp Boat Eco-Tours. 
5550 Watts Rd.
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
P: (844) 778-9471

Pontoon Tours
Offering a range of tour options as well as transportation to Bald Head Island from Southport Marina.
P: (910) 928-3001

Sea Trail Golf Club
Three distinctly different signature courses to choose from!
75A Clubhouse Rd.
Sunset Beach, NC 28468
P: (910) 287-1100

Brunswick Plantation Golf Resort
The 27 holes of championship layout golf on Azalea, Dogwood, and Magnolia courses provide a challenging and enjoyable experience for avid golfers and beginners. Perfect Bermuda grass greens all year.
380 Brunswick Dr NW
Calabach, NC 28467
P: (910) 835-4533

Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club

This beautiful golf course was built in 1974 by Tom Jackson. The golf course offers a traditional layout that challenges golfers of all skill levels. Tree-lined fairways guide golfers through a beautiful natural landscape with strategically placed water hazards.
99 Carolina Shores Dr
Carolina Shores, NC 28467
P: (910) 579-2181

Farmstead Golf Links
Farmstead Golf Links is truly a cut above the typical Myrtle Beach area golf course. Its most distinguishing feature is its mammoth 767-yard 18th hole, a par 6 that begins in South Carolina and ends in North Carolina.
541 McLamb Rd
Calabash, NC 28467
P: (800) 354-0803

Panther's Run Golf Links
In Panther’s Run, Architect Tim Cate created a spectacular layout that winds its way throughout a massive and pristine nature preserve. Featuring generous landing areas and immaculately manicured MiniVerde greens installed in 2010, Panther’s Run blends modern course architecture and a breathtaking natural setting into a seamless fusion of design and nature, creating a truly new breed of golf course.
351 Ocean Ridge Parkway SW
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
P: (910) 287-1717

Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation
Magnolia Greens Golf Course, situated within Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation, is located along US Highway 17, approximately five miles south of Wilmington, NC, in northern Brunswick County. This outstanding, twenty-seven hole, public golf facility opened for play in 1998.
1800 Linkwood Circle
Leland, NC 28451
P: (910) 383-0999

Oak Island Golf Club
The Oak Island Golf Club welcomes you to a coastal Carolina golfing experience. Golfers from Wilmington, North Carolina (just 30 minutes north) regularly enjoy the outstanding conditions here in Caswell Beach.
928 Caswell Beach Rd
Caswell Beach, NC 28465
P: (910) 278-5275

Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club
In the heart of the relaxed community of Sunset Beach, NC.  Sandpiper Bay Golf is a locals favorite.
800 N. Sandpiper Club Drive
Sunset Beach, NC 28468
P: (910) 579-9120

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Fishing and Water Sports

Hurricane Fleet
Enjoy Myrtle Beach charter fishing trips, deep sea fishing, and dolphin cruises. Hurricane Fleet serves North Myrtle Beach, Little River and Wrightsville Beach.
9975 Nance St
Calabash, NC 28467
P: (800) 373-2004

Calabash Fishing Fleet

Don't Miss the Excitement of Deep Sea Fishing on the Navigator! A Trip to Remember! Fun for the Whole Family! Great Myrtle Beach Fishing Adventure!
9975 Nance St
Calabash, NC 28467
P: (910) 575-0017

Voyager Fishing Fleet LLC

Captain David Hooks, Jr. is a USCG Licensed Captain, who is also First Aid and CPR Certified. Hooks has been fishing the Ocean Isle Beach area his entire life. In 1989, he began fishing for Kings competitively and currently competes on the SKA (Southern Kingfish Association) Circuit.
9931 Nance Street
Calabash, NC 28467
P: (910) 575-0111

Ocean Isle Fishing Center
The Ocean Isle Fishing Center is a one-stop-shop for guaranteed quality and fun.
65 Causeway Drive
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
P: (910) 575-3474

Thomas Outdoors Watersports
Thomas Outdoors Water Sports is a family owned and operated business. We have 25 years of operating experience and 5 years ownership with a perfect safety record. Our customer's safety is our number ONE priority. With trained professional staff on the water at all times, we can help you have more fun, more safely.
2201 Little River Neck Road
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
P: (843) 280-4449

Body Edge Fitness
Personal training, group classes, nutrition guidance, memberships and gift certificates available.
6741 Beach Dr
Ocean Isle Beach, NC
P: (910) 575-0975
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Ingram Planetarium
Discover the universe at Ingram Planetarium! Enjoy state-of-the-art high definition digital projection and surround-sound systems in the 85-seat SciDome Sky Theater. Watch entertaining and educational programs about space exploration and astronomy. Sit back and enjoy laser music shows. Have fun with the interactive exhibits in the Paul Dennis Science Hall; during summer weekdays, attend free noon programs.
7625 High Market Street
Sunset Beach, NC 28468
P: (910) 575-0033

Planet Fun
Planet Fun is Brunswick County’s Largest Family Entertainment Center offering 32 Lanes of Bowling, 2 –Story Laser Tag Arena, 9-Hole Cosmic Mini Golf Course, Redemption Arcade, Soft Playground, Pro Shop & the Home of Starz Grille Family Restaurant.
349 Whiteville Rd NW
Shallotte, NC 28459
P: (910) 755-2386

Museum of Coastal Carolina

It's the mission of the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. to stimulate the general public’s interest in and understanding of the natural science, environment, and cultural history of the coastal region of the Carolinas, as well as a broader understanding of our earth, our solar system, and our universe, by providing quality educational features for both the public and school students through activities and exhibits..
21 East Second Street
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina 28469
P: (910) 579-1016

USS North Carolina (BB-55) was the lead ship of North Carolina-class battleships and the fourth warship in the U.S. Navy to be named in honor of the State of North Carolina.
#1 Battleship Road
Wilmington, NC 28401
P: (910) 251-5797

Brunswick County Bowling Center
The Brunswick County Bowling Center is the fun place to bowl!
630 Village Rd SW
South Brunswick, NC 28470
P: (910) 754-2695

The Carolina Opry and Good Vibrations
The award-winning show blends two hours of critically acclaimed music, comedy, and dance in a 2,200-seat theater with state-of-the-art lighting and sound.
65 Causeway Drive
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
P: (843) 913-4000

North Carolina Aquarium At Fort Fisher
Welcome to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, located in Kure Beach, NC at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Visitors journey along “The Waters of the Cape Fear” – from freshwater streams and swamps, to coastline habitats, reefs and the open ocean. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).
3125 Poplarwood Ct.
Suite 160
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
P: 800-832-FISH (3474)

The Big M Casino
Big “M” Casino gaming boats sail year around from Fort Myers Beach, FL and Myrtle Beach, SC offering Blackjack and so much more, plus the loosest slots!
4491 Waterfront Dr
Little River, SC 29566
P: (843) 249-9811

House of Blues Myrtle Beach
The very first House of Blues opened its doors in a converted historical house in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1992 and is home to live music, original folk art, and delta-inspired cuisine. The House of Blues is dedicated to educating and celebrating the history of Southern Culture and African American artistic contributions to music and art.
4640 Highway 17 S.
N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
P: (843) 272-3000

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Surrender to an age of bravery and honor and witness epic battles of steel and steed during our ALL-NEW SHOW. From ringside seats, discover a feast of the eyes and appetite with more action, more fun & more excitement than ever before.
2904 Fantasy Way
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29579
P: (888) 935-6878

Odell Williamson Auditorium
Built by the citizens of Brunswick County North Carolina exists for the multipurpose educational and cultural enrichment of the community.
50 College Road NW
Bolivia, NC 28422
P: (910) 575-3474

Palace Theatre At Broadway
The Palace Theatre is located at the heart of Myrtle Beach in the award winning "Broadway at the Beach" Entertainment Complex. The Palace Theatre plays host to some of the greatest and most spectacular live entertainment shows, broadway theatre productions and musicals from around the world.
1420 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach SC 29577
P: 800-905-4228

Ripley's Aquarium
Plan your next event at the aquarium, have a magical wedding reception, an amazing birthday party, or a one of a kind catered event.
1110 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
P: (843) 916-0888

Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are a minor league baseball team in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They are a Class A Advanced team in the Carolina League and the franchise is currently the farm team of the Texas Rangers.
1251 21st Ave N
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
P: (843) 918-6002
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Boundary House Restaurant
Join us for an award-winning dining experience representing the freshest in coastal cuisine. We take great pride in the quality of our items. Enjoy superlative food in a fascinating setting of rich wood, granite and suspended lifeboats!
1045 River Road
Calabash, North Carolina 28467
P: (910) 579-8888

The Boat Landing Restaurant

Fresh seafood on the ICW at Sunset Beach, NC 
102 Sunset Blvd.
Sunset Beach, NC 28468
P: (910) 575-2259

Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack features authentic Jamaican home cooking (yes, the chef/owner is Jamaican) in a colorful, intimate setting about a mile from the beach. Amid greenery, tropical artwork and floral table coverings, recorded reggae music adds a lively island feel, while live music is offered on weekends. Closed for the winter season.
1609 Hale Beach Rd SW
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
P: (910) 579-3844

Grapevine Restaurant & Lounge

Welcome to the Grapevine. Our Goal is to make you a regular. To accomplish this, we combine excellent service and value with great food, drinks and fun in a comfortable atmosphere. Our menu is influenced by the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, with a splash of Calabash. Closed Mondays.
9991 Beach Drive Southwest
Calabash, NC 28467 
P: (910) 575-6565

Inlet View Bar & Grill
Inlet View Bar & Grill is a scenic, 3-story bar and grill on the Intracoastal Waterway in the Ocean Isle area. Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner or a cocktail in our full-service bar. Hours are seasonal.
1800 Village Point Road
Shallotte, NC 28470
P: (910) 754-6233

Fibber McGees
Rich Dobkin opened his Irish pub, Fibber McGee's, in Sunset Beach, NC. Rich had been vacationing here for about eight years and couldn't find any smoke-free establishments to have a late night drink, so he decided to move here and open one. We have high quality food with a full menu, wonderful atmosphere, a great location with live music an the weekends.
1780 Queen Anne #1
Sunset Beach, NC 28468
P: (910) 575-2271

Greg Norman's Australian Grille
The influences of Australian cuisine are as culturally dynamic and diverse as the country in which it originates. It is the goal and the pleasure of Greg Norman’s Australian Grille to share with you the fusion of cultures, flavors, and textures that make this food both exotic and comforting.
4930 Highway 17 S
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
P: (843) 361-0000

Martinis Continental Dining & Piano Bar
Martini classic food, spirits and entertainment is North Myrtle Beach’s most unique restaurant and lounge. Entertainment performs nightly and includes pianists to vocalists and blues & jazz guitarists. We host a fabulous happy hour each day from 4 to 7 in our lounge. Several small plates are offered from $3 to $8 that are perfect for sharing. Our menu is creatively classic, highlighting our areas local seafood as well as fresh steaks and pasta dishes.
98 Highway 17 South
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
P: (843) 249-1134

Sunrise Pancake House
Local family owned pancake house in the heart of Calabash, NC, serving breakfast and lunch everyday and dinner on Monday nights. Quality food and service. Everything is delicious but you have to try the pancakes ~ best in town!
10008 Beach Dr SW
Calabash, NC 28467
P: (910) 575-1001

Tony's Pizza
Welcome to Tony's Pizza, where we serve the Biggest Authentic & Delicious NY Style Pizza's. We're pretty sure we are the only place with a B.A.D. (Big Authentic Delicious) Guarantee! As a matter of fact our signature size pizzas are so Big they will not fit in regular boxes and even our small pie is bigger than most chain’s large pizza!
1150 River Rd
Calabash, NC 28467
P: (910) 579-3531
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Sunset River Marketplace
Sunset River Marketplace is a vibrant exciting gallery located in the historic fishing village of Calabash, North Carolina. The uber-creative space invites artists and collectors to explore the displays that make up 10,000-plus square feet of fine arts and crafts.
10283 Beach Dr. SW
Calabash, NC 28467
P: (910) 575-5999

Callanhan's of Calabash Nautical Gifts
Calabash, North Carolina is famous for its seafood. But for many people who visit Myrtle Beach and for residents of the area, the town is just as famous for Callahan's of Calabash, the sprawling gift shop that has occupied the same prominent corner in the heart of Calabash for more than 30 years.
9973 Beach Drive, SW
Calabash, NC 28467
P: (910) 579-2611

Island Breeze

101 Shoreline Drive
Sunset Beach, NC 28468 
P: (910) 579-4125

Sheltered Treasures Thrift Shop
Raising money to support Providence Home, The Brunswick County Emergency Teen Shelter
6885 Beach Dr SW
Ocean Isle Beach, North C
P: (910) 575-3506

CIS Thrift Shop Sunset Beach
Why shop at the CIS Thrift Shops?
    Find quality items at an affordable cost.
    Help promote the idea of community recycle and reuse.
    Help provide opportunities for students to gain job skills.
    Help fund the valuable programs and services offered by CIS of Brunswick County.
1780-8 Chandlers Lane
Sunset Beach, NC 28468
P: (910) 579-2300

Bloomingails Thrift Store
Bloomingail's Consignment - voted Best Consignment Shop in Brunswick County 6 years in a row.
9990 Beach Dr SW
Calabash, NC 28467
P: (910) 575-4949

Fancy Flea Antique Mall
The Fancy Flea Mall is a great place to find unique items or the perfect gift for someone special. Visit us and make a day of it browsing over 6,000 square feet of inventory. We get in new items each week.
2773 US-17
Shallotte, NC 28470
P: (910) 755-6665

Nell's Closet
Welcome to Nell's Closet & Fine Consignment - two upscale shops in Calabash, NC, brimming with clothing labels you love. Stop in for great deals, personal service and the best treasure hunt in Brunswick County. "Where Fabulous Meets Affordable."
10152 Beach Dr SW
Calabash, NC 28467
P: (910) 579-6666
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