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About Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Sunset Beach, North Carolina is a seaside town established in 1963. It is the last officially developed beach town before the South Carolina border. As a relatively small town, Sunset Beach consists of 7.3 square miles. It’s population consists of over 4,000 residents. You can expect to find private homes, seasonal rentals, and other tourist attractions in this coastal town. Unlike most southeastern North Carolina island communities, Sunset Beach consists of both an island and a mainland.
What is Sunset Beach, NC known for?
Because of its unique positioning as an island and mainland town, Sunset Beach became known for its Pontoon Swing Bridge. The bridge consists of a pontoon barge with a house on top, called the Tender House, and a wooden road built over the pontoons that rose and fell with the tide. Due to traffic, the bridge was eventually replaced in 2010. The city of Sunset Beach has plans to create a museum celebrating the old bridge and the town’s history.
Sunset Beach, North Carolina Census Data
1.96% 1-YEAR GROWTH
Median Household Income
2.1% 1-YEAR GROWTH
of the population of Sunset Beach, NC has health coverage
19.7% 1-YEAR DECLINE
1.36% 1-YEAR DECREASE
Attractions in Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Whether you are looking for relaxation or family-friendly adventure, Sunset Beach has you covered. With its coastal location and beautiful sunsets, Sunset Beach offers fun for everyone.
Birdwatching: Birdwatchers flock to Sunset Beach, as it adjoins the undeveloped Bird Island Coastal reserve barrier island.
Golf: Golf fanatics can also choose from several different golf courses that were once part of what was once known as the Sea Trail Plantation.
Nature: Chasing the infamous sunsets? The Sunset Beach Waterfront Park is the perfect place and consists of walking trails, a kayak launch and boat docks.
Museum: For those looking for indoor activities, check out the Ingram Planetarium.
Casual dining with live music: Fibber McGees
Fresh seafood: Waterfront Seafood Shack
Upscale dining with a view: The Boat Landing Restaurant
Sunset Beach, North Carolina News
Stay in the know with Sunset Beach’s news outlets. Whether you are a local or planning your visit, get a feel for the local weather and events. Neighboring destinations like Ocean Isle Beach and Calabash can also offer great tips and information. Each of the following publications include information on weather, local events, advisories and important updates. Check out these sources and stay in the loop!
Thomas Seashore Drugs Servicing
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Visiting Sunset Beach for a family vacation? If you’re looking for a pharmacy near Sunset Beach, North Carolina, stop by a Thomas Seashore Drugs location near you for that prescription you forgot to pack or relief from that sunburn! Thomas Seashore Drugs has been serving the Carolinas for a century. They’re your trusted one-stop shop for prescription and over the counter medications, vaccines, medical supplies and more.
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Over a century of pharmacy expertise.
Since 1902, the Thomas family has been offering expert pharmacy services to our Carolina communities. Every generation boasts a family pharmacist, and every generation brings care and compassion to the communities they serve.
The Thomas Drug pharmacies in Brunswick County have been helping locals and tourists navigate their health and vacation needs for over 50 years. For your Sunset Beach pharmacy needs, you can visit us at our Calabash, North Carolina location, which opened in 1982. We’ve proudly catered to the town’s dedicated year-round residents for over 30 years. Our experience and knowledge have made us a regional leader in patient health, prescription drugs, and pharmacy services.
Our Sunset Beach, North Carolina Locations
10227 Beach Dr. SW
Calabash, NC 28467
Phone: (910) 579-3200
Little River, SC
1304 Hwy 17
Little River, SC 29566
Phone: (843) 281-9797
Oak Island, NC
7917 E. Oak Island Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
Phone: (910) 278-6050
4750 Main Street
Shallotte, NC 28470
Phone: (910) 754-4720
The Apothecary at St. James
2571 St James Drive
Southport, NC 28461
Phone: (910) 946-7999