Sunset Beach, NC, USA

Sunset Beach, NC, USA

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Where to stay around Sunset Beach, NC?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,422 vacation rentals near Sunset Beach. From 1,343 condos to 893 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sunset Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Coastal retreat in Sunset Beach

The Atlantic coast of North Carolina has long been famed for its beautiful beaches, and Sunset Beach is no exception. Whether you visit for the wildlife, the golf, or activities in and around the water, Sunset Beach vacation rentals cater to your every need. Golfers can find a townhouse next to the course, giving them precious extra time at the tee, while families will enjoy the freedom of a villa right on the beach. Get away from it all in a coastal retreat with an ocean view, or why not maximize your water time by picking a rental with a pool?

Sunset Beach in green and blue

Golfers will be in heaven, with the nearby Sea Trail area alone providing 3 golf courses to challenge you. Away from the greens, Sunset Beach offers a wide range of ways to enjoy the ocean. Take advantage of the Sunset Beach fishing pier and tell tales of the one that got away, or have a family kayak adventure around the beautiful Bird Island. For wildlife lovers, the town is part of the North Carolina Birding Trail, so bring your binoculars to spot new species. Away from the shore, local stables give you the chance to explore the area on horseback.

Postcards from Sunset Beach

Pick your Sunset Beach vacation rentals, make memories, and then keep them safe in the Kindred Spirit mailbox. This isolated mailbox stands on the beach at Bird Island and contains notebooks full of messages from visitors. Go and explore outer space at the Ingram Planetarium with a state-of-the-art domed theater, and spend the day partaking in one of its many activities, ranging from kids’ story time right up to a night rocking out to one of their incredible laser music shows—a sight not to be missed.

Warm days all year in Sunset Beach

The North Carolina coast is blessed with mild temperatures year-round, meaning it’s perfect at any time of the year. You can expect warm days from late spring through early fall (April through October), with the best beach days in summer (June to August). There is an average of over 200 sunny days a year, so whether you prefer inside or out, Sunset Beach vacation rentals will let you take full advantage of the amazing weather and great surroundings by giving you a base that’s just for you.

Sea turtles and birds from Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach sits both on the North Carolina mainland and on a barrier island across a narrow strait. It was once separated from nearby Bird Island by a channel, but this has since silted up to become a land connection. Bird Island is a nature preserve that not only features a wide variety of bird life, but is also the site of a sea turtle sanctuary. The sanctuary mainly protects the threatened loggerhead turtles by monitoring nests and hatchlings, as well as helping newly hatched turtles safely to the sea.