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(3.3/5 based on 550+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: golf, adventure, parks
Sunset Beach is a seaside town in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 3,572 at the 2010 census, up from 1,824 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area.HistoryThe seaside town of Sunset Beach had its start in 1955 when the land it occupies was bought by a property developer. Development began in earnest with the completion of a bridge connecting the beach island to the mainland in 1958. Sunset Beach was incorporated as a town in 1963.GeographySunset Beach is located in southwestern Brunswick County at . It is the last developed Atlantic Ocean beach before the South Carolina border. One-third of the town's area occupies a barrier island between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway; the remainder of the town extends onto the mainland to the north. Undeveloped Bird Island is directly to the west, Calabash is the closest town to the west on the mainland, and Ocean Isle Beach is to the east.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Sunset Beach has a total area of 19.0sqkm. 16.7sqkm of it is land, and 2.3sqkm of it is water.
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