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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Weekend Getaway: Sunset Beach

Posted January 5, 2007 8:56 a.m. EST
Updated January 6, 2007 8:51 a.m. EST

We've just got to take advantage of this warm weather and enjoy a weekend at the beach.  My preference is Sunset Beach 50 miles south of Wilmington.  It is truly a family beach without all of the glitz and buzz of Myrtle Beach just 30 miles to the south. 

Sunset Beach is the southernmost beach in the state.  It is also one of the smallest and quietest. 

We'll take the old floating pontoon bridge across the intracoastal waterway.  How about some fishing at the pier?  Brunswick County is full of great golf courses. 

We'll have a great seafood dinner at nearby  Calabash and if the kids persist, yes, we can drive down to Myrtle Beach for a few hours of excitement. 

Sunset Beach is situated so that erosion is not a problem.  The beaches have been expanding here for years.  You'll love the naturally wide and sandy beaches. 

The holidays were a little stressful, perhaps.  A good book by the sea in the quiet and warm January sunlight.  Sounds good doesn't it?