If you're looking for a place to enjoy some fun in the sun this summer, look no farther than Brunswick County. The southernmost county in North Carolina, it's home to our real estate agents' favorite coastal beaches.
To be precise, there are six spectacular beach communities on the coast of Brunswick County, all of which offer opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, surf fishing, and more. Consider this your guide to having summer fun on Brunswick County's beaches!
- Sunset Beach
You can explore 3 miles of coastline in Sunset Beach, a cozy coastal community that offers a charming assortment of shops and restaurants footsteps from the water. National Geographic has ranked Sunset Beach among the best beaches in the world, and there are also some great coastal trails and boardwalks here that will delight nature lovers. You might discover that you never want to leave, in which case you'll be glad to learn that there are plenty of Sunset Beach homes for sale!
- Ocean Isle Beach
With its ample stretch of windswept dunes, Ocean Isle Beach is the type of place that invites you to visit again and again. There are some great beachfront restaurants here with patios overlooking the ocean, and the Museum of Coastal Carolina is a great attraction. Ocean Isle is also home to the longest fishing pier in Brunswick County, which stretches 1,000 feet into the ocean. The pier is footsteps from the beach and just minutes from these Ocean Isle homes for sale.
- Holden Beach
Offering warm ocean breezes and an abundance of small-town charm, Holden Beach occupies an 8-mile-long barrier island, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Intracoastal waterway on the other. The entire 8-mile stretch of Atlantic coast is a publicly-accessible beach, and there are also numerous Holden Beach homes for sale within walking distance of the surf. There's also a great 750-foot pier on the ocean side, while the inland-facing side of the island is perfect for paddling.
- Caswell Beach
The Caswell Beach community is a less-inhabited Brunswick County beach, making it a great place for anyone seeking peaceful seclusion on the coast. You might feel like you have the whole beach to yourself, especially if you're here on a weekday. It's an ideal spot for surf fishing along the coast, and the wild, grassy sand dunes that fringe the beach harbor a diverse assortment of shore birds.
- Oak Island
The town of Oak Island, which occupies a portion of the island that shares its name, is another great spot for a relaxing beach vacation. You'll find more than 60 public access points along 10 miles of sandy coastline, making this a paradise for anyone who enjoys spending time by the water. Most of the beaches are also pet friendly, so don't worry about whether you should leave your furry friends at home. They'll have a great time too! The Oak Island Nature Center, with its nature trails and wildlife exhibits, is also a major highlight.
- Bald Head Island
You'll have to leave your car behind to visit Bald Head Island, the most secluded of Brunswick County's beach communities. Around 200 people live on this secluded island where no cars are allowed, and the only way to get there is by ferry or private boat from the mainland. If you truly want to unplug, this is the place for you. It's a great island for bicycling, and the beaches are some of the best around for beachcombing.
Contact us today to learn more about life on the North Carolina coast! If you're looking for your dream home, our real estate agents can help you find it in Brunswick County.