With a name like Sunset Beach, this North Carolina town is sure to be beautiful, and it does not disappoint! Sunset Beach is located in southwestern Brunswick County, and it's home to almost 4,000 people. While many people vacation in Sunset Beach rather than live there year-round, there are plenty of neighborhoods in town that are ideal for any lifestyle. Three of the main neighborhoods in Sunset Beach are built around golf courses, so if you're a fan of hitting the links, you're in luck. You can also explore the town with your dog and enjoy the sunshine and seaside living together.
The town's namesake beach is dog-friendly, but your dog must be on a leash during your visit. The sand is soft and pawfect for walking on, and visitors note that there aren't too many little shells in the sand that could hurt delicate dog paws. Sunset Beach is a three-mile-long barrier island, and it's joined by Bird Island, which is about a mile and a half. Be advised that from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day, dogs are not allowed on the beach between 8 AM an 6 PM. If you're looking for off-leash dog activities near Sunset Beach, there are lots of those, too!