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Sunset Beach, North Carolina (U.S.)

Brunswick County

Last modified: 2012-01-07 by rick wyatt
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The Town

The town of Sunset Beach (1,824 inhabitants; 14.9 sq. km) located in North Carolina is, of course, much less famous that the Californian beach community portrayed in the NBC "Sunset Beach" soap opera. Sunset Beach is famous for its a pontoon bridge, a wooden structure than can only hold one lane of traffic at any given time,

Quoting the municipal website:

"Established at the southernmost tip of the state, Sunset Beach is the smallest and quietest of three barrier islands which together, make up the modestly famed South Brunswick Islands. An uncommon coastal scene, this small sequestered island is crowned with a naturally wide, gently sloping, white sandy beach and a shroud of undisturbed sand dunes. This unadulterated setting is a natural habitat and nesting ground for the abundant coastal wildlife, including the endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtle."

Ivan Sache, 4 January 2007

The flag

Reporting in "The Wilmington Star", 26 December 2006, staff writer Angela Mack incidentally wrote: "Sunset Beach and Southport have had an official flag for more than 10 years."

[Seal of Town of Sunset Beach, North Carolina] image located by Ivan Sache, 4 January 2007

The emblem of Sunset Beach, which might be shown on the municipal flag, is shown on the municipal website, portraying the sea, a sunset and a white gull.

Ivan Sache, 4 January 2007