Just a few miles north of the border between North and South Carolina sits Sunset Beach. Though closely located near Myrtle Beach, Sunset is a quiet oasis. Absent of a large bridge to get on the island, residents and vacationers must cross the one lane, swing bridge for access. At times it may be annoying, the bridge is just one sign of the difference of Sunset.
At the end of the Island is a small bird sanctuary called "Bird Island" where thousands of gulls and pelicans make their home during the Summer months and countless other birds during the fall migrating season. Sunset is also a nesting area for rare turtles, which their voyage from egg to see can be observed during the evening.
Becky and I tried to make going on a daily walk a priority while at the beach. On this particular evening, a large storm had pelted the coast throughout the day though, the clouds left afterwards were breathtaking (Not to mention the sun goddess).
Here is the view from the porch during the day time. Notice the absence of commercialism!
In the background are four shrimp boats. We thorougly enjoyed their spoils throughout the week. Calabash, NC is one of the S. East's largest fishing ports. Just up the Cape Fear River basin is the small town of South Port, which you may remember from Dawson's Creek, I Know What You Did Last Summer, or the movie Cape Fear.