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Welcome to Sunset Beach ...

The coastal town of Sunset Beach is located in Brunswick County<1>.

The location of Sunset Beach has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Sunset Beach: Sunset Bch.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sunset Beach has a population of 4,048 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Sunset Beach.

Sunset Beach is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Sunset Beach lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Sunset Beach: (910)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sunset Beach had an population of 4,048 people. This is an increase of 13.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 121.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sunset Beach had a population of 3,572 people. This makes Sunset Beach the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Sunset Beach represents 0.04% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 174th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,572 people, the population of Sunset Beach increased 95.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,824 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sunset Beach.

Communities Also Named Sunset Beach ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Sunset Beach - they are located in Alberta, British Columbia, California (2), Florida (2), Hawaii, Maryland, Michigan (2), New Jersey (2), New York (2), Ohio, Ontario (5), Oregon, Saskatchewan, Washington (5), West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sunset Beach.

Communities near Sunset Beach ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sunset Beach.

  • North Myrtle Beach [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Myrtle Beach
    • North Myrtle Beach [Horry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Sunset Beach
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,280 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Myrtle Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Myrtle Beach<6>
  • Carolina Shores [Brunswick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina Shores
    • Carolina Shores [Brunswick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Sunset Beach
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,802 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolina Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina Shores
  • Shallotte [Brunswick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shallotte
    • Shallotte [Brunswick County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Sunset Beach
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,409 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shallotte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shallotte<6>
  • Ocean Isle Beach [Brunswick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Isle Beach
    • Ocean Isle Beach [Brunswick County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Sunset Beach
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 709 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Isle Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Isle Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean Isle Beach<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Holden Beach [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holden Beach
      • Holden Beach [Brunswick County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Sunset Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 675 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holden Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holden Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holden Beach<6>
    • Briarcliffe Acres [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briarcliffe Acres
      • Briarcliffe Acres [Horry County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Sunset Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 612 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Briarcliffe Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliffe Acres
    • Varnamtown [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varnamtown
      • Varnamtown [Brunswick County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Sunset Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Varnamtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varnamtown
    • Atlantic Beach [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlantic Beach
      • Atlantic Beach [Horry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Sunset Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atlantic Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlantic Beach
    • Little River [Horry County]
    • Cedar Creek Village [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek Village
      • Cedar Creek Village [Horry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Sunset Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Creek Village

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sunset Beach. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sunset Beach.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sunset Beach. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sunset Beach.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunset Beach. See our Newspapers Page for Sunset Beach.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sunset Beach ...

Looking for more information about Sunset Beach? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sunset Beach, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sunset Beach.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sunset Beach. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Brunswick County: www.brunsco.net/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Brunswick, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sunset Beach.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sunset Beach - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunset Beach) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sunset Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sunset BeachOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8862, Longitude: -78.5095       In this case, the coordinates for Sunset Beach have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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