Did you ever…..
…..wonder why it’s named Sunset Beach? A little history:
- The island was originally named Bald Beach by the owners, the Brooks Family. Ownership of the island dates back to the 1700’s.
- The town was subsequently purchased by Mannon Gore in 1955. He was a farmer but skilled in bridge building and dredging.
- His skills led to the construction of a pontoon bridge to connect the island to the mainland.
- The island’s geography of an east to west direction afforded residents and visitors wonderful sunrises and sunsets along the beach.
- Gore loved the sunsets so much he decided to name the town appropriately, Sunset Beach.
The west end of the island with over 2 miles of unspoiled marsh across Bird Island that extends to the Intracoastal Waterway provides some of the most spectacular vistas to experience the beauty of the island sunsets.
Here are a number of sunset perspectives from a recent late afternoon we spent out on the west end. You can view the full sized image by clicking on the thumbnail. Please feel free to share to your social network of choice. As a reminder, you can send any of our photos as a *FREE* E-Card by clicking on the link in the full sized photo.