Sunset Beach began in 1955 when Mannon Gore purchased the island then known as Bald Beach from the Brooks family. It should come as no surprise that the reason the island is now named Sunset Beach is that Gore was so impressed with the sunsets on the island. It’s hard not to disagree with that logic! As most of us know though
The geographical advantage that Sunset Beach (as well as the other NC barrier islands) is the fact that standing on the beach you are facing South, as opposed to the normal East along most of the rest of the East coast. Facing South then gives us both sunsets and sunrises along the shoreline. Gore could have easily renamed the island Sunrise Beach!
It certainly is one of my favorite spots in the Carolinas to capture beautiful sunrises. The other unique feature of Sunset Beach is that it actually accretes sand which is why you see no homes directly on the beachfront. The dunes, marsh & maritime forest features lend themselves to stunning early morning views. Here are some of those views from a few days ago. Please click on any of the photos to view them full size. From there you are able to purchase the photo in a number of different options including enlargements, digital downloads & more. You can also send any of the photos to anyone with an email address as a **Free** E-Card. Simply click on the e-card link and follow the simple instructions.
First up is a time-lapse capture of the sunrise over Tubbs Inlet and the Ocean.
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