Saturday, March 2, 2013

Boat Ramp at Sunset Beach

View from Proposed Park Site
We took a little time during our latest visit to Sunset Beach to take a first-hand look at the new boat ramp, a stone's throw from the proposed site of the Town's next park.

The boat ramp is easy to get to - while driving to the end of Sunset Blvd North on the mainland, just stay in the left lane, instead of taking the right-hand exit for Sunset Beach's new bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway.  The ramp area is straight ahead, and there's plenty of parking for vehicles and boat trailers provided, plus an excellent public pier for fishing, etc.  The ramp allows for one boat launch at a time.

Entrance to New Boat Ramp at Sunset Beach, NC
It's also a pretty place to be, with gorgeous live oaks clustered along the banks, and the air alive with the sounds and movements of waterbirds.  Even before Spring has begun, we spotted a Pelican, an Egret and a Kingfisher as we gazed over that beautiful water.

Sunset Beach Boat Ramp Entrance, Located at the end of Sunset Blvd. North, Right By the New Bridge Over the ICW (IntraCoastal Waterway)