|The Pier at Sunset Beach|
In 1955, a year after the great hurricane Hazel, Manon C. Gore bought Bald Island from the Brooks family and renamed the island Sunset Beach. In 1963 the Town of Sunset Beach was chartered with thirty residents, a population growing to 72 by 1972. There are a great deal more than 72 these days, but the area still exudes the seaside village charm we all love.
Even as the area continues to change, the essentials stay the same: a beautiful beach that is a perfect spot to enjoy BOTH a sunrise AND a sunset, a strong and delicious tradition of Calabash style seafood, gloriously sunny days under blue skies and rolling clouds, and that salt-scoured, cleanly-refreshing sea breeze that can erase your stress and turn your mind towards more beautiful thoughts.