Things to Do in Sunset Beach

A Myriad of North Carolina Attractions

With almost no commercial development and a landscape distinguished by windswept dunes, un-crowded beaches and lush, coastal habitats teeming with wildlife and vegetation, Sunset Beach, North Carolina is a place from another time. Swimmers and sunbathers share the beach with nesting loggerhead turtles. Outdoor concerts and open-air markets are common during the summer season. Birdwatchers flock to the tidal creeks and marshlands of the NC Birding Trail and Bird Island. For those who prefer nightlife to wildlife, the shops, attractions, bars and restaurants of Myrtle Beach’s famed Grand Strand are just 30 minutes away.

To help plan your Sunset Beach vacation, we’ve put together a list of popular nearby attractions, activities and things to do below. For more tips and recommendations please visit the Sunset Beach website.

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Myrtle Waves Waterpark

distance: 31 miles from hotel
Exterior at the Sea Trail Resort North Carolina

Spend a wet & wild day in the sun at South Carolina’s largest waterpark, featuring 20 acres of swerves, curves, waves and chutes and more than one million gallons of water encompassing thrill rides, a wave pool, a toddler’s area, a Caribbean themed “Saturation Station” and a lazy river.

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Broadway at the Beach

distance: 30 miles from hotel
Exterior at the Sea Trail Resort North Carolina

This vibrant entertainment complex features everything from shops and restaurants and a movie theater to zipline rides, funhouse mirror mazes, mini golf, jet boat rides and more. 

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Ripley's Aquarium

distance: 30 miles from hotel
Exterior at the Sea Trail Resort North Carolina

Swim with sharks, glide with stingrays and get up close and personal with all manners of marine creatures at this fascinating undersea playground teeming thousands of fish of every shape and size. 

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The Carolina Opry

distance: 24 miles from hotel
Exterior at the Sea Trail Resort North Carolina

One of Myrtle Beach’s top performance venues, The Carolina Opry hosts concerts, musicals, live performances and an award-winning variety show. 

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Barefoot Landing

distance: 17 miles from hotel
Exterior at the Sea Trail Resort North Carolina

Enjoy a warm, southern welcome at this waterfront shopping, dining and nightlife village located along the Intracoastal Waterway. With nearly 20 restaurants, a 27-acre lake, riverboat cruises, weekly fireworks shows and live music venues like the House of Blues and the Alabama Theater, the fun lasts long after the sun sets. 

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North Myrtle Beach

distance: 15 miles from hotel
Exterior at the Sea Trail Resort North Carolina

Boasting award-winning beaches, dining, shopping and entertainment, North Myrtle Beach has something for everyone.

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Inlet Point Plantation Stables

distance: 15 miles from hotel
Exterior at the Sea Trail Resort North Carolina

Whether you’re a horse lover, nature enthusiast, history buff or just want to enjoy a relaxing ride, Inlet Point Planation Stables offers private island beach rides, waterway trail rides, and pony rides on gentle, well behaved horses.

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Shallotte River Swamp Park

distance: 8.5 miles from hotel
Exterior at the Sea Trail Resort North Carolina

Part outdoor thrill playground, part nature classroom, Shallotte River Swamp Park offers zip line rides, an aerial adventure park, and a swamp boat eco tour.

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Sunset Beach Fishing Pier

distance: 3 miles from hotel
Exterior at the Sea Trail Resort North Carolina

Built in 1976, this 906-foot pier is Sunset Beach’s number one spot for fishing without a boat. In addition to a tackle shop with everything you need, you’ll find a souvenir shop, an arcade, and a bar and grill. 

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The Museum of Coastal Carolina

distance: 2.4 miles from hotel
Exterior at the Sea Trail Resort North Carolina

Located on a barrier island, this maritime-themed museum boasts everything from a fascinating ocean reef gallery, a green swamp diorama, a loggerhead sea turtle exhibit and “touch tanks” with live sea stars, urchins and hermit crabs to a toddler’s area with puppets, toy ocean animals and puzzles.

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Ingram Planetarium

distance: 2.4 miles from hotel
Exterior at the Sea Trail Resort North Carolina

Reach for the stars at Ingram Planetarium. Take in state-of-the-art laser shows and high-definition films about space exploration and astronomy at the 85-seat SciDome Sky Theater or explore the interactive exhibits in the Paul Dennis Science Hall.

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Summertide Adventure Tours

distance: 1.7 miles from hotel
Exterior at the Sea Trail Resort North Carolina

Choose from a range of family friendly kayaking and kayak fishing adventures designed to accommodate all fitness and ability levels. Daily and nightly tours are offered to Bird Island, Tubbs Inlet and Blane Creek and Sunset Beach. 

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Sea Trail Resort

Exterior at the Sea Trail Resort North Carolina

75A Clubhouse Road,
Sunset Beach,
North Carolina 28468