With many boats already in the water at the Intracoastal Waterway at Sunset Beach, North Carolina, this boat is still dry
A boat’s wake leaves designs in the Intracoastal Waterway in Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Docks are lined up along the Intracoastal Waterway in Sunset Beach., North Carolina
These homes on Sunset Beach, North Carolina are surrounded by water – Atlantic Ocean on the far side and the Intracoastal Waterway on the near side
A marshy landscape around the Intracoastal Waterway in Sunset Beach, North Carolina
A bench to enjoy the view of the Mannon C Gore Bridge and boats traversing the Intracoastal Waterway in Sunset Beach, North Carolina
A boat ramp under the Mannon C. Gore Bridge in Sunset Beach invites boaters to explore the Intracoastal Waterway
A swing ideally located to view on a cloudy day the Intracoastal Waterway at Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Sunset Beach, North Carolina is the last developed Atlantic Ocean beach before the South Carolina border. One-third of the town’s area occupies a barrier island between the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway; the remainder of the town extends onto the mainland to the north.
Visitors to coastal North Carolina will most likely cross the Intracoastal Waterway during some portion of their expedition, and there’s a good chance that they’ll cross this massive water route multiple times. Extending all the way from the northern region of the country to the Gulf Coast, the waterway, which began as an essential trade route for shipping companies, is now more commonly used as a recreational trail for North Carolina sailors and boaters who want to explore the depth of the East Coast without straying too far from the Atlantic beaches.