Nature Preserves, Parks & Recreation, Attractions & Activities Sunset Beach

Bird Island

Address: 40th Street and West Main Street,  Sunset Beach, NC 28468

Price Range: Free

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At the last westward walkover at 40th Street on Sunset Beach, visitors are invited to stroll down the beach to the 1,200 acre, pristine, uninhabited state preserve of Bird Island. This is the perfect sanctuary to enjoy beachcombing, learn about sand dune wildlife, and experience the history and habitats of this beautiful coastal preserve.

Long a popular destination for boaters, beachcombers and bicyclists, Bird Island is also home to the Kindred Spirit mailbox, where writers from all walks of life often pause and record their reflections in one of the notebooks kept inside the mailbox.

Guided educational walks to Bird Island will be hosted this summer by the Bird Island Preservation Society Stewards.  Walks begin at the 40th Street walkover and the beach at 9 am every Wednesday June 12 to August 28 and will last about one hour.