Until 2011, the beach was accessed via a 1-way pontoon bridge that gave the island its own special character.
On November 1, 2010 there was a "bridge walk" that celebrated the bridge's construction, soon to be opened for traffic.I
As you approach the island there is a fantastic marsh which is home to many bird species.
The east end of Sunset Beach is protected because it is a nesting area for shorebirds. There is still sufficient unprotected area along the shore for walkers to enjoy a hike.
This picture of an unusual golf hazard was taken at a Sea Trail golf course in the town of Sunset Beach.