The Underrated Sandy Beach In North Carolina You Absolutely Need To Visit

North Carolina’s southernmost beach is one that is technically shared with neighboring South Carolina. The beach at Bird Island Reserve may be the most underrated beach in the state, and that just makes it all the more alluring.

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Have you discovered this hidden little beach at Bird Island Reserve? We’d love to know and to see your photos!

Bird Island Reserve is located just south of Sunset Beach. The reserve’s 1,300 acres are adjacent to the Town of Sunset Beach. To reach Bird Island, go to the intersection of 40th and Main Streets in Sunset Beach. There is a small parking area. Overflow parking is available on the street, provided there isn’t a ‘no parking’ sign. Take the beach access at 40th Street. Upon reaching the beachfront, turn right and walk south along the beach until you reach the Bird Island Reserve signs. More information is available on the Bird Island Reserve page of the official website of the NC Division of Coastal Management.

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