Brunswick County is bordered by the large urban center of Wilmington, NC to the north, Myrtle Beach, SC, a major resort capital, to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Brunswick County is home to Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden and Caswell Beaches, with ocean access to other Brunswick County communities, including Southport, Oak Island and Calabash. With all that water comes recreation activities galore, such as boating, sportfishing and surfing. Brunswick County residents can choose from some of the most resplendent resorts and home sites in the South. Living in a golf community, in a townhouse overlooking your boat in its private boat slip, a historic two-story house along the tree-lined streets of Southport or Oak Island, or perhaps the kind of privacy Bald Head Island residents achieve with access only by ferry or private boat. Whatever your lifestyle choice, Brunswick County's many options exceed expectations.
If the "call of the sea" is not your preference, there are many island communities, close to neighboring Wilmington. New resorts under construction along the Highway 17 corridor offer vast amenities, including one with a vision of a town center within the actual complex. Residents of this community can shop for most essentials without actually going off site.