If you want to live in a relaxed and welcoming community take a look at Sunset Beach real estate. Sunset Beach boasts a breathtaking shoreline and is attractive in both its landscape and its atmosphere. Sunset Beach is the southernmost of the North Carolina barrier islands and is 3 miles of the most beautiful shoreline in the state. It's an ideal location for those who enjoy pier fishing, surf fishing, swimming, playing in the sand and water sports of all kinds. Here’s a nearby upcoming event you won’t want to miss.
The last full weekend in October, the Holden Beach Merchants Association hosts the very popular NC Festival by the Sea. This 2-day event, held Oct 29 and 30, 2011, is kicked off with a parade down the Holden Beach causeway. This is the only day of the year that you can walk across the Holden Beach bridge and each year several hundred take that high altitude stroll to stake out the perfect spot to view the parade. Arts and Crafts vendors are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday. You’ll want to plan to be onsite for at least a couple of meals and a snack or two, just to sample some of the food on hand.
There will be a horseshoe tournament and a sandcastle building contest. Children enjoy face painting, huge kites flying overhead and the children’s rides and amusements. There is live musical entertainment both days at the new pavilion. The festival is a free event with plenty of free parking.