As the calendar inches closer and closer to tourist season, Sunset Beach locals are scrambling to enjoy the last few weeks of “local’s summer.” With the onset of summer, and tourist season seemingly around the corner, locals are preparing for the influx of tourists, transforming the tranquil beaches into bustling hubs of activity. Luckily for locals, there are a few precious weeks left to revel in the tranquil charm of your beloved Sunset Beach before the crowds arrive.

With temperatures hovering in the low 80’s, there’s no better time to savor some beach time and enjoy your favorite summer activities.

Popular Ways to Enjoy Local’s Summer in Sunset Beach

Enjoy the Last Bit of Local's Summer in Sunset BeachBeach Time

The heartbeat of Sunset Beach lies in its pristine shores, where the rhythm of the waves lulls both mind and soul into a state of bliss. Before the flocks of tourists arrive to enjoy a day along the coast, seize the opportunity to claim your favorite spot on the sand, wither with your favorite book, a picnic lunch, or some sand toys to construct a new sandcastle creation.

As the days stretch lazily into warm summer nights, immerse yourself in the serene ambiance that blankets Sunset Beach. From enchanting sunsets that paint the sky in hues of pink and gold to the gentle rustle of palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze, take a moment to bask in the simple joys of coastal living. Whether it’s a twilight bonfire with friends or a solo star-gazing session on the shore, let the tranquil beauty of Sunset Beach rejuvenate your spirit. Soak in the silence and sounds of nature.

“Tourist” Activities

While the term “tourist activities” may evoke images of crowded boardwalks and bustling souvenir shops, think of it as an invitation to rediscover your hometown through fresh eyes. There’s something extra special about being a tourist for a day in your hometown. Embark on a dolphin-watching cruise, explore the charming boutiques and galleries nestled along the coast, or indulge in a delectable seafood feast at one of the local eateries before the crowds settle in and wait times and schedules fill.

Spend Time with Friends and Family

As the local community braces itself for the impending influx of visitors, now is the perfect time to spend some quality time with your village. Enjoy an evening out with friends or family at a beachside restaurant, go sailing, take a fishing trip, the options are endless. By enjoying group activities ahead of tourist season, you don’t have to fight the crowds for the perfect table at dinner or plan an outing or excursion weeks in advance and can simply enjoy all that Sunset Beach has to offer.  

As the days dwindle down to the onset of tourist season, seize the opportunity to savor every moment of tranquility that Sunset Beach has to offer. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll along the shore or an impromptu beachside picnic with loved ones, embrace the magic of this pre-tourist season. After all, there’s no place quite like home, especially when home is Sunset Beach, NC.