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Beaufort, SC

Bluffton, SC

Brunswick Islands, NC

Charleston & its Resort Islands, SC

Conway, SC

Currituck, NC

Edisto Island, SC

Georgetown, SC

Hardeeville, SC

Hilton Head Island, SC

Jasper County, SC

Mount Pleasant, SC

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach, SC

Northeast NC: Edenton, New Bern, Elizabeth City, Hertford

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Outer Banks, NC

Pawleys Island/Litchfield, SC

Savannah, GA

Southport, NC

Summerville, SC

Walterboro, SC

Washington, NC

Whiteville, NC

Wilmington, NC

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Center for Carolina Living There's so much to choose from in Brunswick County,
At this Brunswick Island paradise location, the sand is white and the sea is blissful. There family-favorite destinations include Bald Head Island, Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Oak Island, Holden Beach and Caswell Beach, as well as the charming towns of  Southport, Calabash, Carolina Shores and  Shallotte.
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hoices, choices. A group of narrow, barrier islands in the southeastern corner of North Carolina and their nearby river-touched communities offer an environment so appealing that visitors have vacationed here for generations, and now families are choosing the area as a permanent place to retire, or raise a family.

Bald Head Island is the northernmost of all the Brunswick Islands, and is accessible only by pedestrian ferry or private boat. It is home to the Old Baldy Lighthouse, as well as private residences.

Just south of the charming community of Southport, Oak Island and Caswell Beach share a piece of land that offers gentle breezes and lapping waves.

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ak Island is the most populous town in the islands, and has been attracting families for generations. Filled with family-friendly activities such as canoeing and kayaking areas, pedestrian and recreation trails, and public boat ramps, the town is a haven for nature lovers.

Next is Holden Beach, developed in the 1930s by the Holden family, who had owned it since 1756 (when it was purchased for about 50 shillings – a deal, even in those days). Holden Beach has been named one of the top 10 family beaches, according to noted beach expert and author Stephen Leatherman.

Further south is Ocean Isle Beach, a newer community that came into its own in the early 1950s. Known then and now as a quiet family beach, Ocean Isle has maintained its quiet invitational spirit, while incorporating such newfangled additions as public tennis courts, boat docks and specialty shops.

The southernmost inhabited island in North Carolina is Sunset Beach. It’s the youngest and smallest, at a mere three miles of beachfront. It, too, beckons families across the only remaining pontoon bridge on the East Coast.

Just across that bridge toward the mainland lies Calabash, a tiny community that first became famous for its Calabash-style seafood, the lightly breaded, fried-in-peanut-oil delicacies that are guaranteed to satisfy.

Sunset Beach is home to Sea Trail, with over 2,000 acres of winding creeks, densely wooded lots and three popular golf courses. For Scott and Alice Stovin, this community fits all their criteria. “We wanted a golfing community, and wanted to be near the water,” she explained. “We moved here from Fairfax, Virginia, but because we are retired Air Force, we had lived all over.”

For some, it’s enough to be close to the beach, yet tucked away in a small, historic community that has been home to fishermen and farmers, and now shelters professionals and artists.

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For many, the fact that this area is located between Myrtle Beach and Wilmington is one of its best selling points. Close to everything, yet set apart, the area is attracting lots of interest, but still has a population of only 95,000 in a land mass that covers hundreds of miles and 45 miles of beaches.

Perhaps that’s why the Stovins, and others like them, look up and down the East Coast yet settle in Brunswick County, where visitors are welcomed and new residents treated as friends. These folks work hard to incorporate centuries-old attractions with health and business amenities second to none.

 
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Katherine O. Pettit, has worked as a writer, magazine editor, printer and public relations consultant. The Columbia resident has published more than 250 articles in magazines and newspapers. Her writing explores a variety of subjects including travel, lifestyles, business and management.
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