NC's Brunswick Islands is one special place, but it's also ten different communities – each with its own unique character. As you explore our six beautiful beaches and charming coastal towns along the southernmost coast of North Carolina, you'll see why this is the place where family traditions take root and memories are made.
On March 9, 1764, the Governor of North Carolina signed the legislative act that created Brunswick County out of New Hanover and Bladen Counties. It was named after the Town of Brunswick, which was named in honor of King George I, who was the Duke of Brunswick and Lunenberg.
Visitors looking for insight, inspiration and a deeper understanding of North Carolina's barrier islands are in for a treat. The Brunswick Islands are a showcase of rich history and vibrant culture dating back more than 250 years.
Climb to the top of a lighthouse. Kayak through salt marshes, waterways, creeks and inlets. Explore the ecosystems of a cypress swamp. Watch in awe as sea turtle hatchlings make their journey to the ocean.