Rescheduled Wine Fest Now Featuring Online Auction

If you are like most of us, you might be experiencing some “cabin fever” after a week or so of self isolation and social distancing. If you have had enough of TV, computer games, jig saw puzzles and coronavirus briefings, check out the online auction Wine Fest is sponsoring now.  Wine Fest, the annual benefit of the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation Inc., was originally set for April 25 but has been postponed until June 28. This event, which features live and silent auctions, wine tasting, delicious “lite bites” from local restaurants and other exciting activities, is the premier fundraiser for the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.  To read how you can take part in their online auction and help support the museum click HERE for all of the information.

President’s Update | 4-3-20

Good morning Sea Trail!  I hope you are all staying safe. These are very trying times and I know it’s very difficult to do things we are not accustomed to, like not getting any closer then six feet from others.  But we need to stay safe along with ensuring that all of our residents of Sea Trail are also safe.

The Master Association has been notified by the Town of Sunset Beach that some residents of Sea Trail are still ignoring the limitation of one hour parking at our beach lot and the closure of certain beach access.  They are also concerned that normal ordinances such as restrictions relating to dogs are being ignored.  STMA is required to enforce not only our rules but those of the Town. In addition, violations of emergency orders from Sunset Beach may result in issuance of citations by the Town for which legal penalties may result.

Sunset Beach and STMA both recognize the opportunity the beach provides for relief from home confinement necessitated by COVID 19.  However, continued selfish disregard of the emergency orders from the Town will result in the total closure of our beach parking lot and the closure of ALL access to the beach, denying access it to everyone and possibly an addition to personal legal jeopardy.

Please be mindful of both our STMA rules and the Town emergency orders.  Exercise common sense and concern for others in these unusual times. Let’s remember that we are all in this together and our actions affect everyone.

This WILL end. Until then stay safe and do the right things!

Jack Phillabaum, STMA President

UPDATE 3-31-20 | Town of Sunset Beach Emergency Declaration Amended

Mayor Phillips amended the Town of Sunset Beach Emergency Declaration effective immediately. Click here to view the State of Emergency Amendments. In short, Golf Course parking lots are exempt from the long-term parking restriction, cabanas, tents, chairs, umbrellas and the like are banned from the strand until the State of Emergency is rescinded, the 40th Street handicapped accessible access is being opened now and 33rd Street access is closing.


Lisa H. Anglin

Town Clerk

A State of Emergency has Been Issued for Brunswick County

A State of Emergency has been issued for Brunswick County. Click here to view the Declaration. A reminder as more cases are found in the County, we urge everyone to follow these guidelines:

  • Strongly suggest essential travel only (grocery store, pharmacies, health providers, gas stations).
  • Stay at home as much as possible.
  • Follow social distancing.
  • Strongly suggest that you do not invite out-of- town relatives and other guest to visit the community.
  • Use communication options such as phone, skype, etc., to keep in touch with friends and family to limit your exposure.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Use tissues, not handkerchiefs.  Do not reuse tissues.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Suggested alternatives to keep busy: Read, play computer or board games, walk, bike, work on crafts or in the yard, start your spring cleaning, organize your closets, clean out the garage, organize you photos or desk files, research a new hobby or tackle those unfinished DIY projects.
  • Keep informed, follow suggestions, stay positive, and we will get through this together.

House’s Place Delivery Updates & More!

Beginning Tuesday March 24th all Sea Trail Residents get 20% off carryout and delivery orders at House’s Place….


Free Delivery on orders over $25.  (Delivery orders under $25 will have a $3 delivery charge added)

Call (910) 766-6193 to place your orders from 11AM-8AM and don’t forget to check out our new menu!

Delivery and Full Menu Coming to House’s Place!


Bagel Dock – To Go Only. Hours of operation are as usual – 6:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m – (910) 575-1200

Boat Landing – Closed Monday & Tuesday. Reopen Wednesday at 11:30 for takeout orders. Please call (910) 575-2259 –

Boundary House – Closed until further notice

Calabash Deli – Open regular hours – (910) 579-9801 –

Central Mamma’s Restaurant – 1021 Beach Drive, Sunset Beach, NC. Open regular hours – (910) 579-6545 – Carry Out available.

Dominoes Pizza – 6278-7 Beach Drive SW Unit 7, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 – (910) 575-3800 –

Fibbers – Closed until further notice

Grand Strand Coffee Bar – 9869 Ocean Hwy. W. Carolina Shores – around corner from Food Lion – Carry out and drive up window.  Open regular hours.  (910) 575-7684

Gravy Southern Eatery – Opening back up Tuesday for To Go orders only ( Please call (910) 579-4733.

House’s Place at the Beach (The VAC) – We will be returning to operation on Tuesday, March 24th with DELIVERY available of our NEW full menu as well as take out availability from 11 am – 8 pm. Call (910) 766-6193 to place your orders on Tuesday and stay turned in as we highlight some of our great new offerings like pizzas and more!
Menu –

Inlet View Bar & Grill – Closed until further notice

Island Seafood Company – Curbside Pick Up & Food Truck – 6778 Beach Dr SW, Ocean Isle Beach – Hours 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM – Please call first (910) 579-5777

La Cucina – Open daily from 4pm to 8pm take out only with full menu. Please call ahead with your order – (910) 579-9777.

Maria’s Pizza – 120-7 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach – Now offering curb side delivery, take out and delivery to Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach and Calabash from 11:30 am- 9:00pm (910) 579-3233 –

Patio’s Tiki Bar & Grill – 4495 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC – Curbside & Delivery – * Daily 20% Off Menu Items – while supplies last* – Delivery for orders of $25+ Call Ahead: (843) 427-7228

Pizza Hut – 5054 N. Main St., Shallotte, NC 28470 – (910) 754-6105 –

Roberto’s Ristorante – 6737 Beach Dr. SW, Ocean Isle Beach – (910) 579-4999 – Take out – Menu on website:

Sarah’s Kitchen – Open for Take Out or Delivers. Please Call (910) 575-3777

Sugar Shack – Pick up & Delivery orders – (910) 579-3844 –

Talk of the Town – Hwy 904 & Old Georgetown – Tues. – Sat. 4pm – 7pm – (910) 579-5998 – Take out & Delivery within a 5 mile range

Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium Members | Renew Memberships Now at Discount

The Ocean Isle Museum Foundation Inc. (OIMF) has announced incentives for new and renewing members of the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach. By taking advantage of these incentives, patrons not only get extra value from their membership, they will also be supporting the valuable educational opportunities these facilities provide to the community.  Please click HERE for all of the specific incentives being offered,

Specials Being Offered by Local Restuarants

The Social Committee Chair brought to our attention that it might be nice to support local restaurants that are having a very difficult time now with the closure of dining-in at their restaurants.  In the past they have both been so good to Sea Trail residents in hosting Social Committee events.  They reached out to her and she asked that we share their information with all Sea Trail residents.
Click HERE for both Maria’s Pizzeria and Angelo’s Pizzeria | Take-out, Curbside & Take-and-Bake available 12 N – 8 PM
  •  Maria’s will deliver to Sea Trail Residents
Click HERE for The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro | Take-out, Curbside & Delivery information

Old Bridge Historical Society Cancellation News

Old Bridge Historical Society values the health and well-being of our volunteers, supporters and community.   As a Sunset Beach based non-profit organization, we aim to be good stewards and responsible leaders as we all try to navigate through the COVID-19 health crisis.

After much thought and discussion, we have reached the conclusion that we should cancel Strawberry & Wine Fest (originally scheduled for April 26) this year. We have also canceled Easter at the Old Bridge (originally scheduled for April 11).  In addition, the Old Bridge Museum and Store will be closed until April 15.

This is a difficult and disappointing decision in many ways.  Strawberry and Wine Festival has become a very popular event at Sunset Beach Town Park and each year more and more people come out on the last Sunday in April to welcome spring, enjoy strawberries, music, dancing, great food, drink and fun!

As a committee we will miss seeing all of the smiling faces at the park this April.  Your support of Strawberry Wine Festival throughout the years has made it possible for the event to grow and OBHS to focus on our mission: Bridging our history and future through education and preservation

We look forward to seeing the public at other Old Bridge Historical Society events after this crisis passes and we will welcome you to Easter at the Old Bridge and the Strawberry & Wine Fest next year.  Please check the Old Bridge Historical Society website,, to confirm when the Old Bridge will re-open for tours.  Stay well!

Carolyn Hirst-Loucks