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Welcome to Brunswick County, NC

Whether you are relocating, retiring or looking for the perfect vacation home, Brunswick County real estate has a lot to offer:

History of Brunswick County

Brunswick County encompasses 1,050 square miles on the southern tip of North Carolina’s coast. The mainland is home to the towns of Belville, Bolivia, Calabash, Carolina Shores, Leland, Navassa, Sandy Creek, Shallotte, St. James, and Varnamtown and the cities of Boiling Spring Lakes, Northwest, and Southport. Just off the coast, five barrier islands are home to the ideal Brunswick County beach towns of Bald Head Island, Caswell Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, and Sunset Beach.

During colonial times, goods from nearby plantations were shipped from the port town of Brunswick on the Cape Fear River. Small settlements dotting the mainland were home to fishermen, traders, and river pilots. Buccaneers like Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, and Steade Bonnet even sailed their pirate ships here. During the Civil War, fortifications along the Cape Fear River made it possible for quick ships, called blockade runners, to keep Confederate supply lines open. Later, Brunswick County real estate grew in popularity as summer getaways.

Today, the pirates have gone, but Brunswick County is still a thriving center of commerce. Brunswick County’s top industries include Education, Health Services, Trade, Transportation, Utilities, Leisure, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Construction, and Finance. The town of Southport and the island towns of Bald Head Island, Caswell Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, and Sunset Beach are more popular than ever with tourists. Tens of thousands of visitors choose to vacation in Brunswick, NC real estate every year and there are lots of activities to keep them busy, including dozens of public parks, boat ramps, marinas, and more than 60 public beach accesses.


Brunswick, NC Real Estate

Brunswick County, North Carolina is distinguished by its friendly atmosphere, rich history, and amazing array of activities. The same qualities that make Brunswick County a wonderful vacation destination also make it a terrific place to live. Families, retirees, and those looking to invest in second homes can all find the perfect Brunswick County NC real estate.

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage operates four convenient offices in Leland, Shallotte, Southport, and Oak Island. Contact our experienced real estate professionals today to find your piece of Brunswick, NC real estate.

Activities and Entertainment

For youngsters and the young at heart, Brunswick County can be their ideal playground. Not only does Brunswick County real estate offer a friendly and inviting atmosphere for residents, it also offers a variety of activities and entertainment. Whether you pursue your current interests or decide to try something new, Brunswick County is the ideal place to explore your passions.

Just some of the many fun and exciting things to do around Brunswick County include:

  • Beach-going
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Enjoying fresh, local seafood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • NC Birding Trail
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

You may just discover a hidden talent for something you never knew you had. Make Brunswick County your playground. Start your search for Brunswick, NC real estate.


Looking for something a little more relaxed? Brunswick County is often called North Carolina’s “Golf Coast,” because it is home to more than thirty challenging, relaxing  and highly-rated golf courses and neighboring golf course communities.

Courses including Rivers Edge Golf Club, Tiger’s Eye Golf Club at Ocean Ridge Plantation, The Reserve Club at St. James Plantation, and the Rees Jones Course at Sea Trail are continually ranked alongside such legendary North Carolina courses as Pinehurst. The temperate climate, laid-back atmosphere, and proximity to gorgeous beaches make Brunswick County a sought-after golf destination all year long.

Just some of the breath-taking golf courses near Brunswick County include:

  • Bald Head Island Club Course
  • Brick Landing Plantation Golf & Country Club
  • Brierwood Golf Club
  • Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort
  • Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest
  • Carolina National Golf Club
  • Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club
  • Crow Creek Golf Club
  • Farmstead Golf Links
  • Green Hills Golf Club
  • Leopard’s Chase Golf Links at Ocean Ridge Plantation
  • Lion’s Paw Golf Links at Ocean Ridge Plantation
  • Lockwood Folly Country Club
  • Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation
  • Meadowlands Golf Club
  • Oak Island Golf Country Club
  • Olde Fort Golf Club
  • Oyster Bay Golf Links
  • Panther’s Run Golf Links at Ocean Ridge Plantation
  • Rivers Edge Golf Club
  • Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club
  • Sea Trail Golf Resort – Dan Maples Course
  • Sea Trail Golf Resort – Rees Jones Course
  • Sea Trail Golf Resort – Willard Byrd Course
  • South Harbour Golf Links
  • The Founders Club at St. James Plantation
  • The Lakes Country Club
  • The Members Club at St. James Plantation
  • The Pearl Golf Links
  • The Players Club at St. James Plantation
  • The Reserve at St. James Plantation
  • Thistle Golf Club
  • Tiger’s Eye Golf Links at Ocean Ridge Plantation


When you move into your Brunswick, North Carolina real estate, you can make it your goal to visit them all.

Brunswick County City  Attractions

Whether you prefer the solitude of kayaking through a salt marsh, the breathtaking view from atop a lighthouse, the thrill of teeing off on a world-class golf course, or the relaxation of doing nothing at all, Brunswick County homes has something for you.

When you purchase your Brunswick County real estate, make it your goal to participate in all of the local attractions this North Carolina county has to offer.

Just some of the exciting attractions you and your family can participate in include:

  • Bird Island
  • Brunswick County Botanical Gardens
  • Brunswick River Park
  • Brunswick Town State Historic Site/Ft. Anderson
  • Fort Caswell
  • Frying Pan Shoals Light Tower
  • Golf courses & resorts
  • Historic Southport Trail
  • Ingram Planetarium
  • La Belle Amie Vineyards
  • Museum of Coastal Carolina
  • North Carolina Maritime Museum
  • Price’s Creek Lighthouse
  • Oak Island Lighthouse
  • Oak Island Nature Center
  • Ocean Crest Pier
  • Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith Island Museum
  • Old Smithville Burying Grounds
  • Orton Plantation Gardens
  • Rourk Garden
  • Silver Coast Winery
  • Southport - Fort Fisher Ferry
  • Waterfront Park in Southport


Never live the same day twice. Take advantage of all the amazing attractions and activities waiting for you in the beautiful cities that make up Brunswick County.

Brunswick County Events

No matter the time of year, you’ll find a wide array of delightful events and hometown festivals going on in Brunswick County. You can buy freshest produce at the local farmers market and you might even get invited to a “shrimp-a-roo.” That’s a Brunswick County gathering where folks feast on heaps of boiled shrimp, potatoes, corn on the cob and shellfish. Some of the largest festivals include the NC Oyster Festival and the NC 4th of July Festival.

What else does Brunswick have to offer residents? Be sure to explore the following local events:

  • American Pie Oldies Fest
  • Brunswick Islands Salt Water Classic
  • Brunswick Stew Cook-Off
  • Cape Fear Italian Festival
  • Country Fair Spring Fling
  • Day at the Docks
  • Dixon Chapel Oyster Roast
  • Harvest Festival
  • Island Home Tours
  • Leland Under the Lights
  • NC 4th of July Festival
  • NC Oyster Festival
  • Oak Island Lighthouse 10K & 5K Run
  • Ocean Isle Beach Christmas Flotilla
  • Shrimp-A-Roo Fall Festival at Dixon Chapel
  • Southport Spring Festival
  • Sweet Tea Jamboree at Orton Plantation
  • Town of Belville Free Summer Concerts


Homes in Brunswick County, North Carolina come in all sizes and price ranges. Whether you are interested in relocating to Brunswick County or purchasing a vacation or second home, trust the real estate professionals at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. Explore all of the available Brunswick County real estatewith our guidance.  


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