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Awesome experience

Walking the 1.4 miles on the beach to the Kindred Mailbox gives much time for reflection and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Durham, North Carolina
What a special place

Stop here to read the thoughts of folks of all ages, generally what they are thankful for - which... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
Dee C
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Bird Island, Sunset Beach, NC
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Walking the 1.4 miles on the beach to the Kindred Mailbox gives much time for reflection and contemplation of life. When you finally arrive and begin to read the writings of others in the journals, your thoughts and emotions begin to pour out in your...More

Thank DenS2803
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Stop here to read the thoughts of folks of all ages, generally what they are thankful for - which is lovely time spent. A retreat in itself. Worth the walk!

Thank Dee C
Reviewed August 31, 2018

It's a long walk but worth it..You have to believe...We walk there at least once per month (everytime we are in Sunset)

Thank Darlene T
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I go to Sunset beach many times as I live close part of the year. You have to walk about 1.25 miles from the last beach access #42 I think to get to the mailbox, and to be honest the first few times I went,...More

8  Thank L M
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Been twice, once catching the amazing Sunset sunset. Great for a wind down after a long day at the beach.

Thank Shabbysign03
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

When I came to visit this area, I read stories about Mailboxes here; almost like local folklore. So when read about Kinred Spirit, I was intrigued by it. Look a long walk to the mailbox and left note.

2  Thank Atraveller0511
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Worth the walk! So serene and beautiful! There are benches to sit on and see the ocean and marsh! Bring water and your camera! Love it! We will be back!

1  Thank Buccomom
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

My family and I walked to the mailbox. It is a long walk, but very enjoyable and worth your time. We read some of the entries.

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Our group of 3 couples rented a pontoon boat for the afternoon. Fortunately some of our friends knew about Bird Island and so we dropped anchor and waded our way to the island. There were lots of boats with people splashing and playing in the...More

2  Thank snickes
Reviewed June 18, 2018

It's about a mile and 3/4 or so from Sunset Beach entrance on a beautiful beach to the mailbox. Here you can sit down on a bench and review hundreds of travelers and locals thoughts about the beach, themselves and all kinds of things from...More

4  Thank Dmonday
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Leena M
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No. No access roads nearby. Best suggestion would be renting a sand wheelchair.