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As it rained for much of my trip to Sunset Beach, I decided to take a few hours when it actually... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The main reason for our trip

I learned of the mailbox from reading "every breath" by Nicholas Sparks. The romantic idea of this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As it rained for much of my trip to Sunset Beach, I decided to take a few hours when it actually stopped raining for a bit, and walk the beach, and stopped at the mailbox. I have been here several times over the years, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jtf26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I learned of the mailbox from reading "every breath" by Nicholas Sparks. The romantic idea of this mailbox made me want to go and see it for myself. The walk was 1.5 miles and it was one of the relaxing walks I have had. Sunset...More

Date of experience: December 2018
7  Thank Gladys A
Reviewed 5 December 2018

A lovely spot to quietly reflect and ponder, and to creatively share one's feelings by putting pen to paper found in the mailbox.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CanoeBee
Reviewed 13 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank DenS2803
Reviewed 6 September 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!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dee C
Reviewed 31 August 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)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Darlene T
Reviewed 6 August 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

Date of experience: May 2018
8  Thank L M
Reviewed 25 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Shabbysign03
Reviewed 24 July 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Sukanta M
Reviewed 22 July 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!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Buccomom
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Leena M
20 August 2017|
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No. No access roads nearby. Best suggestion would be renting a sand wheelchair.