Bird Island Reserve
"The Kindred Mailbox" is on Bird Island. People post memoranda it all the time. Some sad and others inspiring. Someone keeps it stocked with a paper and pencil.
You can walk here from the Sunset Beach trail, it takes most of the day, take water and snacks. Wear sunscreen. Or bike, if the wind isn't too bad. It is a very isolated area and much, much fewer people. Feels private.
One of only 10 protected reserves in NC. Over 2 miles of secluded, quiet beachfront and over 1K acres of maritime forest, dunes and marsh. Home to the famous Kindred Spirit Mailbox.