Directions

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The Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium are only 4 miles apart.

Why not visit both?

Museum of Coastal Carolina
21 East Second Street
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
910-579-1016
Alternate number: 910-575-0033

Ingram Planetarium
7625 High Market Street
Sunset Beach, NC 28468
910-575-0033
Alternate number: 910-579-1016

To Museum of Coastal Carolina from South Carolina:

  • Take Highway 17 North into North Carolina for about 10 miles
  • Watch for road sign for “Airport & Ocean Isle Beach” with a right arrow
  • Turn right onto Ocean Isle Beach Road (State Road #1184)
  • Continue approximately 4 miles, proceeding through the traffic light at Beach Drive
  • Go across the high-rise bridge
  • Turn left onto East Second Street just before the traffic circle
  • Museum of Coastal Carolina is the first large building on the left with the colorful murals and the MUSEUM sign on the roof

To Museum of Coastal Carolina from the Wilmington, NC area:

  • Take Highway 17 South
  • Just past Mile Marker 11, watch for sign to “Airport & Ocean Isle Beach” with a left arrow
  • Turn left onto Ocean Isle Beach Road (State Road #1184)
  • Continue approximately 4 miles, proceeding through the traffic light at Beach Drive
  • Go across the high-rise bridge
  • Turn left onto East Second Street just before the traffic circle
  • Museum of Coastal Carolina is the first large building on the left with the colorful murals and the MUSEUM sign on the roof 

To Ingram Planetarium from South Carolina:

  • Take Highway 17 North into North Carolina
  • At Mile Marker 7, turn right onto Highway 904
  • Continue approximately 4 miles
  • Turn right onto Sunset Boulevard North (Highway 179 Business) at the second traffic light
  • Turn right onto Park Road North at the Ingram Planetarium sign
  • Ingram Planetarium is the large brick building on the left; please park in the designated spaces

To Ingram Planetarium from the Wilmington, NC area:

  • Take Highway 17 South
  • At Mile Marker 7, turn left onto Highway 904
  • Continue approximately 4 miles
  • Turn right onto Sunset Boulevard North (Highway 179 Business) at the second traffic light
  • Turn right onto Park Road North at the Ingram Planetarium sign
  • Ingram Planetarium is the large brick building on the left; please park in the designated spaces

From Museum of Coastal Carolina to Ingram Planetarium:

  • From Museum of Coastal Carolina parking lot, turn right onto Second Street
  • Turn right onto Causeway Drive
  • Go across the high-rise bridge
  • Turn left onto Highway 179 Business at the traffic light
  • Drive 4 miles to Sunset Beach
  • Go past the Village at Sunset Beach Shopping Center on the right
  • Turn right onto Park Road North at the Ingram Planetarium sign
  • Ingram Planetarium is the large brick building on the left; please park in the designated spaces

From Ingram Planetarium to Museum of Coastal Carolina:

  • From Ingram Planetarium parking lot, turn left onto Highway 179 Business
  • At the junction of Highway 904 and Highway 179 Business, follow Beach Drive approximately 4 miles to the third traffic light
  • Turn right onto Causeway Drive at the traffic light
  • Go across the high-rise bridge
  • Turn left onto East Second Street just before the traffic circle
  • Museum of Coastal Carolina is the first large building on the left with the colorful murals and the MUSEUM sign on the roof