There is no debate why Ocean Ridge Plantation by developer Mark Saunders was voted one of the Top Communities in America. Pass through its private gates and discover a world of first-class amenities, four championship golf courses, grand clubhouses, fine homes, and active residents.
Located just minutes from Sunset Beach, North Carolina, Ocean Ridge defines a relaxed coastal lifestyle for boaters, fishermen, and sun seekers. Voted the number one barrier island in North Carolina by Duke University researchers and “One of The Best Beaches in The World” by National Geographic magazine, this top destination for beachgoers is just three minutes away from the Ocean Ridge community.
When Mark Saunders developer drives over the 65′ arc bridge he’s impressed by the area’s eagerness to embrace the new, while respectfully preserving its uncrowded and relaxed way of life. The unique south-facing direction of Sunset Beach affords both subtle and significant benefits. Because the island runs from east to west, sunbathers can enjoy direct views of the ocean without having to fight the sun, the tides are much more clement than a traditional east-facing coastline, and the island is better positioned for the warming effects of the Gulf Stream.
Ocean Ridge residents enjoy miles of uncrowded beaches, a private oceanfront beach club with private parking and direct beach access, and eclectic shopping. For our anglers, mariners, and sports enthusiasts, there are a variety of local marinas in the area and miles of waterway.