Write to your kindred spirit at this mailbox on Bird Island
As many Nicholas Sparks fans know, nearly all of his books and movies are set in different parts of North Carolina; he even resides in New Bern, N.C. His 2018 book, Every Breath, features the Kindred Spirit mailbox on Bird Island — a reserve adjacent to Sunset Beach on the Brunswick Islands. Though the mailbox has weathered a few storms throughout its decades-long lifetime, both locals and visitors make sure it remains standing in its designated spot. Whether you want to write a letter to your unrequited love or you have wisdom to share with those who visit after you, the Kindred Spirit mailbox serves as a symbol of hope and emotion on the quiet beach where it resides. More than 100,000 people, hopeless romantics and outdoor enthusiasts alike, have visited it since its inception. Regulars recommend parking at the 40th Street public beach access (not far from the Sunset Beach Pier), then walking about 1.5 miles southwest to reach the Kindred Spirit mailbox.
Kindred Spirit mailbox
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