North Carolina Highway 179

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North Carolina Highway 179

Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length16.2 mi[1] (26.1 km)
Major junctions
South end SC 179 at the South Carolina line near Little River, SC
Major intersections NC 904 in Ocean Isle Beach
North end
US 17 Bus. / NC 130 in Shallotte
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
Highway system
US 178 NC 180

North Carolina Highway 179 (NC 179) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It runs from the South Carolina state line, near Little River, to Shallotte.

Route description

Though NC 179 begins at the state line, SC 179 is a short 0.7-mile-long (1.1 km) road that connects to US 17 in Little River. From the state line, NC 179 goes through the town of Calabash. With a short concurrency with NC 904, it continues northeast through Ocean Isle Beach ending in Shallotte. The entire route is two lanes wide.


Established in 1979, NC 179 was new routing over mostly existing secondary roads, including the concurrency with NC 904. In August 2000, NC 179 was rerouted north around Sunset Beach; a year later NC 179 Business was established along the original route through Sunset Beach.

Junction list

The entire route is in Brunswick County.

Carolina Shores0.00.0
SC 179 south – Little River
South Carolina state line

NC 179 Bus. north (Beach Drive) – Sunset Beach
Southern terminus of NC 179 Bus.
Sunset Beach6.09.7
NC 904 west (Seaside Road) – Grissettown
West end of NC 904 overlap

NC 179 Bus. south (Sunset Boulevard)
Northern terminus of NC 179 Bus.
Ocean Isle Beach10.016.1
NC 904 east (Causeway Drive) – Ocean Isle Beach
East end of NC 904 overlap
US 17 Bus. (Main Street) / NC 130 (Whiteville Road) – Calabash, Whiteville, Holden Beach, Supply
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routes

Calabash–Sunset Beach business loop

Business plate.svg

North Carolina Highway 179 Business

LocationCalabashSunset Beach, NC
Length5.4 mi[2] (8.7 km)

North Carolina Highway 179 Business (NC 179 Bus) was established in 2001 as an upgrade of secondary roads: Beach Drive, Shoreline Drive, and Sunset Beach Boulevard.[3][4]

The entire route is in Brunswick County.

NC 179 to US 17
Ocean Isle Beach5.48.7 NC 179 / NC 904 – Shallotte, Longwood
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Google (February 2, 2011). "North Carolina Highway 179" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Google (May 13, 2014). "NC 179 Business - Calabash-Sunset Beach, NC" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
  3. ^ "Route Change (2001-08-16)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. August 16, 2001. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
  4. ^ "Route Change (2001-11-30)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. November 30, 2001. Retrieved May 13, 2014.