North Carolina Highway 179

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NC 179 marker

NC 179
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 16.2 mi[1] (26.1 km)
Existed: 1979 – present
Major junctions
South end: SC 179 near Little River, SC
North end:
US 17 Bus. / NC 130 in Shallotte
Counties: Brunswick
Highway system
US 178 NC 180

North Carolina Highway 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[edit]

Though NC 179 begins at the state line, SC 179 is a short .7-mile (1.1 km) road that connects with 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 2-lane.

Travelers to the area may opt to use nearby US 17 and access the towns using either: Persimmon Road, Thomasboro Road, NC 904 (Seaside Road), or Ocean Isle Beach Road; instead of following NC 179.


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[edit]

The entire route is in Brunswick County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
State line 0.0 0.0 SC 179 south – Little River Continuation into South Carolina
Calabash 2.0 3.2
NC 179 Bus. (Beach Drive) – Sunset Beach
6.0 9.7 NC 904 west (Seaside Road) – Grissettown West end of NC 904 overlap
Sunset Beach 7.0 11.3
NC 179 Bus. (Sunset Boulevard)
Ocean Isle Beach 10.0 16.1 NC 904 east (Causeway Drive) – Ocean Isle Beach East end of NC 904 overlap
Shallotte 16.2 26.1
US 17 Bus. (Main Street) / NC 130 west (Whiteville Road) – Calabash, Whiteville, Holden Beach, Supply
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered routes[edit]

Calabash–Sunset Beach business loop[edit]

NC 179 Business
Location: CalabashSunset Beach, NC
Length: 5.4 mi[2] (8.7 km)
Existed: 2001–present

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]

See also[edit]