Shops in Carolina/Kure Beach, NC

From boutiques and gift shops to surf shops, you'll find a little bit of everything in the shops in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, NC. When you tire of playing in the sand and surf, grab your flip flops and purse and endulge in the laid-back beach-style retail therapy of Pleasure Island.

The Carolina Beach Boardwalk is a great place to start your hunt for the perfect beach vacation souvenir. Stroll down memory lane through this North Carolina treasure, one of the last remaining beach boardwalks on the East coast. Stop in the Fudgeboat for fudge or salt water taffy to take home and browse boardwalk shops for a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or hoodie to remember your trip by. The shops you'll find here are tourist-friendly and fun, brimming with beach souvenirs, sunglasses, tank tops, flip flops, beach hats, henna tattoos, knick-knacks, and toys for little ones.

In Carolina Beach, you'll find other shops on North Lake Park Blvd. Island Wellness Market offers organic and natural foods, plus supplements and cruelty-free beauty items you can feel good about buying. Island Colors features a nice selections of comfortable, colorful sportswear for the whole family. Primrose Cottage is the perfect place to browse and find a treasure — from beachy and shabby chic furniture to lightly used consignment items for adults and children.

Locals from around the area know that the Unique Boutique is the place to go for one-of-a-kind ladies' sample clothing at wholesale prices from boutiques from cities across the country. Need a new bathng suit? You'll find all your surfing needs and beach fashions at the Surf House with the added bonus of a delicious healthy lunch at this unique surf shop/ sustainable cafe combo. There's also a Bert's Surf Shop on Winner Ave and Hwy 421. Just off North Lake Park Blvd. on St. Joseph Street, check out the Checkered Church Gift Shop, a former church now filled with beach-related home decor items.

If you forget anything for your beach excursion, you'll be sure to find it at Wing's. Island Tackle and Hardware stocks all your fishing needs, and there's a Food Lion just over the bridge if you're running low on picnic supplies. 

In Kure Beach and Fort Fisher, the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher's gift shop is a special place to find a unique gift to take home. They carry a wide variety of beach-inspired gifts — from jewelry to wonderful plush aquatic toys for children to home decor and storybooks. 

If you're still in need of retail therapy, there's plenty of shopping in nearby Wilmington, or hop a ferry to Southport for shopping in their historic downtown.

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Island Wellness Market Carolina/Kure Beach Shops
1140-G N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28248
(910) 458-5252

Looking for the best organic and natural foods on the island or a delicious smoothie or freshly squeezed juice to help you cool off from a day in the sun? Locally owned, Island Wellness Market is the only dedicated organic and natural food store on Pleasure Island. Come here when you're...more about Island Wellness Market

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Carolina/Kure Beach Shops
900 Loggerhead Rd.
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 772-0500

The gift shop at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is the place to find your perfect beach-themed keepsake in Kure Beach and Fort Fisher, NC. Choose from a wide selection of unique items, from plush aquatic toys for children to jewelry, clothing and home decor inspired by the sea....more about North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

800 St. Joseph St.
Carolina Beach, NC
(910) 458-0211

Bright, tropical-colored checks adorn the outside of this former church that is filled with beach-related home-decor items. You'll find everything from pine furniture, baskets, prints and M. A. Hadley pottery to weather vanes, wind chimes, bird houses and works by local artists. Christmas items, many with a nautical theme, are available year-round,...more about The Checkered Church Gift Shop

Pleasure Island Plaza, 1009 N. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC
(910) 458-6116

Owner Scott Brown offers a full line of custom framing services, including pick up and delivery, in this combination art gallery and frame shop. In addition, Scott offers photo restoration and canvas reproductions. Bring in a treasured piece for framing or select a favorite from the varied range of work from...more about Frame Mart & Gallery

107 Carolina Beach Ave. N
at the Boardwalk
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-5823

Imagine a boatload of fudge. Now add rich, butter-cream fudge and the freshest ice cream into that picture and you have The Fudgeboat. Tracee, Duke and Lou are family, and the crew of this confectionery cruise. They create their fudge from the finest and freshest ingredients, including real butter and cream....more about The Fudgeboat

1018 North Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 458-0144

Primrose Cottage has a nice selection of beachy and shabby chic furniture and lightly used consignment items of all kinds for adults and children. They have home and yard decor items, and they really love browsers....more about Primrose Cottage

208 S. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC
(910) 458-8779

Wow, with 4,050 flavors and taste sensations, this ice cream parlor offers something for everyone. They will make any flavor combination you desire — all that's required is imagination and a sweet tooth. A large board lists customers' favorite combinations, such as cashews, Oreo and Butterfinger. You can also choose from...more about Squigley's Ice Cream & Treats

207 S. Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC
(910) 458-4360

Originally built as a guest cottage for a larger home, Unique Boutique carries one-of-a-kind ladies' sample clothing at wholesale prices from boutiques in various cities around the country. Additionally, they feature shoes, hats, jewelry, accessories and swimwear....more about Unique Boutique

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