Ocean Isle Beach Local Shopping


Lowes Foods - Start your vacation relaxing not shopping with Lowes Foods to Go! Order all of your grocery and beverage needs online before you hit the road. Then, have them delivered to your vacation rental or pick them up from Lowes Foods when you arrive in town. As our guest, Lowes will waive the Personal Shopping Fee! If you forgot to order your groceries online ahead of time, no worries, visit Lowes Foods of Ocean Isle at 6278 Beach Drive.

Publix Super Markets is right off the island and now offers online shopping! Located at the Ocean Isle Beach Market Place at the traffic circle.

Food Lion has a location at the Village Shopping Center at the corner of Beach Drive and Highway 904 as well. Their online shopping and Food Lion To-Go makes it even easier to start your vacation!

Beach Items

Salty's Surf Shop is located oceanfront beside the Ocean Isle Fishing pier. This is the place to go for name brand beachwear and beach items. A large selection of sunglasses and surfboards are always in stock.

Surf Unlimited is on the causeway on the left after you cross the bridge. This store carries the largest selection of surfboards and surf gear on the island. They offer a large inventory of used surfboards and the Ocean Isle Surf Academy.

Wave's Beach Store on the causeway just before the bridge onto Ocean Isle carries the largest selection of beachwear, beach gear and all your souvenir needs.

Ocean Isle Fishing Center - The first thing on the left when you cross onto the island, the Ocean Isle Fishing Center is not just fishing equipment. This full service shop features name brand nautical clothing and gifts from Sperry, Eliza B, On White, Bimini Bay, Kahala, Pelagic and more. In addition, the Ocean Isle Fishing Center has retail and rentals of fishing and site seeing kayaks.

Fresh Seafood

Captain Jack's Seafood is the place locals go to buy fresh seafood. Located at 6416 Beach Drive SW in Ocean Isle Beach. Capt. Jack's carries fresh items brought in daily by local fishermen. Enjoy great local seafood and oysters in season. 

Bill's Seafood is another locals favorite. They have a great selection of fresh catches including blue crabs and live bait. This busy fish market is on the left on Hwy 179, at the intersection with the entrance to the Sunset Beach Bridge.

Island Seafood Co. is conveniently located on Beach Drive between Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach. Locally owned and operated, Island Seafood offers a great selection of fresh items.

Nautical And Souvenir Items

Callahans Nautical Gift Store is a must see for any serious shopper.This huge store located in Calabash has every iimaginable nautical or beach souvenir. See their large collection of intricate handmade ships and boats- some are 10 feet tall and sell for over $10,000.00- yes that is ten thousand dollars. All things nautical, hats, t-shirts, clothing items, shells, jjewelry, handmade fish replicas and a year round Christmas shop with dozens of trees beautifully decorated.

Ocean Isle Fishing Center - This full service shop features name brand nautical clothing and gifts from Sperry, Eliza B, On White, Bimini Bay, Kahala, Pelagic and more. In addition, you’ll find all sorts of custom souvenirs and awesome home décor including local artwork and metal sculptures.


Victoria's Ragpatch is a must stop for the upscale shopper. Their main location in Calabash carries ladies and childrens clothing, shoes and accessories. Their second location is on the causeway before the bridge onto Ocean Isle Beach.

Island Breeze is a very unique and upscale ladies and mens clothing shop featuring brands such as Tommy Bahama and Brighton. They have all the accessories and are well known for their excellent selection and service. A Sunset Beach "institution" for over 20 years this shop on the mainland before the bridge is a must stop for any serious clothing enthusiast.

Local Art Gallery

Sunset River Marketplace is a 10,000 square foot gallery featuring work by local and regional artists from the two Carolinas. This gallery offers a peaceful and elegant environment to view hundreds of works of art. Located in Calabash the gallery offers art classes, shows and on site framing shop with custom mouldings.

Local Markets

Pure Markets offers markets in Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach. Come browse and shop goods provided by local growers and artisans. Sunset Beach Summer Market is located at the Sunset Beach Town Park and held weekly on Thursdays from May 2nd thru October 10th. The Ocean Isle Beach Summer Market is available each Tuesday starting June 4th thru August 27th at 11 East Second Street.