Shopping on Bald Head Island 

Bald Head Island NC is a popular getaway for those looking to enjoy a relaxing vacation on some of the best beaches on the east coast. But, let’s be honest; you can’t spend all day on the beach or golf course.

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for souvenirs for family members or some new artwork to take home with you, you’ll be able to find it on Bald Head Island. Here’s what you can expect from the shopping on Bald Head Island NC.  

Best Places on BHI for Souvenirs and Art

If you want to commemorate your stay on Bald Head Island with a few souvenirs, then you’ll find plenty of good options all across the island. Some of the most popular destinations include:

Turtle Central – Turtle Central is the official gift store located in the Bald Head Island Conservancy. This is the place to find unique gifts, books, toys, jewelry, apparel, and other gifts, all designed with the planet’s conservation in mind. True to the store’s name, expect a heavy turtle presence here. So, if you have someone in your family who just can’t get enough of the captivating reptiles, then this is where you’ll find their perfect gift.

Smith Island Museum Gift Shop – The Smith Island Museum Gift Shop is located near Old Baldy, Bald Head’s premier tourist destination. The gift shop is filled with books, gifts, and other souvenirs designed to help you commemorate your visit to the famous lighthouse.

All About Art – Located on Merchant’s Row, there’s no second-guessing what you’ll find in this store, because it’s right there in the name. All About Art is the island’s must-visit shop for locally-made art. A wide variety of works are on display and available for purchase, including island-inspired photographs, oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture, jewelry, and more.

Where to Shop for Clothing on BHI

If you forgot to pack a pair of shorts, your bathing suit, or a dress suitable for fine dining, then don’t worry; there are several clothing boutiques on Bald Head Island where you can pick up anything you might need. For instance, for casual wear, go to Bald Head Blues or Island Passage. Or, for swimwear, active wear, sandals, and other beach lifestyle items, head over to the Coastal Urge Retail Shop.

Recreational Rentals on Bald Head Island

One of the best ways to enjoy BHI is to take advantage of all of the outdoor recreations that are available here. And, there are plenty of places where you can find and rent the equipment you need to make the most out of your time on the water or on the sand. Coastal Urge’s Board Room offers everything you need for a day of standup paddleboarding or kiteboarding, including lessons. The store also has a bike shop where you can rent bicycles for navigating around the scenic island.

If you need beach-friendly baby equipment, such as a crib, high-chair, baby monitor, or anything else, or beach equipment in general, then Beach & Baby has you covered. Meanwhile, at the Riverside Adventure Company, you’ll find everything from bike rentals and beach equipment rentals to GPS scavenger hunts and more. And, at The Sail Shop, you can rent kayaks, canoes, surfboards, boogie boards, and other water-based recreational equipment.

Other Must-Visit Shops on Bald Head Island

Visit Bald Head Island NC

Bald Head Island’s most popular attractions are its beaches, Old Baldy, and its nature preserves, but don’t let that make you think the island isn’t without its creature comforts. There is a world of shopping just waiting to be discovered on Bald Head Island, so make sure you keep one or two days of your visit open for experiencing it all.

If you would like more information about visiting our beautiful island, just fill out this contact form for the Bald Head Island Chamber of Commerce. We will send you a welcome packet with everything you need to know about planning your summer vacation to Bald Head Island NC.   

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