People come to vacation on Bald Head Island for a wide range of reasons. From enjoying the lazy days of summer, sun bathing on the beach, to seeing some of North Carolina’s most scenic views to walking with the sea turtles. Bald Head Island is home to a wealth of memorable experiences. But for some, it’s the island’s shopping that’s most attractive.
Shopping on Bald Head Island
Bald Head Island is a shopper’s paradise, both figuratively and literally! After all, what’s better than perusing quaint shops in a beautiful island setting? And on Bald Head Island, there’s plenty of shopping to keep you busy. Here are just some of the things you can expect to find here.
Take a Piece of North Carolina Art Home with You
Located on Merchant’s Row, All About Art is where you can find a large display of art by some of North Carolina’s top local artists. Here, you‘ll find watercolors, oil paintings, sculptures, fine art photography, and even jewelry. Spend an afternoon taking in the gorgeous works and then choose the one that speaks to you. You’ll be taking home a genuine piece of local art to commemorate your vacation on Bald Head Island and with it you’ll be able to cherish the memory forever.
Complete Your Golf Set
The golfing is great on Bald Head Island, and as luck would have it, so is the local golf shop. At the Bald Head Island Club Golf Shop, you’ll find all of the equipment, clothing, and accessories you need to look and be the golfer you’ve always imagined yourself to be. You can even rent clubs here for a day on the course.
Feed Your Coastal Urge
On Bald Head Island, it’s not uncommon for visitors to suffer from “coastal urge.” Coastal Urge is not only the need to be one with the island, but it’s also the name of BHI’s top active wear shop. This is where you’ll want to go if you want to add some island lifestyle men and women's active wear, swimwear, shoes, and accessories to your vacation wardrobe. While here, you can also rent bicycles, beach cruisers, paddleboards, and other island recreational resources.
Eat Fresh at the Maritime Market
The Maritime Market is BHI’s all-in-one shopping solution. Along with fresh fruits and vegetables and a full grocery store, the Maritime Market also sells everything you need to enjoy the beach, including beach toys, books and magazines, sunblock, sunglasses, and more. There’s also a full-service deli, gourmet section, fresh seafood counter, and a complete menu for take-out service.
Where to Shop for Souvenirs on BHI
Of course, you’ll want to stock up on souvenirs to commemorate your vacation on Bald Head Island and there are plenty of places to pick up that special item. At the Bald Head Island Conservancy you can visit the Turtle Central gift shop for environmentally-oriented gifts, books, toys, jewelry, and apparel. Or, if you’re visiting Old Baldy, then be sure to stop by the Smith Island Museum Gift Shop for books, gifts, and other items celebrating the island's seafaring history (all proceeds benefit the Old Baldy Foundation).
Vacation on Bald Head Island and Enjoy the Shopping!
Bald Head Island is recognized as a vacation paradise thanks to its gorgeous beaches, pure natural surroundings, excellent golfing, and abundant wildlife. But, what many people are surprised to find is it is also a great place to go shopping! Bald Head Island truly has something for everyone and for the person who loves to shop, there is plenty here to keep you excited.
If you would like more information about visiting Bald Head 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 a vacation on Bald Head Island NC.