Bald Head Island Shopping

Looking for a unique souvenir or maybe just a new outfit or some jewelry? Then Bald Head Island has you covered! Bald Head Island and nearby Southport have tons of local gift shops with everything from beach items, bookstores, small boutiques, great clothing stores and great art and gift stores too! Here are some listing to check out next time you’re in town!

Tulip Tree Boutique in Ocean Isle Beach near SouthportThe Tulip Tree Boutique

The Tulip Tree Boutique is here to make your shopping experience unlike any other. They offer unique clothing and accessories that aren’t found in other area shops, and service that is friendly, helpful and beyond compare. They carry Women and Children’s fashions perfect for the beach, with lively colors and bright patterns. The Tulip Tree ladies are certain to help you find something you’ll love. 6779 Beach Drive SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469. 910-579-9070.


Visit this charming gallery located in Merchant’s Row to see a well-chosen variety of oil paintings, watercolors, fine art photography, sculpture and jewelry made by local, regional and national artists. A working studio in the back offers classes, workshops and artist demonstrations.

Located adjacent to the Clubhouse, the Golf Shop carries a wide array of men’s and ladies’ golf, croquet and casual apparel. You can also shop for golf equipment and accessories, as well as rent clubs for a day on the links. Schedule your golf tee times, court times and golf clinic times here.

Traveling with baby but don’t want to carry all the necessary gear? Beach & Baby has you covered. They offer full-size cribs, high chairs, baby monitors, swings and more for rent by the day or week. Beach rentals include bocce ball sets, beach carts, chairs and tents.

This whimsical gift shop adjacent to the Maritime Market offers a variety of items to make parties and entertaining more fun, including hostess gifts, stemware, coasters, picnic accessories and garden items. The shop also carries a small selection of jewelry, wraps and pocket books.

Specializing in comfortable clothing for men, women and children, Canopy Outfitters offers a large selection to ensure you’re in style for all your Bald Head Island adventures. If you’re looking for your favorite beach brands like Quicksilver, Billabong, Roxy, Rainbow and Reef, head here. They also stock a large selection of T-shirts, logo apparel and gifts.

The Board Room, located in the harbor, is your headquarters for all things standup paddleboard (SUP) related. Rent boards or book lessons and tours with one of Coastal Urge’s knowledgeable staff. Coastal Urge is also a full-service bicycle shop, offering repairs from a certified bike tech and parts. Kiteboarding lessons are also available here. Watch a brief video about Coastal Urge’s variety of rentals and services, then book online at

Stop by Coastal Urge’s retail shop for a wide selection of men and women’s active wear, swimwear, shoes and accessories, all ideal for the island lifestyle. Coastal Urge carries Patagonia, North Face, Lilly Pulitzer, TOMs, Vineyard Vines and many other outdoor brands.

This lively toy shop, located inside Canopy Outfitters, stocks a creative selection of games, toys, puppets, books and cool stuff for kids of all ages.

Island Retreat is a full-service spa and salon offering massage, skin care, body treatments, manicures and pedicures, and hair cutting, coloring and styling. The spa also offers a range of organic fragrance, skin and hair care products. Wedding parties and groups are welcome.

The Maritime Market is a full-service supermarket that offers grocery staples including natural and organic foods; rare and vintage wines and craft beers; homemade pastries, breads and pizzas; locally-sourced vegetables, meats and seafood; a full-service butcher shop; and a deli with Boars Head cold cuts and artisan cheeses. Other conveniences offered at the Maritime Market include grocery delivery to your home prior to arrival, sunbathing products, magazines, personal care items, over-the-counter medications, movie rentals, an ATM machine and a gift shop. The Maritime Market also has an adjoining café, which serves breakfast and lunch daily.

This contemporary women’s boutique stocks a selection of on-trend clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry for women of all ages. Find brands like Free People, YA, Sam Edelman and Dolce Vita shoes, Hobo bags, French Connection, Echo, Jantzen and more.

Located near the ferry landing in the marina, Riverside Adventure Company is your first stop when visiting the island. Cart and bicycle rentals are available, as well as beach chair and equipment rental and GPS scavenger hunts. While you’re there, shop for logo T-shirts and hats, sunglasses, kites, beach toys, towels and other fun Bald Head Island gifts and souvenirs. Online reservations for bikes and beach rentals are available at

Located on Keelson Row in the harbor, the Sail Shop is your outdoor activity center on Bald Head Island. Rentals through the Sail Shop include kayaks, canoes, surfboards and boogie boards. The Sail Shop also offers guided nature tours, surfing lessons, surf and creek fishing expeditions, sailing instruction and fun sails. The Sail Shop is home to the Bald Head Island Sailing Club and the Ghost Walk Tour.

After climbing Old Baldy, don’t forget to visit the Smith Island Museum gift shop and pick up books, gifts and other fun souvenirs celebrating the island’s seafaring history. All proceeds from purchases made at the gift shop benefit the nonprofit Old Baldy Foundation.

For the finest and most unique environmentally-oriented gifts, books, toys, jewelry and apparel, a visit to Turtle Central – the Bald Head Island Conservancy’s gift shop – is a must. Sales help fund the Conservancy’s many programs, including the popular Sea Turtle Protection Program.

Other Listings:
Cape Fear Jewelers 102 East Moore Street, Southport 910-457-5299
Cat on a Whisk 600-C N. Howe Street, Southport 910-454-4511
Cattail Cottage 122 N. Howe Street, Southport 910-454-4533
Coastal Urge 12-B Maritime Way, Bald Head Island 910-457-4552
Color Me Carolina 300 Country Club Dr., Oak Island 910-933-4531
Duck, Duck Goose 106 E. Moore St., Southport 910-454-0643
Island Passage 1 Marina Wynd, Bald Head Island 910-4574944
Lantana’s 113 S. Howe St., Southport 910-457-0957
Local Call Surf Shop 8417 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island 910-278-3306
Moore Street Market 130 E. Moore St., Southport 910-363-420
Ocean Outfitters 424 N. Howe St., Southport 910-457-0433
Olde Southport Village 1102 N. Howe St., Southport 910-457-7644
Papaya Island 600 N. Howe St., Southport 910-457-0256
The Painted Mermaid 1208 Howe St., Southport 910-454-4549
The Christmas House 104 W. Moore St., Southport 910-457-5166
Winey Bears 1102 N. Howe St., Southport 704-746-4928