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Calabash is a coastal community of 2,000 people (2020) in North Carolina, bordering South Carolina. Billed as "The Seafood Capital of the World", Calabash is famous for its seafood, prepared with the namesake "Calabash Style" cooking. It's worth visiting for more than the food, the town offers an abundance of shops, golf courses, and opportunities for maritime recreation, including charter fishing and boat tours.

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Calabash is located near the state line, on the Calabash River near the coast. To get there from Myrtle beach, take U.S. Route 17 north, then exit onto Beach Drive Southwest. From Wilmington, Take U.S. Route 17 south.

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Being a small town, Calabash lacks its own airport, so flying in will involve landing in one of the larger cities nearby, such as Myrtle Beach or Wilmington.

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  • 1 Callahan's of Calabash, 9973 Beach Drive, +1 910 579-2611. Su-Th 9AM-9PM, F Sa 9AM-10PM. This sprawling gift shop has been a mainstay of the town since the 1980s, serving as a tourist draw from its prominent corner in the heart of Calabash. Home to St. Nautical Gifts, Pea Landing Mercantile, and St. Nick Nacks stores, Callahan's of Calabash offers nautical and shore memorabilia, apparel and beach wear, holiday décor, and a fudge counter selling delicious, creamy creations.
  • 2 Sunset River Gallery, 10283 Beach Dr SW, +1 910 575-5999. Apr-Dec: M-Sa 11AM-5PM. Unique art gallery that sells art by regional and local artists, and offers classes, and has pieces for sale.
The list includes:
  • Briar Patch Floral and Gift Fresh and silk Flowers, FTD
  • Sue's Pottery Unique pottery items
  • The Curiosity Shop Home decor
  • B&B Cards and Gifts Handcrafted cards and gifts
  • Vintage Treasures Vintage and collectibles
  • Photography by Dianne Local Photography
  • Beach Dreams Market Coffee, tea, local honey

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  • 1 Coffee Cottage, 10152 Beach Dr SW, +1 910 579 9100. M-Sa 8AM-4PM, closed Su. Excellent quality coffee in a comfortable setting.

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Routes through Calabash
NorfolkWilmington  N  S  Little RiverMyrtle Beach


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