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Calabash is a small coastal community 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.


Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

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.

By plane[edit]

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

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Dr SW, NC 28467, +1 910 575-5999, . Gallery Hours Apr. - Dec: Mon. through Sat. 10am - 5pm Jan. - Mar: Tue. through Sat. 10am - 5pm. Unique art museum exhibiting art by regional and local artists in a 10,000 square foot gallery. Also offers classes, and has pieces for sale.



  • 1 Callahan's of Calabash, 9973 Beach Drive, SW, NC 28467, +1 910 579-2611. This sprawling, 35,000 square feet gift shop has been a mainstay of the town for more than 30 years, 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, even a fudge counter selling delicious, creamy creations!
  • 2 Calabash Marketplace, 10050 Beach Drive SW, NC 28467, +1 910 579-8910, fax: +1 910 579-8911, . The Calabash Marketplace is a consignment shop, antiques mall, indoor flea market, garden center, florist and gift shop, all in one! The main shop has 12,000 square feet of retail space, and is located on five acres of property with garden displays and Koi pond! Over 50 vendors have set up shop here, and new ones come by every now and then.
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





Go next[edit]

Routes through Calabash
NorfolkWilmington  N US 17.svg S  Little RiverMyrtle Beach

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