Shopping in the Beaufort NC Area


Island Traders is owned and operated by boating enthusiasts.  The shared love for the boating community is evident in their immaculate Front Street storefront, where they offer a wide selection of nautical apparel.  Here, you’ll find an incredible selection of t-shirts, shorts, and outerwear perfectly suited for a day out on the water, enjoying the sun and sea.  Island Traders also has a large selection of name brand boat shoes and flip-flops to complete the look.  Stop in and check out their great inventory, or just to chat with owner George Rose about the spoils of coastal living! 

For a delectable dessert experience, take a trip to the Fudge Factory, located on Front Street in historic Beaufort.  Their master artisans continue to make these delicious treats by hand – cooked in a giant copper pot and hand-formed on a large marble table.  Customers are free to watch this timeless labor while perusing the fine selection of chocolate, vanilla, maple, peanut butter, and much more.  Since their customers always keep coming back for more, the Fudge Factory also has an online shop, showcasing their fudge as well as homemade sugar-free candies.
No trip to Beaufort is complete without a visit to The General Store.  This timeless storefront brings to mind the rich small-town sensibility, operating from an historic home with a front porch overlooking Front Street.  The General Store vends a wide variety of local souvenirs and trinkets, perfect for accessorizing memories of family trips to Beaufort.  They also have an extensive selection of ice creams, rock candies, and saltwater taffy in an assortment of unique flavors. A cone or cup of their ice cream is a delicious and ideal compliment to a warm summer stroll across the waterfront.

Recommended Activities

One of the few boats permitted by the Cape Lookout National Seashore to take you to any part of the National Park, charter a trip with Lookout Adventures and spend a day exploring one of the most beautiful parts of NC’s coast. The best SHELLING beaches in North Carolina are inside the Park & Shackleford Banks is home to roughly 120 WILD HORSES with a history dating back nearly 400 years!

Shark Fishing
Are you ready for a wild afternoon of fighting with the ocean’s top predator? Some of the best fighting fish in the ocean, sharks can be quite a challenge to bring to the boat, and it’s definitely a thrill to know there’s a big predator on the other end of that line. We may catch many species of sharks: black tips, hammerheads, sand sharks, lemons, bonnet heads, spiny dogfish, and more…

VISIT-PCTC--Tours-Dolphin-Watch-1 This private trip is available from November to May, and is about as good as it gets for “off-season” fun & relaxation. The Lookout Adventures vessel is perfect for a relaxing and intimate cruise in the winter months because the pilothouse helps protect you from any wind or cold. Just dress warmly and you’ll be perfectly comfortable. Max # of 6 guests.

This trip is available year round, and is perfect for those wanting a peaceful & memorable cruise of the local waterfronts, islands and landmarks. Step on the boat and get to relaxin’ while our friendly & professional captain takes you on a beautiful cruise through these panoramic and historic waterways. Serenity is the goal as we glide over the water towards our rendezvous with the setting sun.



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