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.