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Top store recommendations from locals

Donut Shop
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“Considered the best doughnuts in the county by many travel and food publications and us as well. They offer only glazed hot doughnuts and have been the staple of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for decades. This is a CASH ONLY establishment so plan accordingly. ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Looking for a more up-scale dining experience with beach cool? This is it! ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“If you're looking for something local, this is a great spot for take-and-bake meals, local brews, snacks and more!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bakery
“Voted Best Donut Shop in North Carolina bu Buzzfeed! Once you see their menu, you will quickly see that they are not your typical donut shop! Here's a few signature donuts: Wake N Bacon (Maple glaze & bacon crumbles) Carolina Sand (Maple glaze & cinnamon) Purple Rain (Vanilla glaze, lavender sprinkles, white chocolate chips) Dat Ghost Fire Ghost pepper infused chocolate glaze, jalapeno, chocolate cherry whipped filling) Slimm Shady (Chocolate glaze, salted potato chip crumbs) ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Local CB grocery store with fresh & frozen meats, deli meats, drinks, great beer and wine selection, personal items, and beach gear!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Health
“Wanna learn how to surf? Need to rent a bike, surfboard, paddleboard, kayak, etc.? This is your go-to!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Food
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“No trip to the beach is complete without Ice Cream! Squigley's is a local favorite.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“In addition to our large selection of surfboards and equipment, CB Surf Shop is proud to offer a vast assortment of quality men’s and women’s apparel, sandals, sunglasses, surf accessories and more. We also offer surfboard and SUP rentals year-round”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“If you are a Coffee Lover, you need to check out Majik Beans. Great coffee and espresso drinks located in Carolina Beach.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“Our favorite coffee on the island (beans are roasted right here in CB). Eric also makes a super delicious bacon, egg & cheese on Brioche bread. Fast, friendly takeout! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Supermarket
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“Best grocery store on the island with great prices. Also sells beer & wine.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Gift Shop
  • 5 locals recommend
Charity Shop / Vintage Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Closest pharmacy located on the island. Perfect to pick up sunscreen, beach supplies, etc.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“if you forgot sunscreen, flip-flops, or your beach towel, hit this spot before you hit the beach.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend