Beaufort NC Shops and Galleries

▪  Galleries & Studios ▪ 

Craig Gurganus Studio
416 Pine Street  
Craig was born in southern California, where he first spotted the outline of a fish in a surf board. In the 1980s, he began using recycled surf boards to create whimsical fish for the local businesses. Today, in his Pine Street studio - a former circa 1920 house and store - Craig uses foam surfboards to mold marvelous one-of-a-kind creatures. 

Craving Art Studio & Gallery
121 Craven Street - 728-0243

Craving Art Studio is located in a historic home, half a block from Taylor's Creek, on the corner of Craven Street and Middle Lane. The studio is a work space for artists Heather Sink, Lisa Tuchek and guest artists, it is also an art gallery and venue that offers art workshops for all ages and experience levels. Check the website for workshop and class schedules. Monthly featured artists are also showcased. The studio-gallery space is available for special events.

Handscapes Gallery
410 Front Street  728-6805
Handscapes Gallery was chosen by NICHE magazine in 2003 and 2004 as a top 100 Retailer of American Craft. Featuring Fine Arts and Crafts, Handscapes Gallery is located on the waterfront overlooking Taylor's
Creek and Town Marsh Island. The Gallery promotes American traditions in pottery, jewelry
and glasswork with an emphasis on North Carolina artists. Over 200 artists are represented in a full range of work from the traditional to the contemporary in pottery, glass, jewelry, metal, wood and other media. Each item is handcrafted, so availability is limited.

Mattie King Davis Gallery
130 Turner Street 728-5225
The oldest art gallery in Carteret County, located on the grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site. Housing the works of art of over 100 regional artists, including oils, watercolors, photography, pottery, jewelry, and more. Open year round: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

Womble Studio
901 Ann Street 
(corner of Live Oak St.)
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     Jimmy Craig Womble began painting while a student at North Carolina State University where he switched from the engineering school to the school of design and graduated in 1995. 
     Womble was drawn to move to Morehead City in 2005; since then, he has not been at
a loss for subject matter. Forgotten things all around slowly succumb to the power of nature." Womble prefers to get away from densely populated areas, often heading to places like Radio Island, Atlantic, Marshallberg or Harkers Island, "trying to get as much of this stuff as I can before it's gone." 

▪  SHOPS ▪ 

Art & Soul
220 Front Street 
504-2005 Facebook 
A handmade market, offering unique and recycled gifts from around the globe as well as handmade in USA and local artists.

Beaufort Linen Company
331 Front St. 838-1091

Beaufort Olive Oil 
300 Front St. 504-2474 
Premium organic and fused whole citrus olive oils from around the world. Specializing in Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Specialty Oils, Balsamic Vinegars, Exotic Salts & Fine Provisions.

Beaufort Trading Company
400 Front Street 504-3209
Best selection of "Beaufort NC" clothes, hats and more. Columbia, Teva, and "Life is Good" are a few of the popular lines. Columbia and Teva Sandals.

Boathouse by Jarrett Bay
507 Front Street 728-6363

The Boathouse is Jarrett Bay's retail store. The Boathouse is the one stop shop for Jarrett Bay gear & apparel, but also has many unique nautical themed gift items. This includes housewares, furniture, and Jarrett Bay prints and commissioned art.

Calypso Cottage
324 Orange Street 728-4299
Luxury Coastal Lifestyle - featuring many hard to find items by small companies. Known for their reasonably priced finds, you’ll discover one-of-a-kind vintage treasures, furniture, art, coastal delights. Offering an exclusive Old Beaufort Map print. Be sure to check their website. 

Chandlery at Front Street Village
2400 Lennoxville Road 838-1524
Wine Shoppe, Convenience Store, Fresh Food Market and Bait & Tackle Shop. The Chandlery offers a large variety of boutique wines at a price to fit any budget. Knowledgeable staff. ​

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Chinaberry Gifts
400 Front Street 728-2977
Somerset Square
Chinaberry Gifts is located in Somerset Square, which has an entrance on Front Street and also off the Beaufort Boardwalk. Chinaberry is located across from Rocking Chair Book Store.

Coastal Community Market
606 Broad Street 728-2844

Gourmet foods, cheeses, olives, oriental products, special diet products, diabetic, celiac, vegetarian, low-fat and gluten-free products. Health aids, herb tinctures, vitamins and supplements. Organic coffee, loose tea, juice and cold drinks. Soy, oatmeal, hemp and almond milks. Fresh-baked bread, free-range eggs, local produce and organic wines. 

1406 Live Oak Street 728-2172
Fine consign and design. Upscale ladies clothing, jewelry, shoes, home furnishings and antiques. Jewelry, shoes, handbags, infant and children's apparel, furniture, home accessories and a beautiful collection of soy candles.

Fudge Factory 
400 Front Street 728-8066
Master candy makers are still making fudge the old-fashioned way, by hand. Each batch is individually cooked in a large copper pot and poured on a cool marble table. It is paddled by hand and while it is still warm, it is formed into a loaf and sliced. The Fudge Factory is open daily. 

General Store
515 Front Street 728-7707

The General Store opened for business in 1980. 32 flavors of dip ice cream, fudge made on the premises, assorted saltwater taffy (bulk & boxed), t-shirts, caps, books and toys. For boaters, food and other staples are available, as are laundry facilities. The store and laundry facilities are open Monday through Saturday.

Harbor Specialties
437 Front Street 838-0059 
Large selection of top quality products, both nautical and fashionable. Items include Tilley hats, ship's models, Vera Bradley handbags, insulated glassware, clocks, barometers and a large selection of boat bags. Custom monogramming, personalizing clothing and accessories with in-house digitizing embroidery.

Island Traders
421 Front Street 504-3000 FACEBOOK
Island Traders focuses on the customer and their needs. The store has constantly changing merchandise along with regular inventory of great t-shirts. Island Traders is open every day, year round, with extended summer hours. 

Island Traders Outfitters 
431 Front Street 838-1576 FACEBOOK Quality lifestyle-driven outdoors wear and sportwear. The store is proud to offer many brands for all of your needs, including Patagonia, Mud-Pie, High Cotton and Dansko.

Island Proper
431 Front Street (252) 838-1576  FACEBOOK

Opened February 2014, and THE NEWEST of the "Island" stores, Island Proper is a ladies boutique, located on Front Street next to Scuttlebutt, offers the latest in women's fashion, footwear and accessories.  Brand offerings include Karlie, Julie Brown, Sail to Sable, Esley, Escapada, Joy Joy, Jade, Glam, Ellen & Ollie, Lauren James, Britt Ryan, Annie Griffin, Flying Tomato, Peach Love Cream, Fantastic Fawn, Jack Rogers, Castell, Hobo, Bourbon and Boweties, Lily and Laura and Caroline Hill. 

Maritime Museum Store
315 Front Street 728-7317
The museum store offers a great blend of maritime and natural history books, posters, nautical charts, topographical maps, boat models, jewelry, clothing and gifts for all ages. Open year round. You can also shop online. All proceeds benefit the North Carolina Maritime Museum.

The Olde Beaufort Shop
130 Turner Street 728-5225
Located on the Beaufort Historic Site, in the Welcome Center, this store helps finance the educational and restoration programs of the Beaufort Historical Association. Local artwork, handmade dolls, collectibles and books on local history. In summer the shop sells cuttings propagated by the BHA's Herb Society.

Olde Beaufort 
Farmers' Market
Courthouse Square
Seasonal - May-Nov 8:30-Noon
Every Saturday, under the live oak trees, Courthouse Square on Turner Street. The marketplace provides a venue where local farmers, food producers, craftsmen, and artists can proudly sell their food and art - raised, created, and produced locally. 

Rocking Chair Book Store
400 Front Street 728-2671 FACEBOOK
The Rocking Chair has been in business for more than 30 years, offering a wide variety of books, including regional books, sailing and marine books, cookbooks, children's books, bestsellers, classics, new and used books, hard covers and paperbacks.

Santiago's Fine Wine & Cigars
300 Front Street 728-1313
cell 252-725-3330


Nautical Books & Bounty
433 Front Street 728-7765

Since 1993 Scuttlebutt has been a legendary fixture on the Beaufort waterfront—headquarters for all things nautical.

Outstanding collection of nautical books, cruising guides, navigational charts and an ever-changing inventory of decorative items, handcrafted jewelry as well as toys for seafarers of all ages. Open daily—stop by to see why Southern Living described Scuttlebutt as “the place to find something unique to Beaufort.”

4" to 8" wooden plaques
of Beaufort Landmarks
by Cat's Meow
Seagrass Whimsical Gifts
519 Front Street 728-2775 FACEBOOK
This shop has something for everyone! Featuring many local as well as North Carolina artists. Coastal art on shells. Copper wall art and ornaments. Tees include Beaufort, wild ponies and blackbeard. Hand-painted wine glasses. Jewelry, clothing, shoes and much more - new finds shipped regularly. Don't forget to shop for your dogs in the dog corner!  Come meet the shop's 4-legged staff - "The Tervuren Five."


517 Front Street

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Stampers Jewelry
435 Front Street 
728-4967  FACEBOOK
  Full Service Jewelers- Serving Beaufort Since 1955. Watch and Jewelry Repair - Seiko and Pulsar Watches - Diamond and Genuine Stone Jewelry - Engraving-Gifts for every Occasion - Gold and Silver Jewelry

Taylor's Creek Antiques

513 Front Street



Tierra Fina 
415 Front Street 504-2789 



Since 1998 - Pottery for the home and garden from Spain, Portugal, Tunisia,Morocco,Talavera from Mexico. This unique shop also carries great greeting cards, recycled glass, dripless candles, specialty books, prints and lots of other fun finds!

Wind Tide 
400 Front Street