They say imitation is the best form of flattery and here in Calabash, North Carolina we agree. Known for fresh seafood cooked just right, the "Seafood Capital of the World" has over 30 seafood restaurants in a one mile radius to keep up with the growing demand. Fishermen unload the fresh catch of seafood daily at the waterfront restaurant to guarantee the flavor. And while you'll see signs for restaurants that claim they serve "Calabash-style" seafood, if you've had your first taste of our perfectly fried shrimp or hushpuppies with honey butter then you know that there's only one Calabash.
The town began as a small fishing village (luckily it was home to some of the best Southern cooks) and from there flourished into a charming coastal community. Water sports such as boating, jet skiing and of course fishing are popular. Offshore fishing with charter boats will ensure you have a fun day on the Atlantic Ocean to catch wahoo, marlin, sailfish and dolphin, depending on the season. Or, stay around the inland waters to do a little crabbing or clamming in the Intracoastal Waterway.
Thirty golf courses within 30 minutes provide the perfect day of relaxation, no matter if you're a professional or it's your first time out. Most of the courses are championship courses designed by some of the best golf professionals such as Arnold Palmer and Freddie Couples. Courses such as The Pearl, Calabash Golf Links, St. James Plantation and Ocean Ridge Plantation to name a few are scattered along the southeastern coast. Everything you want in a vacation can be found in Calabash; make sure to check out the different festivals in the area and plan your trip to the perfect coastal resort area.