Once you have your coastal recreational fishing license in hand, it’s time to start thinking about gear. Anglers will find tons of options when it comes to equipment for casting into the surf, from custom designed rods and reels at local tackle shops, to name brand varieties that are designed for multiple areas along the coastline. Here are just a few of the most popular gear options for surf fishermen. Keep in mind that there are endless options available, and your local bait and tackle store staff will be happy to point you in the right direction if you have any questions about what you’ll need for successful surf fishing in any given area along the North Carolina coastline.
Interactive toys for the beach and the beach house can be found at this sherbet green and pink building located at Whalebone Junction. Most of the toys, games, books and crafts sold here are classics that have stood the test of time, maybe with updated materials and a modern twist. For instance, hula hoops are iridescent. Popular brands are in stock, including Melissa and Doug, Playmobil, Usborne & Kane, Miller Books and Manhattan Toy. You can find Frisbees and throwing rings, geyser football, Pirate Poppers and The Spooner Fun Board, not to mention stuffed toys (how about a big dolphin or dragon?), pirate dolls, horse models, jump ropes, fish-y toys, sand toys, a “chef’s center” kitchen, and good ol’ fashioned skipper ball.