Adventure Guide, Surf City, NC

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Ready to get outdoors, feel the sun on your face, and make memories with your family and friends? Don’t go without checking out our adventure guide and stocking up on supplies here at East Coast Sports first. Below, we’ve put together an adventure guide that outlines some fun, family friendly activities that are popular here in our quiet beach town.
East Coast Sports
Water Tubing

Equally thrilling and unforgettable, water tubing is for the adrenaline junkie. Hook up a tube to the back of your boat, and your rider will speed across the water until you either stop or they fall. Pick up your tubes at our store before you head out! And after you’ve worn your kids out tubing, take them to nearby Soundside Park for a picnic or fun on the playground.

Water Skiing
Another great boating activity, water skiing is a classic form of fun that takes balance and a little bit of practice. We have skis of all sizes, so grab a pair for your kids or a new pair for yourself at our store.
Fishing
Take your boat out and find your next catch! We sell fishing licenses and also know several local, trustworthy fishing captains in the area if you’re interested in booking a fishing charter.
Boating

Sail by Surf City Pier, enjoy the beautiful water below you, and try your hand at fishing. Whatever way you plan to spend your next boating adventure, make sure you have the right lifejackets – we sell child and adult lifejackets, so everyone in your family can stay safe.

Swimming

Topsail Island is a favorite beach spot in our area. Grab your beach umbrella, a cooler of drinks, and your towels and spend the day swimming in the ocean or lounging on the sand.

Paddle Boarding
Paddle boarding is all the rage right now, and the water here in Surf City is gentle enough to take out a paddle board and cruise around. We sell paddleboards if you’re ready to try out this popular watersport.

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Testimonial

“This is a fantastic place. It has everything you need for a day’s fishing or a day just full of adventures. The staff was very helpful and went above and beyond with customer service. Excellent place; will return again.”

★★★★★ Richard P.

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Services We Offer

Sporting Goods

Sporting Goods

We have all the sporting goods and gear you need to go out and have a good time.
Outdoor Apparel

Outdoor Apparel

Enjoy the outdoors properly when wearing the best in outdoor apparel from our store.
Equipment Rentals

Equipment Rentals

Get the most out of your stay with our great equipment rentals!

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Start Your Adventure at East Coast Sports!

As you can see, there’s no shortage of things to do here in Surf City, North Carolina! We can answer any questions about our adventure guide and give you more ideas of fun things to do in the area when you stop by our store.

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Why Choose East Coast Sports?

We are here to help you with whatever type of sport or adventure you are interested in trying in the area. We help anglers find a great fishing charter, set them up with fishing licenses, and even help with the bait and tackle. If you are looking for an adventure on the beach, we have kayak rentals, surfboard rentals, and even bike rentals to help you make the most of your seaside time. if you need the right apparel or gear to make the most of your day, we have what you are looking for!

See what some of our satisfied clients are saying about our sporting goods store.

 
Great staff and selection of gear!
edward cloninger
edward cloninger
23:59 23 Apr 22
East Coast Sports is absolutely worth the stop. They have a little bit of everything... great for the sportsman AND entire family. Definitely shop upstairs too... there's so much to see!
Alexi Derstine
Alexi Derstine
16:39 14 Apr 22
Don and Jerry know there stuff about fishing and the gear
Jamie Gammons
Jamie Gammons
15:52 08 Apr 22
Love the place. Visit and shop every trip to the island
Ricky Murphy
Ricky Murphy
20:04 02 Apr 22
Always best prices
Justin
Justin
09:45 28 Mar 22
I love this place! The staff are so helpful and even give recommendations and it doesnt feel like your being upsaled. I would absolutely recomend to anyone intrested in coastal sporting!
Brassai Mustin
Brassai Mustin
01:08 02 Feb 22
Lots of things
Judith Griffin
Judith Griffin
15:14 02 Jan 22
Really impressed with the selection of tackle and equipment East Coast offers. From the selection that they offer, you can tell that they are employees are very knowledgeable fisherman. They have the good stuff! Past the tackle and equipment, the service here is amazing. Jerry and Chuck have been hugely helpful in turning me into a speckled trout fisherman — I really appreciate it guys 👌🏼
Nicholas Dixon
Nicholas Dixon
21:10 19 Dec 21
Great service..Has experienced employees from fishing to boating to apparel
Don Butler
Don Butler
00:30 25 Nov 21
Best bait and tackle store I've ever been to.
MrStinkie123
MrStinkie123
09:50 22 Nov 21
Great provisions and quality sport ware!
Robert Williams, Jr.
Robert Williams, Jr.
21:06 18 Nov 21
Never been inside just passed by
Kanha Boutavong
Kanha Boutavong
21:22 02 Nov 21
Everything in one place
Duane Phillips
Duane Phillips
10:12 10 Oct 21
Huge selection of beach stuff and fishing/boating gear. And they sell salsa too!
Jeremiah Anglin
Jeremiah Anglin
13:45 06 Oct 21
Nice place! Tons of great fishing equipment ☺️😃👍
Linda Rice
Linda Rice
01:13 06 Oct 21
This is a fantastic place has everything you need for a day's fishing or a day just full of adventures the staff was very helpful and went above and beyond with customer service excellent place will return again
Richard Parks
Richard Parks
09:04 27 Sep 21
Great and helpful staff!
Emily Duda
Emily Duda
01:12 26 Sep 21
Very helpful staff. Found exactly what we were looking for at a very reasonable price.
Erica Butler
Erica Butler
18:16 22 Sep 21
Was an excellent place to shop!!!
Linda Seamans (Linda)
Linda Seamans (Linda)
02:25 19 Sep 21
My tackle shop!
Herb Blake
Herb Blake
12:44 12 Sep 21
They have anything you would need for fishing.
Joseph Wismann
Joseph Wismann
20:20 26 Aug 21
Anything you need to fish. Great selection and fair prices.
K Sal
K Sal
11:21 24 Aug 21
Great store!
John Newsome
John Newsome
04:22 09 Aug 21
Great variety of outdoor apparel and sporting goods.
Jason Goldmith
Jason Goldmith
23:36 07 Aug 21
These guys live for what they do. Their knowledge was awesome. So helpful on everything we asked.
Christopher Reilly
Christopher Reilly
14:00 06 Aug 21
Thank you Sully and Doug! You guys (and a few other staff and store guests) saved the day for us. We came by in the spring after my clumsy son dropped his friend's expensive fishing pole in the sound. Although we retrieved it, the reel was caked in mud. You guys helped us salvage what was almost a completely ruined fishing pole/reel. As my son and I had no fishing knowledge, we really appreciated being treated with genuine kindness, patience, understanding and that you shared so much of your experience and knowledge to help us! I can't thank you enough. In addition to appreciating the service of going above and beyond for us, we love your shop and the huge selection of products with everything we needed! My son now loves fishing, so we look forward to seeing y'all again soon when we bring him back to Topsail 🙂
Jennifer Schrage
Jennifer Schrage
18:01 01 Aug 21
Has some pretty good deals on rods
Dave Brown
Dave Brown
23:47 31 Jul 21
Excellent customer service, selection and reasonably priced. Great local fishing knowledge for new and experienced fishermen. My go to store when on Topsail Island.
Cian Robinson
Cian Robinson
19:28 19 Jul 21
Great store! Jerry is the man. Super helpful and got me set up with everything I needed to take the kids fishing in about 10 minutes. Go here for sure and talk with Jerry!
raymond kredell
raymond kredell
14:18 13 Jul 21
Has about anything you need to go fishing. They have boat stuff and some nice clothes
Gary Macon
Gary Macon
04:02 06 Jul 21
Stocked.
Leland Holland
Leland Holland
21:23 05 Jul 21
Very, very, VERY wide selection of fishing gear and beach wear. Prices are reasonable.
JasL73
JasL73
14:49 29 Jun 21
Retired military get discount. Good assortment of stuff.
David Everette
David Everette
17:07 28 Jun 21
I love this place! The owner is an amazing man with a wonderful family. This place will have ALL your fishing needs!!
Melissa Klinge
Melissa Klinge
00:23 28 Jun 21
If you need absolutely anything for fishing this is the place!
vicente richey
vicente richey
22:09 27 Jun 21
Love this place....
P. Michael Atkins
P. Michael Atkins
15:54 23 Jun 21
Selection of almost any sporting needs you would have while down on the coast.
Greg Myers
Greg Myers
22:26 18 Jun 21
Shout out to Sully and the fine staff at East Coast Sports in Surf City, NC!! Over the past two days, they have equipped me with all the basics I will need for successful Pier Fishing. Staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely helpful with questions from a complete beginner like myself!!
Shihan68
Shihan68
20:40 15 Jun 21
Everything you need for fishing. From economical rod and reel combos to high end rods and reels. They have bait, all kinds of tackle ( inshore and offshore). Clean store. Like a candy land for fishermen.
Donald Beale
Donald Beale
23:03 11 Jun 21
They employed my stepson and I promoting there business and our digital billboard business to erect one huge flat screen TV and 2 - 43" TV's. Very nice people. Also got to meet the owner whom is the mayor of surf City
Sean Wheeler
Sean Wheeler
08:09 08 Jun 21
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Probably easiest place on island to get fishing license. Good bait selection and decent prices
Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore
16:45 18 May 21
They have the complete selection of anything you need.
Hank's Timelapse Travel Videos and Destinations
Hank's Timelapse Travel Videos and Destinations
17:08 16 May 21
Walked in like Zsa Zsa Gabor on Green Acres hoping to go [email protected] was fantastic. Helped me pick out a fishing pole, the right hooks, taught us how to tie knots in the fishing line. Thank you!!East Coast Sports has everything you need. Got our Fishing licenses there too!Great service. Great store. Great time.
Tina P More
Tina P More
21:28 06 May 21
Decently stocked tackle shop. Very knowledgeable staff. They had everything from UL rods, to surf and deep sea rods. Don't forget to ask about the cash discount!
Grayson Dameron
Grayson Dameron
17:46 20 Apr 21
It was new and had a huge selection. Also had great customer service! Definitely recommend
Ava G
Ava G
19:37 06 Apr 21
Worked with Jerry to get set up for surf fishing while on vacation. He was great! Very knowledgeable. Thanks for the help!!!
Eric Whyne
Eric Whyne
09:36 29 Mar 21
Jerry was the best and his customer service was 100%
Ryans Automotive
Ryans Automotive
00:44 28 Mar 21
Very friendly, and knowledgeable.
barbara chester
barbara chester
18:11 16 Mar 21
Great customer service
Jeff Phillips
Jeff Phillips
12:53 23 Jan 21
LOCAL OWNED AND OPERATED Biggest selection of offshore and inshore fishing equipment on the island. Tons of great clothes and souvenirs. The helpful staff are knowledgeable and eager to help. Some of the staff even fish the local waters multiple days a week so they have their "finger on the pulse" of whats biting around the island. Stop in and check them out.
Jerry Brooks
Jerry Brooks
14:29 11 Jan 21
Nice little shop to stop in at and see the local equipment.
Aj Phillips
Aj Phillips
00:20 22 Nov 20
Great friendly knowable service. Large assortment, you should be able to find everything in one stop.
Sean Lombardi
Sean Lombardi
12:53 11 Nov 20
Super friendly and helpful, ask for Don
Todd Butler
Todd Butler
23:31 02 Nov 20
Great shop, friendly staff. Had several lures i had not seen in the big box stores.
Jimmy McCoy
Jimmy McCoy
18:09 01 Nov 20
Great prices
Larry Miller
Larry Miller
14:02 28 Oct 20
Purchased a cart for surf fishing. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Even held the cart for me until I could empty my truck to make room and come back later. Very nice, clean, well stocked store. Will visit any time I'm in the area.
Mike Treadaway
Mike Treadaway
22:28 19 Oct 20
More stuff and more organized since the reopening. Knowledgeable and helpful staff.due to shortages they're having trouble getting some stuff in.
Bill P
Bill P
22:05 12 Oct 20
The guys at East coast helped us out and are very kind
Ljb Bond
Ljb Bond
18:24 11 Oct 20
Great selection & great customer sevice !!! 5 thumbs up !
Pati Gulat
Pati Gulat
18:19 10 Oct 20
This place was a great value. Gavin was awesome and very knowledgeable. Will definitely be my go to.
Billy Spegal
Billy Spegal
01:54 06 Oct 20
Awesome and friendly place, they have prefect sized fresh finger mullet.
Alivash Dragore
Alivash Dragore
22:40 03 Oct 20
Good service and great people to deal with.
John Church
John Church
03:44 30 Sep 20
I have been a customer for almost 30 years. Chris and Doug keep a great friendly staff. They have all the tackle and gear you need. My wife can shop for clothes and shoes so the entire family is covered. The new layout is the best yet. Will continue to shop here every time I am in the area.
Don Melcher
Don Melcher
21:45 25 Sep 20
Great place to shop with a little of everything you need to get on the water. The employees helped set me up and I was catching fish in no time.
Bradley Singleton
Bradley Singleton
20:06 16 Sep 20
The gentleman there were very kind and professional. They know what they are talking about and helped me tremendously.
Sully Barnes
Sully Barnes
20:01 16 Sep 20
A bit of everything you'll need
Jeff Wenzel
Jeff Wenzel
00:44 07 Sep 20
Good selection and fast service.
Logan Maples
Logan Maples
13:24 31 Aug 20
Nice place to shop.. good staff..
Linda Cashwell
Linda Cashwell
03:24 25 Aug 20
They are always helpful and carry the supplies that we need. It is our go to place as a local.
Vickie Lipsky
Vickie Lipsky
22:28 25 Jul 20
East Coast sports have been my go to spot for all fishing needs. They have all the equipment and bait and renew your license only minutes from water.I am glad they are open so I can safely acquire my bait and tackle.
rick petersen
rick petersen
21:05 15 Jul 20
Very cool place for all your fishing needs
brian Klauser
brian Klauser
18:34 15 Jul 20
Staff is very helpful, prices are great and must wear a mask during pandemic,
Still Wondering what to call it
Still Wondering what to call it
14:43 29 Jun 20
This place is great, they helped us get set up for some fishing while in town and then were very kind and helpful after we had an issue with the rod (that was our own fault). Great selection of items in the store, awesome customer service and very friendly staff! Happy we found this place.
Madison A
Madison A
12:55 20 Jun 20
Great shop with friendly staff and a great selection of gear, tackle, and beach needs.
Bryce Wuergler
Bryce Wuergler
14:38 06 Jun 20
Very extensive selection of fishing tackle.
Joe Burns
Joe Burns
17:18 02 Jun 20
Has a wide variety of products.
Linda Thomas
Linda Thomas
21:19 09 Mar 20
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