Stock Up at These Grocery Stores in Atlantic Beach, NC and Morehead City

When you’re on vacation, you might be tempted to eat out for every meal. But that approach can, unfortunately, get expensive fast. Luckily, there are some great Atlantic Beach grocery stores where you can stock up on ingredients and snacks to eat in your rental a time or two!

Wondering what the best grocery stores near Atlantic Beach, NC are? Wonder no more: the area is known for its great grocers, its family-friendly activities, its public beaches, and so much more. 

Coastal Community Market

This place has been around for more than 20 years. They open Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This retailer has gained an incredible reputation for its care in being a distinctly high quality, organic (non-GMO 100%) food supplier as a whole. Their foods are entirely gluten-free, and they do sell them in bulk if needed. They also sell a range of great homeopathic medicines for headaches, mental anxiety, and much else. The beef they work with is solely grass-fed. 

Island Produce

Island Produce is a well-loved shop that locals and visitors alike flock to. In-stock selections are constantly changing, and they have a Facebook page that you can check for updates. There, you will see that they hold a great range of produce products, and they often update what they have or when they will have another meet-up. Be sure to swing by and pick up some of the most delicious, in-season produce when you’re in town!  

One quick announcement or upcoming event is all it takes to get people fired up and ready to buy —- folks here love this business so much that they wait and check online for new deals on their sweet Cackalacky sauce, their original taffy candies, and so much else. 

Food Lion

The Food Lion is open two days per week, Saturday and Sunday, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. They are always doing new contests for prizes, with great weekly giveaways and customer shoutouts. So do not miss out if you’re ever nearby Atlantic Beach. They often feature on their site what they like to call “Hot Sales,” which can range from anything like two items for $5 to $20 off any listed product. If you’re looking to save a little money while you shop, Food Lion is a great place to do it. 

If you don’t want to worry about picking up your groceries, you may also order home delivery, which is super convenient and can be done fast, either by phone or web. Download the Food Lion app to ensure you don’t miss out on a single deal and are ready to place an order. You can also order for pickup to this very same Atlantic Beach, NC location, so your groceries will be prepared for you as soon as you get into town.

Dollar General 

This Dollar General location is open 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. every week. To help you make your dollar stretch, they offer what they call DCs or Digital Coupons on their site and in the app. The staff at this location are as friendly as can be, too, and can help you find any item you might be looking for. Clip your Digital Coupons and head right into the store. You will have the coupons and savings coming to you every week on the dot if you can do that! 

Some of the best savings at this particular location happen to be those on well-known brands such as Gatorades and M&Ms. You can find all kinds of yummy snack foods that the entire family is sure to enjoy. Dollar General also offers a surprising number of standard grocery items, as well as a fully stocked freezer section where you can pick up some quick meals to prepare after a long day of sightseeing. 

Lowes Foods 

This location of Lowes Foods is open every day from 6 in the morning to 11 p.m. So, you can shop many hours in the day here and find just about any food that you need for your group. They even have a section for organic products, and if you buy them from them online, you can find some special savings as well! For instance, a pack of 6 – 8 bananas, all organic and perfectly ripe, will only cost you $0.36 without tax; you can also buy them at $0.89 per pound if you are at the store itself. 

Organic baby spinach, non-GMO grape tomatoes, and organic strawberries are among the most popular produce items. Of course, you’ll also find plenty of Lowes Foods Originals at this location, including Sunmill Wines, Chicken Kitchen, The Cakery, and more. For a unique and delicious shopping experience, look no further than Lowes Foods. 

Harris Teeter

From 6 in the morning to 9 at night, you can stop into Harris Teeter. They have multiple departments within the store, including a pharmacy. On their website, you will see all kinds of creative recipes and ways to creatively make and try new foods based on some of the products you purchase from them at the store. If you want to buy on the web, they have options for that. It is super easy to order ahead of time for local store pickup and have any pizza or birthday cake (premade and with any special message on it) ready to go in a few moments! 

Of course, you can also find any other food items you might need during your stay. Notable national brands like Smartfood, Breyer’s, Lays, Oreos, and more are all sold here. Whether you want to try something new or stick with your favorites, you can find it all at Harris Teeter. 

Plan Your Visit!

Now that you know there are numerous groceries stores nearby, your upcoming Atlantic Beach vacation will be even more seamless! Book your rental today and prepare for an unbeatable getaway!


This unique German grocery store holds dozens of chains worldwide, this one here in Atlantic Beach indeed being a great spot. They have many amazing exported products from Europe, such as sausages, tortillas, and even drinks (plus so much else, like baby lotions, ice cream, meats, you name it)! One thing they indeed specialize in, like no one else’s business, is cotton candy energy drinks! They make them, brand them with the Lidl brand, and sell them exclusively. 

If you’ve never had the pleasure of shopping in a Lidl grocery store, we highly recommend you take the opportunity while you’re in the area. They’re open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and have all the specialty sections you’d expect, including seafood, wine, health and beauty, dairy, bakery, and more. There are even dedicated sections for organic and gluten-free options. 

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