About Us

Welcome to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast! I’m George Rose and I invite you to visit Island Traders here on our beautiful coast. I fell in love with Beaufort, NC as a child. I knew one day I wanted to live near the water. My wife Bethy and children, George and Ellie are happy to call Beaufort home.

In 2001, I started Island Traders on Front St. in Beaufort. I enjoy meeting all the customers and many boaters that visit the store. Island Traders has constantly changing merchandise along with our regular inventory of t-shirts, Merrell, Keen and Reef flip flops just to name a few. Shoppers are always amazed to discover the treasures and deals at Island Traders.

The scenery here is incredible! On many days it is hard to work. What a fun way to make a living in flip flops and a t-shirt. I love what I’m doing and I hope it comes across to my customers. I invite you to stop by on your visit to the Crystal Coast or drop me a line at our website. See ya soon!

Island Traders History

Established in 2001. Island Traders focuses on the customer and their needs. Not only do we provide the best products for your outdoor desires, our employees are well trained and informed in all products. Any question you have can be answered by our knowledgeable staff as they help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Located on the Front Street Waterfront in historical Beaufort, North Carolina, coming into the store not only provides customers with a chance to discover unique treasures and deals but also allows them to experience the charm of Beaufort.

We also have a store located at 1010 West Fort Macon Road in Atlantic Beach, next to the movie theater.


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