The Best Shopping Stores in Maryland and Delaware
Retail is a cornerstone of any economy. And in coastal communities, stores provide year-round jobs, accessible goods and a hub for entertainment. You don’t have to live in a big city to find popular brands and trending items. They can also be found just minutes away from the beach or Boardwalk.
Downtown Berlin: Support small business in the heart of Berlin, Maryland. As one of Maryland’s 30-plus Main Street communities, Berlin is chock full of boutique shops and owner operated restaurants. Sample delicacies at Gilbert’s Provisions, purchase kids clothing at Heart of Gold boutique or find that perfect knickknack at Bruder Home.
Downtown Snow Hill: As the county seat, the Town of Snow Hill has been the hub of activity since its foundation in the 1600s. Art galleries, antique shops and more line the main streets. Visit Toy Town Antiques, the Vintage Pink & Green Quilt Shop or The Flower Shop in Snow Hill. Also, pop by Oaked 110 for a bite to eat or DelVecchio’s Bakery for a sweet treat.
Downtown Pocomoke City: Located at the south end of Worcester County, the City of Pocomoke is situated along the Pocomoke River and features several family owned and operated businesses. Explore vintage items at the Pocomoke Trading Post, find the perfect wedding dress at Scher’s Bridal Shop or grab oversized muffins and cinnamon rolls at The Christmas Sweet.
Gold Coast Mall: Located at 115th Street in Ocean City, Gold Coast Mall offers a large selection of restaurants, services and stores featuring clothing, accessories, gifts and specialty items. Be sure to check out Fox Theatres, Candy Kitchen, Nori Sushi Bar & Grill, or Layton Surf Co.
K-Coast Surf Shop: Founded in Ocean City in 1989, K-Coast Surf Shop has grown from a 600-square-foot store on Somerset Street to an 11,000-square-foot flagship store on 35th Street. Today, K-Coast features three locations, including a warehouse that sells broken size runs and discontinued inventory. In addition to apparel and accessories, the shop also carries hundreds of surfboards.
Quiet Storm Surf Shop: Quiet Storm is the quintessential resort store. Founded in Ocean City in 1983, the clothing and surf shop has grown to include 11 stores. It’s now one of the largest surf shops in the country. Purchase one-of-a-kind apparel inspired by fishing, surfing and the coastal lifestyle.
South Moon Under: South Moon Under began in Ocean City in 1968 as a small surf shop stocked with surfboards, screen-print T-shirts and swimwear. Today, however, the store has grown into a national brand featuring elevated clothing and accessories for both men and women.
The Centre At Salisbury: A one-stop destination for shopping and entertainment, The Centre at Salisbury features more than 70 retail stores and restaurants. Shop at stores such as American Eagle or Bath & Body Works, or grab a bite to eat at nearby restaurants.
West Ocean City Outlets: The West Ocean City Outlets is situated along Route 50, just outside of the resort. Shop at Carter’s Babies and Kids, J. Crew Factory, Michael Kors or Under Armour Factory House. Also grab a bite to eat at Outback Steakhouse or Sakura Japanese Restaurant.
Downtown Rehoboth Beach: Spanning three streets in downtown Rehoboth Beach are several boutiques, antique shops, specialty stores and more. Be sure to check out Ish Boutique, Lilypad Children’s Boutique, Penny Lane Mall and Stitch-Stash.
Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach: Marked by the Chief Little Owl totem pole, Garfield Parkway is lined with shops. Popular stores include Gypsy Teal, Blue Room Gallery, Breakers Surf Shop and Tidepool Toys & Games, to name a few.
Seaside Country Store: Founded in 1969, Seaside Country Store is a must-visit destination for residents and visitors alike. The business sells foods such as chocolate, jams and house-made fudge, bath products, nautical gifts, Christmas decor, and ladies apparel and accessories.
Second Street, Lewes: Second Street in Lewes is the town’s historic shopping district. Retail facilities range from fine clothing stores, antique shops, gift shops and galleries. Shop for books, jewelry, clothes, food and more.
Tanger Outlets: Shop brand-name merchandise at discount prices at Tanger Outlets. Located in Rehoboth Beach, Tanger features three outlet centers and more than 140 stores, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Old Navy, Columbia and more. Take advantage of tax-free shopping and the free Tanger Trolley.