Coastal Urge


Coastal Urge


Coastal Urge - Bald Head Island

Coastal Urge brings together all the best brands for active lifestyles that can carry you from your morning yoga session to date night, with a full beach day and adventure in between. Our product mix includes men’s, women’s and kid’s clothing, swimwear and shoes, as well as paddleboards, bicycles, and baby joggers. Coastal Urge was inspired by the owners’ lives and interests. Both Catherine and Jeoffrey Nathan were raised along the coast and have since enjoyed those activities that come with a childhood spent on the water. So, together they started a store that would cater to those like-minded individuals who enjoy their days spent outdoors. Brands include Patagonia, The North Face, Mountain Hardware, Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide, Lilly Pulitzer, TOMS, Vibram Five Fingers, L Space, Vitamin A, Trina Turk and more.

With standup paddleboarding (SUP) becoming increasingly popular, both locally and internationally, Coastal Urge also provides an outlet to keep standup paddleboarders on the water. They host numerous SUP events including the Annual Cold Stroke Classic, the Newport SUP Cup in Rhode Island and SUP Clinics, where you can demo different boards and paddles before making your purchase. These events, among others, have received national attention, by both the paddling circuits and the general public.

In 2009, Jeoffrey and Catherine Nathan founded SUP Cleanup, an international nonprofit that cleans areas accessible only by boat or by paddle. The goal of the organization is to rid the oceans, beaches and spoil island of trash and debris that washes up or gets left behind. SUP Cleanup’s monthly beach sweeps have resulted in hundreds of pounds of litter being removed from the waters and getting properly disposed. Getting involved is simple; you don’t have to be a SUP pro. Check out the link on our website to learn more.

Shop at the retail stores located in Wilmington, NC, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Myrtle Beach, SC and Bald Head Island, NC or at to check out the selection of clothing, footwear, gear and accessories. The knowledgeable staff at Coastal Urge will provide sound advice and information to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

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