Nothing beats an ice-cold beverage while relaxing on the beach. Nothing is worse than reaching for an icy drink and finding your cans swimming. Coolers are essential for family days on the sand. A good modern cooler will keep food and drinks fresh for days. In addition to beverages, fishermen rely coolers to keep bait fresh, and hopefully the catch of the day. Walk onto any beach or pier in North or South Carolina and you’ll see a plethora of cooler models and sizes. Cooler technology has advanced rapidly in modern years. Top-end hard-sided coolers can keep ice frozen for a week. Soft coolers are easier for one person to carry onto a beach, but can still keep food cool for days. Cooler materials and price points vary wildly, so we put together this guide with our recommendations for your coastal vacation.
Satisfy an early morning craving for something sweet, something salty, and / or everything in between with a visit to Stu’s Donuts. Located in the established Ketch 55 restaurant and open every morning until lunchtime, this relatively new breakfast joint is quickly becoming a favorite dining destination for locals and visitors alike, thanks to its homemade donuts and array of sumptuous and freshly made goodies.
The star on the menu at this unique breakfast place is easily the donuts, which are homemade and can come with a wide and colorful variety of toppings. From fresh donuts with chocolate frosting and sprinkles, to kid-friendly donuts with Fruit Loops or gummy sharks, there are dozens of possibilities to personalize a donut to a diner’s specific tastes. In addition to the donuts, Stu’s Donuts also has a nice array of breakfast fare which includes classic breakfast sandwiches and plates, side dishes like home fries and grits, and plenty of tempting beverages that range from freshly brewed coffee to delicious mimosas. The menu is nicely varied to cater to all cravings, and with a spacious interior and friendly service, it’s no wonder that Stu’s Donuts is already becoming one of the most highly acclaimed breakfast destinations on Hatteras Island.
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