Sunset Beach, NC and Beyond: Fresh Shrimp Directly From Miss Sandra Gail's Shrimp Boat

Fresh Shrimp Directly From Miss Sandra Gail's Shrimp Boat

Fresh Shrimp Directly From Miss Sandra Gail's Shrimp Boat

Locals know but most tourists don't ~ To visit Miss Sandra Gail's Sunrise Shrimp Stand for fresh local shrimp on the side of NC 179, known as Beach Drive, just past Sunset Beach into Ocean Isle Beach...

The famous stand has been around since 2003 ~ It is family owned and operated and sells ~ Shrimp ~

The famous Miss Sandra Gail Sunrise Seafood Shrimp Stand is open seven days a week from memorial Day until labor Day from 9:00am - 6:00pm ~ But when the shrimp is gone the stand is closed ~

The Jackson's who bought Miss Sandra Gail from their uncle, reflected on a typical day on the water as the crew began about 6:30am where they met at the boat to make preparations to go out. They have to wait for the jelly balls to come up from the bottom ~ the jelly balls are jellyfish that go to the bottom at night and rise to the surface during the day. The jelly balls are tough on the nets, as well as conch and sand dollars.

shrimp boat

Brown shrimp are in season and this has been one of the better years. An interesting fact is during full moon tides and big rains, shrimp are flushed out from the rivers and marshes that serve as nursery ares into the ocean. Once the shrimp move into the ocean they grow pretty fast.

During the summer months, Jackson, Miss Sandra Gail and crew can be found shrimping off the Georgia and Florida coastline.

Locals know and now you know ~ To visit Miss Sandra Gail's Shrimp Stand off Beach Road, NC 179, heading towards Ocean Isle Beach ~ for fresh shrimp off the boat.... Miss Sandra Gail docks nightly in Calabash, NC

Miss Sandra Gail



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Comment balloon 7 commentsKaren Baker • August 07 2011 10:35PM


Sounds delicious.  Wish I lived closer to visit Miss Sandra Gail's Shrimp Boat personally.  I will be sure to stop by if ever in the neighborhood.  What a gorgeous photo of the sunset. 

Posted by Michelle Burgos, CDPE, Short Sale Expert, Pembroke Pines,Miramar,Davie,Hollywood (RE/MAX PowerPro Realty) almost 9 years ago

It sounds like it would be great to live near where you can get fresh shrimp as often as you want.  Nice photos.

Posted by Michael Delaware, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI (North Sky Realty LLC) almost 9 years ago

Michael ~ It is a beautiful area, very quaint, with a very relaxed atmosphere

Michelle ~ Stop by anytime ~

Posted by Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses... (Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty) almost 9 years ago

thank you so much for this article. we are looking forward to opening in May just as soon as shrimp show up. with much appreciation we will send you any clients that we possibly can. Many Blessings to you

                                                                                                    kenny and Pearline Jackson


Posted by kenneth and Pearline Jackson over 8 years ago

Your Welcome Kenny & Pearline Jackson!!

We look forward to your opening in May as soon as the Shrimp Show up!!

Miss Sandra Gail's Shrimp Stand

Posted by Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses... (Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty) over 8 years ago

These people are crooks to work for..they will not pay you

Posted by Dub about 2 years ago

Dear #Anonymous,

Sorry for your situation. Hope you can work things out with the owners.

Posted by Frank and Karen Baker about 2 years ago