Calabash is a small coastal town in North Carolina with a year-round population of 2,270 (2019 census). This fishing village located on the South Carolina border is known as the Seafood Capital of the World and prides itself in its fried or Calabash-style seafood, a popular menu item in the coastal Carolinas. As a tourist destination, Calabash offers boating and several charter fishing excursions. Nearby Myrtle Beach boasts beautiful beaches and many golf courses. The average age in Calabash is 55, which is indicative of it being a popular retirement destination.