Calabash is a small coastal town in North Carolina, with a year-round population of 2,072 (2013 census). The fishing village, located on the South Carolina border, is know as the “Seafood Capital of the World”, and prides itself in its fried or “Calabash-style” seafood which is 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 a popular retirement town.