Hampstead is just North of Wilmington, a sleepy town that Wilmington locals are escaping to and QUICKLY! Nestled between Topsail Island and Wrightsville Beach, the waterfront town holds the areas best-kept secrets for boating and beautiful water with the seclusion from an abundance of woodlands. Tranquility is the best way to describe Hampstead, NC. It is truly the perfect escape yet with big-city amenities at your fingertips, great restaurants, shopping, health care, and more are just minutes away.  


Camino Real

Authentic Mexican cuisine! The owners immigrated from Degollado, Mexico and brought their family recipes to share with the community. Great atmosphere, great food, and specials that are sure to make you smile!

Sawmill Grill

Good ol' homestyle Southern cooking! Home cooking and friendly service is what The Sawmill is all about, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a comfortable setting. Both Sawmills are dining landmarks for locals and visitors alike. Just good food, great service and plenty of it!

Burrito Shak

A Hampstead hometown favorite, this restaurant was built with the vision of sharing the taste of high-quality fresh-mex cuisine in a family friendly atmosphere. Quality ingredients and perfect for the whole family!

Nunzio's Pizza

Local to the community since 2010, they offer a wide selection of pizzas, ranging from traditional Italian flavors to new favorites – and they’re always customizable.

Beer and Wine

Leaf and Barrel Provision Co.

Leaf & Barrel is Hampstead's first and only craft beer and fine wine bottle shop, striving to bring you only the finest hand selected beer, wine, and cigars to consume on site in a fun, low key, family/pet friendly environment!

Coffee Shops and sweets

Matter More Coffee

Serving coffee with a purpose, Matter More's owner says the reason behind their name is the idea that “What unites people, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic or status, is a desire to know with certainty that who they are and what they do matters." Swing by for your daily caffeine boost and a smile from their kind and friendly staff!

Burney's Sweets & More

A place to escape your troubles, slow down, and enjoy a croissant. Perhaps the iconic, fried croissant (a true fan-favorite)... or maybe a dozen of the sophisticated donuts with artisanal fillings.

A Taste of Sunrise Coffee House and Gathering Place

Offering locally roasted coffee to inspire and provide their local community a unique environment where locals and visitors to North Carolina coastal shores can stop by and take a break to be free from the stress of work, school or home. Whether it's for a few hours or 5 minutes, everyone needs a place to escape sometimes!


The Orange Blossom

The Orange Blossom is a fun boutique loaded with unique handcrafted, brand new, gently used, up-cycled, and vintage furniture, gifts, home decor, jewelry, and more!

Lifestyle and Wellness

Coastal Fitness Center

A family owned and operated facility. A one-stop shop for fitness in the Hampstead area. They have top of the line Hammer Strength equipment, cardio deck with entertainment center, free weights, multiple squat racks, multiple bench press stations, ab and core area, and more!