The Shoals Club has four distinct dining venues overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

The most causal is the kid-friendly Sandbar Grille, located poolside. The grille’s menu includes Caribbean, Asian, Southwest and local Cape Fear influences that focus on light, fresh ingredients. Recent favorites include the jerk tuna sandwich with Hawaiian slaw and Chipotle aioli, and the salmon BLT with a green tomato chow-chow and garlic aioli. For less adventurous palates, chicken fingers, burgers and pizza are always available, too.

Overlooking the Shoals Club’s pool on a series of cascading terraces is The Verandahs, a new outdoor seating area with a more refined atmosphere than the Sandbar Grille. Creatively composed dishes like chilled lobster tail with cucumber-mango salad or Tandoori grouper with cucumber tzatziki sauce rule the day here, along with gourmet sandwiches. Both lunch and dinner service are offered seasonally.

Watch the sun go down over the ocean while you dine al fresco or in the lounge at Latitudes Wine Bar at the Shoals Club. Inspired small plates like seared sea scallops with saffron aioli, pickled fennel, jalapeno and sweet corn or ahi tuna with sweet and sour slaw, crispy wonton and wasabi aioli will make you want to return. Oftentimes an acoustic guitarist lends additional atmosphere to the scene.

Make sure you make reservations to dine at AQUA, the Shoals Club’s premier dining venue. Seafood lovers will appreciate the restaurant’s superb locally sourced fish and shellfish. Executive Chef Caitlyn Fisher relies heavily on local vegetables and cheeses, too, so the menu changes with the seasons. If you don’t enjoy seafood, a beautifully prepared beef filet or NY strip typically appears on the menu, along with creative options for vegetarians like an end-of-summer tart made with homemade goat cheese and ricotta custard with roasted vegetables.