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Shopping Guide: Wander Anchor Bay

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Shopping Guide: Wander Anchor Bay

Looking for places to shop in Gualala? Don’t worry we have put together a list of the best places to find whatever you may need.

From gift shops to outdoor stores, you’ll be able to source some one-of-a-kind items for a bargain! All the stores listed are within close proximity to your Wander Anchor Bay home.

Groceries: Anchor Bay Store-Village Market

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 0.4 miles 

  • Address: 35513 CA-1, Gualala, CA 95445, USA

  • Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 8:00 AM-7:00 PM. Sundays 8:00 AM-6:00 PM. 

  • Contact Number: +1 707-884-4245

  • Website: https://anchor-village-market.edan.io/

When on vacation, a balanced diet can be a challenge but with Wander, it doesn’t have to be. Our luxury home in Anchor Bay comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, including all the appliances you need to prepare some delicious and nourishing meals.

When it comes to sourcing the right ingredients, the Anchor Bay Store-Village Market comes highly recommended due to its selection of healthy foods and exceptional customer service.

Here you’ll have your choice of farm vegetables, freshly made sandwiches, gluten-free ingredients, and liquor. Their pricing is higher than your average grocer but this is expected due to its remote location.

Gift Shop: Sea Trader

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 2.6 miles

  • Address: 38640 CA-1, Gualala, CA 95445

  • Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Sundays, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM.

  • Contact Number: +1 707-884-3248

  • Website: https://sea-trader.edan.io/

A vacation is considered incomplete without memorabilia from the local gift shop. Sea Trader is an eclectic store owned by a couple, featuring jewelry, art, books, cards, and a number of unique pieces. During your visit maybe you’ll even meet Ozzy the cat, who is a popular figure with locals and tourists.

Art Gallery: Noma

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 3.2 miles

  • Address: 39200 CA-1, Gualala, CA 95445

  • Hours: Thursdays to Sundays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM. 

  • Contact Number: +1 (707) 884-1320

  • Website: https://www.nomagualala.com/

Founded in 1988 by artist-owners Carole Gewant and Bill Spiegelhalter, Noma is an aesthetically pleasing gallery showcasing hand-painted clothing and linens, tableware, and jewelry.

In this studio, the works of a select group of local artisans and designers come together to create a clean and contemporary mood that is also warm and fun.

Book Store: Four-Eyed Frog Books

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 3.1 miles

  • Address: 39138 Ocean Dr, Gualala, CA 95445

  • Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Sundays 11:00 AM-4:00 PM.

  • Contact Number: +1 (707) 884-1333

  • Website: https://www.foureyedfrog.com/


It’s no secret that bookstores aren’t as popular as they used to be, which is why the remaining few should be cherished. 

The Frog was jointly purchased by two dozen local shareholders in 2016 when the original owner moved out of the area in an effort to preserve the culture of reading in the community.

If you'd like to check what kind of books they have in stock, you can check their website or email them at foureyedfrogbooks@gmail.com.

Crafts Shop: The Loft

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 3.3 miles

  • Address: 39225 CA-1, Gualala, CA 95445

  • Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. 

  • Contact: +1 (707) 884-4424

  • Website: https://www.theloftingualala.com/

"If you can't find it at the Loft, you don't need it,” is an actual thing that locals like to say because there’s something here for everyone. They offer hand-selected fabrics, notions, fine yarns, creative crafts, kits, art supplies, and locally handmade gifts. It's the perfect stop for last-minute souvenirs too as it's only a 5 minute drive from your Wander Anchor Bay vacation home.

Shoe Store: Village Cobblery

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 3.1 miles

  • Address: 39111 CA-1, Gualala, CA 95445

  • Hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11:30 AM-7:30 PM. Fridays and Saturdays, 11:30 AM-7:30 PM. 

  • Contact Number: +1 ​​(707) 884-4451

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Established in 1987, Village Cobblery offers footwear for both casual and special purposes as well as shoe repair services. The store has a quaint vibe with friendly staff, plus their cobbler is well-known for being knowledgeable, patient, and fair.

They stock popular brands like New Balance, Birkenstocks, Keens, and many more. Whether you're looking for a pair of sturdy pair of hiking boots or slippers, you’ll find exactly what you need here.

Pet Store: ARFF Feed and Pet Supply

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 2.6 miles

  • Address: 46998 Pacific Woods Rd #1, Gualala, CA 95445

  • Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Thursdays & Fridays: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Saturdays: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM.

  • Contact Number: +1 (707) 884-1832

  • Website: https://www.arfffeedstore.com/

Traveling with some furry friends? Make sure they don’t feel left out on your shopping trip by treating them to some treats from ARFF Feed and Pet Supply.

They stock grooming supplies and pet food from brands like Blue Buffalo, Diamond, Evangers, Merrick, Natural Balance, as well as Portland Pet Food. They also stock foods for livestock and wild birds and are always keen to accommodate any special requests.

Cannabis Dispensary: High Tides Compassionate Cannabis Care

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 2.6 miles

  • Address: 38520 CA-1, Gualala, CA 95445

  • Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 11:30 AM-6:00 PM. Sundays, 12:00 PM-6:00 PM

  • Contact Number: +1 (707) 884-1882

  • Website: https://hightides.info/

  • CA BCC  License C10-0000418

For over 21’s only, High Tides Compassionate Cannabis Care is a licensed dispensary offering compassionate cannabis care, consultations, and other services for both adult and medical use.

Fun fact: this store is also known as "the gateway to the Emerald Triangle" because of its location, which is renowned worldwide for its outdoor cannabis production since the 1960s.

Purchasing from here also means supporting a number of local farmers, cultivators, and producers in the area. 

Sundstrom Shopping Center

  • Distance from Wander Home: 3.2 miles 

  • Address: 39200 CA-1, Gualala, CA 95445

Gualala is a small town, so you won’t be able to find popular retailers. However, there are a number of local exclusive shops to choose from.

The Sundstrom Shopping Center is only a 5-minute drive from Wander Anchor Bay. The following stores can be found here: 

Women’s Variety Store: Red Stella

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 3.3 miles

  • Address: 39251 CA-1, Gualala, CA 95445, USA

  • Hours: Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM. Sundays, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

  • Contact Number: +1 (707) 884-1072

  • Website: https://www.redstella.com/

Here's something for the ladies! Red Stella stocks everything you could possibly dream of, whether you're looking for timeless garments or just something to brighten up your home space.

Their philosophy is centered around individuality and collecting unique clothing and jewelry, then putting them together in a way that suits their clients' personal style. They even have a gift section, showcasing the works of designers like ​​Roost, Thomas Paul, Votivo, Sugarboo, and more!

Sports & Outdoor: Gualala Sport & Tackle Shop

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  • Distance from Wander Home: 3.2 miles

  • Address: 39225 CA-1 e, Gualala, CA 95445, USA

  • Hours: Mondays to Saturdays 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Sundays, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.

  • Contact Number: +1 (707) 884-4247

  • Website: http://www.gualalasport.com/


If you're looking to participate in outdoor activities like camping, fishing, or watersports, the Gualala Sport & Tackle Shop is here to accommodate your needs.

For our Wander vacationers who are only in the area for a short period and don’t want to invest in any equipment, you will be able to rent out various items for your outdoor activities. There’s something here for everyone including commercial and sports licenses.


Even though Gualala is a small town, there’s still plenty to see and experience on your day out shopping. Shop keepers here are known to be friendly and extremely competent within their respective fields.

If you're looking for something specific that you didn’t find listed on this page, you can reach out to Wander concierge chat. They'll be more than happy to assist you with finding what you need. 

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