Outer Banks Shopping

We all know the national pastime isn’t really baseball, right? It’s Shopping, with a capital S.

And the sport of Outer Banks Shopping is helping redefine that pastime. It’s the thrill of the hunt. It’s bringing the bounty home. It’s indulgence … and it’s just plain fun. Outer Banks shopping is right up there with the best of areas. In fact, we even laugh that Duck is the Outer Banks’ own local Rodeo Drive (see Duck Shopping). These Outer Banks clothing stores feature bathing suits, casual sportswear, formal dresses and suits, all the current surf shop styles, high style, easy style. If you lose your suitcase, no worries, you’re set. And, while some areas have a reputation as a shopper’s mecca, all the towns here have plenty to please even the most discriminating of shoppers. Corolla Shopping can help you navigate that area’s upscale offerings. Roanoke Island Shopping is characterized by wandering around the waterfront town of Manteo, moseying in and out of shops and galleries – a perfect way to spend the day. The same is true with Ocracoke Shopping. On this island, many of the houses along quiet streets have been repurposed into retail. It’s a charming way to experience Outer Banks shopping!

Variety Characterizes Outer Banks Shops

As with dining options in the Outer Banks, Outer Banks shopping is surprisingly varied. You’ll enjoy high-end art galleries featuring the watercolors, oils and other medias of local and national artists. On the opposite end, if you want the kitschiest of souvenirs, that’s here too. Want to prepare a fresh seafood dinner at home tonight? Choose a locally owned seafood market in Hatteras Shops to purchase fresh Outer Banks seafood and marinades, and then stop at a specialty wine shop for a bottle to make the evening complete. Set your sights on Nags Head Shopping’s selection (including the places in Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk) of antiques, fishing tackle, books, watersports equipment, home décor items, hammocks, handmade jewelry, gifts with an historic theme, nautically inspired selections – whew! You can spend days exploring these shops and always feel like you’re seeing something new.

Outer Banks Shopping by Area

Corolla | Duck & Southern Shores | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Shopping by Category

Absolutely Outer Banks

Outer Banks Shopping
3708 N Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 255-1606

Art and function come together at Absolutely Outer Banks, located at milepost 4.5 on the Bypass in Kitty Hawk. With a beautiful and spacious interior,...read more

Art and function come together at Absolutely Outer Banks, located at milepost 4.5 on the...read more

Askins Creek Store

Outer Banks Shopping
42676 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-6283

Askins Creek Store is located at the southern end of Avon and open year-round. This general store has a good selection of beach apparel and quality...read more

Askins Creek Store is located at the southern end of Avon and open year-round. This...read more

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

Outer Banks Shopping
Multiple locations

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sorbet and soft serve....read more

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than...read more

Billy’s Seafood

Outer Banks Shopping
1341 Colington Road, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5978

At Billy’s Seafood they stock plenty of fresh, local seafood, so pick some up to prepare your own feast at home tonight. They’re a great stop for local soft...read more

At Billy’s Seafood they stock plenty of fresh, local seafood, so pick some up to...read more

Birthday Suits

Outer Banks Shopping
Multiple locations

Celebrating more than 35 years as an Outer Banks shopping mecca, Birthday Suits is a favorite for swimwear – in fact, it’s been voted Best on the Beach for...read more

Celebrating more than 35 years as an Outer Banks shopping mecca, Birthday Suits is a...read more

Bloom Boutique

Outer Banks Shopping
110 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo
(252) 305-8638

Downtown Manteo has several nice women's boutiques, including this fine new one that you'll find just across the street from the Roanoke Island Maritime...read more

Downtown Manteo has several nice women's boutiques, including this fine new one that you'll find...read more

Breeze Thru Avon

Outer Banks Shopping
40374 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-3347

This drive-thru beverage store offers a huge variety of beer, wine (no hard liquor) and beverages, and you never have to leave your car – the cartender...read more

This drive-thru beverage store offers a huge variety of beer, wine (no hard liquor) and...read more

Buxton Village Books

Outer Banks Shopping
47918 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton
(252) 995-4240

Established in 1984, Buxton Village Books makes its home in a Civil War-era island cottage. Sometime in the 1960s this vintage kitchen house was floated up...read more

Established in 1984, Buxton Village Books makes its home in a Civil War-era island cottage....read more

Cavalier Surf Shop

Outer Banks Shopping
4324 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 13.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-7349

One of the oldest surf shops on the Outer Banks, Cavalier is a family-run operation and is known for providing great customer service in sales and rentals....read more

One of the oldest surf shops on the Outer Banks, Cavalier is a family-run operation...read more

Cotton Gin

Outer Banks Shopping
Multiple locations

The Cotton Gin has been a coastal shopping tradition for more than 50 years. The original Cotton Gin has stood in the same location in Jarvisburg since 1929...read more

The Cotton Gin has been a coastal shopping tradition for more than 50 years. The...read more

Fig Tree Bakery & Deli and Sweet Tooth

Outer Banks Shopping
1015 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-3481

Fig Tree Bakery & Deli serves breakfast and lunch menu items that offer choices for every craving. Breakfast combinations are available on biscuits,...read more

Fig Tree Bakery & Deli serves breakfast and lunch menu items that offer choices for every...read more

Foxy Flamingo Boutique

Outer Banks Shopping
2515 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10.5, Nags Head
(252) 480-3699

Foxy Flamingo Boutique brings casual, modern and stylish women's clothes to the Outer Banks shopping scene. They strive to provide shoppers with all the...read more

Foxy Flamingo Boutique brings casual, modern and stylish women's clothes to the Outer Banks shopping...read more