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’s 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

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

Outer Banks Shopping
794-F Sunset Boulevard, Timbuck II, Corolla
(252) 453-3188
3810 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 715-0779
207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Waterfront Shops, Downtown Manteo, Manteo
(252) 423-3118
106-A Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo
(252) 423-3400

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 sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae – yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

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

Birthday Suits

Outer Banks Shopping
801 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-4862
1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 261-7297
2000 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5338

Celebrating more than 30 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 swimsuits for more than 10 years in local polls. Women's swimsuits are the specialty here – the latest styles for all ages, mix-and-match separates, bra-sized swimwear and mastectomy suits – but they also sell suits for... read more

Celebrating more than 30 years as an Outer Banks shopping mecca, Birthday Suits is a... read more

Breeze Thru Avon

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

This drive-through beverage store offers a huge variety of beer, wine and beverages, and you never have to leave your car to get them – the staff brings your order to you. You may also walk into the Breeze Thru's Annex, which has everything you would expect from a convenience store but so much more, including MoneyGram, lottery, cell phone minutes, phone accessories, fishing licenses,... read more

This drive-through beverage store offers a huge variety of beer, wine and beverages, and you... read more

Cariloha Bamboo Outer Banks

Outer Banks Shopping
1171 Duck Road, Unit B4, Duck
(252) 715-5845

In Duck’s Scarborough Lane Shops you'll find Cariloha Outer Banks, where you’re invited to experience the extraordinary plushness of fabrics made from bamboo – undeniably one of the most durable and eco-friendly materials on the planet. Check out their wide selection of exclusive clothing for men and women, along with an extensive line of bed and bath products in styles inspired by the Caribbean and... read more

In Duck’s Scarborough Lane Shops you'll find Cariloha Outer Banks, where you’re invited to experience... 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. You can buy or rent hard or soft-top surfboards, bodyboards, skimboards and wetsuits. They also offer private or group surfing lessons with a focus on safety and surfing etiquette. Lessons last 90 minutes and include your board for... read more

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

Cork and Beans

Outer Banks Shopping
1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck

A coffee shop and wine store in one, Cork and Beans is a seasonal shop located in Duck's Scarborough Lane. On the coffee side, you'll find cold brew and Nitro brew coffee in a variety of flavors. They also offer smoothies, frappes and pastries. On the wine side, Vineyards on the Scuppernong offers wine tastings, wine sales and gourmet foods, like cheese straws and peanuts.... read more

A coffee shop and wine store in one, Cork and Beans is a seasonal shop... read more

Corolla Bait and Tackle

Outer Banks Shopping
1070 Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 453-9500
603 Currituck Drive, The Shoppes at the Currituck Club, Corolla
(252) 453-9690

Keith Cummings, owner of Corolla Bait and Tackle, goes beyond the call of duty when it comes to sharing his fishing knowledge. Everyone who comes through the door of this Outer Banks shop gets fishing instruction. This full-service tackle store sells every major brand of tackle for fresh and salt water plus gear, fresh bait, crabbing supplies, ice and more. The advice is free. Corolla... read more

Keith Cummings, owner of Corolla Bait and Tackle, goes beyond the call of duty when... read more

Cotton Gin

Outer Banks Shopping
789 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4446
1185 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 491-2387
5151 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 14.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2387
6957 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg
(252) 491-2387
(800) 637-2446

Have you ever visited the Cotton Gin? It been a coastal shopping tradition for more than 50 years. The original Cotton Gin has stood in the same location in Jarvisburg since 1929, starting as a working cotton gin and growing into a gift store with four locations. Visitors are treated to a unique shopping experience in their main store in Jarvisburg as well as their... read more

Have you ever visited the Cotton Gin? It been a coastal shopping tradition for more... read more

Dillon’s Corner

Outer Banks Shopping
46792 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton
(252) 995-5083

This is really two stores in one. Downstairs it’s a tackle shop with bait, tackle, rods and reels, gas, gear, waders, boots, snacks, rod and reel repair, custom-rod building, tide charts, T-shirts (including Salt Life and Guy Harvey) and everything else for fishermen and women. Upstairs it’s a gift shop and gallery with artwork, prints, ceramics, candles, local interest books, novelties, lighthouse figurines and many... read more

This is really two stores in one. Downstairs it’s a tackle shop with bait, tackle,... 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 necessities for the perfect outfit. They have thoughtful customer service, contemporary women's apparel and an array of beautiful accessories, including the locally made All Washed Up Jewelry. Whether you are looking for a casual day outfit, beach attire or something to... read more

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

Fudge & Ice Cream Shop

Outer Banks Shopping
272 Irvin Garrish Highway, Community Square Shops, Ocracoke

Confections and refreshments abound at the Fudge and Ice Cream Shop. Stop by for homemade fudge made right in the shop and be sure to try their famous Nor'easter and Espresso Milkshakes. They serve hand-dipped ice cream by the scoop, along with sundaes, splits, floats, milkshakes, frozen yogurt and slushies too. Sit down and enjoy their great view of Silver Lake and the lighthouse. They're open... read more

Confections and refreshments abound at the Fudge and Ice Cream Shop. Stop by for homemade fudge... read more

Gulf Stream Gifts

Outer Banks Shopping
2512 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 10.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-0433

Gulf Stream Gifts carries a wonderful selection of 14 karat gold, sterling silver and costume jewelry with a nautical flair. Featured designers are Charles Albert, Vera Wolf, Marahlago and Goddess Designs as well as North Carolina artists. Their jewelry features a variety of stones such as larimar, lab opals, amethyst, abalone and turquoise as well as Outer Banks sea glass. Gulf Stream also carries home... read more

Gulf Stream Gifts carries a wonderful selection of 14 karat gold, sterling silver and costume... read more