Outer Banks Shopping

Outer Banks Shopping — Fun from Corolla to Ocracoke

Outer Banks ShoppingWe 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 doing its part to 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 our own local Rodeo Drive (see Duck Shopping). And, while some areas have a reputation as a shopper’s mecca, all the towns here have plenty to please even the most skilled in the pursuit of a purchase. Corolla Shopping can help you navigate that area’s upscale offerings. Nags Head (see Nags Head Shopping) and its neighbors Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk, can keep you in an Outer Banks shopping frenzy with its outlet and plethora of locally owned, cool shops. Roanoke Island Shopping is characterized by the enjoyable walkability of it. Wandering around the waterfront town of Manteo, moseying in and out of shops and galleries, is 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 for retail. It's charming! And Hatteras Shopping puts the seven towns and their many shops right at your fingertips.

Individually Owned Outer Banks Shops with Tons of Variety Outer Banks Surf Shop

As with Outer Banks dining, 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. 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. Want to prepare a fresh seafood dinner at home tonight? Choose a locally owned seafood market to purchase fresh Outer Banks seafood and marinades, and then stop off at a specialty wine shop for a bottle to make the evening complete. Set your sights on antiques, fishing tackle, books, watersports equipment, home décor items, hammocks, handmade jewelry, gifts with an historic theme, nautically inspired selections – whew, you’ll be out all day and not begin to indulge your Outer Banks shopping jones.

Shopping here is, for the most part, a far cry from shopping in a mall or in a superstore where homogeny rules. The boutiques and specialty shops found throughout the towns are unique, individually owned and each reflects the personality of its owners. You will find a few of the national chain stores, but only a few.

Remember that on rainy days, every Outer Banks vacationer will be out there shopping with you. So, if you’re an aficionado, you might want to take some time away from the beach to have a more leisurely experience in our shops.

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

Kitty Hawk Kites Watersports Center

1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 441-4124
Additional phone number
(877) 359-8447

At this watersports center on the sound in Duck, you can rent Jet skis, parasail, rent a pontoon boat, book a kayak tour or rent a kayak or standup paddleboard to glide around on your own. You can also sign up for Kitty Hawk Kites Mermaid School or book a hang gliding lesson, surfing lesson or a boat cruise to Sanctuary Vineyards. You can rent boogie... read more

At this watersports center on the sound in Duck, you can rent Jet skis, parasail,... read more

Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

819 Ocean Trail, Monterey Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
785L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4999
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-8787
3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-6800
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer – from the wind to waves to flat water. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co. you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find one of the best... read more

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all... read more

Lady Victorian

1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-1654

For close to 30 years Lady Victorian has celebrated the power, the beauty and the style of women. Enjoy 4,000 square feet of fashion, featuring contemporary European designs and creative classics plus a full complement of jewelry and accessories for head-to-toe dressing. There is also a fine collection of gifts and decorative home accessories, all as unique and individual as those who select them. Come... read more

For close to 30 years Lady Victorian has celebrated the power, the beauty and the... read more

Muzzie’s

107-A Budleigh Street, Manteo
(252) 473-4505

Offering an extensive collection of Victorian, antique and fine jewelry, Muzzie’s is a ladies’ favorite in Manteo. The selection includes diamonds, platinum and precious gems, and this is the perfect place to shop for a cherished gift or engagement ring. Muzzie's offers jewelry collections by Exstasia, Val Colbert and Sweet Romance. New this year, find hand-crocheted lace jackets, Anna Griffin totes, beautiful garden accessories, French... read more

Offering an extensive collection of Victorian, antique and fine jewelry, Muzzie’s is a ladies’ favorite... read more

Nancyware Pottery

402 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 473-9400

Nancy is celebrating her 43rd year making pots. This shop is the potter’s studio as well as her exhibit space, so you can often see her working at the wheel or glazing. Nancy’s functional pottery is made of high-fired stoneware that is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe including pie plates, sponge holders, bowls, vases and spoon rests. She also makes God jars, beaded jewelry, tile... read more

Nancy is celebrating her 43rd year making pots. This shop is the potter’s studio as... read more

Nest

105 Budleigh Street at Magnolia Lane, Across from Tranquil House Inn, Manteo
(252) 473-5141

Escape the ordinary and discover the art of nesting at this Manteo shop. Nest offers a curated mix of home and tabletop accessories as well as distinctive ladies' clothing, jewelry and accessories. The shop is filled with the delightful scent of fragrances for the home and for you such as Eau d'Italie, Library of Flowers and Calypso alongside grooming accessories by Kent of London. Treat... read more

Escape the ordinary and discover the art of nesting at this Manteo shop. Nest offers... read more

OBX Attitude

42934 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 986-5010

This gift shop specializes in items that will remind visitors that the Outer Banks attitude is one of relaxation and fun. Offering nautical charts, clothing, prints, Christmas ornaments, tumblers and much more, you’re sure to find something to bring the beach vibe home with you. Their beach prints are all personally photographed by the owners and printed on demand, and all prints are available on... read more

This gift shop specializes in items that will remind visitors that the Outer Banks attitude... read more

OBX Bait and Tackle

815 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3339

OBX Bait and Tackle is an angler’s paradise. Conveniently located to serve the northern beaches and beyond in Corolla’s Monteray Plaza, OBX Bait and Tackle is a full-service tackle shop that specializes in freshwater and surf-fishing equipment along with rods and reels at all price levels, a wide variety of fresh and frozen bait, crabbing supplies and other necessities such as coolers, ice, soft drinks,... read more

OBX Bait and Tackle is an angler’s paradise. Conveniently located to serve the northern beaches... read more

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

103 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla
(252) 453-2440
1149 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-4346
2001 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 9.75, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7823
40809 NC Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-5868

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities that you couldn't possibly bring all the equipment you'll need on a vacation to cover it all. Luckily, you can rent just about anything you'll need once you're here. No more cars packed so tight that you can't move inside!

If you want to rent kayaks to do some exploring of the sound waters or to ride... read more

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities that you couldn't possibly bring all the... read more

Ocean Treasures Gift Shop & Art Gallery

1187 Duck Road, Loblolly Pines Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 453-2383
1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 453-2383

Have you ever seen dolphin and whale sculptures and paintings by Wyland, the worlds leading marine life artist? That's why these Outer Banks shops are called Ocean Treasures. They feature some of the most exciting ocean artists in the world such as Wyland, Guy Harvey, Walfrido Garcia and Dan Mackin. The shops also feature art by Thomas Kinkade, Mark Keathley and Abraham Hunter, who showcase... read more

Have you ever seen dolphin and whale sculptures and paintings by Wyland, the worlds leading... read more

Ocracoke Preservation Society and Museum

49 Water Plant Road, Ocracoke
(252) 928-7375

For a peek into Ocracoke’s past, visit Ocracoke Preservation Society’s Museum. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to preserving the island’s history and cultural heritage and to protecting its environment. Housed in the turn-of-the-century home of Coast Guard Capt. David Williams, the museum lets visitors glimpse island life in the early to mid-1900s. Many of the architectural elements are intact, and a bedroom, living room and... read more

For a peek into Ocracoke’s past, visit Ocracoke Preservation Society’s Museum. The nonprofit organization is... read more

Ride the Wind Surf Shop

486 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-6311

Ride the Wind is a complete watersports center offering the gear you need for surfing and kayaking. The surf shop offers the island's best selection of swimwear, beach apparel and sunglasses for men and women in all the popular name brands. They also rent and sell surfboards, standup paddleboards and kayaks.