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

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...read more

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

Hatteras Island Boardsports

Outer Banks Shopping
41056 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-6160

Hatteras Island Boardsports has more than 5,000 square feet packed with swimwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and kids. Some brand names you’ll...read more

Hatteras Island Boardsports has more than 5,000 square feet packed with swimwear, apparel and accessories for...read more

House of Hemp OBX

Outer Banks Shopping
3105 N. Croatan Highway, Unit 20, The Bypass, MP 5.5, Seagate North Shopping Center, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 255-6420

For those seeking a natural approach to health, House of Hemp OBX's knowledgeable and compassionate staff brings cannabidiol (CBD)-based products to the...read more

For those seeking a natural approach to health, House of Hemp OBX's knowledgeable and compassionate staff...read more

Kitty Hawk Kites

Outer Banks Shopping
270 Irvin Garrish Highway, Community Square, Ocracoke
(252) 928-4563

With stores all along the Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk Kites is an OBX tradition for families and adventure seekers. The Kitty Hawk Kites in Ocracoke is a family...read more

With stores all along the Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk Kites is an OBX tradition for...read more

Kitty Hawk Kites

Outer Banks Shopping
Multiple locations
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites boasts an impressive...read more

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail...read more

Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

Outer Banks Shopping
Multiple locations

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer, from the wind and waves to flat water...read more

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

Moonraker Tea Shop

Outer Banks Shopping
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Contributor
587 Irvin Garrish Highway, Spencer's Market, Ocracoke
(252) 928-0443

Moonraker Tea Shop sells fresh-brewed hot and iced teas to go, and you can choose from a selection of 275-plus teas. They sell loose-leaf tea, including...read more

Moonraker Tea Shop sells fresh-brewed hot and iced teas to go, and you can choose...read more

Nest

Outer Banks Shopping
Magnolia Market on Magnolia Lane, Across from Tranquil House Inn, Manteo
(252) 473-5141

Escape the ordinary and surround yourself with luxury at this longtime favorite specialty shop in downtown Manteo. For the chic woman who likes to look...read more

Escape the ordinary and surround yourself with luxury at this longtime favorite specialty shop in...read more

Nora's Wish

Outer Banks Shopping
23772 N.C. Highway 12, Rodanthe
(252) 987-3037

At this tiny cottage shop in Rodanthe, Hatteras native roots are apparent among elegant gifts, original art and rustic vintage items. Stop in to explore an...read more

At this tiny cottage shop in Rodanthe, Hatteras native roots are apparent among elegant gifts,...read more

North Beach General Store

Outer Banks Shopping
23781 N.C. Highway 12, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2378

Established and run by the O’Neal family, this gas station and convenience store offers groceries, snacks, drinks, RV and camping supplies, bait and tackle...read more

Established and run by the O’Neal family, this gas station and convenience store offers groceries, snacks,...read more

OBX Bait and Tackle

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

OBX Bait and Tackle is an angler’s paradise. Conveniently located in Corolla’s Monteray Plaza to serve the northern beaches and beyond, OBX Bait and Tackle...read more

OBX Bait and Tackle is an angler’s paradise. Conveniently located in Corolla’s Monteray Plaza to...read more

Ocean Air Sports

Outer Banks Shopping
39450 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-5000

In a prime location right on Pamlico Sound, Ocean Air Sports has been making Hatteras Island watersports adventures happen since 1987. Locals and visitors...read more

In a prime location right on Pamlico Sound, Ocean Air Sports has been making Hatteras...read more