Nags Head Shopping, Including Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk

Every Nags Head Shop 

Shopping in Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, and Kitty Hawk can hold treasures for everyone. Nags Head shopping includes destinations ranging from Tanger Outlets to a plethora of locally owned stores. If you prefer some fun and funky spots with an abundance of renew and reuse shops and clothing stores, do some Kill Devil Hills shopping. Finally, keep it classy as Kitty Hawk shopping takes you from high-end jewelry to antiques to home and garden.  

Shopping in any of these towns is an experience, not just something to do on a rainy day. You could easily spend an entire day shopping within each town. Find a variety of options from  handcrafted jewelry to surfboards to designer dresses in your Nags Head shopping. Check out Kill Devil Hills shopping for homemade dog biscuits, quirky clothing and accessories and specialty beers and wine. Kitty Hawk shopping brings you surf supplies, family clothing and souvenir OBX t-shirts.

If you’re staying up the beach, don’t confine yourself to just Kitty Hawk shopping. It is well worth the drive and traffic to experience some Nags Head shopping too, and you might even discover some of your favorite stores the more you explore. Don’t be afraid to branch off of the Bypass – the Beach Road allows you to meander from place to place. By slowing your pace, you have a better chance of finding the little hole-in-the-wall shops with merchandise gems you won’t find anywhere else. There’s little you could want for in the line of shopping that’s not found in one of our shops!

This view shows all the shopping, alphabetically and combined, in Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk.

Nags Head Shopping by Category or Location

Kill Devil Hills Shopping | Kitty Hawk Shopping | Nags Head Shopping

Awful Arthur's Beach Shop

2100 N. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 6, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 449-2220

Located next door to the world-famous Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar, you can buy Awful Arthur’s T-shirts, sweatshirts and beachwear at this Outer Banks shop as well as great gifts for friends back home. They have everything you need for the beach like chairs, umbrellas, books and more. At the beach shop you can pick up grocery and convenience items, beer and wine.

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

3810 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 715-0779
794F Sunset Boulevard, Timbuck II, Corolla
(252) 453-3188
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. Handmade Belgian chocolate and fudge are made fresh daily, and they also accept custom orders for wedding favors, baby showers and other events. And don't forget the ice cream cake! They have a flavor for every occasion. Their newest location, The Coffeehouse, is right in the middle of downtown Manteo and offers all the same great things as the other Big Buck's plus an expanded selection of fresh coffees, pastries and muffins.

Birthday Suits

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

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, long-torso and mastectomy suits — but they also sell suits for kids' and men. For kids, there’s everything from swim diapers and toddler suits to board shorts and competition swimwear in sizes infant to preteen. Men will find surf trunks, board shorts and briefs from sizes 28 to 4X large. Don’t forget the sun-protective rash guards for kids and adults. Birthday Suits is a clothing store, too, with designer and California surf brands, sportswear, shoes and beach-inspired accessories like sunglasses, flip flops, hats, jewelry and purses. Love the OBX logo? You’ll find all the original OBX brand accessories and clothing here. Check out the flagship store on the Bypass in Kill Devil Hills.

Cotton Gin

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

For a feeling of an old-time country market, step into The Cotton Gin, an Outer Banks shopping tradition for more than 40 years. The original Cotton Gin has stood in the same location 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 beach stores in Corolla, Duck and Nags Head. You’ll find resort fashions for men and women from fine designers like Tommy Bahama and Vineyard Vines and other top designers of accessories like Vera Bradley, Pandora and Kameleon jewelry. They also offer home fashions, books, collectibles, prints and waterfowl carvings and even fine wine made from their own estate-grown grapes at Sanctuary Vineyards, which is located adjacent to the original Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg.

Flip Flop Shops

1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shoppes, Duck
(252) 441-1757
7100 S. Croatan Highway, Suite 82, The Bypass. MP 16, Nags Head
(252) 255-3100

The ultimate summer shop, Flip Flop Shops sells flip flops and sunglasses and tanning lotions. You’ll find all the favorite brands of flip flops, including Sanuk, Reef, Rainbow, Cobian,Scott, Roxy, Havaianas, Flojos and Olukai. There are styles for men, women, teens, kids and babies.

Foxy Flamingo Boutique

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

Foxy Flamingo Boutique offers 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 designs of All Washed Up Jewelry. Whether you are looking for a casual day outfit, beach attire or something to wear out for the evening, the Foxy Flamingo has something fun, sassy and chic.

Gulf Stream Gifts

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

Gulf Stream Gifts carries a great selection of 14 karat gold and sterling silver jewelry with a beach or nautical design flair. They have many different designers, such as Mara Lago and Charles Albert. Nature One is another beautiful line of jewelry made with a natural shell called Paua, from the Abalone. This year there is a new selection of sterling silver Larimar jewelry made in the USA. Larimar is a rare blue variety of pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic. Along with fine jewelry they also carry many lines of home decor, signs, pictures and prints that will make your beach house stand out or remind you of the Outer Banks when you return home. The shop owners have been serving Outer Banks shoppers for 28 years and have many loyal second generation customers. Their staff has been on the Outer Banks for years and treats every customer like an old friend. Summer hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Islander Flags

6146 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 1/4, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-6266

Islander Flags is celebrating more than 25 years of selling flags and banners to discriminating customers locally and beyond. In addition to their best-selling American flags, they have hundreds of decorative flags, which are top quality. Businesses love their attention flags and ever-popular feather flags. You can design and order flags in their custom design center, taking inspiration from your family crest, pet, vacation home or wedding. Islander Flags also installs in-ground and deck flagpoles. Explore their collection of many decorative items including garden flags, windsocks, wind chimes, welcome mats, mailbox covers and Outer Banks souvenirs.

Kitty Hawk Kites

3933 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2210
785L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-8845
819 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-4450
307 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 473-2357
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297
39432 N.C. Highway 12, Island Shops, Avon
(252) 995-6060
58848 Hatteras Landing, Hatteras Village
(252) 986-1446
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun things like flags, toys, boomerangs and games. You’ll find the Outer Banks’ largest selection of beach sportswear and footwear from Crocs, Sanuk, Chaco, Southern Fried and Life is Good apparel, the coolest selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, outdoor clothing, sunglasses, sandals and more. KHK stores also offer toys and gifts that you won’t find in any other Outer Banks shopping outlet. Kitty Hawk Kites has 13 locations from Corolla to Ocracoke. 

One of the Outer Banks’ foremost recreation outfitters, Kitty Hawk Kites also offers more than 20 adventure activities including hang gliding, kayak and SUP tours, lessons and rentals, dolphin tours, parasailing, Jet skis and more. And in Rodanthe, the Waves Village Watersports Resort is where you can take a kite boarding lesson, buy and rent kite boarding gear and rent a kayak or standup paddleboard.

Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-6800
819 Ocean Trail, Monteray 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
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 selections of surfwear, sportswear and footwear brands including Quiksilver, Billabong, Hurley, Volcom, Roxy, Vissla, Reef, Patagonia, Sanuk, OluKai and many others. Kitty Hawk Surf Co. can also help you out with surf, skim, kayak and standup paddleboard gear and instruction.

Michael's Gems and Glass

794 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4310
4711 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 14, Nags Head
(252) 441-4449

In 1990, Michael’s Gems and Glass was established as the first retail outlet of rocks and minerals on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Everyone was skeptical about how rocks would sell at the beach but almost 25 years and multiple stores later, Michael’s is often a favorite destination for many visitors who vacation every year on the Outer Banks. Michael’s goods are about as natural as you can get. Earth-made, sometimes man-enhanced rocks, seashells, fossils and mineral items make truly unique gifts. We like the jewelry crafted with gemstones, the agate geodes and bookends. 

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

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

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks things to do 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 on your own, Ocean Atlantic Rentals will bring them to you. You can rent kayaks for exploring the sound or riding the ocean waves.

And, when visiting many areas of the Outer Banks, you’ll need your car from time to time to get to the grocery store or between shopping centers. Otherwise, ditch the car and pedal everywhere you go. They rent single-speed beach cruisers, kids’ and BMX bikes, Kiddie Kart trailers and trikes for the little ones, plus you can get helmets and gear for the entire family. Pick up your bikes here or have them delivered to your door. 

And if that’s not enough, Ocean Atlantic Rentals also has all the equipment you need for surfing, bodyboarding or skimboarding. They even have swim fins, which are great for bodyboarding. If the water is chilly when you’re here, they rent wetsuits to keep you warm while you tackle the waves. Ocean Atlantic Rentals delivers this type of gear too!

This is also a full-service rental company for any big item you might not have wanted to cart from home such as cribs, strollers, beach chairs, umbrellas and more. In addition to delivering your beach items to your vacation cottage, Ocean Atlantic Rentals now offers a daily setup and breakdown service for your beach chairs and umbrellas while at your oceanfront rental cottage. Their service includes free delivery and pickup to your beach cottage plus full service, daily setup and breakdown of your chairs and umbrellas (which stay at your cottage during the rental period). They can even text message you when your items are ready to use! 

The French Door

2921 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 11, Nags Head
(252) 441-4042

Because their customers don’t want to be like everyone else, The French Door offers the unusual. They have fun and funky clothes for all ages and all body shapes, eclectic jewelry for making your own personal statement, the latest in home décor and gifts for the discerning buyer. This shop features top designers and artisans such as Alex & Ani,Trollbeads, Brighton, Waxing Poetic, XCVI, Desigual, Tokyomilk and Trapp Candles. Have fun and let your personality shine at this alluring boutique.