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Nags Head Shopping Including Kill Devil Hills Shopping & Kitty Hawk Shopping

Nags Head shopping runs from a national outlet to lots of locally owned stores. Kill Devil Hills shopping is fun and funky with an abundance of renew and reuse shops to explore as well as great clothing stores. Kitty Hawk shopping goes 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. Try Nags Head shopping for a variety of treasures from handcrafted jewelry and surfboards to designer dresses and and original Disney animation art. Check out Kill Devil Hills shopping for homemade dog biscuits, funky clothing and accessories and gourmet food and drink. Kitty Hawk shopping brings you souvenir T-shirts, beach supplies and one of the most popular and oldest Outer Banks clothing stores.

Meander from place to place along the Beach Road. 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.

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


Awful Arthur's Beach Shop

2100 N. Virginia Dare Trail
MP 6 on the Beach Road
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 here 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.

Birthday Suits

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

Celebrating 31 years on the Outer Banks, 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 XX 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, jeans, 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.

Cavalier Surf Shop

4324 S. Virginia Dare Trail
MP 13.5 on the Beach Road
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 good customer service in sales and rentals. You can buy or rent hard or soft-top surfboards, bodyboards, skimboards and wetsuits. They have a full line of clothing for boys, men and women including beachwear, sportswear, swimwear and sandals. They also have a wide selection of sunglasses. Check out their cool Cavalier Surf Shop T-shirt designs. See Recreation for more information about the surfing lessons they offer.

Chip’s Wine and Beer Market

2200 N. Croatan Highway
MP 6 on the Bypass
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 449-8229

Chip’s Wine and Beer Market has one of the largest wine and beer selection on the Outer Banks — all offered at discount prices. Chip’s is known as the snob-free zone because you won’t hear any silly, snooty wine terms here, just friendly advice if you need assistance with your selection. With more than 2,000 wines from every growing region, you’ll appreciate the helpful information! The Great Wall of Beer has more than 500 different brews to choose from, including a large Belgian section. Don’t stress over selecting just one because you can build your own six-pack here. If you’re planning a special event like a wedding or rehearsal dinner, they can help you find great beverage options within your budget. Then they can help you determine the quantities you’ll need. Chip’s also has a great selection of interesting gifts like picnic baskets and sake sets. Chip’s recently opened its tasting lounge with a wine station that lets you try wines by the taste, the ½ glass or full glass at your leisure. In addition to beverages, they now sell gourmet cheeses. They also offer in-store activities, tastings and classes and now have WiFi available to customers.

Cotton Gin

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

For a feeling of an old-time country market, step into The Cotton Gin, a coastal shopping tradition for more than 40 years. Check out their new line called Vineyard Vines, popular with young adults. You’ll find resort fashions for men and women from fine designers like Tommy Bahama and Fresh Produce and other top designers of accessories like Vera Bradley, Pandora and Kameleon jewelry. They offer home fashions, books, collectibles, prints and waterfowl carvings and even fine wine made from their own estate-grown grapes at Sanctuary Vineyards. You can also visit their flagship store on the mainland in Jarvisburg and their location in Duck and at Timbuck II in Corolla.

Flip Flop Shops

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

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
MP 10.5 on the Bypass in The Shoppes at 10.5
Nags Head
(252) 480-3699

Foxy Flamingo Boutique is a casual style women's boutique carrying a wide variety of fashionable, trendy clothes and swimsuits. They also offer all the necessary accessories to complete your perfect outfit. 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.


Gray’s Outer Banks Lifestyle Clothing Co.

3860 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 4
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-1776
1177 Duck Road
Scarborough Faire
(252) 261-1740
1236 Duck Road
The Waterfront Shops
(252) 255-5768
790 E Ocean Trail
Little Timbuck II
(252) 453-4994
792 Sunset Boulevard, #L8
Timbuck II
(252) 457-1058

Gray’s has been a local trusted name in apparel for the whole family since 1948. This family owned and operated business boasts the largest selection of Tommy Bahama clothing on the Mid-Atlantic and also sells popular brands such as Sperry Top-sider, Billabong, Olukai sandals, Fresh Produce Sportswear, Eliza B. sandals and belts, Champion, Gear For Sports, Quiksilver and Tribal. Gray’s also carries a great selection of gifts, jewelry and accessories, including Vera Bradley, Brighton and Tervis Tumbler. The store’s specialty is its huge selection of quality Outer Banks T-shirts and sweatshirts, including OBX designs and the official Big Duck design. Hundreds of tees and sweatshirts are on sale everyday at all five Gray’s locations.

Gulf Stream Gifts

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

You can find a special souvenir at Gulf Stream for everyone on your list. They specialize in 14-karat gold and sterling silver jewelry with a nautical flair, and there’s a large selection of beachy collectibles, affordable fashion jewelry and home décor.

Island Farm Market

4107 N. Croatan Highway
MP 3.5 on the Bypass
Kitty Hawk
(252) 455-5282

Looking for the freshest local produce and seafood? This is your place. This stand, located beside Spanky's restaurant, sources its offerings from local waters and farms, so there's always something new based on what's growing and swimming! They also sell specialty jams, jellies, preserves and honey.

Islander Flags

6146 N. Croatan Highway
MP 1/4 on the Bypass
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 and manufactured in the United States. 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.

Just For the Beach Rentals

1006 S. Virginia Dare Trail
MP 9 on the Beach Road
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-9480
501 Old Stoney Rd
(252) 453-9388
(252) 441-6048
Toll Free
(866) 629-7368

Want to plan your own kayak tour? Just for the Beach Rentals has kayaks available for rent, the sit-on-top style, for single, double or triple paddlers. Or, if you want to leave your car behind, you can make like a local and pedal around town on one of their comfortable beach cruisers (bikes are available for all ages). Didn’t realize there would be great tennis courts in the area? If you didn’t pack your racket, you can rent one at Just for the Beach. Beach volleyball sets are also available as well as beach chairs and umbrellas. And, if getting in the water is more your thing, they also rent surfboards known as soft-tops, which are ideal for beginning surfers. Surfboard rentals are $20 a day or $60 a week. They also have body and skim boards for rent for $10 a day or $20 a week. Standup paddleboards are the most recent addition to their offerings and rent for $50 a day or $150 a week. Just for the Beach can deliver everything to you.

Kitty Hawk Kites

39432 N.C. Highway 12
Island Shops
(252) 995-6060
5848 Hatteras Landing
Hatteras Village
(252) 986-1446
24505 N.C. Highway 12
Waves Village
(252) 987-2297
1216 Duck Road
Wee Winks Square
(252) 261-4450
307 Queen Elizabeth Street
(252) 473-2357
(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 Crocs, Pirate Booty, Rt. 12 and Life Is Good apparel and 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 anywhere else on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites has 13 locations from Corolla to Ocracoke. 

One of the Outer Banks’ foremost recreation outfitters, Kitty Hawk Kites' Hatteras Village location also offers kayak ecotours and kayak rentals. And in Rodanthe, the Kitty Hawk Kites' Hatteras Kiteboarding Resort is where you can buy kiteboarding gear, take lessons and rent kayaks, kiteboarding gear and standup paddleboards. See our Recreation section. 


Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

3933 S. Croatan Highway
MP 12.5 on the Bypass
Nags Head
(252) 441-6800
1214 Duck Road
Wee Winks Square
(252) 261-8787
785L Sunset Blvd.
(252) 453-4999
819 Ocean Trail
Monteray Plaza
(252) 453-3685
24502 Hwy 12
MP 40 at Waves Village
(252) 987-2528

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.'s retail store, located across from Jockey’s Ridge State Park, 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 surf brands on the beach including Quiksilver, Billabong, Volcom, Roxy, Reef and The North Face. While you are there, look into booking a kayak tour or a surf lesson with one of their experienced guides and teachers.

Michael's Gems and Glass

4711 S. Croatan Highway
MP 14 on the Bypass
Nags Head
(252) 441-4449
794 Sunset Blvd.
Timbuck II Shopping Village
(252) 453-4310

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. This new location is in the same shopping center as Sound Feet Shoes.

Nags Head Hammocks

790 Ocean Trail
TimBuck II Shopping Village
(252) 453-4611
1212 Duck Road
(252) 261-1062
1801 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 9.5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-6115
(800) 344-6433

Nags Head Hammocks have been handcrafted in coastal North Carolina since 1974. The Kill Devil Hills location features incredibly lush landscaping to show off these great hammocks. You'll find hammocks, swings, barstools, chairs and stands plus accessories like bolsters, pillows and foot rests. These products are made with sturdy, weather-resistant materials, and they last a long, long time, even in the harsh Outer Banks conditions. Stop by the store to see the hammocks being crafted on-site. Shipping is available.

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

Corolla Light Town Center
One block south of the Lighthouse
(252) 453-2440
1149 Duck Road
(252) 261-4346
2001 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 9.75
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7823
40809 N.C. Highway 12
(252) 995-5868

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! 

Pirates & Pixies Toy Store

7332 S. Virginia Dare Trail
MP 17 on the Beach Road at Whalebone Junction
Nags Head
(252) 441-8697

A great addition to the Outer Banks, this fun toy store is dedicated to finding creative, fun and high-quality toys that you won’t find anywhere else. Their play room gives kids some hands-on time with a train set, doll house and kitchen while also giving parents time to shop or chat. The store is packed with cool stuff and has everything from art supplies to stuffed animals, games, jump ropes, puzzles and all the coolest fun and educational toys kids actually want, including the Klutz series. You can also find craft supplies and other items from  Playmobil, LEGO, Webkinz, Thomas, Calico Critters, Breyer and the popular Melissa & Doug line. Pirates & Pixies has a Jelly Belly jelly bean wall, but watch out for Clarence, their resident dragon — he’s a little protective of the stash!

Yellowhouse Art Gallery

4711 S. Croatan Highway, Unit #3, The Bypass, MP 13.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-6928

Now at their new location at the Croatan Center, the Yellowhouse Gallery is still filled with all the art you might need for your home or cottage. You'll find local art prints and original paintings, local photography, Outer Banks maps and coastal-themed posters, jewelry and gifts by local artists. Local jewelry includes Larimar and wire-wrapped creations. Yellowhouse also offers local artwork on tiles, doormats, stickers, greeting cards, light switch plates and more. Locally produced textiles include tea towels, runners, pot holders, pillows and wearable art such as scarves and shawls. Quality custom framing is available right on site.