Scammell's, a family-owned and -operated shop, offers 52 hand-dipped Hershey ice cream flavors in cups, cones, sundaes, banana splits, shakes or floats. It's a popular ice cream shop on the beach road in Nags Head, not only for its delicious ice cream but also for the singing server on summer nights.
It's a surf shop, too – a relatively newer shop that feels like it's been here forever. They have custom boards hand-shaped by Tom Neilson plus custom board fins, and they also rent boards and offer surf lessons. Not a surfer but love the waves? You'll find boogie boards and skim boards too. Scammell's sells clothing and swimsuits from Lucy Love, Body Glove and Synergy. You'll find great handmade Island sandals from Hawaii, teak tables and chairs, tie-dye items, custom-designed T-shirts, Himalayan rock salt lamps and lots of gifts for your friends back home. Scammell's closes in October for the off season and reopens by Easter.