Nags Head Shopping

Shop Nags Head for a variety of treasures from handcrafted jewelry and surfboards to designer dresses and original Disney animation art.

Take home a souvenir T-shirt, seashell, lighthouse or hermit crab. Stock up on beach towels, boogie boards and other beach supplies. 

Visit the antique mall at Central Square or shop outlet heaven at Tanger Outlet Mall. Specialty stores feature everything from Christmas wares and antique decoys to baby, boating, birding and angling essentials. You can find a variety of gifts in multi-room shops or nestled in restaurant, gallery or recreation hot spots. From fresh seafood catches at the market to oceans of swimsuit selections, Nags Head offers quality goods and services to enhance your daily, weekly or lifetime stay.

Remember that locals call Croatan Highway -- aka U.S. Highway 158 -- The Bypass, and they refer to  Virginia Dare Trail -- aka N.C. Highway 12 -- as the Beach Road. Those simple names are just easier to remember!

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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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more