Nags Head Shopping

In all honesty, the occasional rainy day or two on the Outer Banks is often welcome, because it’s the perfect weather to dedicate the day to Nags Head shopping. It doesn’t matter if you have a specific shopping goal in mind or just want to browse the eye-catching goods, both happen in Nags Head. Lots of shops here are independently owned and operated by locals, and they burst with personality and charm. It makes each special and even after a day of popping in and out of boutiques, art galleries and antique stores, you still feel like you haven’t seen it all.

A variety of treasures await in Nags Head shops, ranging from handcrafted jewelry and surfboards to designer dresses and high-end home furnishings. Take home a souvenir T-shirt, seashell, lighthouse or hermit crab. Even if you don’t plan to spend your time in the Outer Banks shopping, finding yourself unprepared for anything that the day may bring is never a problem in Nags Head. You can stock up on beach towels, boogie boards and other beach supplies or make quick runs to the pharmacy for toiletries and medicines.

Nags Head Shopping

Whether you’re on the Bypass (also known as U.S. Highway 158) or the Beach Road (N.C. Highway 12), Nags Head shops practically line your trip up and down the beach. Some are clustered into shopping centers, so you can park and wander around a handful of spots. Visit the antique and re-purposed shops at Central Square or score deals on your favorite brands at Tanger Outlet Mall. Specialty stores in Nags Head feature everything from Christmas wares and antique decoys to baby, boating, birding and angling essentials. You’ll discover that and emporium of goods lie within the rooms of multi-room nestled in restaurants, galleries or recreation hot spots. From fresh catch seafood at the market to oceans of swimsuit selections, Nags Head shops offer quality goods and services to enhance your daily, weekly or lifetime stay.

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Cavalier Surf Shop

Nags Head Shopping
4324 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 13.5, 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 great customer service in sales and rentals. You can buy or rent hard or soft-top surfboards, bodyboards, skimboards and wetsuits. They also offer private or group surfing lessons with a focus on safety and surfing etiquette. Lessons last 90 minutes and include your board for... read more

One of the oldest surf shops on the Outer Banks, Cavalier is a family-run operation... read more

Cotton Gin

Nags Head Shopping
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
6957 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg
(252) 491-2387
(800) 637-2446

Have you ever visited the Cotton Gin? It been a coastal shopping tradition for more than 50 years. The original Cotton Gin has stood in the same location in Jarvisburg 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... read more

Have you ever visited the Cotton Gin? It been a coastal shopping tradition for more... read more

Foxy Flamingo Boutique

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

Foxy Flamingo Boutique brings 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 All Washed Up Jewelry. Whether you are looking for a casual day outfit, beach attire or something to... read more

Foxy Flamingo Boutique brings casual, modern and stylish women's clothes to the Outer Banks shopping... read more

Gulf Stream Gifts

Nags Head 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 Albert, Vera Wolf, Marahlago and Goddess Designs as well as North Carolina artists. Their jewelry features a variety of stones such as larimar, lab opals, amethyst, abalone and turquoise as well as Outer Banks sea glass. Gulf Stream also carries home... read more

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

Jewelry by Gail

Nags Head Shopping
207 Driftwood Street, Nags Head
(252) 441-5387

Designing in platinum, gold and silver, Gail Kowalski is a local artist whose work with natural, fancy-color diamonds and other colored gemstones has won her national recognition. She creates one-of-a-kind, high-quality jewelry pieces that are consistently chosen for Hollywood events. Her shop is known for her unique design style and exceptional gemstones, some of which are custom cut to maximize brilliance and color by master... read more

Designing in platinum, gold and silver, Gail Kowalski is a local artist whose work with... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites

Nags Head Shopping
3933 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2210
785-L 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 Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties.... read more

Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

Nags Head Shopping
3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-6800
819 Ocean Trail, Monterey 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... read more

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

Outer Banks Boarding Co.

Nags Head Shopping
103 E. Morning View Place, The Bypass, MP 10.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-1939

Outer Banks Boarding Co. is a boarder’s paradise with a friendly and knowledgeable staff and a great selection of equipment for surfing, standup paddleboarding (SUP), body-boarding, skate and skim-boarding. They rent wetsuits, surfboards and SUPs of all kinds that are suitable for all skill levels – from the novice soft-top longboard to the board for the seasoned pro looking for the newest in surfboard technology.... read more

Outer Banks Boarding Co. is a boarder’s paradise with a friendly and knowledgeable staff and... read more