Hatteras Shopping

While watersports might be the main recreational activities that draw people here, Hatteras Island shopping is a contender for popularity. There are wonderful stores that dot the long and winding road through the island, and you’ll be pleased with the quality and variety of opportunities.

Hatteras Island shops are all locally owned, which allows for great individual character, and the staff members are always friendly and helpful. If you’re out looking for something frivolous and fun, you’ll happen upon it. Cape Hatteras souvenirs abound, from miniature lighthouses to design-your-own T-shirts to hermit crabs. You’ll also find clothes and the essentials — jewelry, clothing, bathing suits, beach toys, watersports equipment, home decor, gourmet food and incredible artwork by local and national artists. You could easily spend an entire day cruising among Hatteras Island’s shops from Rodanthe to Hatteras Village, though the biggest concentrations of retail stores are in Avon, Buxton and Hatteras Village.

If you’re looking for necessities in your Cape Hatteras shopping spree, you’ll find what you need, whether it’s a get-well card, a good book for the beach, a latch for the screen door or backing for your fly line. One large chain grocery store, a couple of smaller but well-stocked mom-and-pop grocers and several gourmet shops fill the food needs on Hatteras Island. You’ll find tackle stores in every village, and watersports equipment shops are everywhere.

Find Your Hatteras Shop by Location or Category

Rodanthe, Waves & Salvo | Avon | Buxton & Frisco | Hatteras Village  

A.S. Austin Company

57698 N.C. Highway 12, Hatteras Village
(252) 986-1500
47039 Buxton Back Road, Buxton
(252) 995-0530

Located in a cool historic building in the heart of Hatteras Village, this company can equip your Hatteras excursion. They offer kayak rentals by the hour, day or week as well as kayak tours. They also rent surfboards and standup paddleboards and offer lessons in these sports. Skateboards, boogie boards, golf carts, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach wheelchairs, fishing poles and fishing carts are for rent... read more

Blue Pelican Gallery

57762 N.C. Highway 12, Hatteras Village
(252) 986-2244

Housed in a charming restored 1950s Hatteras cottage, Blue Pelican Gallery offers an eclectic mix of artwork, most of it local. Owner/artist Jennifer Johnson is a native Hatteras Islander, and her photography reflects her love of the area. She also creates jewelry, which she sells here as well. Blue Pelican represents other local artists too, and you’ll find surf art, prints, tiles, pottery, ornaments, stained... read more

Burrus Market

57196 Kohler Road and N.C. Highway 12, Hatteras Village
(252) 986-2333

Burrus has been serving Hatteras Villagers and visitors for more than a century — since 1866! It’s a small but well-stocked full-service grocery store with fresh meats, seafood and produce, necessities and specialty products. The people are always friendly here, and it’s open year round.

Island Spice & Wine

40246 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-7750

Your taste buds will love you for visiting this store. It's a true Outer Banks shopping experience! The wine selection is vast and pleasantly surprising, with numerous worthy selections from Carolina and around the world. You’ll also find fine tea and coffee, specialty sauces, hard-to-find spices, imported olive oils and vinegars, cheeses, sweets, chocolates, gourmet snacks and many other things that will inspire a night... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites

58848 Hatteras Landing, Hatteras Village
(252) 986-1446
39432 N.C. Highway 12, Island Shops, Avon
(252) 995-6060
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297
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
3933 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2210
307 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(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 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.

24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297
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
3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-6800

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

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

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

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities 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 of the sound waters or to ride... read more

OceanAir Sports

39450 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-5000

Located at the north end of Avon at milepost 54, OceanAir’s soundfront facility offers a variety of activities and adventures for people of all ages and experience levels. The staff at OceanAir Sports is ready to help you add excitement to your vacation. Learn to kite board, windsurf or standup paddle by taking a lesson with one of their experienced instructors, or take an exhilarating... read more

Studio 12

41008 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-7899

Visit Studio 12 in their new location! Walk in any time to paint pottery or do mosaics, or sign up for one of many art classes offered from glass fusion to canvas painting. You can enjoy a latte or smoothie from the coffee shop while you shop the gallery filled with local art that includes wheel-thrown pottery, hand-crafted tiles, painting, glass fusion and jewelry. More than 50%... read more