Established in 1984, Buxton Village Books makes its home in a charming old cottage with sloping, creaky floors. The owner, Gee Gee Rosell, has a welcoming smile and great taste in books. Look for cookbooks, local interest books and music, fiction, nonfiction, best sellers, a great selection of Southern fiction, mysteries, field guides, unique greeting cards and note cards, journals and much more. Buxton Village Books is now selling Kobo e-books and e-readers. The shop is open year round.
Indian Town Gallery is one of the Outer Banks’ best art galleries. Most the art is made by Outer Banks artists, the majority of them from the island. Indian Town offers Hatteras’ most extensive selection of work from local artists found in one gallery. The gallery also sells handmade crafts from locals and regional artists. One look in here and you’ll be convinced that the gift of creativity is abundant by the sea. This is the place to come for original works of art, some of them exclusive to this gallery, including paintings, pottery, jewelry, woodworks, photographs, blown glass, baskets and more. Indian Town offers weekly classes in watercolor painting, beading, sea glass wrapping and other media. Be sure to call or check in for the weekly class schedule.
In North Carolina, all liquor and spirits other than beer and wine are sold at package stores by the name of ABC Stores. The Buxton ABC Store is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. They are closed on Sundays. Beer, wine and soda are sold at grocery and convenience stores.
All Decked Out offers finely made outdoor furniture, hand-crafted on site, including Adirondack chairs and rockers, loungers, picnic tables, swings and much more. All furniture is made of Atlantic white cedar, which is durable and weathers beautifully. Delivery is available from Corolla to Ocracoke, and they ship if you can’t get it home on your own.
Blow Kite is a kiteboarding center offering camps and lessons at their private kiteboarding campus on the Pamlico Sound. They also have a retail shop selling world-class gear and equipment, including F-One, Caution, Flexifoil, Xenon, HADLOW, Mystic and Underwave. You’ll also find used gear on consignment plus some Blow Kite T-shirts and hats.
Bob's Frisco Tackle and Convenience offers everything you need for fishing — bait and tackle, gear, ice, the coldest beer around, wine, drinks, convenience items, rod and reel rentals, clam rake rentals and more. You’ll also find a good selection of gifts, T-shirts, beach goods, toys and more.
When you’re looking for all things electronic, this is the place to go. Buxton Electronics has all the items that tend to go missing or get forgotten while you’re on vacation, like memory cards for cameras, batteries, adaptors, cell phone car chargers and accessories, laptop chargers and hook-up cables for TVs and computers. They also carry stereos, CBs, car stereos, TVs, toys and more. If... read more
Buxton Seafood specializes in selling local seafood. Fish, clams, shrimp, scallops, oysters, crabs and more are available from this shop, where you can always trust the quality. They'll steam shrimp and crabs for you, and they're offering clam bakes this year; just give them a call a day ahead of time to place your clam bake order. They also sell grocery items, including sauces, produce,... read more
This gift shop offers a great variety, so much that you really have to come see it for yourself. You’ll find books, stained glass, flags, jewelry, nautical items, T-shirts, hats, driftwood, Harbor Lights and lots of lighthouses. It’s between the post office and the school.
Changing Tide is a vintage shop offering new, used and recycled items. Repurposing is the name of the game at Changing Tide. The stock changes often, but you can usually find furniture, books, dishes, kitchen items, knick-knacks, glass bottles and more. Everything is bright and fresh in this store. Give them a call for hours.
Family owned and operated on Hatteras Island for more than 50 years, Conner’s is a full-service grocery store that caters to locals and visitors. They offer a wide variety of items, from everyday necessities to gourmet treats. There’s a large selection of meats, produce and craft beers. The deli counter offers cheeses, meats and hot food specials to take away. They now have a complete... read more
This store is the stylish girl’s dream. Daydreams combines the best of city chic with the best of island style. You’ll find sundresses, flip-flops and sunglasses as well as designer dresses and separates, jewelry, nice accessories and a great selection of clothes. We love the hats and purses. The sale rack alone is worth devoting some serious time to. Daydreams is carrying swimsuit separates this... read more
Diamond Shoals Restaurant has an awesome seafood market where you can pick up locally caught seafood to cook at home yourself or purchase a fully cooked take-out dinner. They're particularly well known for their New England clam chowder. Select from shrimp, clams, scallops, inshore and offshore fish, crabs and Diamond Shoals’ well-known homemade crab cakes. If you’re not in the mood to cook, let the... read more
This is really two stores in one. Downstairs it’s a tackle shop with bait, tackle, rods and reels, gas, gear, waders, boots, snacks, rod and reel repair, custom-rod building, tide charts and everything else for fishermen. Upstairs it’s a gift shop and gallery with artwork, prints, ceramics, candles, local interest books, novelties, lighthouse figurines, Vera Bradley purses and accessories, T-shirts and many other gifts and... read more
Multi-talented artist Crystal Blackmon is the owner of Empty Nest Studio and Gallery in Frisco, where she creates and sells her artworks. Blackmon is a silversmith, painter and photographer. In her gallery you’ll find her jewelry made from pearls and gemstones plus her charcoal portraits, watercolor and acrylic paintings and photography. Blackmon is known for her copper and silver cast seashells on hand-formed bronze pendants.... read more
Fox is a trusted source on the watersports scene, specializing in windsurfing, kiteboarding and surfing. You can buy all the gear you’ll need for these sports plus take lessons if you need them. You can also rent windsurfing equipment, surfboards, kiteboards, standup paddleboards, kayaks and bodyboards and purchase skimboards, sunglasses, clothes, flip-flops or a wetsuit. Sailboard, kiteboard and surfboard repair are offered here. ... read more
The Frisco Art Center offers three distinct galleries under one roof — The Sea Glass Gallery, Pottery Cottage and An Old-Fashioned Christmas Shop. Together, the galleries represent more than 75 local, North Carolina and coastal artists, and everything sold here is handcrafted. A few of the mediums you'll find include pottery, jewelry, glass sculptures and photography, and there's much more so plan to spend some... read more
Frisco Rod & Gun offers all the goods for the avid outdoor sportsman. Guns, hunting gear, clothing, fishing rods, tackle, bait, waders, sunglasses, binoculars — you name it, it’s here. It’s also a convenience store selling Shell gas, snacks, drinks and a good selection of groceries and beach toys.
This is the ultimate campground store, but it’s much more than that. They sell all the necessities such as ice, drinks, snacks, film, groceries, supplies for RVs, beach and camping, hot coffee, beer and wine, and ice cream, but they also feature local books, puzzles, games, gifts, T-shirts and souvenirs. Stop in to ask about windsurfing lessons, kitesurfing lessons and kayak rentals and to inquire... read more
Hatteras Toy Store is the only dedicated toy store on the island, and it’s the place to find a toy to suit any age group. You’ll find baby toys, beach toys, puzzles, pirate toys and all the popular brand toys kids know and love, including a huge selection of everything Thomas the Tank Engine, Chuggington and Melissa & Doug. The Toy Store has kid-friendly activities... read more
This little consignment shop features an impressive array of baby supplies, clothing, jewelry, furniture and decorations. High Tide’s Attic offers new and used items, so you’re sure to find something for your home and gift needs. The owner puts out new inventory every week, so be sure to stop in more than once! They close in December and January but are otherwise open Wednesday through... read more
Whether you’re donating gently used items or looking for something new to you, supporting this shop helps raise funds for Hotline, a crisis line, shelter and domestic violence and sexual assault prevention service. The thrift shop accepts and sells clothes, books, magazines, home accessories and appliances, furniture, baby items, toys and much more.
Island Garden Center is a full-service garden shop selling a variety of plants, flowers and vegetables as well as topsoil, potting soil, fertilizers and everything else you need for planting. The staff is knowledgeable about what plants work well in the island environment, and they sell the hardy plants that do well on the oceanfront and soundfront.
Natural Art has been a fixture on the island surfing scene since 1977, and it’s all about serious surfing. They shape custom boards and create custom artwork so you can design your own. They sell new and used surfboards and skimboards and rent surfboards, bodyboards and wetsuits. They also repair surfboards. All the surfing support gear is here too: clothing, footwear, wetsuits, rash guards, accessories,... read more
The Old Gray House is one of those stores that vacationers can’t wait to return to each year. The store is housed in an historic island home on Light Plant Road across from Conner’s Supermarket. Inside you’ll find tons of treasures and gifts, much of it handcrafted, including Christmas decorations, baskets, wreaths, cross-stitch, birdhouses, dolls, knickknacks and a lot of seashells. You’ll want to stay... read more
This is the working studio of potters Wes Lassiter and Rhonda Bates. You can often catch the potters at the wheel, and you can see their functional and decorative pieces on display in the gallery. You must stop in to see their award-winning relief ceramic tiles and ornaments imprinted with sea life, floral patterns and wildlife. The Christmas tree ornaments are the perfect souvenirs of... read more
The legendary Red Drum, serving Hatteras Island since 1954, offers all the bait, tackle, supplies, gear and advice you’ll need, plus rod building and repair. It’s in a strip center that also houses a grocery store, a gas station, an auto parts store and an auto repair shop. Stop by for a free tide table.
Located at MP 65.5, Scotch Bonnet sells sweets and souvenirs. By far the biggest draw is their fudge, which is made fresh in house and is so good it was featured on the Food Network. You’ll find more than 30 flavors, so we dare you to try to resist. They also sell 21 flavors of saltwater taffy and 24 flavors of Jelly Belly jelly beans.... read more
This gallery, owned by a native Hatteras Island family for more than 20 years, is not an ordinary art gallery. Sure, they offer paintings and other artwork by their family of artisans, but they also offer rock art, driftwood art and their latest creation, oyster shell art. Sarah Allender is the jewelry designer on site. She also has her own signature etched glass, which is... read more
Everybody can find a swimsuit at this store. With four stores on Hatteras Island and more on the northern Outer Banks, Surfside Casuals is one of the area’s most well-known names in swimwear, beach apparel and sportswear. The women's swimsuit section offers hundreds of suits, including separates, for every shape and age. They also offer T-shirts that you can have printed with decals and lots... read more
With several stores on Hatteras Island and more on the northern Outer Banks, Surfside Casuals is one of the area’s most well-known names in beach apparel and sportswear. Surfside Casuals offers some of the hottest brand names in surf- and beach-inspired clothing for women and boardshorts for men. The women's swimsuit section offers hundreds of suits, including separates, for every shape and age.
The Blue Whale has been in business on Hatteras Island for 43 years. They sell just about all the convenience items you’ll need plus other fun stuff, including bait and tackle, groceries, hot sauces, gourmet coffee beans, imported and domestic beer, wine, beach supplies, ice, gas and diesel fuel, books and magazines. If you want to grab a quick bite or some lunch to take... read more
The Elegant Attic is an antiques shop housed in an old Buxton cottage that the owner saved from demolition. The shop’s main feature is a spectacular selection of antique stained-glass windows and doors imported from England. You’ll find other antiques as well, including English and domestic furniture, and there’s also a large selection of jewelry, linens, fine glassware, scarves, clothing, candles and gifts. The prices... read more
In business since the 1970s, The Fishin’ Hole is a full-service tackle shop with live bait and tackle plus brand-name rods and reels. It’s an official weigh station, and the staff repairs rods and reels. They also sell beer and wine, snacks and drinks, beach supplies, T-shirts and clothing. They’re authorized dealers for Guy Harvey, Salt Life and Costa Del Mar. The Fishin’ Hole is... read more
The Space Between is a full-service espresso bar serving all your favorite coffee drinks, Chai, tea and smoothies. There’s seating on the porch, and WiFi is available. This is also a fun boutique, with a wide variety of clothing, shoes, handmade hats, jewelry, purses and many more good things. It’s open year round.