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 and sale along with clam rake rentals and expert, native advice on clamming. All your biking needs are covered here with a great selection of cruisers for rent or sale. They even have fat tire bicycles specially made to ride on the beach. The store offers t-shirts, flip flops, hats, beach necessities and more. A.S. Austin also offers yoga paddleboarding for beginners; no experience is necessary.
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
In North Carolina, all liquor and spirits other than beer and wine are sold at package stores by the name of ABC Stores. Beer and wine are sold at grocery and convenience stores. Most stores are open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and are closed on Sundays; Ocracoke's hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and... read more
All Decked Out offers finely made outdoor furniture, handcrafted 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 kite boarding center offering camps and lessons at their private kite boarding campus on the Pamlico Sound. They also have an online shop offering world-class gear and equipment, including Caution, Flexifoil, Xenon, Prolimit, 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, beer and 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, children’s toys and more. They also have an ATM and sell lottery tickets.
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 also offer clam bakes; just give them a call a day ahead of time to place your clam bake order. Buxton Seafood carries grocery items, including sauces, produce and... read more
Established in 1984, Buxton Village Books makes its home in a vintage island cottage with sloping, creaky floors. The owner, Gee Gee Rosell, has a welcoming smile and great taste in books. Look for current bestsellers in fiction and non-fiction, cookbooks, local interest books, a great selection of Southern and contemporary fiction, mysteries, field guides, unique greeting cards and journals. Buxton Village Books offers a great... read more
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
Cool Wave has it all when it comes to cool treats. They offer soft-serve ice cream and hand-scooped ice cream and all the good things that can be made with those — sundaes, banana splits, milk shakes and more. They also make their own homemade waffle cones, and you really can taste the difference.
Celebrating 34 years in business, this store is the stylish shopper’s dream. Daydreams combines the best of city chic with the best of island style, and this year they’re offering it all at discount store prices (think T.J. Maxx or Marshall’s). You’ll find sundresses, flip flops and sunglasses as well as designer dresses and separates, jewelry, nice accessories and a great selection of clothes. They... 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, t-shirts (including Salt Life and Guy Harvey) and many other gifts... 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 assorted artwork. Blackmon is known for her copper and silver cast seashells on hand-formed bronze pendants.
Fatty’s is a kayak-tour business that focuses on the ecology and history of Hatteras Island. Come up close and personal with the beauty of Hatteras and all of the captivating wildlife, including egrets, blue herring, stingrays, pelicans, jumping fish and more. Take a trip back through time and explore the leading theories on what happened to America’s Lost Colony. Fatty’s also sells 24 flavors of delicious Hershey’s ice cream... 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 body boards and purchase skim boards, sunglasses, clothes, flip flops or a wetsuit. Sailboard, kiteboard and surfboard repair are offered... read more
Frisco Art Center offers a unique shopping experience. Housed under one roof are three distinct galleries — 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 by an artist. A few of the mediums you’ll find include pottery, jewelry, glass sculptures and photography, and there’s... read more
Frisco Rod & Gun offers all the goods for the avid outdoor sportsman. Guns, hunting gear, clothing, fishing rods, fly fishing gear, conventional tackle for offshore, inshore and surf fishing, bait, waders, sunglasses, binoculars – you name it, it’s here. You can buy the N.C. Recreational Fishing License here too. It’s also a convenience store selling Shell gas, snacks, drinks and a good selection of... read more
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