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.
Ace Hardware sells everything for the home, garden and yard. Most people know Ace as a traditional hardware store, a place to find tools, paint, hardware and lawn and garden supplies. But you may not know that they also sell deck furniture, cleaning supplies, kitchen items, small appliances, bathroom accessories, beach goods, pet supplies, holiday decorations, fishing tackle, grills, home accessories, art supplies and much... read more
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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