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. Offshore fishing trips are available. 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 also for rent and sale. 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 one-of-a-kind local artwork on display, locally made jewelry, T-shirts, flip flops, hats, beach necessities and more. New for this season, A.S. Austin will offer yoga paddleboarding for beginners; no experience is necessary.
Celebrating their 10th year in business, you’ll find Blue Pelican inside a 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 glass, hand-carved birds, music and much more. They’re expanding Hatteras Island’s only yarn room, which is chock full of all the knitting supplies you could need. Blue Pelican also offers a fun selection of upcycled art pieces made of glass, copper and wood. Enjoy their screened porch, book exchange and free Wi-Fi. They offer lots of classes and have online shopping. Look for this gallery beside Burrus Red & White.
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.
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 offer toys and gifts that you won’t find anywhere else on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites has 13 locations from Corolla to Ocracoke.
One of the Outer Banks’ foremost recreation outfitters, Kitty Hawk Kites offers more than 20 adventure activities, including hang gliding, kayak and SUP tours and rentals, dolphin tours, parasailing, Jet skis and more. And in Rodanthe, the Waves Village Watersports Resort is where you can take a kiteboarding lesson, buy and rent kiteboarding gear, rent a kayak or standup paddleboard.
Lee Robinson General Store & Sticky Bottom Produce Company, on the south end of Hatteras Village, has been serving the village since 1948. It’s a convenient place to stop for groceries, gourmet items, snacks, drinks, ice, beer and fine wine. You'll also have fun shopping for T-shirts and beachwear, books, maps, souvenirs and beach supplies. Check out their neat gifts too. The store is open daily 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in season. Stop in and watch the sun set over the Pamlico on Lee Robinson’s newly built sunset patio. Their Sticky Bottom Produce Company fruit and veggie stand across the street from the General Store is open starting at 9 a.m. It operates mid-May through October.
In a stunningly beautiful robin’s-egg blue building on N.C. 12 just before the ferry docks, you’ll find SeaWorthy Gallery. Painter and owner Carole Nunnally showcases fine, hand-crafted local and regional art in a variety of mediums, including painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, wood carvings and much more. Rather than the expected grouping by artistic mediums, she divides the gallery into themes – shorebirds, marine life, boats and lighthouses, whimsical, jewelry-pottery and people-places-things. It adds up to a delightful shopping experience. You can take a peak at their artwork online, too. The gallery has the largest selection of N.C.-made pottery on Hatteras Island, and the hand-painted porcelain and sand dollar ornaments are some of the favorite items here.
Gather up your girlfriends and head to Beach Diva for clothing, gifts and accessories to fit your fun lifestyle. This hip Hatteras Village boutique sells clothing for women in their 20s and beyond. You'll also find great hats, sandals and the popular Hobo purses.
Creative Ballance offers full hair and nail services along with retail products at their gift boutique. Enjoy manicures, pedicures, EnVogue sculptured gel nails and permanent gel polish. Creative Ballance has two resident stylists and two full-time nail technicians; they offer services for wedding parties both on and off premise.
Family Jewels is Hatteras Island’s premier store dedicated exclusively to jewelry. Most of the jewelry here is handmade by owner/jeweler Wendy Sisler. Her creations are crafted of Murano glass beads handmade on site, pearls, gemstones, crystals and silver. A few other select artists are represented here too.
Farmer’s Daughter provides a wide selection of fashionable clothing, jewelry and accessories at affordable prices. In business for more than 30 years, Farmer’s Daughter is so chock-full of goods you probably won’t be able to see everything in one visit, nor can we describe it all here. But if you’re a shopper, you’ll love wandering through this store, discovering crafts, home and garden accents, nautical... read more
Happy Belly is a great spot for a cool, refreshing sweet treat. They serve real fruit smoothies, hand-dipped ice cream in cones, cups, sundaes or shakes, plus fresh-made fudge, saltwater taffy and a large selection of candies. You’ll want to take home one of their great Happy Belly logo T-shirts too. Open daily, Happy Belly is also a WiFi hotspot.
The Harrison family has been in the commercial fishing business in Hatteras for more than 20 years. In order to ensure a future in fishing for their children, the Harrisons started a retail market next to their home in Hatteras Village. Here you can buy fresh clams, shrimp, softshell crabs, scallops, crab, triggerfish, yellow-fin tuna, cobia, mahi mahi, wahoo, sheepshead, bluefish, flounder, pompano and more,... read more
In addition to tackle, Hatteras Harbor Marina’s store has a great line of fine gifts and clothing. You’ll find clothes for men, women and children and a wide range of gifts and accessories, from art to dishware to sterling silver jewelry. Many of the items have a nautical or coastal theme but there’s much more than that.
Next to the ferry docks, Hatteras Landing Marina’s Ship Store is a great place to pop into while you wait for a ferry. You can get snacks and hot dogs and drinks, including cold draft beer, plus you’ll find apparel, sunglasses, hats, T-shirts and souvenirs. This is also the place to book an offshore or inshore charter on one of the marina’s six charter boats.... read more
How does opening your closet door make you feel? If your answer is “uninspired,” you might need a trip to Izabelle’s Closet. This boutique believes that a woman’s clothing should complement and celebrate her body in comfort and style. Whether you’re looking for something flirty and casual to wear on the island or something a little more upscale to wear back home, you’ll find it... read more
Located beside the ferry docks at Hatteras Landing, Nana & Pop’s has gifts, ice cream and food. They serve breakfast biscuits, pastries and scones in the morning along with coffee and tea and have fresh, made-to-order sandwiches, subs, hot dogs, hot buttered pretzels and pizza by the slice for lunch. Soft-serve ice cream, sno-cones and blizzards are available for dessert, along with brownies and ice... read more
The Nedo is like an old-fashioned variety store inside a modern building. Like the sign says, you’ll find a little bit of everything. The shelves are lined with hardware and do-it-yourself materials, lawn and garden supplies, cleaning products, house wares and home decor, fishing supplies, plumbing and electrical items, toys, souvenirs, linens and shoes. You’ll also find snacks, firewood, grills, coolers, magazines, books, sunglasses and... read more
Oden’s Dock books inshore and offshore fishing charters year round. Two head boats operate from here, the Miss Hatteras and the Cap’N Clam. Slip rentals with electric and water hookups are available. Oden’s sells gas and diesel fuel, and the Ship’s Store sells tackle, oil, food and drinks and gift items. Risky Business Seafood Market, Breakwater Inn, Breakwater Restaurant and parasailing, Jet ski and kayak... read more
The selection at Parrot Bay is too huge to possibly list everything here. This is a great store for browsing. You'll find coastal home décor items, garden accessories, gifts and Outer Banks souvenirs. Plus, they carry a terrific selection of swimwear and custom T-shirts for men, women, juniors... read more
Pelican’s Roost is a full-service tackle shop offering fresh bait, ballyhoo, custom rods, equipment repairs, accurate fishing information and everything else you’ll need to start casting off into the waters off Hatteras Island. They also have firewood, ice, souvenirs and custom T-shirts. You’ll want to stop and chat with the friendly and knowledgeable owner to get the scoop on the latest fishing information and pull... read more
Risky Business is a fresh seafood market offering shrimp, fish, scallops, crabs and clams, and they’ll steam up spiced shrimp or crabs for you to take out if you don’t want to cook them yourself. They sell great homemade crab cakes and all the favorite seafood condiments as well. Risky Business also has a store on the waterfront in Hatteras Village under Breakwater restaurant at... read more
This charming seafood shop is set back from the main road in Hatteras Village. They’ve got all the fresh seafood you could want, including shrimp, sea and bay scallops, clams, crab legs and all different kinds of fish. There are also handmade bird carvings done by the owner, sea glass necklaces and a variety of crafts.
Waterboy has everything you need to for island exploration. They rent kayaks, surfboards, watersports equipment, standup paddleboards and more. There’s also fun stuff like corn hole and practical gear like life jackets. Waterboy rents golf carts for tooling around the island — these can be rented hourly, for half a day, a full day, overnight or weekly. All other equipment can be rented daily or... read more