Nora's Wish

23772 N.C. Highway 12, Rodanthe
(252) 987-3037

At this tiny cottage shop in Rodanthe, Hatteras native roots are apparent among elegant gifts, original art and rustic vintage items. Stop in to explore an assortment of offerings and village history. Print pictures at the Kodak Kiosk or book a guided history tour. The name honors a beloved Rodanthe resident, Nora Midgett Herbert, who had an abiding wish to open a gift shop to welcome the village visitors. Her husband built her the building on ship’s timbers in 1968, but the shop was not to be until decades later, following an unexpected renovation after Hurricane Irene. You’ll find it across from North Beach General Store and near Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station.