Hatteras Shopping

While watersports might be the main recreational activities that draw people here, Hatteras Island shopping is a contender for popularity. There are wonderful stores that dot the long and winding road through the island, and you’ll be pleased with the quality and variety of opportunities.

Hatteras Island shops are all locally owned, which allows for great individual character, and the staff members are always friendly and helpful. If you’re out looking for something frivolous and fun, you’ll happen upon it. Cape Hatteras souvenirs abound, from miniature lighthouses to design-your-own t-shirts to hermit crabs. You’ll also find clothes and the essentials — jewelry, clothing, bathing suits, beach toys, watersports equipment, home decor, gourmet food and incredible artwork by local and national artists. You could easily spend an entire day cruising among Hatteras Island’s shops from Rodanthe to Hatteras Village, though the biggest concentrations of retail stores are in Avon, Buxton and Hatteras Village.

If you’re looking for necessities in your Cape Hatteras shopping spree, you’ll find what you need, whether it’s a get-well card, a good book for the beach, a latch for the screen door or backing for your fly line. One large chain grocery store, a couple of smaller but well-stocked mom-and-pop grocers and several gourmet shops fill the food needs on Hatteras Island. You’ll find tackle stores in every village, and watersports equipment shops are everywhere.

Find Your Hatteras Shop by Location or Category

Rodanthe, Waves & Salvo | Avon | Buxton & Frisco | Hatteras Village  

Island Spice & Wine

40246 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-7750

Your taste buds will love you for visiting this store. It's a true Outer Banks shopping experience! The wine selection is vast and pleasantly surprising, with numerous worthy selections from Carolina and around the world. You’ll also find fine tea and coffee, specialty sauces, hard-to-find spices, imported olive oils and vinegars, cheeses, sweets, chocolates, gourmet snacks and many other things that will inspire a night... read more

Your taste buds will love you for visiting this store. It's a true Outer Banks... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites

58848 Hatteras Landing, Hatteras Village
(252) 986-1446
39432 N.C. Highway 12, Island Shops, Avon
(252) 995-6060
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297
785L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-8845
819 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-4450
3933 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2210
307 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 473-2357
(877) 359-8447

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... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties.... read more

Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297
819 Ocean Trail, Monterey Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
785L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4999
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-8787
3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-6800

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer – from the wind to waves to flat water. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co. you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find one of the best... read more

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all... read more

OBX Attitude

42934 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 986-5010

This gift shop specializes in items that will remind visitors that the Outer Banks attitude is one of relaxation and fun. Offering nautical charts, clothing, prints, Christmas ornaments, tumblers and much more, you’re sure to find something to bring the beach vibe home with you. Their beach prints are all personally photographed by the owners and printed on demand, and all prints are available on... read more

This gift shop specializes in items that will remind visitors that the Outer Banks attitude... read more

Sandcastles

39774 N.C. Highway 12, Dairy Queen Shops, Avon
(252) 995-0147

Celebrating their 10th year, Sandcastles is more than just a gallery. Along with tons of Hatteras Island artist offerings, their locally made lavender products have become a staple with their regular patrons as have the essential oils, gems and crystals, shells, cards, puzzles and local interest and metaphysical books. Stop by and make a sea glass/driftwood sun catcher anytime. You can also participate in their book... read more

Celebrating their 10th year, Sandcastles is more than just a gallery. Along with tons of... read more

Studio 12

41008 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-7899

Visit Studio 12 in their new location! Walk in any time to paint pottery or do mosaics, or sign up for one of many art classes from glass fusion to canvas painting. You can enjoy a latte or smoothie from the coffee shop while you shop the gallery filled with local art that includes wheel-thrown pottery, hand-crafted tiles, painting, glass fusion and jewelry. More than 50% of... read more

Visit Studio 12 in their new location! Walk in any time to paint pottery or... read more