Hatteras Shopping

While watersports in all their various forms might be the main recreational activities that draw people to this island, the popularity of Hatteras Island shopping plays an important role in drawing people to the towns sprinkled through the island. There are wonderful stores that dot the long and winding road through Hatteras, and you’ll be pleased with the quality and variety of opportunities.

Hatteras shopping gives you a true taste of the local life on the island – the shops are all owned by residents, which allows for distinctive personality and character within all of them. And they stand out even more under the management of friendly staff members who are always ready to help you find whatever you’re looking for – if they don't have it at the current Hatteras shop, they can point you in the direction of someone who does. Of course, you can expect to find the basic necessities during your Hatteras Island shopping spree, be that 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.

Have Fun with Hatteras Shopping

But shopping, especially in a new place while you’re vacationing, is one of the best times to pick up something frivolous and fun. Whatever that ends up being, you will happen upon in while Hatteras shopping. There is no shortage of Cape Hatteras and Outer Banks themed souvenirs, 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 of Hatteras shopping by cruising from Rodanthe to Hatteras Village, though you may find the bulk of your attention is drawn to Avon, Buxton and Hatteras Village, where there is the biggest concentrations of retail stores.

Find Your Hatteras Shop by Location or Category

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

Askins Creek Store

Hatteras Shopping
42676 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-6283

Askins Creek Store is located at the southern end of Avon and open year-round. This general store has a good selection of beach apparel and quality...read more

Askins Creek Store is located at the southern end of Avon and open year-round. This...read more

Breeze Thru Avon

Hatteras Shopping
40374 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-3347

This drive-thru beverage store offers a huge variety of beer, wine (no hard liquor) and beverages, and you never have to leave your car – the cartender...read more

This drive-thru beverage store offers a huge variety of beer, wine (no hard liquor) and...read more

Buxton Village Books

Hatteras Shopping
47918 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton
(252) 995-4240

Established in 1984, Buxton Village Books makes its home in a Civil War-era island cottage. Sometime in the 1960s this vintage kitchen house was floated up...read more

Established in 1984, Buxton Village Books makes its home in a Civil War-era island cottage....read more

Hatteras Island Boardsports

Hatteras Shopping
41056 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-6160

Hatteras Island Boardsports has more than 5,000 square feet packed with swimwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and kids. Some brand names you’ll...read more

Hatteras Island Boardsports has more than 5,000 square feet packed with swimwear, apparel and accessories for...read more

Kitty Hawk Kites

Hatteras Shopping
Multiple locations
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites boasts an impressive...read more

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail...read more

Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

Hatteras Shopping
Multiple locations

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer, from the wind and waves to flat water...read more

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

Nora's Wish

Hatteras Shopping
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...read more

At this tiny cottage shop in Rodanthe, Hatteras native roots are apparent among elegant gifts,...read more

North Beach General Store

Hatteras Shopping
23781 N.C. Highway 12, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2378

Established and run by the O’Neal family, this gas station and convenience store offers groceries, snacks, drinks, RV and camping supplies, bait and tackle...read more

Established and run by the O’Neal family, this gas station and convenience store offers groceries, snacks,...read more

Ocean Air Sports

Hatteras Shopping
39450 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-5000

In a prime location right on Pamlico Sound, Ocean Air Sports has been making Hatteras Island watersports adventures happen since 1987. Locals and visitors...read more

In a prime location right on Pamlico Sound, Ocean Air Sports has been making Hatteras...read more

Sticky Bottom Oyster Company

56910 N.C. Highway 12, Suite B, Hatteras
(252) 986-5499

Home of the "Saltiest Gagger You'll Ever Swaller," Sticky Bottom Oyster Company is the storefront of an oyster farm of the same name that's located in Sandy...read more

Home of the "Saltiest Gagger You'll Ever Swaller," Sticky Bottom Oyster Company is the storefront...read more

3 Island Girls offers new, vintage, upcycled and repurposed items, including furniture, locally made eco-art, gifts and home decor. You're sure to find the...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...read more