There’s a lot to do at the beach: lounge under an umbrella, soak up rays while laying on a towel or playing a game of beach volleyball, take advantage of Hatteras’ premier location for watersports or fish. With so many activities to experience, the shops in town with beach supplies enable you to follow whatever whims your heart desires. Grocery and convenience stores sell the essentials, from towels to sunscreen and beach toys to coolers. To add some movement to your beach day, find watersports gear at the local surf shops and outdoor recreation centers. They offer good-quality selections for surf boards, standup paddleboards, kayaks and more, and several of the places with rental options give you a lower-commitment method for sampling an activity.