Beyond the beautiful beaches, sunny skies, and ocean breezes of the Outer Banks, you’ll find some fantastic local shops offering the perfect shady retreat. Outer Banks shops have something for everyone, from handcrafted jewelry and specialty foods to beach gear and fishing supplies. Discover our favorite shops below!
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6 of the Best Outer Banks Shops
1. Island Spice & Wine – Avon, NC
Add some flavor to your Outer Banks shopping trip when you visit Island Spice & Wine! Whether you’re searching for the perfect wine to pair with your seafood dinner, that missing ingredient to take your meal to the next level, a unique gift, or simply something special to remember your trip, you’ll find it at Island Spice & Wine.
2. Kitty Hawk Kites – Multiple Locations in the OBX
Kitty Hawk Kites is one of the most exciting Outer Banks Shops you’ll find! All things related to OBX water sports are sold here: apparel, gear from top brands, lessons, and more. If you’re interested in purchasing your own equipment for water activities, browse a selection of stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and kiteboards. You can also find plenty of beach apparel from brands including Life Is Good, Chaco, and Eagles Nest Outfitters. In addition to a great line of products, Kitty Hawk Kites also offers lessons for nearly every water sport, tours, and a hang gliding school! Visit their website for more information on products, lessons, and locations.
3. Seagreen Gallery – Nags Head, NC
Seagreen Gallery features a great selection of handcrafted goods made from repurposed materials, referred to by the store as “the art of reuse.” Jewelry, lovely home decor, and more can be purchased here, all carefully and tastefully crafted. Follow Seagreen Gallery on Facebook to see their latest repurposed pieces!
4. OBX Bait & Tackle – Corolla, NC
Fishing on the Outer Banks is hard to beat (we think it’s the best), and there’s no better place to stock up for your next fishing trip than at OBX Bait & Tackle! Step inside, and you’ll be swimming in a selection of industry-leading gear, bait, clothing, and more. OBX Bait & Tackle also offers fishing charters, Outer Banks fishing reports, and everything else you’ll need for a successful fishing trip.
5. Cavalier Surf Shop – Nags Head, NC
Are you looking for one of the best Outer Banks surf shops? Look no further than Cavalier Surf Shop in Nags Head, NC! A family-owned shop, Cavalier knows a thing or two about providing the Outer Banks with surfboards, gear, and beachwear. Not a fan of surfing? They also offer beach bikes to rent or buy, custom hats, yoga mat bags, sunglasses, and more!
6. Stop N Shop – Kill Devil Hills, BC
Food, beer, fishing tackle, and beach gear – it’s all under one roof at Stop N Shop in Kill Devil Hills! Fill up on delicious deli sandwiches (and take advantage of their weekly sandwich specials!) or browse their selection of Reef and Rainbow sandals, suntan lotions, boogie boards, and everything else you need for an OBX vacation. Fishing equipment from top-of-the-line brands like Penn, Daiwa, Okuma, and more, as well as fresh and frozen bait is available. Gas up the car, grab dinner for the family, and stock up on everything you’ll need for the beach when you go to Stop N Shop.
After a Day of Shopping, Relax in a Shoreline OBX Vacation Rental
Whether you spent all day on the beach, enjoying delicious local fare, or visiting the many Outer Banks shops, there’s no better feeling than coming back to a great vacation home. Shoreline OBX provides some of the best Outer Banks vacation rentals, from Corolla to Avon. Whether you need accommodations for 4 people or 14, we have the OBX vacations homes to suit your needs. With great amenities like jacuzzis, hot tubs, private pools, and decks perfect for a BBQ, Shoreline OBX is your choice for the best OBX vacation homes. Contact us today, online or at (800) 449-2036. We look forward to hosting you soon!