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Shopping in Kitty Hawk consists of a mix of big-name grocery stores, one-of-a-kind surf shops, and other unique stores. As one of the first towns to greet Outer Banks vacationers that come across the Wright Memorial Bridge, Kitty Hawk is the perfect place to stop for all of your beach essentials, no matter which town you are staying in.
To aid in your decision of where to start a shopping excursion in Kitty Hawk, we’ve compiled a list of all the best options below. Look for the Twiddy Preferred badge signaling our favorite spots in this sweet beach town.
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Your full-service independent bookstore for all of the Outer Banks. Located in Scarborough Faire Shopping Village in Duck, Historic Corolla Village, and centrally located in Kitty Hawk, Island Bookstore is conveniently situated near all of our Twiddy vacation rentals.
With an extensive selection of wines from around the world, more than 250 beers with a focus on microbrews, and over 50 artisanal cheeses, the retail shop at Trio is a one-stop-shop for your specialty spirit needs. The bar and bistro also boasts a delightful atmosphere, often featuring live local music to enjoy along with one of their many carefully-chosen wines or beers from their 24-rotating craft taps.
The famous Kitty Hawk Kites offers parasailing, wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing, jet ski tours and rentals, kayak rentals, surfboard rentals and more!
The one-and-only Brew Thru, the Outer Banks' original drive thru convenience store, offering refreshing cold beverages and their famous t-shirts right to your window. You don't even have to get out of your vehicle!
Fresh produce, meat, seafood, and all of your grocery store needs
One of the most popular surf shops on the East Coast, WRV in Kitty Hawk features a large store full of boarding sports equipment and fashionable beach attire.
The quintessential beach store for vacationers. Wings has multiple locations all over the Outer Banks, featuring everything "beach-related" you can think of. From beach towels and bathing suits, to souvenirs, t-shirts and boogie boards, Wings is an inexpensive shopping destination to load up on everything the out-of-town family might need for a day at the beach.
A shopping tradition on the Outer Banks since 1948, Gray's has 5 convenient locations to provide Outer Banks vacationers with fine apparel, headwear, gifts, clothing for kids, gifts, beach essentials and more.
Visitors and locals alike love Islander Flags, where you can order custom-made flags for your home, business or vacation rental, and the perfect place to pick up a souvenir from your Outer Banks vacation to take back home to your yard to remind you of the good times every day!
Family-owned and operated, Soundfeet Shoes has been an Outer Banks full-service shoe store since 1987.
OBX inspired art and handmade gifts. An eclectic mix, sure to satisfy every OBX lover!
Grocery, pharmacy, auto, hunting and fishing, home, electronics, clothing and more.
Pharmacy, including beach essentials and other personal needs
A small, locally-owned drug store specializing in customer service for all of your medical equipment and supply needs.
Full of more big-name shopping stores, grocery stores, and other shopping options than any other town on the Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk is centrally located to the southern beaches of Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head, and to the northern beaches of Southern Shores, Duck and Corolla. If you’ve shopped ‘till you dropped and are interested in other activities in Kitty Hawk, click a category below to find additional options that are sure to make your trip unforgettable.
If you’ve had your fill of shopping in Kitty Hawk, move your adventure along to the shopping options in neighboring towns.