Nags Head offers a varied selection of shopping venues to choose from. Stores include a collection of landmark gift shops, authentic beach shops, an outlet mall, and modern shopping centers. Most notably, the unique shopping scene of historic Gallery Row, boasts an incredible selection of small boutiques and galleries that showcase and sell some of the finest work by native Outer Banks artisans.
The shops in Nags Head are scattered throughout the town, so excellent stores are close by no matter which part of town you are staying in. Scroll through our full list of shopping locations in Nags Head and keep your eyes peeled for the Twiddy Preferred badge signaling our favorites!
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One of the largest and oldest art galleries in Nags Head, Seaside Art Gallery has 12 themed rooms of art.
The famous Kitty Hawk Kites offers parasailing, wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing, jet ski tours and rentals, kayak rentals, surfboard rentals and more!
A local business that's been around for more than 30 years, the Farmer's Daughter has a wide selection of clothing, jewelry, and accessories, as well as crafts, home and garden items, seasonal decorations and more. They also have a great selection of beach wear.
The fine art of fun living! At Kellogg in Duck and the Outer Banks Mall in Nags Head, The Cottage Shop offers home accents, gifts and accessories including genuine Fiesta Ware. Locally-owned & operated.
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!
Large grocery store that meets all of your grocery needs
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.
Family-owned and operated, Soundfeet Shoes has been an Outer Banks full-service shoe store since 1987.
You wouldn't think it was a secret by the loud, colorful building, but Secret Spot Surf Shop is a favorite among locals and a fun place to pick up some of the best surf clothing, boards, shoes and accessories on the OBX.
Located on the Beach Road at MP 13.5, Cavalier offers surfing essentials for rent, as well as a wide selection of sunglasses, beach attire and more for men, women and children.
Independent core boardsports shop offering boards for sale, as well as accessories and apparel.
Offering a selection of boarding equipment and clothing, Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need for a day of fun in the sun and on the water.
Come take a walk and visit amazing art galleries, businesses, gift shops and restaurants that make up this historic, cultural art district.
Come shop the only Outlet Mall on the Outer Banks!
Located just across the street from Jockey's Ridge, this collection of shops is an experience all in its own. With daily activities, specials and festivals, this is more than just a shopping center. Featuring stores like the famous Kitty Hawk Kites, Kitty Hawk Surf Company, Scoops Ice Cream Parlor, The Fudgery, Life on a Sandbar & Hair Wraps, Natural Life Store, and more, Jockey's Ridge Crossing has a little something for everyone.
The Outer Banks Mall is a one-stop outdoor shopping mall that's got you covered.
Though the times have changed, our service and southern hospitality have remained. Cahoon's Market and Cottage is a family-owned and operated local establishment (since 1962) in the heart of Whalebone Junction. In addition to our cottage court, we offer a variety of groceries, deli, supplies for the beach, fishing, and whatever else you could need...like our slogan says: "If we don't have it, you don't need it!"
Retail seafood store offering fresh seafood for pick up. Also fried meals, soups & sandwiches, and steamed seafood are available to purchase.
Buffalo City Jug Shop is named in honor of Buffalo City, the once logging and moonshining community a few miles inland from the Outer Banks. Offering a growler filling station with 24 beers on tap and a large selection of craft bottle beer and wine as well.
Nags Head has everything visitors need while staying on the OBX, from a large medley of surf shops and one-of-a-kind local galleries, to all of your grocery and pharmacy needs, all in one place. Unlike Duck, where shoppers can park their cars and reach the majority of the town’s shops on foot, Nags Head’s stores are spread out across the town - which happens to be the largest on the Outer Banks. If you’ve already found what you need to for a memorable and comfortable stay, select a category below to view restaurants, activities and nightlife options all available in Nags Head, NC.
Nags Head is full of great beach shops and souvenir stores, but a short drive to one of these nearby towns will provide even more shopping options.