Island Bookstore | Kill Devil Hills, NC

Island Bookstore

Island Bookstore

3712 N Croatan Hwy #C,
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-255-5590
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There’s nothing better than enjoying a good book on vacation! Island Bookstore is an independent booksellers with three locations: Kitty Hawk, Duck, and Corolla. With shelves of options including fiction, nonfiction, cooking, poetry, local history, and plenty of kids and young adult books, this shop is well-equipped to offer something for all of the readers in your family.

Glenn Eure Ghost Fleet Gallery | Nags Head, NC

Glenn Eure Ghost Fleet Gallery

Glenn Eure Ghost Fleet Gallery

210 E Driftwood St,
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-6584
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Legendary local artist Glenn Eure constructed this gallery with his wife Pat in the 70’s. A remarkably talented artist, Eure passed away in 2018, but leaves a significant legacy. An iconic figure in Outer Banks art, Eure’s mediums included woodcuts, etchings, watercolors, and oil. The gallery, which resembles a hull of a ship or a wooden WWII quonset hut, also features art by other local and regional artists.

Foxy Flamingo | Nags Head, NC

Foxy Flamingo

Foxy Flamingo

2515 S Croatan Hwy Suite F,
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-480-3699
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Curated with fashion-forward fun in mind, Foxy Flamingo brings a unique flare to the boutiques of the Outer Banks. Shop year ‘round for shoes, clothing, and accessories that will bring style and sass into your wardrobe. Owned by a local mother and daughter team, this store is welcoming, bright, and inspired by a love for fashion and a love for the beach. Foxy Flamingo also offers an online boutique.

Forbes Candy | Nags Head, NC

Forbes Candies

Forbes Candies

2707 S Croatan Hwy,
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-9411
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Salt water taffy, fudge, chocolates and more await at Forbes Candies, a sweet shop with four locations on the Outer Banks. Their salt water taffy and peanut brittle recipes date back to the 1930’s, and vacationers return year after year to satisfy their sweet tooth cravings. They even offer treats for your pups with their Salty Paws Biscuits line!

Copper Mermaid | Nags Head, NC

Copper Mermaid

Copper Mermaid

300 E Driftwood St,
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-715-5330
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For unique Outer Banks gifts and local art from over 30 artists, stop by the Copper Mermaid in the legendary Gallery Row section of Nags Head. The building itself evokes Nags Head architecture, with a wide porch where you can sit on rockers and enjoy the shade. Inside, meander through each room to explore walls of treasures: paintings, photography, driftwood art, ornaments, and jewelry. Copper Mermaid is a great spot to shop for a piece of the Outer Banks to back home.

Christmas Mouse | Nags Head, NC

Christmas Mouse

Christmas Mouse

2401 S Croatan Hwy,
Nags Head, NC 27949
252-441-8111
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Get your Christmas fix all year ‘round at Christmas Mouse in Nags Head, a sweet shop stocked with stocking stuffers, ornaments, and all things holiday. Located on the bypass in Nags Head, Christmas Mouse is one of seven locations throughout Virginia and the Carolinas. Their Nags Head store has been in business since 1987, and also provides a nautical room with Outer Banks specific ornaments and souvenirs.

Chip’s Wine and Beer | Kill Devil Hills, NC

Chip’s Wine, Beer, & Cigars

Chip’s Wine, Beer, & Cigars

2200 N Croatan Hwy,
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-449-8229
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Looking to sip a special wine or try some NC beers while you’re on vacation? Chip’s Market is your spot for all things beer and wine on the Outer Banks. Located at the Milepost 6 shops, Chip’s has one of the most extensive selections of unique booze around. Browse the shop, or enjoy the tasting room where you can sit and enjoy a few samples. With a friendly and knowledgable staff, their goal is to ‘strip the snobbery out of the whole scene’ and help you find something enjoyable!

Outer Banks Popcorn Shoppe | Corolla, NC

Outer Banks Popcorn Shoppe

Outer Banks Popcorn Shoppe

799 Sunset Blvd,
Corolla, NC 27927
252-453-4000
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Pop on in to the Outer Banks Popcorn Shoppe to experience a real treat! Offering two locations (TimBuck II Shopping Center in Corolla and Scarborough Lane Shops in Duck), this owner-operated business serves up over 20 different flavors of popcorn daily. Plus, they offer samples…so you can’t go wrong. Looking for gift? They’ve got tons of sports tins to choose from so you can customize or mix and match. They’ve even got wacky flavors like watermelon!

Zen & Zip | Duck, NC

Zen & Zip

Zen & Zip

1240 Duck Road #117
Duck, NC 27949
252-715-4860
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Leading the charge in the “athleisure” trend on the Outer Banks, Zen & Zip is the spot to find casual, stylish apparel that can take you from workout to a night out. Located in the Waterfront Shops in Duck (conveniently underneath Village Yoga Studio), Zen & Zip is a boutique for women with tons of great options for leggings, workout tops, shorts, and sports bras. The shop also features local jewelry, water bottles, skin care, and accessories. Expect to find brands such as Prana, Glyder, Spirital Gangster, and more.