Although the sun and the surf are certainly the main reasons for visiting the Outer Banks there’s no reason why you can’t sneak in a little shopping. This vacation paradise is spilling over with fun and interesting places to while away the hours searching for the perfect souvenirs, swimming suits, antiques, jewelry, or anything else that might tickle your fancy.
Beach shops abound, along with high-end boutiques, retail stores, thrift shops to support local charities, intimate local shops, and an outlet mall. Don’t forget to pick up those souvenirs and gifts for the people you love who weren’t lucky enough to join you on this visit.
Spend time browsing the wonderful art galleries and jewelry shops which carry the most beautiful artwork, amazing sculptures and gorgeous jewelry from talented local artists.
Almost everyone will want a souvenir t-shirt. Whether your make your own tie-dye t-shirt or search the racks until you find the most beautiful or wildest design, you won’t be disappointed at the selection.
So, change things up a bit. Dust the sand off and check out the shopping. But, don’t forget, no visit is complete without picking up the ultimate souvenir of the Outer Banks – the OBX sticker.
Birthday Suits – 3 Locations – 2000 S. Croatan Hwy, (MP 10), Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-5338 – 1170 Scarborough Lane, Duck (252) 261-7297 – 807 Ocean Trail (Monteray Plaza), Corolla (252) 453-4862
The Cotton Gin – 3 Locations – 6957 Carotoke Hwy, Jarvisburg (252) 491-2387 & 789 Sunset Blvd (Timbuck II), Corolla (252) 453-4446 & 5151 Croatan Hwy, Nags Head (252) 449-2387