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Shopping Locations - Kitty Hawk

Shopping - Kitty Hawk

Shopping in Kitty Hawk is an experience, not just something to do on a rainy day. Everyone can find something special with the choices of locally owned and interesting shops in town. Whether you’re looking for homemade dog biscuits, local artwork, funky clothing and accessories, beach souvenirs or fishing tackle, you can find it all within Kitty Hawk. Note that, as you enter the Outer Banks from the north over the bridge from Currituck, all the shops on the right-hand side of the road (the side with the Home Depot) are in Kitty Hawk, while those on the left are in Southern Shores. We cover those shops in the Duck/Southern Shores book and tabloid or online at

Remember that locals call Croatan Highway—aka U.S. Highway 158—The Bypass, and they refer to Virginia Dare Trail—aka N.C. Highway 12—as the Beach Road. Those simple names are just easier to remember!

High Cotton BBQ

  • 5230 N. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 1
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 255-2275

After a meal at High Cotton BBQ, step into their retail shop to pick up some of their own homemade barbecue sauces, fresh-roasted peanuts and fun T-shirts. They also carry Southern-style goodies like Moon Pies. Want to send a taste of Southern charm to that poor person who couldn’t come on vacation with you?

Home Depot

  • 5300 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 1
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 261-4115

You already know what to expect when you go to The Home Depot, right? Hardware, fixtures and everything else the eager home do-it-yourselfer needs are all right here under one gigantic roof. They even have professionals who can do the job for you. This location offers friendly service and helpful clinics on home improvements.

Hotline Pink

  • 4140 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 3.5
  • Kitty Hawk
  • 252) 261-8164

Outer Banks Hotline is the local women’s shelter and crisis intervention/prevention center, and the Thrift Shop is one of the ways it raises money. The Kitty Hawk location (there are five throughout the region) is easy to find — a bright pink building on the Bypass. If you love hunting through thrift stores, you’ll go crazy for this one. You’ll find clothes, furniture, books, records, house wares and a lot more.

Identify Yourself

  • 6146 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 1/4
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 480-1433, (877) 303-1049

Identify Yourself specializes in promotional marketing. They create corporate apparel, tradeshow displays and promotional programs with your personalized message, artwork or logo. They offer a huge inventory of merchandise to promote your business, from coffee mugs, hats and totes to binoculars and duffle bags. Visit their showroom to check out all of the options, or shop their online catalog.

Island Art Supply & Custom Framing

  • 5230 N. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 1
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 255-5078

Island Art Supply offers professional-quality paintbrushes, paints, easels and canvas. They also carry art supplies for children. The custom framing services include professional matting and framing, and there are also ready-made frames.

Island Bookstore

  • 3712 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 255-5590

Island Bookstore is a full-service, independent bookstore with a comprehensive selection of fiction and nonfiction books to please every reader. This bookseller’s special strengths include a children’s section to delight every age from toddlers to teachers, a large choice of local and regional titles and more than 200 magazine titles. IndieBound bestseller hardbacks are always discounted, and special orders are welcome. The Island Bookstore also has locations in Duck and Corolla.

Islander Flags

  • 6146 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 1/4
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 261-6266

Islander Flags is celebrating more than 25 years of selling flags and banners to discriminating customers locally and beyond. In addition to their best-selling American flags, they have hundreds of decorative flags, which are top quality and manufactured in the United States. Businesses love their attention flags and ever-popular feather flags. You can design and order flags in their custom design center, taking inspiration from your family crest, pet, vacation home or wedding. Islander Flags also installs in-ground and deck flagpoles. Explore their collection of many decorative items including garden flags, windsocks, wind chimes, welcome mats, mailbox covers and Outer Banks souvenirs.

Kena Activewear

  • 3810 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Buccaneer’s Walk
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 261-0274

If you are an active woman who’s into yoga, running, cycling or just being comfortable in really good looking clothes, this is the shop for you! You’ll find activewear and performance tops, bottoms, fitness dresses, running skirts, bags and more here, all in fun colors and the newest high-tech and natural fabrics. Kena carries well-loved brands like Skirt Sports, Sherpani and Lucy as well as Tasc, Nuu Muu, Carve Designs, Horny Toad and Sweaty Bands, which are great if you need a little extra inspiration for getting your body moving.

Kitty Hawk Cycle Company

  • 203 E. Eckner Street
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 261- 2060

Kitty Hawk Cycle Company is a neighborhood bike shop in the heart of Kitty Hawk. Tucked just off the Beach Road behind Winks grocery, they offer friendly service and sell bikes and cycling accessories including baskets, lights, pumps and more. Their rental program includes bike shop-quality beach cruisers, hybrids and road bikes, and they deliver from Duck to Nags Head.

Kitty Hawk Garden Center

  • 4351 The Woods Road
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 255-5229

Gardeners will love this stop. They have perennials, annuals, evergreen trees and shrubs and tropical plants. You’ll also find gardening gifts, containers, tools, patio and garden furniture and more. Those who enjoy plants but don’t exactly have a green thumb will appreciate the custom planting, container gardens and landscaping services they offer.

Lilly Piccadilly

  • 2606 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 5.5
  • Kill Devil Hills
  • (252) 255-0660

This little boutique is full of fabulous finds! They offer both new and consignment clothing, accessories, jewelry and gifts, and they carry a wonderful selection of Lakeshore Candles, hand-crafted Ipswich Bay Soaps and much more. And, don’t you just love the name!

Lotus Day Spa & Boutique

  • 3810 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 261-0800

Pamper yourself or a loved one at one of the most unique spas on the Outer Banks. Lotus offers a relaxing, tranquil and revitalizing atmosphere that soothes the mind, body and soul. Featured services are microdermabrasion, custom facials, therapeutic massage, reflexology, and manicure and pedicure treatments. Dermalogica® Skin Care products are exclusively used for most treatments and retailed in the boutique. Local art, photography, custom clay sculptured-base wine and champagne glassware, handmade soaps and other body products make great gifts or vacation mementos. Gift certificates are available for individual and package spa services. Small groups are welcome. Lotus is open year-round, and appointments are recommended.

Mary’s Health & Nutrition Center

  • 3712 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 715-3535

Specializing in health awareness, this shop offers a great selection of organic groceries, vitamins, beauty products, herbs and more. They also carry sports nutrition items and books on health and nutrition.

Miss Lizzie’s

  • 3720 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 261-6810

From jeans to dressy wear, Miss Lizzie’s has you covered. You’ll find many names you’ll recognize in jeans, tops, pants and dressy outfits including French Dressing, Alberto Makali, BKG, Andrea Lieu, Foxcroft and Lauren Vidal. Miss Lizzie’s has an array of accessories including shoes, handbags and scarves plus gifts. “Fashion for the fun of it” is their motto.

Moneysworth Beach Home Equipment Rentals

  • 947 W. Kitty Hawk Road
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 261-6999, (800) 833-5233

Moneysworth offers all of the beach vacation essentials for rent. They have everything from bicycles to linens, beach umbrellas to baby equipment. Best of all, they offer free delivery. See Recreation for more information on the sporting equipment they offer.

Natural Creations Jewelers

  • 2501 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 5.75
  • Kill Devil Hills
  • (252) 255-2015

This year you can visit Natural Creations, a full-service jeweler, at their new, larger location. They offer fine jewelry, with a nice selection of 14-karat sea life pieces. This is a great place to shop for wedding bands and engagement rings, and they even have wedding bands reminiscent of the sea and dunes of the Outer Banks. Natural Creations is open year round and offers custom design and repair.

OBX Romance Store

  • 3723 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 715-1604

Whether you are looking for something to spice up your love life or the perfect decor for a sassy bachelorette party, this couples-friendly adult boutique has what you are looking for! Browse the huge selection of bridal lingerie, lotions, oils, games, gifts and novelty items on your own, or ask their friendly staff for suggestions.

Painted Pelican

  • 3712 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 261-0488

This shop is a great addition to the scene in Kitty Hawk. It carries an eclectic mix of fun items for the home and garden—metal garden sculptures, wind chimes, bird feeders, candle holders of all sorts, glassware, pillows—along with jewelry and local artwork. The owner shows some of her lovely paintings too. You’ll enjoy this shop and its bright, happy atmosphere.

Peanut Shop of Kitty Hawk

  • 3810 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 261-5775

The Peanut Shop stocks gourmet peanuts of all kinds, from spicy to sweet. Check out their Wine Nuts in flavors like Margarita Mix and Chardonnay. Pick out a treat from their old-fashioned glass candy jars. Their selection of jellies, candles and gourmet sauces makes finding a great gift easy. Make it even easier by having them create a gift basket. You can customize the basket by selecting the goodies to go inside, and then they can take care of the shipping. You’ll also find great gifts for the home and kitchen, a year-round selection of beachy Christmas ornaments and greeting cards.

Puzzles, Pranks and Games

  • 3810 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 261-4323

The name of this shop says it all. You’ll find puzzles, pranks and games here for kids of all ages. They have chess sets, backgammon, mah-jongg, playing cards and puzzles from 12 to 24,000 pieces. You can also get replacement pieces for games — somebody’s thinking! Arriving this summer is a new puzzle machine that creates a custom puzzle from your own pictures! They offer shipping, free gift wrapping and gift certificates. Come in and play one of their demo games.

Red’s Carolina Outfitters

  • 3836 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 261-6681

Red’s offers hunting supplies and sporting apparel such as camo, boots and other heavy duty clothing.

Salon Swank & Glimmer Weddings

  • 5230 Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 1
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 261-7889

A dynamic duo, Salon Swank and Glimmer Weddings work together to offer hair services such as cuts, colors and foils as well as waxing and make-up application. They, of course, specialize in bridal parties, and the cute new Boutique Swank is so much fun to shop in you won’t want to leave. They carry Lucy Love, Mud Pie, L Space and Miss Me. Treat yourself to some pampering — you deserve it!

Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt Bar

  • 5400 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 1
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 261-2697

Treat your sweet tooth to a healthy snack when you choose from several flavors of self-serve frozen yogurt and then pick your toppings at this shop next to Subway in the Walmart shopping center. Some seating is available outside.

Sound Feet Shoes Outlet

  • 3840 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 441-0715

With so many brands to choose from, Sound Feet Shoes always finds itself with too many shoes, so all the extras get sent to this outlet. They have a great selection of name brand shoes at outlet prices here, and they also carry Carhartt and uniforms. Go in and let them fit your entire family.

Sweet Frog—Premium Frozen Yogurt

  • 3700 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 715-1965

Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt has a novel concept: pick your soft-serve yogurt flavors, dispense as much as you want then top it the way you want it from the topping bar. The cashier weighs your creation and you pay by the weight. The yogurt is all natural, low fat and healthy, and you can choose toppings that are healthy too, like nuts and real fruit. Of course, they have candy toppings too. Sweet Frog is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily in the summer months; call for off-season hours. Look for the pink building in Kitty Hawk.

That Jewelry Store and More

  • 3810 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 715-1542

The sign by the door says “Jewelry, it’s cheaper than therapy!” That lighthearted attitude is reflected in this versatile shop that contains creative jewelry, original art and eclectic gifts you can’t find anywhere else. Check out their hundreds of jewelry pieces at $15 each.

The Loft—Upscale Consignment

  • 3712 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 261-5660

The Loft will change the way you feel about consignment shop—you won’t find any smelly, threadbare couches here! Staged like a New York loft apartment, this shop has a great balance of well-made, classic pieces and one-of-a-kind funky finds. They offer high-quality furniture and designer clothing and shoes, with a healthy helping of fun accessories from crystal chandeliers to vintage cowboys boots. The inventory is constantly changing, so you’ll want to stop in frequently to see what is new.

The Salty Cow Ice Cream Shop

  • 5230 N. Croatan Highway, The Beach Road, MP 1
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 715-2556

You’ll find this sweet shop across from the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk. They offer ice cream, both hand-dipped and soft-serve, in multiple flavors. Try their coffee, hot or iced, and pick up a few retro candies for an old-fashioned treat.

Top Nails

  • 5400 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 1
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 255-1014

Show off your tan and your sandals with a manicure and pedicure from Top Nails. They’re a one-stop shop that also offers haircuts, styling and color as well as massage and tanning services.


  • 3708 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5
  • Kitty Hawk
  • (252) 261-0277

You can taste the world at Trio, an exciting new retail and entertainment destination that gathers the best of the vast worlds of wine, handcrafted beer and artisinal cheese into one lovely space…think Italian Bistro meets British Pub. Trio offers more than 2,000 wines and beers from around the world ranging in price from $4.99 to $1,000 as well as more than 50 artisanal cheeses and a selection of cured meats. Also a tap house, they feature 24 craft beers on tap, and wines can be sampled from wine dispensing machines using smart cards that allow you to choose the wine and amount you want to try. Taste a wide variety of wines priced from $10 to $100 per bottle starting at just $1 per taste! The cheese shop offers cheeses hand-cut to order and a menu featuring cheese plates, gourmet sandwiches, salads and small bites. Upstairs on the balcony you’ll find a tasting bar featuring award-winning wines from around North Carolina along with a pool table and two lounge areas. The pool table and WiFi are free. Trio hosts live music many nights.

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