Duck Shopping Including Southern Shores

Details on Every Duck NC Shop

If there’s one thing the town of Duck, NC, is known for, besides the beach, it’s shopping. Duck is definitely the place to go when you’re longing for a little retail recreation. We like to jokingly remark that the Duck shopping scene is our own little Rodeo Drive!

Duck shopping is a far cry from shopping in a mall or in a superstore, where homogeneity rules. Duck boutiques and specialty shops are unique and individually owned, and each reflects the personality of its owners. The nice thing is that the shops in Duck are clustered together within a half-mile stretch, so you can park the car and walk from place to place. And the town recently constructed a beautiful, meandering soundfront boardwalk to help you move safely among the shops. A head’s up: Rainy days are the most crowded shopping days in Duck, and on summer weekends Duck is quite congested with traffic.

All of the Southern Shores shopping options are linked by a nice bike path, so walking is an option. The Southern Shores’ shopping scene is small but up and coming, consisting mainly of the Southern Shores Crossing Shopping Center, the Marketplace (Food Lion, CVS) and Sandy Ridge Center. These are located on the east side of U.S. Highway 158, or the Bypass, around milepost 1. It’s a unique situation for Southern Shores shopping because any business sited directly across the street is in the town of Kitty Hawk, so those shops are not listed in detail here — go to the Nags Head section and search Shopping by the Kitty Hawk location. On the west side of the Bypass are a Home Depot, Walmart, Harris Teeter grocery store, Cato fashions and several other stores.

Note that while the official name of the main road that runs through Duck is N.C. Highway 12, locals call it Duck Road.

Southern Shores and Duck Shops by Category or Location

Duck Shopping | Southern Shores Shopping | Duck Waterfront Shops
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Birthday Suits

1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 261-7297
801 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-4862
2000 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5338

Celebrating more than 30 years as an Outer Banks shopping mecca, Birthday Suits is a favorite for swimwear — in fact, it’s been voted Best on the Beach for swimsuits for more than 10 years in local polls. Women's swimsuits are the specialty here — the latest styles for all ages, mix-and-match separates, bra-sized swimwear and mastectomy suits — but they also sell suits for... read more

Candy and Corks

1240 Duck Road, The Waterfront Shops, Duck
(252) 255-0600

Wonderful treats await you at this store. Satisfy your sweet tooth with classic candies, taffy and chocolate or get great noshes like gourmet nuts and salty snacks. Candy and Corks also sells a nice selection of wine, including local varieties that you can purchase by the bottle or case. Stop in before sunset and grab a bottle of one of many old-time cane-sugar sodas in... read more

Cotton Gin

1185 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 491-2387
789 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4446
5151 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 14.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2387
6957 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg
(252) 491-2387
(800) 637-2446

For a feeling of an old-time country market, step into The Cotton Gin, an Outer Banks shopping tradition for more than 40 years. The original Cotton Gin has stood in the same location since 1929, starting as a working cotton gin and growing into a gift store with four locations. Visitors are treated to a unique shopping experience in their main store in Jarvisburg as... read more

Dockside 'N Duck Seafood Market

1213 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-8687

When you feel like cooking at home, Dockside has all the fresh seafood you’ll need for an Outer Banks feast. Live and steamed crabs, crabmeat, steamed shrimp, fresh shrimp, clams, scallops, oysters, mussels, fish and lobsters – they’re all here, along with the condiments you’ll need. They also sell seafood-inspired prepared foods for take-out, such as homemade soups (try the she crab and clam chowder)... read more

Flip Flop Shops

1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shoppes, Duck
(252) 441-1757
7100 S. Croatan Highway, Suite 82, The Bypass, MP 16, Nags Head
(252) 255-3100

The ultimate summer shop, Flip Flop Shops sells flip flops and sunglasses and tanning lotions. You’ll find all the favorite brands of flip flops, including Sanuk, Reef, Rainbow, Cobian,Scott, Roxy, Havaianas, Flojos and Olukai. There are styles for men, women, teens, kids and babies.

Kitty Hawk Kites

1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-4450
785L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-8845
819 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
3933 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2210
307 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 473-2357
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297
39432 N.C. Highway 12, Island Shops, Avon
(252) 995-6060
58848 Hatteras Landing, Hatteras Village
(252) 986-1446
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun things like flags, toys, boomerangs and games. You’ll find the Outer Banks’ largest selection of beach sportswear and footwear from Crocs, Sanuk, Chaco, Southern Fried and Life is Good apparel, the coolest selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, outdoor clothing, sunglasses, sandals and more. KHK stores also... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites Watersports Center

1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 441-4124
Additional phone number
(877) 359-8447

At this watersports center on the sound in Duck, you can rent Jet skis, parasail, rent a pontoon boat, book a kayak tour or rent a kayak or standup paddleboard to glide around on your own. You can also sign up for Kitty Hawk Kites Mermaid School or book a hang gliding lesson, surfing lesson or a boat cruise to Sanctuary Vineyards. You can rent boogie... read more

Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-8787
819 Ocean Trail, Monterey Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
785L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4999
3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-6800
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer – from the wind to waves to flat water. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co. you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find one of the best... read more

Lady Victorian

1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-1654

For close to 30 years Lady Victorian has celebrated the power, the beauty and the style of women. Enjoy 4,000 square feet of fashion, featuring contemporary European designs and creative classics plus a full complement of jewelry and accessories for head-to-toe dressing. There is also a fine collection of gifts and decorative home accessories, all as unique and individual as those who select them. Come... read more

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

1149 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-4346
103 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla
(252) 453-2440
2001 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 9.75, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7823
40809 NC Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-5868

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities that you couldn't possibly bring all the equipment you'll need on a vacation to cover it all. Luckily, you can rent just about anything you'll need once you're here. No more cars packed so tight that you can't move inside!

If you want to rent kayaks to do some exploring of the sound waters or to ride... read more

Ocean Treasures Gift Shop & Art Gallery

1187 Duck Road, Loblolly Pines Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 453-2383
1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 453-2383

Have you ever seen dolphin and whale sculptures and paintings by Wyland, the worlds leading marine life artist? That's why these Outer Banks shops are called Ocean Treasures. They feature some of the most exciting ocean artists in the world such as Wyland, Guy Harvey, Walfrido Garcia and Dan Mackin. The shops also feature art by Thomas Kinkade, Mark Keathley and Abraham Hunter, who showcase... read more

Sara DeSpain Designer Goldsmith

1190 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 255-0633

Legendary jewelry designer Sara DeSpain maintains her studio and gallery at Osprey Landing, soundside in Duck. A goldsmith, Graduate Gemologist and designer, her pieces are a lyrical blend of substance and poetry. An Outer Banks designer since 1974 inspired by organic forms and “Force of Nature,” she creates delightfully one-of-a-kind pieces. Ask about Sara's line of ocean-sculpted shells “translated” into gold and silver treasures for... read more