Shopping in Duck, NC

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 shopping in Duck, NC, is our own little Rodeo Drive!

Shopping in Duck, NC, 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 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 around safely while shopping in Duck, NC. A head’s up: Rainy days are the most crowded shopping days, and on summer weekends Duck, NC, is quite congested with traffic.

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

Shopping in Duck, NC, Includes Southern Shores

Similar to shopping in Duck, NC, Southern Shores shopping options are linked by a nice bike path, so walking is one way to check them out. 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. Southern Shores shopping is a bit unique from that in Duck, NC, and other places, because any business situated 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 Shopping section and narrow your search to the Kitty Hawk Shopping category. On the west side of the Bypass are a Home Depot, Walmart, Harris Teeter grocery store, Cato fashions and several other stores.

 

Southern Shores and Duck Shops by Category or Location

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Wee Winks Market

Shopping in Duck, NC
1213 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-2937

Opened in 1976, Wee Winks was the first store ever to set up shop in Duck. Throughout remodeling their building and expanding their selection, Winks remains a staple in Duck for residents and visitors thanks to its reputation for keeping it fresh. Breakfast sandwiches on fresh-baked biscuits and bagels as well as cinnamon buns baked every morning round out the 8-foot pastry case full of muffins,...read more

Opened in 1976, Wee Winks was the first store ever to set up shop in...read more

Yellowhouse Art Gallery

Shopping in Duck, NC
1240 Duck Road, The Waterfront Shops, Duck
(252) 441-6928

Nags Head's beloved Yellowhouse Art Gallery has moved to The Waterfront Shops in Duck and is now connected to its sister gallery, SeaDragon Gallery. It's filled with all the art you might need for your home or cottage, including the stunning photography of the owner, award-winning photographer Eve Trow Turek, as well as that of Ray Matthews. In addition to local photography you'll find local...read more

Nags Head's beloved Yellowhouse Art Gallery has moved to The Waterfront Shops in Duck and...read more