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7 of the Best Places to Go Shopping in Nags Head

05/20/2022 | by Joseph Mitchell | Outer Banks Shopping

Who doesn’t love bringing back a souvenir from vacation to remind them of their fabulous trip? Well, here in the Outer Banks, you’ll find plenty of shops that offer unique gifts for all ages. Check out these Nags Head shopping experiences for everything from surfing gear to hammocks!

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The Top Nags Head Shopping Experiences

The Cotton Gin

No Nags Head shopping adventure is complete without a stop at the Cotton Gin. This popular Outer Banks retail chain offers a wide variety of beachwear, locally made gifts, wines, and more. It’s a great alternative to the massive and generic beach stores that you’ll find up and down the North Carolina coast.  

Tanger Outlets

If you want to take a break from the beach during your trip to the Outer Banks, the Tanger Outlets in Nags Head is home to more than a dozen famous brands. Shop some of your favorite designers like Ralph Lauren and J. Crew before making the short drive back to your Pirate’s Cove Realty vacation rental to show off your haul.

Brew Thru

Do you plan on celebrating with your family or friends at your Pirate’s Cove rental? Then you need to stop by the Brew Thru for all of your libations. This unique beer and wine store allows you to shop an extensive selection of domestic and imported beverages without having to get out of your car. All you have to do is drive through their shop, tell them what you want, and you’ll be on your way!

Nags Head Hammocks

Nags Head Hammocks allows you to bring a piece of the Outer Banks home with you. Experience a truly relaxing Nags Head shopping while testing an array of hammocks and porch furniture that will make you think of our coastal paradise every time you sit or lay down on your porch at home!

The Cottage Shop

The Cottage Shop provides an authentic Nags Head shopping experience. This quaint and charming boutique store features outdoor furniture, home accents, and unique gifts like locally crafted jewelry, bath products, and more! It’s a must-stop while in town.

Foxy Flamingo Boutique

If you’re searching for a classy women’s boutique store in the Outer Banks, head to the Foxy Flamingo. This Nags Head shop has a wide variety of cute dresses, tops, and shoes for all ages and styles.

Cavalier Surf Shop

Cavalier Surf Shop is one of the oldest purveyors of the surfing lifestyle in the Outer Banks. Head to this tiny store located in Nags Head for wetsuits, bathing suits, board shorts, rentals, and more!

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Pirate’s Cove Realty offers visitors the ultimate Outer Banks vacation. Our extensive list of vacation rentals includes condos and homes in a variety of locations on Roanoke Island. You can choose from a gated community with tons of amenities to the downtown Manteo area, where you’re steps from shops and entertainment. The choice is yours!

Start planning your trip today by booking one of our rentals! We look forward to welcoming you to the Outer Banks.