Corolla, NC, Shopping

Corolla, NC, is all about retail recreation. Its shopping opportunities are abundant in and around the major shopping complexes—the Shoppes at the Currituck Club, TimBuck II, Monteray Plaza and Corolla Light Town Center—and in the old Corolla village area.

When shopping in Corolla, NC, you will find that most businesses are locally owned and operated, so they each have an individual character and offer things you won’t see at home. Within the Outer Banks, shopping in Corolla, NC, has a reputation for its upscale retail offerings. Without leaving town, you could easily revamp your home décor, wardrobe and even kitchen pantry until it shines with seaside sophistication.

If you need a little break from the beach, spend a day, or even several, exploring the opportunities for shopping in Corolla, NC. Just remember that on rainy days, everyone else will be shopping with you. If you don’t mind getting out with the throngs of other eager shoppers, have at it! Vacationers are notorious for getting in their cars on rainy days and heading straight to the Outer Banks shopping areas, those in Corolla, NC, being a particularly enticing choice.

Fun Awaits at Corolla, NC, Shopping 

If you’ve got family members in tow, don’t worry, because most places for shopping in Corolla, NC, offer diversions other than shopping. If you’re brave, you can direct restless companions towards ice cream shops and candy stores to get their sugar fix. Or they can amuse themselves at the gift shops that accompany museums in Corolla, NC. TimBuck II Shopping Village has plenty of recreational opportunities, like water sports and go-carts, to entertain some members of your crew if they aren’t as mesmerized by the treasures and finds inside the stores as you are. At Monteray Shores Shopping Plaza, there’s a climbing wall and movie theater. Corolla Light Town Center even features a skate park that’s as much fun for curious onlookers as it is for skaters. Before embarking on any shopping excursions in Corolla, be sure to first check out any Corolla, NC, shopping sales that may be happening too - who doesn't like buying and saving at the same time?!

Corolla, NC, Shops by Location or Category

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

Corolla, NC, Shopping
794-F Sunset Boulevard, Timbuck II, Corolla
(252) 453-3188
3810 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 715-0779
207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Waterfront Shops, Downtown Manteo, Manteo
(252) 423-3118
106-A Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo
(252) 423-3400

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae – yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than... read more

Birthday Suits

Corolla, NC, Shopping
801 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-4862
1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 261-7297
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

Celebrating more than 30 years as an Outer Banks shopping mecca, Birthday Suits is a... read more

Corolla Bait and Tackle

Corolla, NC, Shopping
1070 Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 453-9500
603 Currituck Drive, The Shoppes at the Currituck Club, Corolla
(252) 453-9690

Keith Cummings, owner of Corolla Bait and Tackle, goes beyond the call of duty when it comes to sharing his fishing knowledge. Everyone who comes through the door of this Outer Banks shop gets fishing instruction. This full-service tackle store sells every major brand of tackle for fresh and salt water plus gear, fresh bait, crabbing supplies, ice and more. The advice is free. Corolla... read more

Keith Cummings, owner of Corolla Bait and Tackle, goes beyond the call of duty when... read more

Cotton Gin

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

Have you ever visited the Cotton Gin? It been a coastal shopping tradition for more than 50 years. The original Cotton Gin has stood in the same location in Jarvisburg 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 well as their... read more

Have you ever visited the Cotton Gin? It been a coastal shopping tradition for more... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites

Corolla, NC, Shopping
819 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
785-L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-8845
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-4450
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 specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties.... read more

Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

Corolla, NC, Shopping
785L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4999
819 Ocean Trail, Monterey Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-8787
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... read more

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to... read more

OBX Bait and Tackle

Corolla, NC, Shopping
815 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3339

OBX Bait and Tackle is an angler’s paradise. Conveniently located in Corolla’s Monteray Plaza to serve the northern beaches and beyond, OBX Bait and Tackle is a full-service tackle shop that specializes in freshwater and surf-fishing equipment along with rods and reels at all price levels, a wide variety of fresh and frozen bait, crabbing supplies and other necessities such as coolers, ice, soft drinks,... read more

OBX Bait and Tackle is an angler’s paradise. Conveniently located in Corolla’s Monteray Plaza to... read more

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

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

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities that you couldn't possibly bring all the... read more

Seaside Farm Market

Corolla, NC, Shopping
787 Sunset Boulevard, Corolla
(252) 453-8285

While visiting Corolla, stop by Seaside Farm Market located at the corner of the TimBuck II shopping center. The market has a complete selection of local and regional in-season produce including sweet corn, vine-ripened tomatoes and peaches picked fresh from the tree. They also carry fresh, local seafood including mahi mahi, scallops, crabs and tuna. Check out the homemade jams, BBQ and seafood sauces, farm... read more

While visiting Corolla, stop by Seaside Farm Market located at the corner of the TimBuck... read more

Spry Creek Home Accents

Corolla, NC, Shopping
1122 Corolla Village Road, Corolla
(252) 453-0199

Spry Creek is owned by Outer Banks native Karen Scarborough Whitfield and her husband, John. They have converted her father’s old auto repair shop into a surprising gift and home accents shop. The old bay doors and shop flooring remain the same, and be sure to look for Karen’s father’s workbench, which came out of Penny’s Hill Lifesaving Station. In the shop you will find... read more

Spry Creek is owned by Outer Banks native Karen Scarborough Whitfield and her husband, John.... read more