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Corolla is all about retail recreation. Corolla 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.

Almost all Corolla shops are locally owned and operated, so they each have an individual character and offer things you won’t see at home. You could easily spend a whole day shopping in Corolla when you need a little break from the beach. Just remember that on rainy days, everyone else will want to be shopping with you. Vacationers are notorious for getting in their cars on rainy days and heading straight to the Outer Banks shopping areas.

If you’ve got family members in tow, don’t worry, because most of Corolla’s shopping centers offer diversions other than shopping. TimBuck II Shopping Village has plenty of recreational opportunities, like water sports and go-carts, to keep the family entertained while you shop. At Monteray Shores Shopping Plaza, there’s a climbing wall and movie theater. Corolla Light Town Center features a skatepark that’s as much fun for curious onlookers as it is for skaters.

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Alice’s Craft Gallery

  • 815-A Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza
  • Corolla

When out shopping in Corolla, be sure to seek out Alice’s Craft Gallery in Monteray Plaza. Here you will find jewelry, pottery, glass, metals, wood, chimes, photography and sculptural wall art pieces made by American artisans. Alice’s represents a few local artists and numerous North Carolina artists. This gallery is a good place to browse for functional handmade pottery intended for daily use or a quality hand-crafted gift (including unique jewelry) for a very affordable price. The Outer Banks photography of Dan Waters is a popular seller here. Alice’s Craft Gallery is open April through December.

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Birthday Suits

  • 801 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza
  • Corolla

Celebrating 31 years on the Outer Banks, 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, long-torso and mastectomy suits — but they also sell suits for kids and men. For kids, there’s everything from swim diapers and toddler suits to board shorts and competition swimwear in sizes infant to preteen. Men will find surf trunks, board shorts and briefs from sizes 28 to XX large. Don’t forget the sun-protective rash guards for kids and adults. Birthday Suits is a clothing store too, with designer and California surf brands, sportswear, jeans, shoes and beach-inspired accessories like sunglasses, flip-flops, hats, jewelry and purses. Love the OBX logo? You’ll find all the original OBX brand accessories and clothing here. Check out the new flagship store on the Bypass in Kill Devil Hills.

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Corolla Light Town Center

  • 1109 Ocean Trail
  • Corolla

This big cluster of shops is on the corner of Ocean Trail and Austin Street, at the main entrance to Corolla Light. It’s just south of the entrance to the Whalehead. Recreation enthusiasts love this place since they can go from skateboarding to Segwaying to buying fishing tackle or kites to booking horse tours to renting any recreation equipment they might need all in this one center. Whew! Plus, there are lots of popular restaurants, fun shops and even the Wild Horse Museum.

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Cotton Gin

  • 789 Ocean Trail, TimBuck II Shopping Village
  • Corolla

For a feeling of an old-time country market, step into The Cotton Gin, located at the entrance to TimBuck ll Shopping Village in Corolla. The Cotton Gin has been a coastal shopping tradition for more than 40 years. You’ll find resort fashions for men and women from fine designers like Tommy Bahama, Fresh Produce and other top designers of accessories like Vera Bradley, Pandora and Kameleon jewelry. They offer home fashions, books, collectibles, prints and waterfowl carvings and even fine wine made from their own estate grown grapes at Sanctuary Vineyards. You may also visit their flagship store on the mainland in Jarvisburg, their new location in Duck, and their beach store in Nags Head.

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Gray’s Outer Banks Lifestyle Clothing Co.

  • 792 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village
  • Corolla

Gray’s has been a local trusted name in apparel for the whole family since 1948. This family owned and operated business boasts the largest selection of Tommy Bahama clothing on the Mid-Atlantic and also sells popular brands such as Sperry Top-sider, Billabong, Olukai sandals, Fresh Produce Sportswear, Eliza B. sandals and belts, Champion, Gear For Sports, Quiksilver and Tribal. Gray’s also carries a great selection of gifts, jewelry and accessories, including Vera Bradley, Brighton and Tervis Tumbler. The store’s specialty is its huge selection of quality Outer Banks T-shirts and sweatshirts, including OBX designs and the official Big Duck design. Hundreds of tees and sweatshirts are on sale everyday at all five Gray’s locations.

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Gray’s Outer Banks Lifestyle Clothing Co.

  • 790 E. Ocean Trail
  • Corolla

Gray’s has been a local trusted name in apparel for the whole family since 1948. This family owned and operated business boasts the largest selection of Tommy Bahama clothing on the Mid-Atlantic and also sells popular brands such as Sperry Top-sider, Billabong, Olukai sandals, Fresh Produce Sportswear, Eliza B. sandals and belts, Champion, Gear For Sports, Quiksilver and Tribal. Gray’s also carries a great selection of gifts, jewelry and accessories, including Vera Bradley, Brighton and Tervis Tumbler. The store’s specialty is its huge selection of quality Outer Banks T-shirts and sweatshirts, including OBX designs and the official Big Duck design. Hundreds of tees and sweatshirts are on sale everyday at all five Gray’s locations.

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Island Revolution Surf Co. and Skatepark

  • 1159 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center
  • Corolla

Shop here for surf and skate threads, equipment and accessories. Island Revolution has a full line of surfboards and skateboards. They also have accessories and clothing for men and women from O’Neill, Billabong, Dakine, Analog, RVCA, Volcom, Roxy, Reef and Sanuk, plus a great selection of killer shades from Arnette, Dragon, Von Zipper, Electric and more. They also offer boards from Rusty, JS Industries, Victoria and others! Ask about surf and kiteboarding lessons, and check out surf videos on their plasma TVs while you shop. You can purchase passes to the concrete skatepark here, and in the summer skate clinics are available for $30 for a 90-minute session from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday in season. Plus you can skate for free on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. See Recreation for more about the Corolla Skatepark and surf lessons.

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Kitty Hawk Kites

  • 100 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village
  • Corolla

Kitty Hawk Kites is said to be the largest kite store in the world! Aside from having a large selection of kites, including stunt and power kites, the store has an endless supply of toys, unique T-shirts and great Outer Banks gifts. Kitty Hawk Kites is also all about adventure and offers hang gliding, kayaking, kiteboarding and more! 

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Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

  • 790 Ocean Trail, TimBuck II Shopping Village
  • Corolla

This store is your one-stop shop for surf, skim, kayak and SUP gear. They carry the latest sportswear and surf brands like Billabong, Quiksilver, Roxy and Volcom for both men and women. They also have a huge selection of popular T-shirts and sweatshirts including OBX, Peace Frogs and Old Guys Rule. Plus, there’s also a nice selection of Zap skimboards, Hobie and WIlderness Systems kayaks, Naish, Surftech, Jimmy Lewis and Yolo SUPs if you want to do more than look the part!

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Michael’s Gems and Glass

  • 794 Sunset Boulevard, Timbuck II
  • Corolla

Michael’s goods are about as natural as you can get. Earth-made, sometimes man-enhanced rocks, seashells, fossils and mineral items make truly unique gifts. We like the jewelry crafted with gemstones, the agate geodes and bookends.

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Nags Head Hammocks

  • 790 Ocean Trail, TimBuck II Shopping Village
  • Corolla

Nags Head Hammocks have been handcrafted in coastal North Carolina since 1974. The rope hammocks, hammock swings and chairs are a favorite keepsake that will put you in a vacation frame of mind all year long. The ropes, wood and hardware used in these hammocks are weather-resistant, so these products are extremely durable and last a very long time. Shipping is available, and their expanded Corolla location has lots more to offer you.

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Ocean Atlantic Rentals

  • 103 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center
  • Corolla

Ocean Atlantic Rentals is the ultimate vacation rental store. They rent many of the necessities, like baby gear, strollers, grills, linens, rollaway beds, tables and chairs, wheel chairs, life jackets, etc. Plus they rent the fun stuff, such as surfboards, boogie boards, beach gear, utility carts, coolers, bikes, kayaks, wetsuits and standup paddleboards (SUP’s). They have a great local reputation for their quality wedding supplies too. Delivery and pick-up are available. OAR even offers 4WD delivery service to the northern beaches!

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Ocean Treasures Gift Shop & Art Gallery Featuring Wyland, Thomas Kinkade, Guy Harvey & Dan Mackin

  • 785 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village
  • Corolla

Have you ever seen dolphin and whale sculptures and paintings by Wyland, the worlds leading marine life artist? That’s why this shop is called Ocean Treasures. They feature some of the most exciting ocean artist in the world such as Wyland, Guy Harvey, Walfrido Garcia and Dan Mackin. This shop also features Thomas Kinkade and Mark Keathley artwork showcasing beautiful country settings, sea scapes, lighthouses and more. There’s also a gift shop with fine art gift items, Guy Harvey clothing and accessories, designer bags and jewelry.

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Parrot Bay Trading Company

  • 788 Sunset Boulevard, Timbuck II Shopping Village
  • Corolla

The selection at Parrot Bay is too huge to possibly list everything here. This is a great store for browsing. You’ll find coastal home décor items, garden accessories, gifts and Outer Banks souvenirs. Plus, they carry a terrific selection of swimwear and custom T-shirts for men, women, juniors and kids. They also have jewelry, shoes and sandals, sun hats, caps and beach supplies.

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Seaside Farm Market

  • Corner of 787 Sunset Boulevard and Albacore Street
  • Corolla

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 regional in-season produce including sweet corn, vine-ripened tomatoes and peaches picked fresh from the tree. They also carry fresh seafood including mahi mahi, scallops, crabs and tuna. Check out the homemade made jams, BBQ and seafood sauces, farm fresh cheeses and fresh herbs. It’s truly one stop shopping here as you can also find a nice selection of craft beers and the perfect bottle of wine to complement your farm to table meal. Stop on in seven days a week in season from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m..

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Spry Creek Home Accents

  • 1122 Corolla Village Road
  • Corolla

Spry Creek is owned by lifelong Outer Banks resident Karen Whitfield and her husband, John. They have converted her father’s old auto repair shop into a surprising home accents shop. They kept the old bay doors and shop flooring for charm, and be sure to look for Karen’s father’s work bench, which came out of Penny’s Hill Lifesaving Station. In the shop, Karen emphasizes locally made artwork, jewelry, handmade soaps and candles, and even carved decoys. She has imported linens, handcrafted ceramics from Spain, Poland, Portugal and Mexico as well as Mexican glassware and Polish art glass. They also offer toys, glassware and hand-woven throws made in the U.S.A. Spry Creek is named after a deepwater creek just north of the shop where local fishermen used to keep their boats and a couple of local crabbers still do.

A Greener Shade of You

  • 1130 Corolla Village Road
  • Corolla
  • (252) 453-6644

Shopping with a conscience? This cute boutique brings style and eco-friendly together for you with clothing and accessories made from organic cotton and bamboo, and everything is made in the USA. They also feature local jewelry.

ABC Liquors

  • 500 Hunt Club Drive, Ocean Club Centre
  • Corolla
  • (252) 453-9628

In North Carolina, all liquor and spirits other than beer and wine are sold at package stores by the name of ABC Stores. The Corolla ABC Store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday in the off-season and until 9 p.m. in the summer. They are closed on Sundays. Beer and wine are sold at grocery and convenience stores.

ABC Liquors

  • 500 Hunt Club Drive
  • Corolla
  • (252) 453-9628

In North Carolina, all liquor and spirits other than beer and wine are sold at package stores by the name of ABC Stores. The Corolla ABC Store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday in the off-season and until 9 p.m. in the summer. They are closed on Sundays. Beer and wine are sold at grocery and convenience stores.

Ace Hardware

  • 822 Ocean Trail
  • Corolla
  • (252) 453-4441

Ace Hardware sells everything for the home, garden and yard. Most people know Ace as a traditional hardware store, a place to find tools, paint, hardware and lawn and garden supplies. But you may not know that they also sell deck furniture, cleaning supplies, kitchen items, bathroom accessories, beach goods, pet supplies, holiday decorations, fishing tackle, grills, gifts, home accessories, art supplies and much more. Check it out.

Bacchus Wine & Cheese

  • 891 Albacore Street, Monteray Plaza
  • Corolla
  • (252) 453-4333

Bacchus Wine and Cheese is a gourmet specialty shop for culinary indulgence of the best kinds! In addition to their famous sandwiches and Thumann’s deli items, they carry specialty cheeses, wines, hand-cut Angus steaks and sinful desserts. You’ll find real triple-cream Brie, Manchego, Wensleydale and more than 25 other cheeses plus gourmet crackers, fresh breads, salamis and olives. Olive oils, balsamic vinegars, specialty sauces and pastas will tempt you as well. And don’t forget the extensive wine selection. Bacchus has more than 750 labels from around the world and offers daily wine tastings all year long as well as Tuesday wine tasting events in season, which do require reservations, so give them a call to reserve your spot.

Back Country Outfitters/Segway of the Outer Banks

  • 107 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center
  • Corolla
  • (252) 453-0877

This shop is the headquarters for Kayak Corolla, the Wild Horse Safari and Segway of the Outer Banks (see Recreation). They specialize in family-oriented eco-adventures through the Outer Banks “back country.” Their gift shop also sells wild horse photos, sportswear, souvenir clothing and accessories that are perfect for wild horse fans. Stop by to shop, make a reservation or inquire about these tours.

Beach Braids

  • 91 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village
  • Corolla
  • (252) 453-0310

Get the ultimate vacation souvenir with a colorful hairwrap, some cornrows or a temporary tattoo. Beach Braids is the only Outer Banks shop offering natural henna tattoos in addition to black henna tattoos. The natural henna is a reddish-brown color instead of black, and all three Beach Braids locations have a Mendhi artist on staff during peak season. This store also sells custom, handmade hemp jewelry. All locations have a professional and organized studio with skilled staff and a comfortable air-conditioned waiting area. Appointments or walk-ins are accepted, and large groups can be accommodated easily. This business is open in the spring and summer season only at all three locations: Nags Head, Duck and Corolla.

Beach Nails

  • 819 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza
  • Corolla
  • (252) 457-0288

Your tan will look even more smashing against a perfectly rendered manicure or pedicure from Beach Nails. This shop is on the back side of the shopping center next to Dockside North Seafood Market. Walk-ins are welcome, or you may call to schedule an appointment.

Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream

  • 794 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village
  • Corolla
  • (252) 453-3188

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. Candies, homemade chocolates and taffy are also available. Check out the Big Buck’s Ts, and don’t forget the ice cream cake! They have a flavor for every occasion.

Bluewater Seafood Market

  • 501 Old Stoney Road
  • Corolla
  • (252) 453-9921

Bluewater Seafood offers fresh-caught fish, clams, crabmeat, scallops, lobsters and other treats from the sea. They also carry everything else you need to prepare a delicious seafood dinner at home, including fresh produce, marinades, spices and seafood tools. Or call ahead and have your crabs, shrimp, lobster and crab legs steamed to order. This year, try their new offerings of fried fish, hush puppies and french fries. For a real seafood feast, order one of their steamer buckets to go; just select your favorite seafood to fill it. Stop here on the way out of town to take local seafood home to your freezer. Bluewater is open every day in season.

Brew Thru

  • 790 Ocean Trail, TimBuck II Shopping Village
  • Corolla
  • (252) 453-2878

The original drive-through beverage store has been on the Outer Banks for more than 35 years and has become a tradition for visitors and locals alike. The Corolla location offers ice-cold beer, wine, beverages, snacks, gas and much more. A vacation to the Outer Banks would not be complete without one of their legendary annual T-shirts. Having sold more than three million shirts since 1977, the Brew Thru T-shirt is the #1 selling souvenir on the beach.

Coastal Karma

  • 794 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village
  • Corolla
  • (252) 453-6019

Enjoy this original gift shop featuring clothing, music, carved tikis, fun cards, handmade gift items, locally hand-crafted jewelry and more. It’s a unique boutique!

Corolla Bait and Tackle

  • 1070 Ocean Trail
  • Corolla
  • (252) 453-9500, (252) 453-9690

Catch all your fishing supplies by visiting Corolla Bait and Tackle. From fresh bait to chartered fishing excursions, Keith Cummings and his staff of experienced anglers put together the right rod, reel and tackle combo so you can maximize your fishing experience. Heck, they even offer two-hour-long surf fishing classes all summer. There’s also fun fishing paraphernalia such as hats, T-shirts and a line of leather wallets, checkbook covers and key ring tags that each sport colorful, embroidered game fish. See Recreation for more information.

Corolla Surf Shop & The Corolla Surfing Museum

  • 807 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza
  • Corolla
  • (252) 453-WAVE (9283)

Corolla Surf Shop opened in 1996. You will find all the best surf brand names in bathing suits, rash guards, surfboards, body boards, wet suits, skim boards, skateboards and standup paddleboards (also known as SUPs), sunglasses, etc., but you can also rent most of these items. Stop in if the waves come up and you’re not prepared or you’re looking to try something new. Just learning? Book a surf lesson! Their top-notch surf school offers lessons for all ages and was recently written up in the NY Times. It was also recommended by Fitness Magazine as one of the top surf schools on the East Coast. The shop is worth a stop even if it’s just to enjoy their unrivaled collection of classic surfboards that were acquired by Steve Wise. The boards, hanging from the ceilings of the shop, represent many of the small, experimental designs of the 1960s. There are boards by Dewey Weber, CON, Surfboards Australia, Bing, Gordon and Smith, Bunger, Hobie and others, with a good representation of collectible boards from both the East and West coasts. You’ll also see surf memorabilia and photography.

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