Ocracoke Shopping

Need some retail therapy?

When visiting Ocracoke Island, you'll have the opportunity to explore a variety of charming shops and talented local artisans. As you wander through the village, you'll find an assortment of items, from stylish beachwear to handcrafted crafts and everyday essentials. Take your time to browse through these inviting storefronts and support the island's creative community while finding the perfect memento or gift to remember your visit. Ocracoke's shops offer a diverse selection of authentic offerings, whether you're in search of a new outfit, a piece of artwork, or a locally made treasure.

Surf Shops

 Ride the Wind Surf Shop

Discover surf apparel, sunglasses, jewelry, surfboards, accessories, and more at our Ocracoke store.


Location: 486 Irvin Garrish Hwy


Kitty Hawk Kites

They offer a fantastic range of kites, toys, beachwear, and unique gifts suitable for all ages.


Location: 270 Irvin Garrish Hwy

Gift Shops

Pirate’s Chest

Pirate's Chest Gift Shop in Ocracoke Village offers a variety of unique items, including shells, toys, beach gear, and souvenirs, making it a favorite stop for all ages.


Location: 11 Back Road


Over the Moon

Explore a fun shopping experience filled with jewelry, pottery, whimsical sculptures, kitchenware, recycled art, and unique gift cards.


Location: 64 British Cemetery Road


Harborside Shop

Shop a range of resort clothing, brand-name women’s wear, Sea Dog t-shirts, fine arts, gift items, and a selection of beer and wine.


Location: 244 Irvin Garrish Hwy


Island Ragpicker

Explore an imaginative collection of artfully crafted flotsam and jetsam, finely crafted clothing, accessories, books, cards, and tasteful T-shirts for your home, body, and soul.


Location: 515 Irvin Garrish Hwy


Captain’s Cargo

A coastal-inspired gift shop featuring a variety of unique and whimsical items including porcelain, glass seascapes, clothing, jewelry, collectibles, pottery, bath products, accessories, and more.


Location: 326 Irvin Garrish Hwy


Little Rituals

A friendly shop and community space offering goods and experiences that encourage curious and conscious living through ritual and connection.


Location: 585 Irvin Garrish Hwy


Mermaid’s Folly

Visit Mermaid's Folly for an eclectic range of sea-inspired clothing, jewelry, bags, and hats, featuring vacation shirts and boho chic styles in comfortable fabrics perfect for any sea-spirited wanderer.


Location: 259 Irvin Garrish Hwy


Sea Break

Locally handmade items at family-friendly prices, including beeswax candles, driftwood art, saltwater lotions, gemstone jewelry, and more


Location: 270 Irvin Garrish Hwy

Art Stores & Galleries

 Down Creek Gallery

Showcasing over 100 local and North Carolina artists, offering a diverse fine art collection, including jewelry, metal and wood sculpture, pottery, fine art glass, paintings, photography, and prints.


Location: 260 Irvin Garrish Hwy


Village Craftsman

Explore this Ocracoke Island shop for a variety of quality American-made handicrafts, including pottery, glass, jewelry, kitchen items, and much more.


Location: 170 Howard Street


Island Artworks

This gallery displays a variety of artwork, including paintings, photography, pottery, glass, wood, metal, and jewelry. You can see beautiful hand-blown seashells, perfume bottles, wooden boxes, metal sculptures, woven baskets, stoneware vases, shell platters, cobalt-colored tiles, and island scenes in watercolors and pastels.


Location: 89 British Cemetery Road


Bella Fiore

A delightful shop for art lovers and Ocracoke visitors seeking unique handcrafted pottery and other distinctive treasures created by talented local artists.


Location: 80 Back Road

Grocery & Food

 Community Store

The Community Store features organic and natural foods, marine supplies, Melissa & Doug toys, locally made gifts, and all your beach essentials in one convenient location!


Location: 294 Irvin Garrish Hwy



Discover an array of wines, micro-brews, and beers sourced from around the world, complemented by gourmet snacks, cheeses, gift items, and premium cigars.


Location: 538 Back Road

Specialty Stores

 Books to be Red

 A quaint bookstore and pottery shop featuring a diverse selection of books, souvenirs, and handcrafted gifts.


Location: 34 School Road


Annabelle Antiques 

Explore a shop filled with treasures including pewter plates attributed to Blackbeard, ship’s anchors, French porcelains, cast iron pots, crystal, vintage jewelry, Portsmouth Island memorabilia, and charming flowers and fig trees.


Location: 324 Back Road


Sunglass Shop

A trendy shop offers various stylish eyewear brands, including Ray-Ban, Costa, Maui Jim, Shwood, SunCloud, Rheos, and more!


Location: 285 Irvin Garrish Hwy


Ocracoke Cigars 

Ocracoke Cigars sells premium, name-brand cigars and features a lounge and screened deck where you can enjoy smoking with fellow cigar enthusiasts.


Location: 432 Back Road 


Sunflower Center 

Visit to explore a diverse collection of handcrafted jewelry, pottery, original art, and art glass alongside a selection of organic bath and body products.


Location: 170 Back Road


Village Thrift

 The only thrift store on Ocracoke Island, featuring a rotating selection of beachy apparel, books, games, and unique items that locals and visitors love to explore for bargains.


Location: 271 Irvin Garrish Hwy