17th Street Surf Shop is where you’ll find the latest beach, skate park and nightlife fashion trends.  This Outer Banks favorite gets its name from the flagship store's address, which opened at the nearby Virginia Beach oceanfront in 1970.


17th Street Surf Shop has long supported the local surf and skate community, and sponsors local and regional contests in return.  Don’t expect to find a large surfboard selection at the Kill Devil Hills location, this store mostly specializes in surf and skate apparel, swim suits and accessories for men, women (juniors sizes) and children.

You’ll find an extensive collection of Billabong, Volcom, Fox, Quicksilver, Roxy, Element and other popular brands here as well as the store’s own designs. A trip to the beach wouldn’t be complete without a 17th Street Surf Shop t-shirt.

Rash guards, board shorts and skate shoes are also in full supply here. In a pinch, you’ll find surf and skate supplies such as leashes, wetsuits, repair kits and stomp pads, though selection is limited. The store is well organized so you can run in and quickly find surf wax and sunscreen on the way to the beach. You'll find everything you need to wear on vacation, and some water sports equipment at very reasonable prices.


Kill Devil Hills
  • Monday11:00am-6:00pm
  • Tuesday11:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00am-6:00pm
  • Thursday11:00am-6:00pm
  • Friday11:00am-7:00pm
  • Saturday10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sunday11:00am-7:00pm
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education

Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education

Corolla, North Carolina is a must see nautical village scented with the spray of the salty sea. It's located on NC Highway 12 along a thin strip of land bordered on the east by the tempestuous Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by the inland waterway of Currituck Sound. Corolla is home to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, whose beacon first beckoned to sailors at sea in 1875, and to art noveau Whalehead in Historic Corolla, a turn of the century hunt club for sportsmen. The quaint village is also home to one of North Carolina's natural history gems called the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. The center, which opened in 2006, is an impressive and marvelous 22,000 square foot interpretive center for young and old alike to explore the history and vast diversity of North Carolina's wildlife.