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
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

More than 2,000 shipwrecks sunk off the Coast of North Carolina in what’s called the Graveyard of the Atlantic. With all that history floating around, it was only natural to build a museum to honor and preserve the maritime culture of the Outer Banks. A state-of-the-art structure, the year round museum houses and displays artifacts, and presents a variety of exhibits and interprets the rich maritime culture that includes war, piracy, ghost ships and more. Artifacts include thoseex from the USS Monitor, which sank 16 miles off the Hatteras coast. The lobby features the stunning and original, 1854, First Order Lens from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Current hibits include those on piracy and the Civil War on Hatteras Island.