This outfitter, one of 316 in the U.S. and abroad, offers boaters of every stripe just about anything they need to keep their vessel ship-shape, whether it’s used for work or for fun. The store has rows and rows of shelves with boat supplies and equipment for everything from a fishing boat to sailboats to kayaks. There are even some kayaks for sale.  Clothing in stock includes not just the requisite T-shirts and shorts, but also high-quality jackets that are truly wind- and water-proof.  A good selection of electronics, including autopilots, radar and fish-finders are in stock, as well as maintenance, plumbing, electrical and engine supplies. Often, if it can’t be found here, it can be delivered from supply warehouses.  And if it’s not in stock, whatever item you need can no doubt be found in the more than 1000-page West Marine annual catalogue available at the store.  

Nags Head
Hours
  • Monday9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tuesday9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wednesday9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thursday9:00am-7:00pm
  • Friday9:00am-7:00pm
  • Saturday9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sunday10:00am-5:00pm
Currituck National Wildlife Refuge

Currituck National Wildlife Refuge

It's easy to see why vacationers fall in love with Carova. Located almost literally off the Outer Banks map, while other towns along the barrier islands of North Carolina grew and developed over the decades and became popular East Coast tourism destinations, Carova never really changed.