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
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.