In the state of North Carolina, hard alcohol purchases muse be made at special state run stores that only carry hard alcohol. These stores are known as ABC Stores, and visitors will find them in every region of the Outer Banks from Corolla to Ocracoke Island. On Hatteras Island, the ABC store is centrally located in Buxton, and like all ABC stores in North Carolina, is open size days a week, from Monday through Saturday. Shoppers must be 21 to enter the store, and a valid ID is required for all purchases. Meanwhile, beer and wine can be purchased at virtually all convenience stores, grocery stores, or specialty food shops.
For more information on hours and guidelines of Outer Banks ABC stores, or to find the closest ABC store to your vacation destination, visit the state's ABC store website.