Good coffee at the beach? Unheard of.
I spent a week in Nags Head and was overjoyed to find Farmdog Surf School, which also happens to be a small natural foods market and a fantastic coffee shop. Pour-over coffee, at the beach. Amazing. They also have a small section of used books. It's a great little refuge, especially if you're staying in a chaotic beach house. The ownwers/staff are chill and friendly and I vowed to write about them here since in my 25 years of going to Nags Head, I've never seen the like.
Milepost 10.5 on the Beach Road in Nags Head.