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Life on a Sandbar

3933 S Croatan Hwy, Jockey's Ridge crossing, Nags Head, NC 27959-9796
+1 252-449-9066
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Not just for kids!

This experience was like a grown up creative spa day for me. Life on a sandbar has all the things... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2017
geren5
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Republic, Missouri
Cool Little Shop

Life on a Sandbar is the greatest little shop and Judy, the owner is so personable and friendly... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2017
NikkiD0416
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Life on a Sandbar specializes in braids, hair wraps, henna, temporary tattoos, and making sand art creations. New this year is mermaid and pirate makeovers. We also carry Del Sol color-changing nail polish, t-shirts, hats, and more. Plus, we carry beautiful silver jewelry, and very unique. Our store is locally owned and operated for over 18 years. We especially enjoy seeing familiar faces every year, plus new ones. Our motto is creating fun, sun, and memories. This year we moved our location downstairs , next to the Fudgery. Same, same, but different.
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  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sand art” (25 reviews)
“del sol” (17 reviews)
“hair wraps” (17 reviews)
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3933 S Croatan Hwy, Jockey's Ridge crossing, Nags Head, NC 27959-9796
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

This experience was like a grown up creative spa day for me. Life on a sandbar has all the things I love to do under one roof. Judy the owner became like a sister while she was doing my hair. Her husband also an owner...More

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Marc P, Owner at Life on a Sandbar, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

So glad you had your grown up spa day with us. It was a pleasure to help you create memories in the Outer Banks. Your cross turned out lovely. Hope to see you again next year.

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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

Life on a Sandbar is the greatest little shop and Judy, the owner is so personable and friendly. The shop has a little bit of everything, including sand art projects, cool hair wraps/braids and beautiful jewelry. Definitely worth a visit when you're in the OBX!

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Marc P, Owner at Life on a Sandbar, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Thanks for the sweet review and I'm glad you liked our shop. Hope to see you next year.

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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

The reviews were great so we decided to give it a try. I had been watching the weather all week and they kept saying Thursday would be rainy. I had been planning to go all week for a rainy day activity. Turned out just to...More

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Marc P, Manager at Life on a Sandbar, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2017

Thank you for coming in to our store to make a sand art creation...our prices have been listed on the walk for 10 years letting you know the price of each and every sandart, I can send you a picture of the price list if...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2017

I took my 9 year old grandson and 4 year old granddaughter, and they had great fun making a garden stone and a sand art piece. They also loved the tee shirts and jewelry that changed colors. Nice little place. Very friendly staff. Fun outing.

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Marc P, Owner at Life on a Sandbar, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

Terrific that you were able to create memories with your grandchildren. Hope to see you again next summer.

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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

My first trip-advisor review! Holla! The staff is super friendly and professional. I will ALWAYS come here for my [hippie] hair-wraps. Sarah wrapped my hair within 20minutes like a rockstar. Nina was super cool to talk to. Shyanne and I talked about horses. Peyton came...More

Thank Jordan P
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Marc P, Manager at Life on a Sandbar, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Jordan we always enjoy having you in the shop....enjoy your hippie hair wrap....we can't wait to see you next year 😁😀

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Reviewed July 7, 2017

Life on a sand bar is a great place for kids - I recommend this business for all families with young kids

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Marc P, Owner at Life on a Sandbar, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2017

Thank you. Keep bringing the kids to create more memories.

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Made sand art with my grandchildren which will proudly hang on my wall. Granddaughter had hair braided and loved it, I bought some beautiful sea glass jewelry. Staff is awesome and friendly , they can tell you places to eat and things to do off...More

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Marc P, Owner at Life on a Sandbar, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Thank you for coming to our place to create memories with your granddaughter. See you next summer.

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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

Took our daughter to get her hair wrapped- staff was wonderful (I think the woman's name was Sarah who did the braid) and great experience for all of us!

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Marc P, Owner at Life on a Sandbar, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

Thank you for coming in to get your daughters hair braided. Sarah is an awesome team player and we are lucky to have her. We look forward to seeing you all next summer.

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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

I paid a lot of money for my henna and it did not show up when rinsed as instructed after 4 hours. It looks faded. Im highly disappointed. not to mention Everything is OverpricedMore

Thank Nikki J
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Marc P, Manager at Life on a Sandbar, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Hi Nikki, I'm sorry your henna didn't turn out like u wanted it too..if you would like you can come back in a we will redo it for you ... did you get the henna or jagua? Can be washed off in 2-4 hours and...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

We took my 3 daughters there to create the sand art they have and it was so much fun for the entire family! We made a turtle, seahorse, and any ice cream cone! The staff was super friendly and the activity was very time efficient...More

Thank Jen J
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