Life On A Sandbar
Life On A Sandbar
5
Speciality & Gift ShopsGame & Entertainment Centres
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: < 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

The area
Address
Reach out directly
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
5.0
107 reviews
Excellent
93
Very good
9
Average
1
Poor
1
Terrible
3

Tiffany B
Clifton Park, NY2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This is our second trip here to get our girls' hair braided while visiting, and it did not disappoint. The owners are so kind and friendly and did a great job braiding the girls' hair.
Written 3 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Joan H
3 contributions
Aug 2021
Fun activities for all my family. Hair wraps, braids, sand art, henna tattoos and air brush temporary tattoos. The bonus is Del Sol color changing shirts & nail polish plus some local art and silver jewelry. Kids just loved the store. Owners and staff are super friendly.
Written 22 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

James P
5 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
DelSol shirts are amazing. They had a great selection and the owner was a great person. The girls loved the nail polish that changes colors in the sun.
Written 11 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jubilee
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
I loved the sand art here! The experience was really fun and the employees were super friendly and helpful. We were worried about taking it home on a plane, so we put the bubble wrap on it, and put it in the middle of a lot of clothes in a carryon bag, and it got home without breaking! We will be back on our next OBX trip!
Written 5 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

OBXGRANDMA
3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Kids were excited to make a sand art project. Owner and staff were extremely helpful. When we returned to pick up our projects, one accidentally broke. They went above and beyond to get our replacement to us.
Definitely recommend
Written 12 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Caitlyn J
2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
I am local and have been here multiple times with all good experiences! All the employees are helpful and friendly and they have affordable prices. Bella gave me a beautiful henna and it was a very quick and easy process. :)
Written 1 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thanks for your local support, much appreciated. Glad you like your henna tattoo.
Written 2 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Darci K
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Family
SOPHIA GAVE ME THE BEST HENNA EVER. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! The prices were affordable and the service was amazing.
Written 1 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Glad that you were happy with Sophia's performance, I will let her know. Thanks
Written 2 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fearless562598
5 contributions
Jul 2020
I went in with two friends for a temporary Tattoo. There were many to choose from and we were all happy with the result. A week in and the tattoos look great! We also purchased some beautiful jewelry and del sol t-shirts while we were there. Love the shop!
Written 9 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thanks for shopping with us. Glad you had a good time.
Written 30 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

5Happycampers72
Nags Head, NC18 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
My family and I had a superb experience here. Everyone was extremely friendly and very accommodating. Each one of us had a great time picking out shells, designing and making our unique sand art. The staff was very helpful and provided some design ideas. We were all very satisfied and so excited to see the finished product when we went back to the shop to pick up our items. Big thank you to everyone at Life on a Sandbar!
Written 25 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thanks for coming in to make your own sandart. Hopefully this will be an annual activity.
Written 30 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kimi S
1 contribution
Jun 2020 • Solo
Went to get a hair wrap like I do every summer. Same place on my head everytime - bottom left nape of my neck, by my ear. My "artist", a robust young woman proceeded to TELL ME I didn't want it there, that I would complain that it hurt and that it wouldn't stay in. I'm a damn retired hairdresser first of all but secondly, DO NOT TELL ME WHAT I THINK. I told her I was a former hairdresser and that's the way I've done it for a decade and she told me to cut the attitude. But wait, there's more. She asked another employee to measure my hair instead then actually PUT HER HAND on my shoulder and FORCEABLY MOVED ME OUT OF THE WAY. Ummmmmm. NO. F NO. I am legit shaken up and sitting in the damn parking lot writing this.

We all have struggles, I get that, but you don't assault customers.
Written 14 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Sorry you had a bad experience, and I already responded to you on google, Facebook, and yelp. You've come in many years in the past to our shop and always had a good experience, that is why you always return. And I talked to you personally after your alteration to help clarify the situation. I was personally taking over to measure your hair and to put the hair wrap right where you wanted. Again, sorry you felt you had a bad experience.
Written 30 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 107
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

LIFE ON A SANDBAR: Tickets, Tours & Things to Know (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Life On A Sandbar

Life On A Sandbar is open:
  • Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00