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About Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk is a beautiful coastal town located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Steeped in history and full of natural beauty, this beach destination is perfect for the whole family or those looking for quiet relaxation. Choose from Kitty Hawk vacation rentals with beach access or save a bit for area attractions by renting a home within walking distance to the beach. Here, both the soothing ocean waves and the thriving downtown will always be within reach.

Things to Do

The beach is the main attraction in Kitty Hawk, so lather on sunscreen and stake out a spot for your beach chair while visiting. Let Kitty Hawk Kayaks add a bit of adventure to your beach day with a kayak tour through the sounds and estuaries or hit the waves for a surf lesson. Besides spending time at the beach, there are a variety of other activities to enjoy in the area.  Visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial to see where the Wright brothers spent time testing their first airplanes. Here, you can explore the grounds and see replicas of the brothers’ early gliders. Keep the kids entertained at the Outer Banks Children at Play Museum. It’s a perfect break from the sun or respite on a rainy day. Kitty Hawk also gives visitors easy access to many hiking trails at the Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve. With a private landscape consisting of maritime forest, marshes, and brackish swamplands, visitors can explore the area on foot, via kayak, or on a paddleboard to see unparalleled wildlife.

Shopping & Dining

There are a variety of dining options in Kitty Hawk ranging from traditional North Carolina barbecue to delectable local seafood. At High Cotton NC BBQ, you’ll immediately be hit with the smoky aromas of slow cooked barbecue and your mouth will water for the tender meat served up at this popular restaurant. The Rundown Café offers spectacular beach views and scrumptious cuisine that’s a fusion of Caribbean and Pacific Rim flavors. Once you have a belly full of food, take a lap around one of Kitty Hawk’s shopping plazas to work off some of your dinner. You’ll find unique art, crafts and foods to take home at Made in the OBX or load up on Kitty Hawk t-shirts from one of the many souvenir shops.


If you’re planning to visit the area for a specific event, make sure to book in advance since Kitty Hawk vacation rentals are typically the preferred accommodations for vacationers. The annual Taste of the Beach is a popular celebration of all of the Outer Banks’s best restaurants and chefs. Held in March, it extends beyond Kitty Hawk and allows vacationers to sample all of the great food the area has to offer. In July, participate in the Wright Kite Festival by flying your own kite, learning how to make one or watching others’ kites soar overhead. Nearby Corolla holds the Mustang Music Festival in October, which boasts an impressive line-up of local, regional and national artists that jam out and raise money to protect the wild horses that roam the local beaches.

Kitty Hawk is often the first town visitors enter when arriving on the Outer Banks and many spend their entire vacation here because of its pristine beaches and abundant activities. Here, vacationers feel at home in charming Kitty Hawk vacation rentals and the area’s Southern hospitality vibe welcomes visitors right away.
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