Nags Head Fishing Pier | Nags Head, NC

Nags Head Fishing Pier

Nags Head Fishing Pier

3335 S Virginia Dare Trail,
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-5141
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A classic Outer Banks establishment, the Nags Head Pier offers “fun, food and fishing!” The pier offers a substantial tackle shop to get you geared up to drop a line, and daily, weekly, and seasonal passes are available. Seasonally, the pier is open day and night, so it’s a great activity any time of day. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served. Don’t miss out on the tiki bar – also known as Captain Andy’s Oceanfront Grill – a bar/restaurant with front row seats to watch the waves roll in. With over 30 beers on tap, seasonal live music, and happy hour, this open-air bar is a fan favorite.

Jockey’s Ridge State Park | Nags Head, NC

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

300 W Carolista,
Nags Head, NC 27959
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The East Coast’s largest sand dune, Jockey’s Ridge in Nags Head is a must-visit during your next trip to the Outer Banks. A series of rolling sand dunes, some up to 100 feet in height, are the most impressive feature of this local landmark. From the top of the ridge, visitors can enjoy ocean to sound vistas, and the windy ridge is also popular for hang gliding and kite flying. Popular activities include climbing to the top of the dune at sunset to enjoy cotton candy skies and warm summer breezes or strolling the Soundside Nature trail.

Aviation Park | Kill Devil Hills, NC

Aviation Park

Aviation Park

109 Veterans Drive
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
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Enjoy the many offerings of Aviation Park, tucked back on a quiet street in Kill Devil Hills and offering an array of family-friendly activities. The skate park is one of the most popular highlights of this free public park, and offers challenging features for many levels of experience. Pads and helmets aren’t required, but as always, be mindful to keep yourself and others safe. If you’re not a skater, there are plenty of other things to enjoy at Aviation Park, including a walking trail that meanders through the woods and along a pond, playground, and roller hockey rink. You might even see the local Roller Derby team practice while you’re visiting!

Avalon Fishing Pier | Kill Devil Hills, NC

Avalon Pier

Avalon Pier

2111 N Virginia Dare Trail,
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-441-7494
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Drop a line in the water at Avalon Pier, a classic structure in Kill Devil Hills with a bait and tackle store, throwback arcade with games and pool tables, and a small cafe. For $1 admission, you can stroll to the end of the pier for a unique vantage point looking back on the shoreline, or purchase a daily or weekly fishing pass to try your hand at catching flounders, stripers, or whatever is biting (all depends on the day, the season, and your skill!). The pier was built in 1962 and has withstood its fair share of nor’easters and hurricanes. It remains a place where locals gather to fish and surf, and out of towners visit for a taste of nostalgic Outer Banks history.

H2OBX Water Park | Powells Point, NC

H2OBX Water Park

H2OBX Water Park

8426 Caratoke Hwy,
Powells Point, NC 27966
252-491-3000
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Featuring a wide array of slides, rides, and attractions, H2OBX is a world-class water park with thrill rides, kids zones, and family rides, offering something for everyone. Float away your worries in the lazy river, experience the action of the Cat-5 Wave Pool, hone your surfing skills in the Endless Wave Flowrider, feel the adrenaline rush of Paradise Plunge body slide – there are endless opportunities for fun! Planning to spend the day at the park? Rent a cabana so that you can hang in the shade.

The 2019 season has ended.  Check back in the spring for more information and a discounted ticket link!

Wright Brother’s Memorial | Kill Devil Hills, NC

Wright Brothers Memorial

Wright Brothers Memorial

1000 N Croatan Hwy,
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-473-2111
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When the Wright Brothers first arrived on the Outer Banks in 1900 from Dayton, OH, they initially stayed with Bill Tate, the assistant Post Master for the town (his wife was the Post Master). The house is no longer standing, although there is a marker indicating where it was located on Moor Shore Road. That section of town is often called Kitty Hawk Village and is the oldest settled part of the municipality. Wilbur and Orville Wright later moved their camp to the sand dune and saw a grassy area to the south; this was an area referred to as Kill Devil Hill because of the large dune there. At that time they were still in Kitty Hawk Township, which explains why Kitty Hawk is listed as the location of the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight.

The Wright Brothers Memorial in Kill Devil Hills is a beautiful space to explore the historical significance of their first flight on Dec 17, 1903. Explore the museum, climb the winding walkway up the hill to the monument, or climb on the life-size replica statue of their 1903 flyer at the base of the hill.

Kitty Hawk Pier | Kitty Hawk, NC

Kitty Hawk Pier

Kitty Hawk Pier

5353 N Virginia Dare Trail,
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-261-1290
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Jutting out into the ocean at the edge of Southern Shores and Kitty Hawk, the Kitty Hawk Pier has a deep history on the Outer Banks since it was constructed in 1953. The pier was badly damaged by 2003’s Hurricane Isabel, but was re-opened after being purchased by adjacent Hilton Garden Inn and completely renovated. The pier is open to the public for fishing, and The Pier House, which has been restored to resemble an upscale version of a historic Kitty Hawk beach box, can be booked for private weddings and events through the Hilton.

Duck Soundside Boardwalk | Duck, NC

Duck Soundside Boardwalk

Duck Soundside Boardwalk

The most distinctive, and perhaps the most beautiful feature of Duck Village, may be the boardwalk on the edge of Currituck Sound. With multiple access points from the shopping district and the town center, the boardwalk runs for a mile along the waterfront and is a remarkably relaxing and appealing way to experience the beauty of the Outer Banks. The boardwalk starts on the south end at Aqua Restaurant and ends at the Waterfront Shops near Blue Point Restaurant.
Duck Soundside Boardwalk
Duck, NC

Town of Duck Park | Duck, NC

Town of Duck Park

Town of Duck Park

1200 Duck Rd,
Duck, NC 27949
252-244-1234
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No other town on the Outer Banks has done as good a job of creating a unique environment with a special feeling as the Town of Duck. The Town Hall and offices are at the center of the Town Green and Amphitheater. The setting is park-like and quite beautiful with interconnecting walking trails that lead to the multi-use paths and integrate with the shopping district to create a pedestrian-friendly town.

Throughout the summer and into the early fall, the town center features daily and evening performances, including but not limited to: weekly yoga and fitness classes, live music from local and visiting musicians, a magic show and book readings for children throughout the summer season, shows from the Lost Colony theater actors, educators that bring animals from the local aquarium, and outdoor movies on the lawn. All events are free and open to the public, visit their website for additional information and a schedule of events!

Wild Horse Adventure Tours | Corolla NC

Wild Horse Adventure Tours

Wild Horse Adventure Tours

610 Currituck Clubhouse Dr
Corolla, NC
252-489-2020
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No 4×4, no problem! The professional staff at Wild Horse Adventure Tours has a fleet of safari-style Hummers that will transport you along the beach and through the dunes in Carova, a town just north of Corolla where the wild Spanish mustangs roam free. The open air 13 passenger vehicles allow you to enjoy the the sea breeze and salt air as you drive along the beach searching the famed wild ponies. Tours are typically about 2 hours long, and include interesting tidbits about the origin of the horses and the history of the Corolla area!