General Information

Outer Banks / Guest Information


Pets are permitted in homes that list “Pets Allowed” in the description (NO EXCEPTIONS). Some pet-friendly homes have specific restrictions regarding the number, size or type of pet noted in the individual description. A violation of the pet policy is cause for termination of tenancy. Unless otherwise advertised, a maximum of two pets is allowed. Pets are not permitted in pools or hot tubs. There is no additional fee for bringing pets to pet-friendly homes.

Veterinary Hospitals & Kennels

Coastal Animal Hospital & Kennel
(252) 261-3960
Veterinary care, boarding and grooming. Located on US 158 at Milepost 5 in Kitty Hawk.

Martin’s Point Veterinary Hospital & Kennel
(252) 261-2250
Located at the foot of the Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge in Kitty Hawk.

Outer Banks Veterinary Hospital
(252) 715-1407
Located at milepost 4.5 on US 158 in Kitty Hawk, Dr. Jay Taylor and his staff are committed to your pet’s health.

Blue Pearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital
(757) 366-9000
Emergency veterinary hospital located approximately an hour and a half from the Outer Banks in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Bringing Your Pet on Vacation

Keep these tips in mind if you plan to bring your furry family member to the Outer Banks.

  • Each town has their own regulations regarding pets. Familiarize yourself with the rules in the town you are visiting prior to your arrival.
  • Please clean up pet waste and deposit in appropriate containers.
  • Bring fresh water for your dog to drink at the beach. Drinking salt water can make dogs sick.
  • Provide shade for your pet to rest in at the beach to prevent overheating.
  • Be sure that your pet is protected against fleas and ticks. These pests are abundant on the Outer Banks.
  • Bring a leash for your pet. Most towns have leash laws, which are detailed below.
  • Pavement and beach sand can get hot enough to burn your dog’s feet during the summer. The best times to walk your dog are in the mornings or evenings.
  • Keep an eye on your pet playing in the ocean or sound. Be aware of dangerous surf conditions, rip currents, and possible submerged dangers.
  • Pets are not permitted in pools or hot tubs at any time.

Pet Regulations

Nags Head: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach year-round. Leashes cannot exceed 10 feet in length.

Kill Devil Hills: Dogs are not permitted on the beach between the hours of 9:00 am to 6:00 pm from May 15th through September 15th, unless they are aiding the handicapped. At all other times, leashed dogs are permitted on the beaches.

Kitty Hawk: Dogs are permitted on public beaches. From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day, between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, dogs must be on a leash not exceeding 6 feet. At all other times, dogs must be restrained on a leash retractable to 12 feet. Dogs may be taken off the leash only if they will not disturb other people on the beach. Unleashed dogs must be controlled by the handler, who must remain within 30 feet and carry the dog’s leash at all times.

Southern Shores: Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm from May 15th through September 15th. A leash law is enforced the remainder of the year, and leashes cannot exceed 10 feet in length.

Duck: Beaches are pet-friendly year-round. Dogs are allowed to play unleashed on the beach under close supervision of the owner. Dogs are required to be leashed when in the village or at Duck Town Park.

Corolla: Beaches are pet-friendly year-round. Leashes are required, but there are no length requirements.

4x4 Beaches: Beaches are pet-friendly year-round. Leashes are required, but there are no length requirements.


The number of parking spaces available is listed in the description of most homes. There is no municipal parking available or street parking allowed in most areas and towing is enforced.

For guests vacationing on the 4x4 beaches, limited parking for two-wheel drive vehicles is available at our Corolla office for a fee. Please plan accordingly.

Campers, RVs and mobile units are not permitted in any community and may not be parked at the home for additional sleeping space.

Mail and Messages

Mail is not delivered to vacation homes. Letters, packages and faxes may be sent to your check-in office for pick up. Please have the sender include the leaseholder's name, your name and vacation home number so we may attempt to notify you of arrivals.

Faxes may be sent or received during regular business hours for a fee of $1.00 per page. Office fax: (800) 869-5854 or (252) 453-2164.

Lost and Found

Twiddy is not responsible for any items left in a vacation home. We will attempt to locate items reported as left behind and, if found, return them for a fee of $25.00, which includes shipping. Three dollars from each box shipped will be donated to the Corolla Wild Horse Fund.

For more information on the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, please visit Items not claimed within 10 days will be donated to a local charity.

Community Amenities

Some communities offer amenities such as a community pool, tennis courts, and more. Community amenities are only available to guests staying in vacation homes located in the community. Amenity availability dates and times are determined by each individual community. Community amenity information, including schedules and passes, if applicable, will be provided in your check-in packet. Please view your vacation home’s community page for more information on amenities available for use during your stay.

Public Tennis Courts

Corolla Light (for a fee; subject to availability) (252) 453-4565
Two indoor clay courts, four outdoor clay courts, and four outdoor hard courts.

Pine Island (for a fee) (252) 453-8525
Three indoor Plexicushion courts and two outdoor Har-Tru clay courts.

Kill Devil Hills Field
1634 N. Croatan Highway • Milepost 7, Kill Devil Hills (behind the Fire Department)
Two hard surface courts with lights.

Dare County Recreation Park (252) 475-5920
602 Mustian Street • Milepost 8, Kill Devil Hills
Four hard surface courts with lights until 11:00 pm.

Medical Info

Local Medical Facilities

Medical House Calls (252) 202-2007
Rikki Schuster, PA-C
Serving Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Southern Shores, Duck & Corolla

The Outer Banks Hospital Urgent Care Center

  • Southern Shores (252) 449-7474
    5565 North Croatan Highway • Milepost 1, Southern Shores Marketplace
  • Nags Head (252) 261-8040
    4923 South Croatan Highway • Milepost 14, Nags Head

Sentara Kitty Hawk (252) 255-6000
5200 North Croatan Highway • Milepost 1.5, Kitty Hawk

Outer Banks Hospital (877) 359-9179 or (252) 449-4500
4800 South Croatan Highway • Milepost 14, Nags Head


Sunshine Family Pharmacy (252) 715-0170
1187 Duck Road, Duck

Bear Drugs (252) 261-7999
Regional Medical Center • Milepost 1.5, Kitty Hawk

CVS Pharmacy

  • Southern Shores (252) 261-8097
    5547 North Croatan Highway • Milepost 1, Southern Shores Marketplace
  • Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-4377
    1101 South Croatan Highway • Milepost 9, Kill Devil Hills

Rite Aid Pharmacy

  • Kitty Hawk (252) 261-8900
    5312 North Virginia Dare Trail • Milepost 1.5, Kitty Hawk
  • Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-7111
    2014 South Croatan Highway • Milepost 10, Kill Devil Hills

Walmart Pharmacy (252) 261-3310
Shoreside Plaza • Milepost 1, Kitty Hawk

Medical Equipment Rentals

Medi Home Care (Delivery Available) (252) 441-1604


All Saints Episcopal (252) 261-6674
40 Pintail Trail, Southern Shores

Corolla Chapel (non-denominational) (252) 453-4224
1136 Corolla Village Road, Corolla

Duck United Methodist Church (252) 261-1525
1214 Duck Road, Duck

First Baptist Church (252) 261-3516
3946 North Croatan Highway • Milepost 4, Kitty Hawk

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (252) 261-4700
301 West Kitty Hawk Road, Kitty Hawk

Ark International Church (252) 441-5182
113 Villa Dunes Drive, Nags Head

St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church (252) 441-5382
4212 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head

Nags Head Church (252) 441-7548
105 West Soundside Road, Nags Head


4x4 Beaches: A public boat launch that accesses the Currituck Sound is located at the Carova Beach Park at Milepost 21, on 2100 Ocean Pearl Road. Due to shallow water, this ramp is suitable for small craft only.

Corolla: A public boat ramp is located at Whalehead in Historic Corolla and is open from sunrise until dusk. Due to shallow water and grass, this ramp is suitable for small craft only.

Kitty Hawk: A public boat launch is located on Bob Perry Road. There is parking available for up to 30 vehicles, as well as a picnic area and canal that leads out to open sound waters.

Kill Devil Hills: A public boat ramp is located off of Bay Drive and Dock Street. This ramp features multiple docks and parking for up to 12 vehicles.

Manteo: Across from Pirate's Cove Marina, on the western side of the Washington Baum Bridge, a NC Wildlife Resources Commission boat ramp is available to the public. Parking is available for up to 50 vehicles, and there are several pedestrian walkways for easy, boat-free fishing.