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. Pets must be well-behaved and housebroken. 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.

Mail and Packages

It is not recommended to ship items to the Outer Banks as delivery dates can vary and packages could be missed.

If it is absolutely necessary to have mail delivered during vacation, letters and packages should be sent to our rental offices. It is not recommended to send them to your vacation home. Ensure delivery can be guaranteed while you are here and not before your vacation starts or after your vacation ends.

Twiddy is not responsible for missed deliveries or lost mail/packages.

For 4x4 and Corolla homes, please use the address: 1142 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 27927. For all other homes, please use the address: 1181 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949. Be sure to enter your reservation confirmation number on the shipping label with your first and last name. Example: First and Last Name XX1234567

Lost and Found

Twiddy and Company is not responsible for any item(s) left in a vacation home but will make every attempt to try and recover them. If located, we will ship the item(s) for a minimum fee of $25.00.  If the UPS shipping charge is more than $25.00, the guest is responsible for paying the difference (large or very heavy items).  Items not claimed within 14 days will be donated to a local charity. 

To report a lost item or to check on the status of your lost item, please email

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 and may vary seasonally. 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 Racquet & Fitness Center (for a fee) (252) 453-8525
Three indoor plexi-cushion hard tennis courts, two pickleball courts, and a fitness center. 

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

The Outer Banks Hospital Urgent Care Center

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

Surf Urgent Care (252) 441-7870
Milepost 8
400 South Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Blue Water Ear + Nose + Throat (252) 489-4682 
Milepost 14
4917 South Croatan Highway, Unit 1C, Nags Head, NC

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

Sunny Care Clinic (252) 429-7200
1187 Duck Road, Suite 10, Duck, NC


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

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

CVS Pharmacy

  • Southern Shores (252) 261-8097
    Milepost 1
    5547 North Croatan Highway, Southern Shores, NC
  • Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-4377
    Milepost 8
    1101 South Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Walgreens Pharmacy 

  • Southern Shores (252) 261-8900
    5312 North Virginia Dare Trail • Milepost 1.5, Kitty Hawk
  • Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-4849
    1200 South Croatan Highway • Milepost 9.5, 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

OBX Beach Mobility (Delivery Available - Excluding 4x4 area)

Beach Wheelchairs are available through local fire departments and park services:


Home Care

Outer Banks Home Care - Assisted Living in Your Vacation Home (252) 491-1234


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

Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church (252) 261-2062 
803 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.

*Please note that some communities have restrictions on parking boat trailers at the home. Check with our office prior to your visit to see if boat trailers are permitted to be parked at your vacation home. 

Golf Carts and LSVs

Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, and Southern Shores: LSVs are allowed on roads with a speed limit of 35 mph or less. Golf Carts are not allowed.

Duck: Duck is LSV (street legal) and golf cart friendly. LSVs may be driven throughout the village of Duck, including on Route 12, in all areas where the speed limit is 35 mph or less. Golf carts may be driven in the neighborhoods and side roads throughout Duck, but may not be driven on Route 12 outside of Duck Village. Golf carts may not go across Route 12 outside of Duck Village. The Sanderling community does not allow golf carts or LSVs.

Corolla: Corolla is LSV (street legal) and golf cart friendly. LSVs may be driven throughout Corolla on roads with a speed limit of 35 mph or less. Golf carts may be driven in neighborhoods and side roads in Corolla, but may not be driven on Route 12. Golf carts may be driven across Route 12, in areas where the speed limit is 35 mph or less. Corolla Light allows LSVs only, no golf carts. Ocean Sands and Ocean Lake do not allow either golf carts or LSVs.