Kitty Hawk, NC
Outer Banks
Kitty Hawk

Things To Do In Kitty Hawk, NC

Just north of Kill Devil Hills, the town of Kitty Hawk is known for its wonderful beaches and a slower pace than some of its neighbors to the south. Hit the beach road to find a variety of restaurants with an ocean view or visit Kitty Hawk Pier.

Close to all of the major Outer Banks attractions and home to the Wright Brothers, the town represents the Outer Banks at its finest. Many businesses remain open year round, even in the slower winter months. Explore our list of favorite things to do around Kitty Hawk below. All are just a short drive away from vacation homes in Southern Shores and rentals in Kill Devil Hills!

Nightlife in Kitty Hawk

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Activities in Kitty Hawk

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The Twiddy Team's Favorites in Kitty Hawk


The bustling town of Kitty Hawk is packed with things to do, no matter what type of activities you are looking for during your vacation. Eco-tours, watersports, golfing, fishing and more, Kitty Hawk is centrally located, providing you with accessibility to it all. Explore a list of our team’s favorite things to do in Kitty Hawk below.

Muse Originals OBX
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Muse Originals OBX

"A great collection of art, jewelry, and other neat things made by talented Outer Banks Locals. "

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"I love the self-service wine stations."

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Kitty Hawk Kites

"There is something to do for everyone. Stand Up Paddle is my favorite. "


Our Local Take On Things To Do In Kitty Hawk

Go For A Run In Sandy Run Park

Whether you’re a runner or walking is more your speed, this 16-acre park provides a perfect backdrop for your daily exercise routine. Enjoy a scenic route filled with creeks, wildlife and you may even stumble upon yet another memorial to commemorate the impact the Wright Brothers had on this Outer Banks town.

Wander To The Kitty Hawk Pier

While there are no restaurants on the pier, it’s worth visiting for the stunning ocean views. We recommend having your morning coffee and watching the sun rise over the horizon to kick start a great day in the Outer Banks.

Hike Through The Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve

Kitty Hawk may be one of the more developed communities on the Outer Banks, but that doesn’t mean you have to go far to find serenity. Enter the Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve, a stretch of Soundside terrain perfect for hiking and exploring.

Book A Water Adventure

Paddle out in a kayak, experience sailing for the first time, or finally take that surfing lesson you’ve always dreamed about. Whatever adventure it may be, there are many things to do and lessons to take right here in Kitty Hawk.

Go Golfing

The Outer Banks offers a splendid selection of golf courses to choose from during your Kitty Hawk vacation. Many of the courses can be found just over the Wright Memorial Bridge on mainland Currituck, so staying in Kitty Hawk will situate the golfer in your group close to an abundance of world-class golf courses.

Eat & Shop

When you’re not basking in the sunshine, swimming in the ocean or sound, go ahead and enjoy some of the most delicious food you’ve ever had at our local restaurants, or shop til you drop at the fine boutiques and shops around town. There are plenty of unique things to do to maximize your fun and enjoyment when in Kitty Hawk.

Go Fish!

Many lasting memories are made in Kitty Hawk aboard a charter boat or fishing along the shoreline. Cast a line on one of the area’s many piers, take a boat out into one of the sounds or the ocean for an experience you’ll never forget, or simply walk out to the beach and try your hand at a little surf fishing. Kitty Hawk offers sound and surf fishing, as well as convenient access to nearby towns and their unlimited resources to transform an ordinary day into an extraordinary one out on the open water.

Explore Another Town

Enjoy all that Kitty Hawk has to offer, but don’t forget to consider activities, nightlife, restaurants, and shopping in neighboring towns.