Part of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk occupies an idyllic position between the tranquil Albemarle Sound and North Atlantic Ocean. You’ll find a quiet and peaceful ambience in Kitty Hawk, where soft sandy beaches and coastal wildlife reserves meet locally-owned waterfront restaurants and family-oriented attractions.
Things to do in Kitty Hawk
Those seeking Kitty Hawk’s best coastal offerings need only wander along the North Atlantic waterfront, where you’ll discover stately manors overlooking sandy shores. Outer Banks Yoga Studio runs regular beach yoga classes, while the Kitty Hawk Pier is the perfect spot for fishing with the locals. Don’t miss exploring the nearby Colington Island, which provides excellent boating and swimming.
Are you visiting Kitty Hawk with your family? Enjoy the thrilling water slides and water-based playgrounds at the H2OBX waterpark. There’s also a lazy river and plenty of drinking and dining outlets. The kids will also enjoy the interactive exhibits at the Outer Banks Children @ Play Museum, which includes a ship play structure and a surf balance board.
If you want some old-school fun, head to Paradise Golf & Arcade, where you can drive go-karts, crash into your friends in bumper cars and play miniature golf. Active travellers can walk or jog along the Sandy Run Park trail, which takes you through Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve past creeks and a memorial to the Wright Brothers.
Make the most of Kitty Hawk’s waterfront dining with fresh seafood and specialty martinis at Ocean Boulevard Bistro and Martini Bar. Alternatively, grab a classic American burger while listing to live music at Art's Place.
Getting around Kitty Hawk
Kitty Hawk is about 1.5 hours’ drive from Norfolk International Airport, with a coastal bypass offering incredible ocean scenery. Kitty Hawk is spread out, so the best way to get around is by hiring a car at the airport or in Norfolk.