Things To Do in Duck, NC

You don't have to look hard for things to do in Duck, NC. The beach is the primary place for Duck recreation and Southern Shores outdoor fun, whether it’s swimming, surfing, fishing, sea kayaking, walking or just lazing in the sun. But don’t overlook the soundside. The Currituck Sound is the perfect place to sail, paddle a kayak, Parasail, Jet Ski, standup paddleboard or rent a boat Several Duck outfitters offer kayak tours and water sports equipment rentals on the sound.

Other than watersports, the things to do in Duck, NC, are pretty low key. There’s a paved bike path along N.C. Highway 12/Duck Road through Southern Shores and Duck, NC, that’s perfect for biking, jogging, walking and strolling babies. If your kids are looking for somewhere to skate, you might want to branch out of the things to do in Duck, NC, by taking them up to Island Revolution Skate Park in Corolla, (252) 453-9484, instead of turning them loose on the bike path.

Note that beach driving is not allowed anywhere on Duck, NC, beaches.

We give the address for many things to do in Duck, NC, as Duck Road, which is the same road as N.C. Highway 12.

Things to Do in Duck, NC: Exploring Southern Shores

There aren’t as many public beach accesses in Duck, NC, and Southern Shores as there are in the beaches farther south and in Currituck, so you’ll have to hop in the car to find those. Southern Shores is a mainly residential area just south of Duck, NC. While there may not be as many diversions as there are among the things to do in Duck, NC, you can find enough to fill several days with activity. Get out and about in the beautiful maritime forest when you run, walk or bike along the town’s bike paths. For a more manicured take on the environment, try a round of Outer Banks golf on the impeccably landscaped courses. Thrill seekers will love water parks and escape rooms (located on the other side of the bridge). Or you can nurse your nostalgia by spending an afternoon browsing through comic book stores.

 

Things To Do in Duck NC by Category or Location

Charter Boats on the Outer Banks

Charter fishing on the Outer Banks is one of the most popular activities. Thousands of visitors and locals take advantage of the excellent fishing these waters offer, so not surprisingly there are many businesses that can connect you with the sort of charter you're interested in. Without a doubt, the offshore charter boats that go after the Gulf Stream big game of tuna, wahoo, mahi...read more

Charter fishing on the Outer Banks is one of the most popular activities. Thousands of...read more

Corolla & Duck Parasail

Thing To Do in Duck, NC
1446 Duck Road, North Duck Watersports, Duck
(252) 261-4200
(252) 255-2663

Soar high with Corolla & Duck Parasail's licensed, 100-Ton Master Captain owner-operators. They are based in northern Duck, conveniently serving customers from both Duck and Corolla. Enjoy the boat ride and the view from the comfort and style of their top-of-the-line Ocean Pro (vessel designed specifically for parasailing) with their veteran captain and crew. Professional, friendly and parasail-obsessed, Corolla & Duck Parasail leaves you with...read more

Soar high with Corolla & Duck Parasail's licensed, 100-Ton Master Captain owner-operators. They are based...read more

Duck Town Park

Thing To Do in Duck, NC
1200 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 255-1234

Be sure to visit the Duck Town Park and Boardwalk. This fabulous 11-acre soundside green space is tucked inside the Village of Duck. The soundside boardwalk extends nearly a mile along the Currituck Sound and connects the town’s commercial village area. Park amenities include an amphitheater, the Town Green, a playground, a public kayak/canoe launch, a crabbing area, a picnic shelter, walking trails through the...read more

Be sure to visit the Duck Town Park and Boardwalk. This fabulous 11-acre soundside green...read more

Just For the Beach Rentals

520 Old Stoney Road, Corolla
(252) 453-9388
Toll Free
(800) 629-7368

Just For The Beach Rentals offers gear delivery from South Nags Head to Corolla. Want to plan your own kayak tour? Just for the Beach Rentals has sit-on-top, single, double and triple kayaks available for rent. Or if you want to leave your car behind, you can make like a local and pedal around town on one of their comfortable beach cruisers (cruisers are available...read more

Just For The Beach Rentals offers gear delivery from South Nags Head to Corolla. Want...read more

Kitty Hawk Kites

Thing To Do in Duck, NC
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-4450
794 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-8845
819 Ocean Trail, Monterey Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Jockey's Ridge Crossing, Nags Head
(252) 449-2210
307 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 473-2357
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297
39432 N.C. Highway 12, Island Shops, Avon
(252) 995-6060
58848 Hatteras Landing, Hatteras Landing, Hatteras
(252) 986-1446
Community Square, 270 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-4563
7517 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Whalebone Watersports Center, Nags Head
(252) 441-4124
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail locations from Corolla to Ocracoke, Kitty Hawk Kites boasts an impressive selection of kites, flags and spinners, toys, apparel, gifts and games on the Outer Banks. Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun outdoor goodies such as...read more

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With 10 retail...read more

Kitty Hawk Kites Watersports Center

Thing To Do in Duck, NC
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 441-4124
Additional phone number
(877) 359-8447

At the Kitty Hawk Kites Watersports Center on the sound in Duck, you can rent Jet Skis, book a parasailing tour, rent a pontoon boat, book a kayak tour or rent kayaks or standup paddleboards to glide around on your own. You can also sign up for any of the more than 25 adventures Kitty Hawk Kites has to offer, like hang gliding lessons, surfing lessons...read more

At the Kitty Hawk Kites Watersports Center on the sound in Duck, you can rent...read more

Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

Thing To Do in Duck, NC
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-8787
819 Ocean Trail, Montery Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
790 Ocean Trail, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4999
3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Jockey's Ridge Crossing, Nags Head
(252) 441-6800
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297
58848 Hatteras Landing, Hatteras
(252) 986-1446

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer, from the wind and waves to flat water adventures. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co., you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking gear and equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find top selections...read more

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all...read more

Nor’Banks Sailing & Watersports

Thing To Do in Duck, NC
1314 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 489-4490
With tons of rentals and activities, a surf boutique and great restaurant onsite, Nor’Banks offers one-stop shopping for all the best of the Outer Banks. Nor’Banks' friendly staff, professional service, modern equipment and gorgeous location make it the ideal destination for watersports. Offering Jet Ski rentals and tours, parasailing, tubing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, pontoon boats, sailboat rentals and private sailing instruction, Nor’Banks truly has...read more
With tons of rentals and activities, a surf boutique and great restaurant onsite, Nor’Banks offers...read more

Outer Banks Beach Buggies

(252) 715-1295
Sales/Service:
(252) 491-5373

Outer Banks Beach Buggies specializes in rentals, sales and service of golf carts and Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs). Their rentals division offers in-season weekly rentals, which run either Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday. Off-season they offer weekly rentals as well as less-than-weekly rentals. Their delivery areas include Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Pirates Cove and Manteo. Their...read more

Outer Banks Beach Buggies specializes in rentals, sales and service of golf carts and Low...read more

Outer Banks Sporting Events

2234 S. Lark Avenue, Nags Head
(252) 255-6273

Outer Banks Sporting Events is an event-planning nonprofit that organizes multiple fitness events throughout the year. One hundred percent of the net proceeds of these events supports two Outer Banks nonprofits – Outer Banks Relief Foundation and Dare Education Foundation – and this is why the slogan of Outer Banks Sporting Events is Run for a Reason. This organization hosts races like Running of the...read more

Outer Banks Sporting Events is an event-planning nonprofit that organizes multiple fitness events throughout the...read more

Scott Lawlor Yoga

(252) 573-9801

Scott Lawlor is a highly trained E-RYT 500 YACEP yoga teacher based on the Outer Banks. Scott is a founder and co-creator of Kind Yoga in Kill Devil Hills, where he teaches weekly hot and cool yoga classes. He also can be found on the schedule at Outer Banks Yoga in Kitty Hawk and at studios and locations all around the Outer Banks and beyond...read more

Scott Lawlor is a highly trained E-RYT 500 YACEP yoga teacher based on the Outer...read more