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 fish, sail, paddle a canoe or kayak, Parasail, Jet ski, stand up paddle board and windsurf. 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
1118 Corolla Village Road, Coastal Explorations, Corolla
(252) 722-3669
798 Sunset Boulevard, Corolla Watersports, Timbuck II Shopping Center, Corolla
(252) 453-6900

Soar high above the rest with the Outer Banks’ premier parasailing authority. Our locally Licensed 100 Ton Master Captain owner-operators have over sixty years combined industry experience and will be parasailing from the Northern Beaches, Duck and Corolla – it's a distinguishable parasail empire right here on the Outer BanksEach location has a beauty all its own, and it’s up to you which view you’d like, whether that be the Currituck... read more

Soar high above the rest with the Outer Banks’ premier parasailing authority. Our locally Licensed 100... read more

Duck Town Park

Thing To Do in Duck, NC
1200 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 255-1286

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

Thing To Do in Duck, NC
1177 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 299-5854
501 Old Stoney Road, Corolla
(252) 453-9388
1006 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 8.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-9480
Additional KDH Phone Number
(252) 441-6048
Additional Corolla Phone Number
(252) 453-6106
General toll free
(866) 629-7368

Want to plan your own kayak tour? Just for the Beach Rentals has kayaks available for rent, the sit-on-top style, for single, double or triple paddlers. 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 for all ages) or go for a long ride on... read more

Want to plan your own kayak tour? Just for the Beach Rentals has kayaks available... 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, 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
(877) 359-8447

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

Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. With more than... 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 Kitty Hawk Kites Mermaid School or book a hang gliding lesson, a surfing lesson or a book the Sanctuary Vineyards... 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
790 Ocean Trail, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4999
3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-6800
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer, from the wind to 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... read more

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

Nor’Banks Sailing Center

Thing To Do in Duck, NC
1314 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 489-4490
Nor’Banks' friendly staff, professional service, modern equipment and gorgeous location make it the ideal destination for watersports on the Outer Banks. Offering Jet ski rentals and tours, parasailing, tubing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, pontoon boats, bike rentals, sailboat rentals and private sailing instruction, Nor’Banks truly has something for everyone. They've upgraded facilities for 2018, and now you can kick-off your adventure at... read more
Nor’Banks' friendly staff, professional service, modern equipment and gorgeous location make it the... read more

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

Thing To Do in Duck, NC
1194 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-4346
103 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla
(252) 453-2440
2001 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 9.75, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7823
40809 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-5868

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities that you couldn't possibly bring all the equipment you'll need on a vacation to cover it all. Luckily, you can rent just about anything you'll need once you're here. If you want to rent kayaks to do some exploring of the sound waters or to ride the waves, Ocean Atlantic Rentals will bring them to you. And though... read more

There are so many entertaining Outer Banks activities that you couldn't possibly bring all the... read more

Outer Banks Beach Buggies

(252) 715-1295

Outer Banks Beach Buggies specializes in the rentals, sales and service of both standard golf carts and street-legal golf carts (Low Speed Vehicles or LSVs per DMV classification). They offer weekly and five-day rentals, as well as one and three-day rental options. Their four- and six-passenger standard golf carts may be driven on side roads within your community, while their four- and six-passenger LSVs may... read more

Outer Banks Beach Buggies specializes in the rentals, sales and service of both standard golf... read more

Sunset Watersports

Thing To Do in Duck, NC
1264 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-1839

Sunset Watersports rents Waverunners, pontoon boats, kayaks, standup paddleboards (SUPs) and center console boats and offers parasailing. It’s located behind Sunset Grille and Raw Bar at the gazebo at the end of their nice pier. Join them for a sunset cruise on one of their spacious pontoon boats. Sunset Watersports is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in season.