Things To Do in Duck NC

Including Southern Shores

You don't have to look hard for Duck NC things to do. 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, standup paddleboard and windsurf. Several Duck outfitters offer kayak tours and water sports equipment rentals on the sound.

Other than watersports, Duck NC things to do are pretty low key. There’s a paved bike path along N.C. Highway 12/Duck Road through Southern Shores and Duck that’s perfect for biking, jogging, walking and strolling babies. If your kids are looking for somewhere to skate, you might want to take 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 beaches.

We give the address for many Duck recreation businesses as Duck Road, which is the same road as N.C. Highway 12.

Things To Do in Duck NC by Category or Location

12th Street Portraits

(252) 489-7078
(252) 305-3179

Portraits on the beach are an annual tradition for many families. 12th Street Portraits strives to make each family portrait session a fun vacation memory. Locally owned and operated by two professional photographers, Audra and Katie, 12th Street Portraits sees the value in the traditional family portrait just as much as they do the spunky candid images that capture the true essence of your family.... read more

Portraits on the beach are an annual tradition for many families. 12th Street Portraits strives... read more

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

Corolla-Duck Parasail is your parasailing authority on the Outer Banks. They are the only parasail-exclusive company on the beach, and with the addition of their newest Ocean Pro boat, they are the only ones who can guarantee that non-flying observers can go along too. Their licensed 100 Ton Master Captain owner-operators have more than 60 years of combined industry experience and offer parasailing trips in

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Corolla-Duck Parasail is your parasailing authority on the Outer Banks. They are the only

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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

H2OBX

8526 Caratoke Highway, Powells Point
(252) 491-3000

Making a huge splash onto the summer scene in 2017, H2OBX is hottest spot for cooling off for both locals and visitors. Expertly planned by the Aquatic Development Group, the country's leading water park designers, the site contains some of the most innovative aqua rides in the country. Located just 3 miles north of the Wright Memorial Bridge in Currituck County (visitors from the north... read more

Making a huge splash onto the summer scene in 2017, H2OBX is hottest spot for... 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
785-L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-8845
819 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
3933 N. 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 village
(252) 986-1446
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun things like flags, toys, boomerangs and games. You’ll find the Outer Banks’ largest selection of beach sportswear and footwear from Crocs, Sanuk, Chaco, Southern Fried and Life is Good apparel, the coolest selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, outdoor clothing, sunglasses, sandals and more. KHK stores also... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties.... 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 or surfing lesson or a book the Sanctuary Vineyards Voyage... 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, Monterey Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
785L Sunset Boulevard, 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. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co. you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find one of... 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) 261-2900
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
1149 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. No more cars packed so tight that you can't move inside!

If you want to rent kayaks to do some exploring of the sound waters or to ride... 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 renting regular golf carts (street-allowed) and street-legal golf carts (LSVs) for a fun and eco-friendly way to explore the Outer Banks. Their four- and six-passenger golf carts can be driven within your community, while their four- and six-passenger LSVs can be driven on any road with a speed limit of 35 mph or slower, and all their vehicles can... read more

Outer Banks Beach Buggies specializes in renting regular golf carts (street-allowed) and street-legal golf carts... read more