Duck, North Carolina
The village of Duck is the southernmost area to be considered part of the northern beaches. Just south of Corolla and north of Southern Shores, this area was named for its abundance of waterfowl and migrating birds. Ducks, geese, saltwater shorebirds, pelicans and herons are just a few of the locals that can be seen on a casual walk or leisurely bike ride.
Vacation homes in this area range from small condominiums to large oceanfront homes. The village is known for its small, beach-community feel, along with some of the most pet-friendly beaches that the Outer Banks has to offer. In addition to the homes and beaches, Duck stands out with its local restaurants, shopping, art galleries, hand-crafted specialty stores, beautiful sunsets and a profusion of water sports.
The shops are nestled by NC HWY 12 north and along the shores of the Currituck Sound. A newly constructed boardwalk in Duck hugs the shoreline for 0.62 miles and allows visitors to enjoy the Currituck Sound, local shops and restaurants, as well as offering the perfect place to watch the sun set within a maritime forest.
During the summer and fall seasons, Duck offers local events that draw in visitors year after year. From the annual 4th of July parade to the Duck Jazz Festival, there is always something to see or do while vacationing in the area.
The beaches here are like no other on the Outer Banks. All beach accesses are private and only accessible for guests that are staying in Duck. Additionally, the beaches are the most pet-friendly of the islands and allow dogs on them year-round; so make sure to stay in a pet-friendly home offered by Sun Realty when looking to bring your pet.
With Duck’s proximity to Corolla and Kitty Hawk, day trips to different areas on the Outer Banks are easily accessible. Take a drive north for Corolla and Carova, or south to the central towns of Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and South Nags Head, as these surrounding areas offer historic sites and a wealth of additional attractions.
Whether you are looking to just relax on the beaches, enjoy your very own private pool, walk to different shops and restaurants, try your hand at kayaking, or explore the Outer Banks in its entirety, Duck offers many ways to relax and enjoy your beach vacation.