Duck, NC About
Duck is one of six incorporated towns in Dare County.  Duck, NC was incorporated on May 1, 2002.  The others towns in Dare County which are incorporated are Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Manteo.  There are also numerous villages and unincorporated towns, including Wanchese, Stumpy Point, East Lake, Manns Harbor, Colington, Rodanthe, Salvo, Waves, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras.

Town of Duck
1240 Duck Rd, Ste 106
Duck, NC 27949

Duck, NC Interesting Tidbits
There are over 2,000 single family homes in Duck, NC.
There are over 500 units in multi-family developments in Duck, NC
The town was originally named for the many ducks and waterfowl that live in the area.
Duck, NC is about 6 miles long and covers a little more than 2 square miles
The Currituck Sounds borders the west side and the Atlantic Ocean borders the right side of Duck, NC
Duck, NC has about 500 full-time residents
Duck, NC seasonal residents are projected to be about 15,000 on any given week
It is estimated that more than a quarter of a million people vacation in Duck, NC every summer
Duck, NC was established in 1879 and incorporated on May 1, 2002
Duck, NC is only about 15 feet above sea level
Duck is also home to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Duck Field Research Pier, which conducts coastal research.
Duck, NC ranked one of America's Top 10 Best Beaches in 2002 by The Travel Channel
Duck, NC startes as a small fishing village

Town of Duck 5-year Anniversary
May 1, 2007 marks the five-year anniversary of the Town of Duck.  Many fun events are planned for 2007.

Town of Duck Municipal Park
Town of Duck is currently working on a new 11-acre municipal park, which will include a soundside boardwalk, nature trails, public canoe and kayak boat launch, picnic pavilion, playground, gazebo and small amplitheater.  Construction will continue through 2007

Support of New Proposed Bridge
The northern shores of outer banks continues to grow with the development of corolla, pine island and even corova. with all this expansion there has been a rejuvenated interest to build another bridge. the feeling is that the bridge will cut down on traffic through duck, enabling the town to keep its sleepy, resort town feel.

Public and Private. Most beaches are open to the public, although not all sections are publicly accessable. The land around the research center is restricted private property and is not open to the public.

Local Newspapers
The North Beach Sun

Advertisement Magazines
Sunny Day Guide
One Boat Guides


Duck Pier Weather Station with current conditions

Currituck Sound Marine Forecast

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Places of Worship
Corolla Chapel, Corolla Village
1135 Corolla Village RD
Sunday Worship 10:00 am & 8:30 Memorial Day through September
(252)453-4224 or (252)441-1564

All Saints Episcopal Church
40 Pintail Trail
Southern Shores
Services: Sun. 8:30am & 10:30am

Duck United Methodist Church
Pastor David Clift
1214 Duck Road
Services: Sun. 8:00 am & 10:00 am
252-261-6674, 252-261-1525

Catholic Community of Corolla
Corolla Chapel
Services: 2nd & 4th Wed.- 6:00 pm

First Baptist Church
Milepost 4, US 158
Kitty Hawk 
Services: Sun. 11:00 am & 6:00 pm

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Martin's Point Veterinary Hospital
(252) 261-2250
Milepost 0 Hwy 1
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Coastal Animal Hospital
(252) 261-3960
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Emergency Hospital
Regional Medical Center 
5200 N Croatan Hwy, Milepost 1.5 
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-261-4187, 252-261-9000

Outer Banks Hospital 
4800 S Croatan Hwy , Milepost 14
Nags Head, NC 27959

Nearest Pharmacy
1200 South Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

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Nearest Post Office
Duck Station

Containers are collected every week on Mondays

Fire Dept
Town of Duck Police Department
1259 Duck Rd
non-emergency phone 252-261-1112 or 252-2613185
Emergencies call 911

Lifeguarded Beaches
Duck: Fixed lifeguards are located at Barrier Island, North Snow Geese Drive, Ocean Pines, Plover Drive, Schooner Ridge Drive, Duck Landing and Sprig Tail Drive. If red flags are flying, swimming is prohibited. Although the flags may fly when the weather seems fine, it's hard to judge if the water is safe. Ocean swimming is not like swimming in a lake or pool, as strong littoral currents, rip currents, tidal currents near inlets, and shifting sand can make swimming dangerous. Lifeguards usually stationed from 9:30 - 5:30 (Memorial Day to Labor Day)

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Motorized Personal Watercrafts
Motorized personal watercraft are not permitted in the ocean on the Northern Outer Banks. Duck and Corolla do allow motorized personal watercraft on the Currituck Sound. The closest local boat ramp is located at the Whalehead Club in Corolla.

Dogs on the Beaches
Duck beaches allow dogs but require them to be on a leash at all times. Leashes should not exceed 10 feet in length.

Closest Airport
Norfolk International Airport is the closest major airport, and is located in Norfolk, VA. Visit their website for flight information & driving directions: Dare County Airport is located in Manteo, NC. Approximately an hour from Duck, this airport offers charter service. For information call (252) 473-2600 or visit Dillon's Avaiation offers charter service to the Outer Banks. For information & reservations, call (252) 757-1841 or visit

Use of ATV's
ATVs are NOT permitted on the Northern Outer Banks.

Closest Grocery Stores

Tommy's Market is in town. But if you need a fully-stocked grocery store there is a Food Lion located in Southern Shores at The Marketplace shopping center, located at the foot of the Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge. There is also a Food Lion in Corolla at Monteray Plaza. These are full service markets and are within 15-20 minutes of any home in the Duck or Corolla area.

Closest Public Boat Ramp

The closest public boat ramp is located at the Whalehead Club in Corolla. There will be a public boat ramp at the new Town of Duck park that is currently under construction.

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Fires on the Beach
Beach fires are strictly prohibited in Duck. Fireworks are prohibited as well.

Town Office

1240 Duck Road, Suite 106 (at the Waterfront Shops)

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 8369;Duck, NC 27949

Phone Number: (252) 255-1234

Fax Number: (252) 255-1236

Email: [email protected]

Duck Volunteer Fire Department

Chief Donna Black

1259 Duck Road

Duck, North Carolina 27949

Office: (252) 261-3929Fax: (252) 261-5961

General E-Mail [email protected]

Duck, NC Neighborhoods
The following are the neighborhoods in Duck, NC as you head North on HIghway 12.  The tax rate for Duck is $.74 per $100.00 of assessed value with $.20 supporting the town of Duck and $.54 to Dare County.

Twenty five lots on the soundside.  Dare County water and individual septic tanks.  Development does not have ocean access.

Nantucket Village
A private resort consisting of 35 large condominiums with garages and spacious decking. Located on a hill overlooking Currituck Sound. Some units have panoramic views. The development has an indoor pool and tennis court as well as sandy soundfront beaches, a pier with gazebo, and boat launch facilities. The sound beach is ideal for wading, children's activities, crabbing, fishing, windsurfing, and other watercraft sports. No ocean access.

Ocean Crest
Near Nantucket Village, Ocean Crest is an ocean-to-sound resort consisting of 54 single family lots that came to market in 1992. Lots are 15,000 square feet or larger and are zoned for single-family dwellings. Ne has certain architectural guidelines. Homes must be 2,000 square feet or larger. Amenities include a soundside swimming pool, tennis courts, private ocean access, and good water views.

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One of the smaller subdivisions in Duck consisting of eight single family homesites. Subdivision is located on the
oceanside of NC12 and offers easy ocean access.

Bias Shores
Forty nine single family lots running from the Atlantic Ocean to the Currituck Sound. Subdivision amenities include soundside swimming pool and tennis courts, deeded sound and ocean access.

Ocean to sound community with eighty four single family lots. Subdivision amenities are include a soundside swimming pool and one tennis court. The oceanside has a wooden walkway to the beach. The access for the Currituck sound is a pier.

Sea Hawk South
Thirty nine single family lots located on the south side of Seahawk Drive East reaching from the ocean to the sound. Subdivision has private ocean and sound access.

Sea Hawk
Ocean to sound community with oceanside lots. There are twenty one lots on the oceanside and fifteen lots on the soundside. There is ocean and sound access.

Sand Dollar Shores
Located on the oceanside of Duck Road, this development consists of forty two single family lots with a wooden access to the ocean.

Georgetown Sands
Oceanside townhomes with two bedrooms and two and one half baths. Subdivision amenities include swimming pool and tennis courts. Improved ocean access.

Sea Acres
Oceanside subdivision located on the south side of Plover Drive has thirty one single family lots.

Amy Acres
On the north side of Plover Drive.  Consisting of thirty one single family lots and Duck Blind Villa Condominiums.  Beach is accessible.

Four Seasons
A gated subdivision located on the south end of Duck Village offering ocean to sound properties with many amenities including indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, playground, lighted sidewalks, volleyball courts, soundside pier and a trolley to Duck attractions.

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Sea Pines
A former campground, SeaPines is a 61-lot development tucked away in the heart of Duck. Lot sizes for this oceanside village range from 15,000 to 20,000 square feet. Amenities include a swimming pool and tennis court.

Ocean Dunes
An oceanside community with ninety single family homesites that offers ocean and sound access

Seventy one lot single family oceanside community with ocean and sound access.

Duck Landing
Located in the heart of Duck Village. This subdivision offers pool and tennis, clubhouse with fitness center, sidewalks, and easy ocean access with parking.

Schooner Ridge
In the heart of Duck. 69 lots with oceanside and oceanfront homes. The community offers an indoor clubhouse, an oceanfront pool and tennis courts. Bike paths wind through the area. Shops of Duck are within walking distance.

Poteskeet Village
An oceanside community with ocean and sound access. There are forty one single family lots of 10,000 square feet.

Fifty eight single family oceanside lots of 10,000 square feet. Water is supplied by individual well and each homesite requires a septic tank.

Bayberry Bluffs
One hundred twenty single family oceanside homesites are no smaller than 10,000 square feet. Individual well and septic tanks. Subdivision has ocean access.

Duck Ridge Shores
Oceanside community with deeded sound and ocean access. These fifty nine single family homesites have individual wells and septic tanks.

Sea Colony
A combination of sixteen single family homesites and "Sea Colony" condominiums on the oceanfront. There is ocean access and a soundfront pier. The condos have a swimming pool and tennis courts.

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CC Byrum
Oceanside community with twenty seven lots. Individual wells and septic tanks. Ocean access.

Olde Duck Beach
Twenty seven single family homesites in this oceanside subdivision. Water is supplied by individual well and each homesite requires a septic tank.

Barrier Island Resort
Time share and single ownership condo community from ocean to sound. Amenities include pools, tennis courts, restaurant/lounge and planned activities.

Ships Watch
A 53-home community on the northernmost end of the village of Duck. On high rolling dunes, the homes offer good views of the ocean, Currituck Sound, or both. The community offers an Olympic-size pool, tennis courts, jogging trail, soundside pier and boat ramp. Full concierge service includes arranging tee times, dinner reservations, and babysitting. The resort provides rentals, along with fractional and whole ownership. Fractional, one-tenth deeded ownerships are available. Contact Ships Watch for sales and rental information.

Sandy Ridge
This oceanside community overlooks the Army Corps property located just north of the subdivision. There are twenty four homesites and the subdivision has a pool, sound and ocean access. The lots are 15,000 square feet. Dare County water and septic tanks. The fees in this subdivision are $750 per year.

Army Corps of Engineers Research Pier
Formerly a bombing range for the US Navy, this large parcel of undeveloped land is currently used by the Army Corp as a research center to study the ocean currents, depths, tides and other aspects of the ever-changing Atlantic. The research pier is currently the longest pier on the East Coast measuring approximately 2000 feet.

Overlooking the Corps property to the South, this subdivision with thirty five single family homesites located on the oceanside has very strict architectural guidelines.

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Sea Ridge
This elevated oceanside community has thirty nine single family homesites. Minimum lot size is 10,000 square feet. Owners in this subdivision are protected by strict architectural guidelines.

Snow Geese South
An ocean to sound community with thirty eight single family homesites. Dare County water and individual septic tanks.

Snow Geese Dunes
Oceanside community with thirty eight lots of 10,000 square feet each. Dare County water and individual septic tanks.

Carolina Dunes
A large ocean to sound subdivision consisting of two hundred and twenty five oceanside lots of 15,000 square feet each. Subdivision has sound and beach accesses. Septic tanks and individual wells. Some lots have access to Dare County water.

NorthPoint This ocean to sound community includes twenty single family homesites and ten co ownership homes consisting of ten five week segments per home. Subdivision amenities include an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, ocean access and a sound pier.

Wild Duck Dunes
Consisting of thirty single family homesites, the lots in this oceanside community have 10,000 square feet each. Dare County water and individual septic tanks.

Port Trinitie
Situated on 23 acres, this ocean to sound property stretches across Duck Road and offers gorgeous soundfront views. Located 2 miles north of Duck, amenities include two swimming pools, two tennis courts, a soundside pier and gazebo, and an oceanfront sitting area. The community offers a mixture of single family homesites, villas, and co ownership duplexes with ten five week segments per duplex.

Sea Tern
This duck neighborhood has twenty eight ocean to sound lots. The lots have county water and individual septic tanks. There is both sound and ocean access, but the sound side is unimproved.

Caffey's Inlet Hamlet
This Duck development of forty three lots has a private sound beach and a children's playground area. On the soundfront are three duplexes which are the only multi family allowed in this development. Dare county water and individual septic tanks.

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Sound Sea Village
An ocean to sound community with hard packed clay surface roads instead of paved streets. It is one of the few subdivisions that has boating access. Selected lots have deeded sound access. There are one hundred and eight lots with individual wells and septic tanks.

Gull's Flight
An oceanside community of seventeen lots with Dare County water and individual septic tanks.

Ocean Pines
An interval ownership resort that stretches from ocean to sound. An attractively done amenities package includes a soundfront pier and access area, an indoor swimming pool, tennis court, shuffleboard court and private ocean access with lifeguard protected beach. 

Ocean-to-sound community several miles north of Duck consists of nearly 300 homes and lots. Located at one of the narrowest points on the Northern Outer Banks the development. The development is known for heavy vegetation, winding lanes, and abundant wildlife. Developers have tried to leave as much natural growth as possible. The amenities include a swimming pool, tennis, nature trails, platform tennis, health club and jogging trails. The Sanderling Inn Resort is just north of the residential area.

Station Bay Cove
A separate part of Sanderling with twenty seven lots from ocean to sound.

Palmer's Island
Located between Pine Island and Sanderling, Palmer's Island is an ocean-to-sound community with fewer than 15 homesites. Beach frontage ranges from 120 feet to 225 feet per lot. This is the narrowest stretch of land on the Outer Banks, so residents have views of both the ocean and Currituck Sound. This is the northern most community in Dare Cou

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