Duck NC Things to Do

There are many things to do in Duck and The Outer Banks. The area is especially well known for wind surfing due to the good consistent winds, temperate weather, shallow sound waters and rolling ocean swells. There are many outfitters in the area offering lessons, clinics, equipment rental and purchase. Wind surfing is just one of the many fun activities in Duck and The Outer Banks. Some of the other fun things to do while in Duck, NC include kayaking, biking, fishing, shopping, flying a kite, playing tennis, playing golf, exploring museums, taking a light house tour or strolling an art galeries. Whatever you choose to do on your Duck, NC vacation, remember it's the journey.

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Duck, NC Watersport Outfitters and Boat Rentals

Coastal Kayak Touring Company
The Waterfront Shops
1240 Duck Road,Ste 10
Duck, NC 27949

Grog's Watersports
1264 Duck Rd
Duck, NC 27949
Best location on the Outer Banks for your watersports fun!  Whether you like power or sail, Grog's has it all.  We have waverunners, p arasailing, sailboats, pontoon boats and kayaks.  Located behind the Sunset Grille in beautiful Duck, North Carolina, less than 1/2 mile north of the Duck Water Tower.

Kitty Hawk Kites/Carolina Outdoors
1216 Duck Rd
Duck, NC 27949

Kitty Hawk Sports / Kitty Hawk Kayaks
1213 Duck Rd
Duck, NC 27949 252-261-8770

Nor'Banks Sailing
1308 Duck Rd
Duck, NC 27949
Sailboat sales, rentals, charters and lessons. Waverunners, fishing boats, pontoon boats, jet boats, catamarans, kayaks and parasailing also available

North Beach Outfitters
The Waterfront Shops
1240 Duck Road, Ste 10
Duck, NC 27949

Ocean Atlantic Rentals
Osprey Landing Shopping Center
1194 Duck Rd
Duck, NC 27949

Sunset Watersports
1312 Duck Rd
Duck, NC 27949

Duck, NC ATV Rentals

There are no areas to ride ATV's in Duck, NC. ATV rentals are available in nearby Corolla.

Corolla Outback Adventures
1150 Ocean Trail
Corolla, NC 27927


There is a walking trail that runs along Rt 12. Bicycling is permitted, but please look out for pedestrians and especially the little ones.

Art Galleries

Greenleaf Gallery
1169 Duck Rd
Duck, NC 27949
Contemporary Fine Art and Craft Center. Regional and National Artists.

Hang Gliding

Hang gliding is not offered in Duck, NC, but it is offered in nearby Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk Kites/Carolina Outdoors
US 158 Bypass, across from Jockey's Ridge
252-441-4124 or 877-FLY-THIS
Learn to fly at the sand dunes of Jockey's Ridge State Park. Lessons from qualified instructors are available.


Beach Braids & Temporary Tattoos
1171 Scarborough Lane B2
Duck, NC 27949
Next to Fishbones. Come see us in our large, air-conditioned studio and get a custom henna tattoo, some cornrows or a hairwrap done in comfort. Thousands of designs and a custom artist on site everyday. We take competitors coupons and can accommodate large groups. Our hours are Mon-Fri-10am - 9pm, Sat. 10am-5pm "It's a Beach Thing!"

Back Country Outfitters & Guides
Two and half hour safaris. An off-Road journey to see the wild "Spanish Mustangs" left behind by early explorers almost 500 years ago. We tour 16,000 acres of beach, dune and back country on this 30 mile excursion in large family SUV's to discover the true nature, history and shorelife of the Outer Banks. Small groups and families up to eight can go on this informative eco-journey. Tours are daily by appointment.

Duck Tennis Courts

There are no public tennis courts in Duck, NC. So unless you are staying at the Sanderling or one of the Time-share communities, you will have to make the short drive to Pine Island Racquet Club. Both indoor and outdoor courts are available. The outdoor courts are built amongt thickets cutting down the natural beach breezes. So if you're playing at hottest time of the day drink your fluids.

Pine Island Racquet & Fitness Club
Duck Rd
Corolla, NC 27927
Located 3 miles north of the Sanderling (8 miles north of Duck), directly across from the Hampton Inn. Open to the public, tennis, racquet ball and squash courts. Outdoor clay and hardcourts. Air conditioned indoor courts

Golf Courses
Due to the lack of available space, there are no golf courses in Duck, NC. But there are some nice golf courses nearby. Here are the public and semi-public golf courses in the area.

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Holly Ridge, Point Harbor
(252) 491-2893

Goose Creek Golf Club, Grandy

(252) 453-4008

Duck Woods Country Club
50 South Dogwood Trail
Southern Shores, NC 27949
18-hole championship course designed by Ellis Maple. Bentgrass greens. Bermuda fairways. Full service clubhouse with golf shop, lounge, dining and banquet facilities. Golf, tennis and swimming facilities also offered.

Nags Head Golf Links
5615 S Seachase Dr
Nags Head, NC 27959
800-851-9404, 252-441-8073
Located off the US 158 Bypass, Milepost 15. This 18-hole Scottish-style championship course was designed by Bob Moore. Bentgrass greens and Bermuda fairways complement the landscape and remain in good playing condition year-round. Clubhouse features a restaurant and bar, The Players Grille and a golf shop. Open year round.

Sea Scape Golf Links
300 Eckner Street
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
18-hole championship course around the edge of the Kitty Hawk Maritime Forest. Beautiful view of the sea. Designed by former PGA tour player and Masters Champion Art Wall. Pro shop and restaurant on premises.

The Currituck Golf Club
1 Clubhouse Dr
Corolla, NC 27927
Designed by Rees Jones. Ranked #24 in NC by Golf Digest

Kilmarlic Golf Club
215 West Side Ln.
Powell's Point, NC 27966
18-hole golf course. Approximately 11 miles from Duck, NC. Picturesque golf course situated among 605 acres of maritime forest and wetlands.

The Pointe Golf Club
308 Pointe Club Drive
Powells Point, NC 27966
18-hole golf course. Approximately 11 miles from Duck, NC. Sister course to The Carolina Club.

The Carolina Club
127 Carolina Club Dr.
Grandy, NC
18-hole golf course. Approximately 21 miles from Duck, NC. Sister course to The Pointe Golf Club.


The Outer Banks is known for its famous lighthouses, so it would be a crime not to list them.

Bodie Island Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Currituck Beach Lighthouse
Ocracoke Lighthouse
The Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

Other Outer Banks Sights of Interest

Wright Brothers Memorial
Civil War Trail
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
The Freedmen's Colony of Roanoke Island
Outer Banks History Center
Roanoke Island Festival Park

Outer Banks Museums

Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station 
Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center 
The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum 
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island 
North Carolina Maritime Museum on Roanoke Island 
Roanoke Island Festival Park 
The Whalehead Club
Outer Banks Parks 

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge 
Cape Hatteras National Seashore 
Elizabethan Gardens 
Jockey's Ridge State Park 
Nature Conservancy at Nags Head Woods 
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island 
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge 
Roanoke Island Festival Park 
US Army Corps of Engineers, Field Research Facility "Duck Pier"

Outer Banks Cultural Sights

The Monument to a Century of Flight
Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station
Elizabethan Gardens
Lost Colony Outdoor Drama
Roanoke Island Festival Park
Wanchese Fishing Village
Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park

Outer Banks Public Kayak Launch Sites 

Kitty Hawk - Ramp at the end of Bob Perry Road 
Kill Devil Hills - Bay Drive Ramp at Dock Street 
Parking Area at Second Bridge on Colington Island
Nags Head - Behind Jockey's Ridge State Park. (Turn west at Nags Head Church. Follow to end of road)
Town of Nags Head, Public Sound Access
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge 
Manteo/Nags Head causeway, foot of the Washington Baum Bridge 
foot of the Bridge leading over to Roanoke Island Festival Park 
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge 
Milltail Creek and Sawyer Lake marked kayak trails (Trail map available)'s Other Pages
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