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All About Kitty Hawk, NC

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The Town of Kitty Hawk spans from Milepost 1.5 to Milepost 5.  Since Kitty Hawk is not divided into communities, locals and visitors reference milepost numbers to designate their location. Most of our Kitty Hawk vacation homes designate the closest milepost to which the house is located on each individual web listing.



Town of Kitty Hawk Contact Information 
Town Hall 252-261-3552

Kitty Hawk Trash Pickup Schedule:

Year-round Mon. & Thur. trash pickup; Sat. Beach Road only. The recycling center is open from 9 am to 12 pm Mon. to Sat. Closed on town holidays, located at the Dare County Boat Ramp in the Village of Kitty Hawk. Turn left onto Kitty Hawk Road travel 3 miles and turn left onto Bob Perry Road, ½ mile down on the right.

Kitty Hawk Leash Laws: 

From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day between the hours of 10am & 6pm dogs must be on a leash not to exceed six feet. At all other times during the year, dogs must be restrained on a leash retractable to 12 feet. Dogs may be taken off the leash only if they will not disturb other people on the beach. Unleashed dogs must be controlled by their owner/handler who must remain within 30 feet of the dog at all times. A leash must be present at all times.


Aycock Brown Welcome Center 

Visit the Aycock Brown Welcome Center for area information, guides & coupon books!

Kitty Hawk Pier

Go Fishing on the Kitty Hawk Fishing Pier - or just walk down the pier to see the beautiful views.

Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve 

The Kitty Hawk Woods component of the NC Coastal Reserve is located in Kitty Hawk. The Reserve encompasses a total of 1,824 acres and is bordered by Currituck Sound on the west, and Kitty Hawk Bay to the south, which contain the Reserve’s Kitty Hawk Bay Islands.  The town of Kitty Hawk, in a conservation easement with the state, owns 461 acres.  Within the Reserve, one can visit the rare maritime forest, swamp, and wetland communities that exist on the relics of ancient sand dunes.  Visitors will notice striking differences between the habitats at Kitty Hawk Woods and those more affected by salt spray and wind shear at the beach- only a quarter-mile away! A multi-use path parallels Woods Road. Parking is located behind the playground on the north end of Woods Road. Public access to the interior of the woods can be found at the end of Eckner Street, Amadas Road, and Birch Lane.  High Bridge Creek is accessible by boat from the public boat ramp on Bob Perry Road.

Monument to a Century of Flight

Visit the Monument to a Century of Flight, located behind the Outer Banks Welcome Center.

Restaurants in Kitty Hawk

Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar - For gourmet fine dining, live entertainment, delicious drinks & patio seating!

High Cotton - Located at MP 2 on the Beach Road, go to High Cotton for the best NC Barbeque.

Captain Franks - Located around MP 4 on the Bypass, go to Captain Franks for a delicious Hot Dog.

Arts Place - Beach Road, around MP 2.5, Known for their burgers, Art's Place is a local favorite.

Black Pelican - Located around MP 4 on the beach road, visit Black Pelican for your seafood or pizza cravings.


Chickahauk was the native Indian’s term for “goose hunting grounds” and some believe Kitty Hawk is derived from that very name.  With its 461-acre maritime forest reserve, Kitty Hawk features an abundant assortment of native plant and animal life. Ocean Rescue, a division of the Fire Department, provides lifeguards and keeps the public informed on ocean safety so that visitors can enjoy the many public beaches. Kitty Hawk is a great option for golfers, with the Seascape Golf Course close by. In addition, there is plenty of shopping in the area at the unique beach shops and cuisine to please any food critic.  Kitty Hawk is an exceptional vacation choice.

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