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Guest Information

Thank you for choosing Beach Realty & Construction / Kitty Hawk Rentals. We look forward to welcoming you to the Outer Banks! Here are some items of interest for your upcoming Outer Banks vacation. Review our full Rental Policies and Regulations here.

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Things to Bring:

While many vacation rentals provide a long list of amenities and modern conveniences, there are still some essentials that you will want to bring. We've compiled an easy checklist of recommended things to bring on your Outer Banks vacation. 

Recommended list of Things to Bring

Rent Beach Equipment:

You have the option to rent beach equipment rentals from our partners, Ocean Atlantic Rentals. Beach Realty / Kitty Hawk Rentals' guests are preferred customers with Ocean Atlantic Rentals! Each family may receive one $5.00 off coupon when ordering online by entering: beach17 upon check out at (online only, minimum $50 order).

Order Beach Rental Equipment

Waterpark Tickets

Beach Realty is a proud affiliate of the Outer Banks' newest waterpark adventure, H2OBX! Because of this, our guests receive discounted admission tickets to the waterpark. An exclusive ticket link is available in your reservation confirmation email.

H2OBX Information

Things to Do & Events

The Outer Banks hosts many great events on a weekly basis! Visit our events page for upcoming Outer Banks events.

Things To Do         Outer Banks Events

Mobile App

Beach Realty / Kitty Hawk Rentals offers a mobile app that provides information, advice, reservation services, and discounts exclusively for our guests. Find information on:

  • Dining - Reviews & Coupons
  • Shopping - Coupons 
  • Activities - Coupons
  • Equipment Rentals Event Planning 
  • Leash Laws
  • 4WD Information 
  • Bonfire Regulations 
  • Area Churches 
  • Secret Spots & More

Download Mobile App


Checking In:

Check-in is from 4:00pm - 6:00pm on day of arrival unless Early check-in is confirmed and purchased. For homes providing keyless entry, guests will be emailed their entry codes three days prior to arrival. Otherwise, all guests will check into their assigned check-in office to pick up their keys and guest packet. Our offices are open from 8:30am to 5:30pm, with extended Summer weekend hours until 6:30pm. Please contact us if you will be arriving after hours.

View Office Locations

Beach Access:

Each town & community on the Outer Banks offers convenient beach accesses, parking and restrooms. Lifeguards are on the beach from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, for Outer Banks towns except for Duck, where lifeguards are on the beach from May 1 through October 31 (9:30AM -5:30PM). Most beach areas also have roving lifeguards and supervisors. Hours and locations are subject to change without notice.

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Safety Info:

Dare County 911 would like to remind visitors to pay attention to their surroundings and know your location. In the event of an emergency, it is vital to know your location so first responders can arrive quickly and begin assisting those in need. You can find the address of your cottage on your check-in packet, as well as on the refrigerator. Please make sure every member of your group knows the home's location.

Weather Forecast:

Outer Banks Weather Information

We are looking forward to your arrival at the Outer Banks and sincerely thank you for the opportunity to assist you with your plans. If you have any questions regarding your vacation, please call us at 800.635.1559, or email

Checking Out

Departure is at 10am on the last day of your reservation. Upon departure, we ask that you perform our check-out instructions - link provided below. 

Check-out Instructions

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