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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 and receive an exclusive discount! No coupon necessary. Must book through link below:

Order Beach Rental Equipment

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. All properties provide keyless entry and guests will be emailed their entry codes three days prior to arrival. Our offices are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with extended Summer weekend hours until 6:30pm.

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.

View Beach Accesses

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 in the guest mobile app. Please make sure every member of your group knows the home's location.

We strongly encourage you to sign up for text alerts from either Dare County (for homes in Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head) or Currituck County (for homes in Corolla and Powells Point).  Weather information, including beach and swimming hazards, will be delivered directly to your phone. 

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

Lost & Found

Beach Realty will not be responsible for personal items left in the cottage. If you left a personal item at one of our vacation homes, please fill out the form below. If the item is found, you will be contacted via email to pay for shipping costs. Any items found in homes that are not claimed within 14 days will be donated to charity. Clothing items will be donated to charity as they will not be brought back to our offices.

Lost and Found Form