Kill Devil Hills History
The oldest township in the Outer Banks, Kill Devil Hills is the center of the Outer Banks. The unique name comes from the band of rum found during the colonial period, from shipwrecks, said to be strong enough to “kill the devil”. Kill Devil Hill is the site of the Memorial Pylon, commemorating the flights of 1903, when Orville and Wilbur Wright flew the first plane. The Wright Brothers National Memorial is located in this popular vacation spot, along with a wide variety of restaurants, shopping, ample public beach accesses, and night life.
The Town of Kill Devil Hills spans from Milepost 5 to Milepost 10. - Since Kill Devil Hills has few divided communities, locals and visitors reference mile post numbers to designate their location. Most of our Kill Devil Hills vacation homes designate the closest mile post to which the house is located on each individual web listing.
Kill Devil Hills Attractions:
The Wright Brother’s National Memorial - Visit the place where the world’s first passenger flight took place on May 14, 1908, located at mile post 8.5. www.nps.gov/wrbr/index.htm
The Avalon Fishing Pier – Whether you are a fisherman, or just want to take a stroll on the pier to check out the action, the Avalon Pier is a fun place to visit. www.avalonpier.com Check out the live wave cam.
NC Wildlife Access - The NC Wildlife Access at Dock Street, mile post 6.5. Includes boat launching area, picnic area, and parking. Explore the shoreline and marshes by boat, watch the sunset over the Albemarle Sound, or visit the Dock of the Bay Marina just a short ride from the boat launch, where you can pull in for fuel, snacks or even ice cream.
Aviation Park Veteran's Drive – located at mile post 8.6. Regional Recreation Area includes Fitness Trail, Roller Hockey Rink, Skatepark, Children's Play Area, Restrooms and Vehicle Parking.
Go crabbing in Colington - Off Colington Road, across from the Fire Station. Bring your chairs, crabbing lines, nets and chicken necks.
Restaurants in Kill Devil Hills
Bad Bean Taqueria – located at mile post 5 on the bypass in the Seagate North Shopping Center. Fresh fish tacos, burritos, quesadillas and Margaritas.
The Colington Café – Located at 1029 Colington Road. The restaurant sits in a quaint setting, beneath a 400 year old oak tree. The owners strive to bring you the perfect dining experience. For over 22 years, their focus has been to serve local food with a gourmet touch at an affordable price.www.colingtoncafe.com
Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant – Located at 705 South Croatan Hwy, mile post 8.7. Seafood buffet. Huge sports bar. www.captaingeorges.com
Chilli Pepper’s Restaurant & Bar- Located at 3001 N Croatan Hwy, mile post 5.5. Live entertainment, tapas, nightly specials. www.chilli-peppers.com
Pigman’s Bar-B-Que – located at mile post 9.5, across from McDonalds. Voted best barbeque on the beach 4 years running.
Kill Devil Hills Communities
Kill Devil Hills Town Information
Public Beach Accesses in Kill Devil Hills - Helga Street, Hayman Boulevard, Avalon Beach - South of Avalon Pier, Fifth Street, Third Street, Second Street, First Street, Asheville Street, Woodmere Avenue, Carlow Avenue, Ocean Bay Boulevard, Oregon Avenue, Baum Street, Clark Street, Martin Street, Atlantic Street, Neptune Drive, Lake Drive, Eighth Street
Town of Kill Devil Hills Contact Information:
Town Hall 252-449-5300 www.kdhnc.com
Kill Devil Hills Leash Laws: Between May 15th and September 15th, no dogs will be permitted on the public beach between the hours of 9am and 6pm (unless being used to aid a handicapped person). At all other times, dogs shall only be permitted on the public beaches when on a leash and under control of the handler.