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Kitty Hawk [2] is located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Town of Kitty Hawk offers year-round residents and visitors alike a unique and relaxing environment. The Town consists of a thriving Village that has been around for generations, a newer beach community of residential cottages, and a maritime forest called Kitty Hawk Woods. The Woods feature a wide variety of plant and animal life.


Once a remote area, Kitty Hawk has grown into a summer resort area and provides some of the best beach recreation on the North Carolina Coast

The beach and village consist of low to medium density, single-family residential developments served by small businesses. Both the beach and the village share a feeling that development remains on a human scale and in harmony with nature. It is a pattern and character of development that the Town's people, both year-round and seasonal, are quite comfortable with and want to retain.

When Orville Wright stepped ashore in Kitty Hawk Village in the fall of 1900, he probably already knew that he and his brother were destined to make history as discoverers of flight. After all, they had chosen this remote fishing village on the Outer Banks partly for privacy from prying eyes.

Three years later, they would indeed break the bonds of earth for the first time in their heavier than air flying machine. From that moment forward, Kitty Hawk would forever be associated with the Wright Brothers as the birthplace of aviation -although the actual flight took place four miles south from the base of Kill Devil Hill.

Today, the once-tiny soundside village is one of the largest townships on the Outer Banks. On the oceanside, thousands of rental homes, restaurants and shops are part of the development that has characterized the northern Outer Banks from Nags Head to Corolla.

But along the Albemarle Sound, the village remains a treat for those who to choose to take a drive off the beaten path. Shaded lanes wind along the marshes. Quaint clapboard cottages and fishing boats line a series of canals that lead to the open waters of the Sound. And life takes on a more leisurely pace that is reminiscent of the way Outer Bankers used to live.

In 1903, Orville Wright telegraphed home the triumphant news of the first powered flight. The telegraph was dispatched from Kitty Hawk. This, along with the isolation of the area and the unusual names themselves, led to the subsequent confusion as to where the first flight actually occurred.

Wright Brothers National Memorial and Visitor Center and the Memorial Pylon are nearby reminders of the days when Orville and Wilbur Wright made this area their headquarters.

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By plane[edit]

The Norfolk International Airport is only 1 hour and 30 minutes away. It is right off the highway and an easy drive to the Outer Banks and Kiity Hawk. You can also check flights into Newport News. That drive would be about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Pitt-Greenville is about three hours away.

  • Private pilots will want to make a visit to First Flight airport (ICAO: KFFA), just southwest of the Wright Memorial. OR Manteo Airport in Manteo, NC. There are Charter flights from Norfolk (ORF).

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See[edit][add listing]

  • Wright Brothers National Memorial, 1401 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954; +1-252-441-7430. [3]. Dedicated to the first successful powered, heavier-than-air flight.

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Kitty Hawk of the Outer Banks has a lot to offer to its visitors. While on a trip to Kitty Hawk there are many things to do such as kayaking, parasailing, boating, mini golf, golf, fishing, surfing, surfing lessons and much much more!

The Promenade Outer Banks amusement, mini golf, chip & putt, driving range. Kitty Hawk, NC | Northern Outer Banks | Phone:252-261-4900

Outer Banks Music Showcase Outer Banks family nightlife featuring a musical variety show for everyone. Kitty Hawk, NC | Northern Outer Banks | Phone:252-261-7505

Moneysworth Rentals Outer Banks equipment rentals of Beach, baby, linen and fun items! Kitty Hawk, NC | Northern Outer Banks | Phone:1-800-833-5233

Dock of the Bay Marina Outer Banks marine fuel & supplies for your Outer Banks boating adventure; Charters too. Kitty Hawk, NC | Northern Outer Banks | Phone:252-255-5578


Sea Scape Golf Links 300 Eckner Street, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 Phone: (252) 261-2158 | Email: [email protected]

Duck Woods Country Club 50 S. Dogwood Trail Southern Shores, NC 27949

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Kitty Hawk ABC Store The only liquor store in Kitty Hawk with liquor, cordials & some mixers. Kitty Hawk, NC | Northern Outer Banks | Phone:252-261-2477 Play N Trade Video Games & DVDs Trade in, exchange & play video games on all major game consoles. KItty Hawk, NC | Northern Outer Banks | Phone:252-261-3838

Farmer 2 Fork Market & Culinary Services All your gourmet market, butcher and Outer Banks catering needs. Kitty Hawk, NC | Northern Outer Banks | Phone:252-480-3100

Red's Carolina Outfitters Outer Banks camping and hunting gear for the demanding customer; Military surplus too. Kitty Hawk, NC | Northern Outer Banks | Phone:252-261-6681

Dock of the Bay Marina Outer Banks marine fuel & supplies for your Outer Banks boating adventure; Charters too. Kitty Hawk, NC | Northern Outer Banks | Phone:252-255-5578

SeaBreeze Florist A full service Outer Banks florist for over 25 years. Kitty Hawk, NC | Northern Outer Banks | Phone:800-435-5881

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Although Kitty Hawk may be small there is a lot for everyone to do. At night there are different places that are a good place to spend your nights;

Black Pelican Restaurant Outer Banks dining, nightlife & seafood in an historic Kitty Hawk restaurant. Kitty Hawk, NC | Northern Outer Banks | Phone:252-261-3171

Barefoot Bernies Tropical Grill & Bar Fun, casual place with great food and a lively ambiance. Kitty Hawk, NC | Northern Outer Banks | Phone:252-261-1008

Rundown Cafe Authentic Outer Banks surf bar with oceanview; best burgers, seafood, and salads. Kitty Hawk, NC | Northern Outer Banks | Phone:252-255-0026

Hooters Of Kitty Hawk The Outer Banks Hooters with wings, burgers, seafood & sports! Kitty Hawk, NC | Northern Outer Banks | Phone:252-255-1808

Hurricane Mo's Beachside Bar & Grill Relaxed, casual Kitty Hawk dining with fresh Outer Banks Seafood. Kitty Hawk, NC | Northern Outer Banks | Phone:252-255-0215

Ocean Boulevard Ocean Boulevard offers World class dining in Kitty Hawk. Kitty Hawk, NC | Northern Outer Banks | Phone:252-261-2546

Pizzazz Pizza Kitty Hawk Free delivery, pizza, subs, wings, a pizza buffet & salad bar. Kitty Hawk, NC | Northern Outer Banks | Phone:252-261-1111

Jimmy's Seafood Buffet This Outer Banks Seafood Buffet is a crab lovers dream! Kitty Hawk, NC | Northern Outer Banks | Phone:252-261-4973

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In Kitty Hawk, there are a lot of different options for lodging for your vacation. There are many different condos, houses and different cottages for rent, a lot of them right on the beach looking at the water. On top of the large amount of real estate agencies and condos for rent there are also hotels to accommodate the needs of guests.

  • Hilton Garden Inn Kitty Hawk. Outer Banks Oceanfront hotel with all the amenities you expect from a Hilton. Phone:877-629-4586
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Kitty Hawk, 3919 North Croatan Highway.
  • Buccaneer Motel and Beach Suites, MP 5 Beach Rd., 1-800-442-4412.
  • Shoreline OBX, 6475 N. Croatan Highway Suite 101, 252-261-5300, [1]. Shoreline OBX offers vacation rental homes and condos in Kitty Hawk and other popular neighborhoods of the Outer Banks.  edit

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