Before pouring on the sun tan lotion, review the following beach regulations and information that will help ensure a great Kitty Hawk beach day.

Pets - Dogs are welcome on public beaches in Kitty Hawk, however the owner must remove all pet waste. From 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day, dogs must be on a leash that's 6' feet long at the most. Kitty Hawk is also home to the Dare County Dog Park, which is located at 900 W. Kitty Hawk Road.

ATVs - ATVs are not allowed on the beaches except by roving lifeguard patrols.

Alcohol - Alcohol is permitted on the Kitty Hawk beaches, however glass is not allowed on any town beaches. As such, visitors should stick to portable plastic containers or cans when enjoying a shoreside drink.

Fires - Bonfires are not allowed anywhere on the Kitty Hawk beaches, dunes, or within the local neighborhoods. Visitors can head to the Nags Head public beaches for a bonfire, where permits can be picked up at the local Nags Head fire station at 5314 Croatan Highway after 5:00 p.m. on the day of the planned family bonfire event.

Camping - Camping is not allowed on the Kitty Hawk beaches, however the town does offer a privately owned oceanfront RV Park as well as a soundside campground for visitors.

4x4 Regulations - Driving is prohibited on the Kitty Hawk beaches year-round. For 4WD beach access, visitors can head north to Carova, located just outside the town borders of Corolla, or head south to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Both regions are located an approximate 20-30 minute drive away.

Fishing - A saltwater fishing license is required for surf fishing, which can be obtained online at http://www.ncwildlife.org/, or at any local tackle shop. The Kitty Hawk Pier is open for anglers when it is not reserved for private parties, and Kill Devil Hills' Avalon Pier is also readily available for fishermen.

Fireworks - Dare County, which includes the town of Kitty Hawk,prohibits the possession or discharge of any fireworks that explode, spires, or propels through the air.

Glass Bottles - Glass is not allowed anywhere on the public Kitty Hawk beaches.

Lifeguards - Lifeguards are seasonally stationed at the following three fixed locales, typically from Memorial Day until Labor Day:

  • Byrd Street Beach Access
  • Eckner Street Beach Access
  • Kitty Hawk Bath House Beach Access (Close to the Black Pelican restaurant)

These beaches are lifeguarded from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Surfing - Surfing is allowed in Kitty Hawk year-round, provided that a surfboard is attached to the rider via a surfing leash at all times in the water.

Handicapped Access - Kitty Hawk has a handicap-accessible public sound beach access at Windgrass Circle, which also has public parking and is open from sunrise until thirty minutes past sunset.

Motorized Watercraft - Motorized vessels, including wave runners, jet skis, and skiffs, cannot be launched via any Atlantic Ocean beach in Kitty Hawk. There are public boat launches located on the soundside off of Bay Street and Bob Perry Road.

Red Flags - Swimming is not allowed when the red "No Swimming" flags are posted along the Kitty Hawk beaches. Violating this ordinance can result in a $250 fine.

 

Resort Realty

Resort Realty

Since 1987, Resort Realty has been offering premier Outer Banks vacation rentals from Corolla to Nags Head. New for 2014, Resort Realty is now on Hatteras Island! As a leading Outer Banks property manager, our goal is to deliver the best possible customer service to all of our vacation rental guests and vacation homeowners. Our new website makes booking an OBX family vacation online easy and enjoyable. You can search by Outer Banks town, number of bedrooms, location to the beach, amenities and more. We invite you to return to our OBX vacation website after you are booked and discover local Outer Banks events, view OBX restaurants and begin planning your much anticipated Outer Banks family vacation.

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Super Wings

Super Wings

Best Store on the beach! Everything you need for your vacation. The newest ladies' and girls swimsuits, 20% off every day! Largest selection of beach supplies and the best deals on T-shirts, sweatshirts and mens, ladies, and kids, apparel, swimwear and resort wear. Get all your souvenirs, suntan lotions, beach towels, floats, kites, and more. The only 1 stop shop on the beach.

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TRiO

TRiO

Wine, beer and cheese lovers will love TRiO, an exciting retail and tasting destination in Kitty Hawk. Both a gourmet retail wine, beer and cheese shop as well as a bistro with a wine bar and tap house, TRiO offers the best of the worlds of wine, beer and cheese for your enjoyment on premise or in the comfort of your home. TRiO's bistro is elegant and comfortable, with a large bar and two-story dining and bar area. The gourmet bistro menu of appetizers, and light fare such as cheese and charcuterie, paninis and salads make TRiO a wonderful lunch and dinner restaurant. Unique and high-tech self service WineStations are available in the downstairs bar area, where you can sample full, half and tastes of wines of all regions at varying price ranges. If you prefer beer, you can select from 24 beers on tap or try a TRiO Flight and sample a taste of four beers. In the upstairs mezzanine, which is part of the bistro, you'll find comfortable lounge seating and a free pool table. TRiO also has live music from local and visiting artist 4-5 nights a week all year long.

Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet is a great stop for an all you can eat affordable dinner extravaganza. The buffet offers over 100 different items. It even serves Jumbo Alaskan crab legs and Jumbo steamed shrimp, something you will not find on any other buffet in the OBX. The buffet offers a variety of seafood and non seafood options. Try some of Jimmy’s seafood options and load your plate with blackened tuna, Louisiana crawfish, steamed scallops and mussels, fried oysters and deviled crabs. Not in the mood for seafood? Fill your plate with carved and sliced turkey with gravy, steak, cheese pizza and fettuccini alfredo. The buffet also offers a kid section. Let you kids load their plates with chicken tenders, hot dogs, broccoli, curly fries and tacos. Don’t forget dessert! The buffet also offers soft serve ice cream, and a plethora of baked goods.