Fun Facts

  • Kitty Hawk is 8.23 square miles in area, which includes .05 square miles of water.
  • The elevation of Kill Devil Hills averages just 7' feet above sea level.
  • Kitty Hawk has an impressive year-round population of more than 3,200 residents. This number skyrockets in the summer months to 40,000 visitors or more.
  • Kitty Hawk borders the Albemarle Sound, as well as the Currituck Sound. The two sounds "meet" just off the western Kitty Hawk coastline, close to the Wright Memorial Bridge.
  • There are two main roads that run through Kitty Hawk - US 158, also known as the Beach Bypass, and NC Highway 12, also known as the Beach Road.
  • There are no alligators in the Currituck or Albemarle Sounds, but the soundside region of Kitty Hawk is home to a wealth of migrating and year-round birds, reptiles, fish, and mammals.
  • The Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve encompasses 1,824 acres of maritime deciduous swamp, forest, and marsh. Of this area, the Town of Kitty Hawk owns 461 undeveloped acres.
  • Kitty Hawk was unheard of until 1903, when the town became famous thanks to the Wright Brothers.
  • Kitty Hawk is credited as the home of the Wright Brother's first flight, but it was simply telegraphed from the town via the Kitty Hawk Weather Station. The first flight actually took place in neighboring Kill Devil Hills, which was not a "town" at the time, but was officially incorporated about 50 years later.
  • Kitty Hawk is often the first town visitors will enter when they arrive on the Outer Banks, as its northern town borders connect with the Wright Memorial Bridge.
  • The Aycock Brown Welcome Station, the largest Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Visitors Center, is located in Kitty Hawk, just after the Wright Memorial Bridge ends.
  • Kitty Hawk is home to a golf course, a natural preserve, several public boat launches, and the Outer Banks' only Wal-Mart.
  • In 2005, Kitty Hawk got a sister city - Coulaines in Pays de la Loire, France.

 

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. 

Black Pelican

Black Pelican

Black Pelican oceanfront restaurant is one of the Outer Banks’ premier restaurants serving lunch and dinner daily. Black Pelican is where you can enjoy fresh seafood, steaks, vegetarian dishes, sandwiches and some of the barrier island’s best wood-fired pizzas complete with a beautiful ocean view from the dining rooms and outdoor deck. The restaurant is big enough to handle large parties, but the setting is intimate enough for a cozy date.

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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Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn

The Hilton Garden Inn is a great place to stay and have your wedding on the Outer Banks. From its great location to its friendly staff to its beautiful views, you will enjoy gorgeous decor and top-notch service.