Sea Dunes

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

Attractions & Entertainment

Here are just a few of the many things to do while visiting the Outer Banks!

Currituck Lighthouse – Corolla – 252.453.4939 - Climb 158’ to the top of the lighthouse where you will have great views of the ocean and sound.  The lighthouse is open daily from Easter through Thanksgiving.  On days with high winds the lighthouse may be closed for climbing.  Admission - $6.00

Bodie Lighthouse – South Nags Head/Cape Hatteras Nat’l Seashore – 252.441.5711  - Although you are unable to climb this lighthouse, you are able to enter the base of the structure and look straight up the 150’ tower.  You can also visit the Keeper’s House and walk the trails surrounding the site.  Open daily from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.  Admission is free.

Cape HatterasCape Hatteras Lighthouse – Off NC Highway 12, Buxton – 252.995.4474  - The tallest lighthouse in the nation at 200 feet, it was moved 2,900 feet inland in 1999 to protect it from wind and encroaching water.  Open for climbing, weather and wind permitting, from early April until Columbus Day.  Visitor’s Center and museum are open year-round from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Corolla Outback – Wee Winks Shopping Center, Corolla – 252.453.4484 - Rent an ATV and travel the northernmost area of the Outer Banks on a guided tour along the beaches and through protected wildlife refuges.   ATV tours are available from June through mid-September.  Call for rates.

Kill Devil Hills Movies 10 – Kill Devil Hills MP 6.5 Bypass – 252.441.5630        

Wright Brothers National Memorial – Kill Devil Hills MP 7.5 Bypass – 252.441.7430  - The first successful powered flight was made here by Wilbur and Orville Wright on December 17, 1903. Open daily.  Admission is $3.00 per person with individuals 16 and younger admitted free of charge.

Nags Head Bowling Center – Nags Head MP 10.5 Bypass – 252.441.7077

Jockey's RidgeJockey’s Ridge State Park – Nags Head MP 12 – 252.441.7132  - Climb the tallest natural sand dune in the Eastern United States and enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Albemarle Sound.  Programs vary with the season.  Open daily and admission is free.  Other activities at Jockey's Ridge:

  • Hang-gliding is allowed on certain dune faces in the park. Only those persons with a USHGA Hang 1 or other agency-approved rating card may hang-glide on Jockey's Ridge. All hang-gliders must register with the Park Office.  Lessons are available from Kitty Hawk Kites at the Hang-gliding Facility near the Visitor Center.
  • Kite Flying – The views are great from the top of the ridge, and so is the wind! Head on up and let your spirit (and your kite) soar. Please be considerate and conscious of safety concerns if you are flying a stunt kite.
  • Sand-boarding is allowed in a designated area of the park from October 1 to March 31. Permits must be obtained from the park office. Parents have to sign for anyone under 18.
  • Water Sports - Kayaking, windsurfing and swimming are permitted at the soundside access off of the Soundside Road. The Roanoke Sound is a great, shallow place for playing in the water.

The Lost Colony – Roanoke Island/Manteo – 252.473.3414  - A Theatre Under the Stars!  A 400 year old mystery haunts Roanoke Island.  In 1587, about 120 men, women and children established the first English colony in the New World, and then they vanished with a trace!  The 2006 production season begins Friday, 2 June through Friday, 18 August.  Shows are Monday through Saturday at 8:30 PM with admission ranging from $8.00 to $20.00 per person.  Tickets can be purchased in advance!

Fort Raleigh - England's First Home in the New World Fort Raleigh National Historic Site protects and preserves known portions of England's first New World settlements from 1584 to 1590. This site also preserves the cultural heritage of the Native Americans, European Americans and African Americans who have lived on Elizabethan GardensRoanoke Island.  Free Admission

Elizabethan Gardens  - A 16th century-style garden dedicated as a living memorial of the lost colonists of Fort Raleigh. Hours vary according to season. Admission fee $5-$8.

North Carolina Aquarium – Roanoke Island/Manteo – 1.800.532.FISH  - The aquarium offers indoor and outdoor exhibits featuring a variety of programs, which include marine life videos, audience participation games, feeding programs, and live animals.  Open daily.  Admission for adults - $8.00; seniors - $7.00; children ages 6 – 17 - $6; and children under the age of 5 are free.

 Cape Hatteras National Seashore - The National Seashore extends more than 70 miles from South Nags Head to Ocracoke Inlet, and is home to the famed 208-foot high Cape Hatteras lighthouse. Open year round. No fee.

Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry
One of the few active "free" ferry services left in the country. Crossing the famed Hatteras Inlet between Hatteras Village and Ocracoke Island is a must for the Outer Banks vacationer. Scheduled departures daily.