One of our largest Outer Banks communities, Kitty Hawk is the vacation destination for thousands of visitors each year. Once called “Chickahauk” by the native Indians, some believe Kitty Hawk is the closest English pronunciation of the Indian phrase meaning “goose hunting grounds”. Featuring wide, natural beaches and clean blue-green waters to which visitors come to relax and forget about the world. Each morning beautiful sunrises greet early risers as the sun emerges above the Atlantic. Quiet evenings in moonlit Kitty Hawk, cooled by mild ocean breezes and hushed by breaking waves, are ideal for shoreline strolling.
Give your vacation some air by kiteboarding over the rolling crests or test your angling skills from the pier or on the beach (fishing licenses are required). You can even take a few swings at an outdoor driving range, or challenge the family to a lively mini-golf tournament.
Need to unwind after all this activity? Redefine relaxation and pamper yourself at one of Kitty Hawk’s luxurious full-service spas before hitting the shops and boutiques. Local merchants, with an eye for fashion and flair, have stocked the goods to make sure you won’t return home empty-handed! Whether you’re looking for a fun souvenir or a unique piece of shore décor, your Outer Banks vacation will certainly be remembered for years to come.
After all this shopping, you know you’re getting hungry and Kitty Hawk chefs have been busy preparing award-winning dishes not to be had elsewhere.