Take a Day Trip to Kitty Hawk, NC

11/20/2023 | by Emily Wells | Outer Banks Attractions and Activities

There’s nothing more refreshing than knowing you have an exciting and scenic trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina on the calendar. When you’re making plans to see the best of it all, adding Kitty Hawk, NC to your must-visit lineup is essential. Accessible via the Wright Memorial Bridge from the Mainland, Kitty Hawk is a place where you can count on enjoying stunning views, easy access to on-the-water fun, and plenty of intriguing historical landmarks too.  

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How to Get to Kitty Hawk from Manteo

Travelers who have booked their vacation rental accommodations in Manteo through Pirate’s Cove Realty won’t have to travel far to enjoy time exploring Kitty Hawk. In fact, Kitty Hawk is located just 17.8 miles from Manteo and if you choose to drive, you’ll only need to set aside about 26 minutes to reach your scenic destination. Not to worry, there’s plenty of beautiful barrier island scenery to enjoy along the way making the journey as fun as Kitty Hawk itself! 

Exciting Things to do in Kitty Hawk While You’re Here

When you’re looking for fun things to do in Kitty Hawk during your visit, it’s never hard to fill an itinerary with options for fun. Begin your journey at the Aycock Brown Welcome Center where you can learn more about the area’s history, inquire about current events and festivals, or pick up brochures too. Just adjacent to the visitor center, there’s an option to visit the Icarus Monument to a Century of Flight which is positioned at the top of the hill. There are wheelchair-accessible sidewalks that lead from the parking lot to the monument. Viewing the monument is a thrill but so are the beautiful ocean views from the top of the hill that are waiting for you. 

A visit to scenic Kitty Hawk Beach is also an exciting way to spend time in Kitty Hawk. Beach lovers will find this stretch of shoreline runs the entire length of town and access is a breeze thanks to no less than 12 beach access points! Kitty Hawk Beach has earned a reputation for excellence thanks to its unspoiled beauty and great shelling. Many visitors come here to surf, sunbathe, or evening enjoy flying a kite with family and friends. 

The Wright Brothers National Memorial is a top attraction to visit in Kitty Hawk whether you’re a history buff or an aviation enthusiast. This monument pays tribute to the brothers who first found a way to power and pilot aircraft in the very place they put their theories to the test! Yet another fun way to spend time in Kitty Hawk is to make sure you set aside time to enjoy a fishing charter while you’re in town. The waters around Kitty Hawk are rich with a variety of fish species and booking a charter lets you reel in amazing catches alongside a knowledgeable and helpful guide. 

Book Your Stay in Style Today

Enjoy every moment in the Outer Banks and make sure you have luxurious accommodations to match when you book your stay through Pirate’s Cove Realty. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning your next thrilling trip this way! 

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