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Kitty-Hawk is located in Dare County in the Outer Banks region near the Currituck Sound. Although it's always associated with the Wright Brothers - the actual historic first flight took place four miles south at Kill Devil Hills. In 1903, Orville Wright telegraphed home about the triumphant first flight - from Kitty Hawk. This, along with the remoteness of the area and the unusual names, led to the confusion as to where the flight took place. Today Kitty Hawk's twelve square miles has developed into a summer resort area with shopping, restaurants, and entertainment venues and, of course, lots of beach activities. This soundside community is one of the largest on the Outer Banks, but it's retained much of its' small village atmosphere. Shaded lanes wind along marshes, and clapboard cottages and fishing boats line a series of canals that lead to the Sound. The pace is slower and reminders abound of an earlier time when Orville and Wilbur Wright made this area their home. Recreational activities range from swimming and surfing to parasailing and kite boarding. There are a number of sightseeing cruises available in the area, such as dolphin watching, bird watching and shrimping and crabbing cruises. The Wright Brothers National Memorial and Visitor Center is located in Kill Devil Hills, and other nearby attractions include the North Carolina Aquarium and Maritime Museum on Roanoke Island, the Native American Museum & Natural History Center, The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum and Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Surrounding areas: Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina (4.0 mi), Point Harbor, North Carolina (5.1 mi), Duck, North Carolina (7.8 mi), Nags Head, North Carolina (8.7 mi), Manteo, North Carolina (10.9 mi), Sanderling, North Carolina (11.0 mi), Corolla, North Carolina (23.0 mi)

Kitty Hawk Vacation Rentals




Kitty Hawk Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Beach Haven Motel4104 Va Dare TRLKitty Hawk, NC (919) 261-4785
Hilton Garden Inn5353 N Virginia Dare TrlKitty Hawk, NC (252) 261-1290
Holiday Inn Express3919 Croatan HwyKitty Hawk, NC (252) 261-4888
Sanderling Inn & Resort1461 Duck RdKitty Hawk, NC (919) 261-4111
Budget Host InnKill Devil Hills, NC2.9 mi.(252) 441-2503
Comfort Inn North401 N Virginia Dare TrlKill Devil Hills, NC4.3 mi.(252) 480-2600
Days Inn Mariner180 N Virginia Dare TrlKill Devil Hills, NC4.3 mi.(252) 441-2021
Days Inn-oceanfront101 N Virginia Dare TRLKill Devil Hills, NC4.4 mi.(252) 441-7211
First Colony Inn6720 S Va Dare TRLNags Head, NC8.7 mi.(919) 441-5340
Nags Head Inn4701 S Virginia Dare TRLNags Head, NC9.8 mi.(919) 441-0454
Elizabethan Inn814 Hwy 64Manteo, NC10.9 mi.(252) 473-2101
Scarborough Inn524 Hwy 64/264Manteo, NC10.9 mi.(252) 473-3979
Quality Inn Sea Oatel7123 South Virginia Dare TRLNags Head, NC12.2 mi.(919) 441-7191
Hampton Inn & Suites333 Audubon DrCorolla, NC23.0 mi.(252) 453-6565

Kitty Hawk Weather & Climate

The Outer Banks weather is generally mild year round with abundant sunshine. Summer precipitation is the greatest and also the most variable, occurring mostly with thunderstorms. Daily showers are not uncommon, but neither are periods of one to two weeks without rain. Autumn is the driest season. Summer air temperatures are generally cooler along the immediate coastline than even just a few miles inland. The Gulf Stream has some direct effect on winter weather, especially on the immediate coast. Though it lies some 50 miles offshore, warm water eddies spin off from the Gulf Stream and helps moderate the winter air temperatures along the Outer Banks. Occasionally the Gulf Stream clashes with the cold Labrador Current, causing unstable conditions. Tropical hurricanes come close enough to influence North Carolina weather about twice in an average year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 51°F 35°F 4.67 in. 49°F
February 53°F 37°F 3.22 in. 46°F
March 60°F 43°F 4.62 in. 52°F
April 68°F 51°F 3.13 in. 59°F
May 75°F 59°F 4.21 in. 68°F
June 82°F 68°F 4.77 in. 73°F
July 86°F 72°F 5.25 in. 77°F
August 85°F 71°F 5.64 in. 80°F
September 80°F 67°F 4.93 in. 76°F
October 71°F 56°F 4.10 in. 70°F
November 63°F 48°F 3.40 in. 58°F
December 55°F 40°F 3.67 in. 55°F

Kitty Hawk Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Northeastern Regional airport (EDE) located about 48 miles west of Kitty Hawk in Edenton, North Carolina, the Chesapeake Regional airport (CPK) located approximately 53 miles northwest of Kitty Hawk in Norfolk, Virginia, the Norfolk International airport (ORF) located roughly 63 miles northwest of Kitty Hawk in Norfolk / Virginia Beach / Williamsburg, Virginia, and finally the Suffolk Municipal airport (SFQ) located around 65 miles northwest of Kitty Hawk in Suffolk, Virginia.

Kitty Hawk Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Dowdy'sNags HeadNC8.7 mi.
MotorworldVirginia BeachVA56.5 mi.
 
Water Parks
Wild Water RapidsVirginia BeachVA56.5 mi.
Water Country U.S.A.WilliamsburgVA100.1 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Duck Woods Country ClubKitty HawkNC 
Sea Scape Golf LinksKitty HawkNC 
Pointe Golf ClubPowells PointNC10.0 mi.
Nags Head Golf LinksNags HeadNC10.5 mi.
Carolina ClubGrandyNC15.2 mi.
Goose Creek Golf & Country ClubGrandyNC15.2 mi.
 
State Parks
Jockeys Ridge State ParkNC8.4 mi. 
False Cape State ParkVA36.9 mi. 
 
Zoos and Aquariums
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke IslandManteoNC10.9 mi.
Virginia Zoological ParkNorfolkVA62.9 mi.
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll ShoresAtlantic BeachNC110.9 mi.


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