The town of Duck is a quiet, charming northern Outer Banks seaside town. The wide uncrowded beaches have been ranked among the top in the nation. The town is 7 miles of clean beaches, miles of bike path and a walkable village with shops, restaurants, and a sound front park. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound, Duck stretches from Southern Shores to the Dare County/Currituck line.

Duck, NC Vacation Homes and Communities

Duck has become one of the most popular family beach destinations in the country. Duck’s vacation homes range from quaint condos to magnificent oceanfront mansions. These homes are located from ocean to sound and provide all the comforts of home, as well as a few bonus features.

Vacation homes in Duck are located in small communities such as Four Seasons, Sanderling, Tuckahoe, and Georgetown Sands, and are some of the most popular communities for rentals. All the communities are within close proximity to shopping, restaurants, and of course, the beach. Some of the communities offer community pools, and tennis courts, and a few have access to local golf courses. If you are looking for a quiet, romantic getaway, or a fun-filled family reunion, Duck has a place for your perfect vacation.

Duck Beach Accesses

The town of Duck does not have any public beach accesses, but it does have private, neighborhood accesses for residents, renters, and their guests. Find out more about beach accesses in Duck. Please note, the town of Duck is expected to start beach restoration over the summer of 2022. You can get more info on beach nourishment on the town of Duck website here.

Things to Do in Duck, NC

There are many festivals and events to look for in the town of Duck. The coastal town also offers unique shopping with many locally-owned boutiques and cottage shops. There are several shopping centers clustered together if you would like to make a day trip. You’ll find toy shops, book stores, women’s boutiques and art galleries all tucked away in the heart of Duck.

If something on the water is what you are after, try fishing, or rent a kayak, or Jet Ski. Learn to windsurf, or go parasailing. Many rental companies offer surf lessons with the rentals, or rent a bike and use the bike path to ride up to the Duck Research Pier. There are many adventures for the skilled outdoorsman, or the vacationer who is looking for an activity outside their comfort zone.

The restaurants in Duck are some of the best on the Outer Banks. Dine on the deck watching the sunset over the sound at The Blue Point, or savor a glass of wine under a canopy of live oaks. Take everyone out for a fresh seafood dinner, or grab a slice of pizza and enjoy an ice cream cone.

Duch Beach Nourishment

Beach nourishment describes a process by which sediment, usually sand, that is lost through longshore drift or erosion is replaced from other sources; resulting in a wider and spacious beach. Learn more about beach nourishment here.

Featured Properties In Duck

Villa Al Mare (4052)

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Welcome to Villa Al Mare, your exquisite coastal retreat in the beautiful town of Duck, North Carolina. This stunning vacation rental offers a perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and convenience for your next getaway. With 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a plethora of amenities, it's the ultimate destination for those seeking a memorable Outer Banks experience.

Blue Martini (2876)

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TOTAL REMODEL! Be one of the first guests! Blue Martini is the ultimate Outer Banks oceanfront vacation rental! We invite you to experience a one-of-a-kind, luxurious, oceanfront accommodation in an exclusive community setting in Duck, North Carolina. Featuring a Private Pool and Club Room with Bar, Pool Table, Poker Table, TVs, Library with Fireplace.

Tranquil Sound (2816)

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Located on the soundfront in Duck, you'll get to enjoy stunning, unparalleled sound views. Enjoy your very own outdoor private pool where you can splash around with family and friends. You'll also have access to a private hot tub in the Florida room. At Tranquil Sound, you're also just a short drive or bike ride from all the town of Duck as to offer.

Aqua Restaurant & Spa

When it comes to location, Aqua Restaurant is second to none with its spectacular soundside views and beautifully designed patios. Beautiful scenery isn’t all Aqua has to offer. You will also receive a great meal made with fresh organic ingredients for both lunch and dinner. Stop in for lunch and enjoy local favorites like the Mahi “BLT” and crab cake sandwich. In the...
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Coastal Kayak Touring Company

Duck, NC is the perfect place to take a kayak tour. Coastal Kayak Touring Company will take you on and your family on a guided tour though the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary, located in between Corolla and Duck. Hear about the various waterfowl and other wildlife than inhabit the area. If you are looking to tour more south of Duck, they also have...
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Cravings Steaks & Seafood

Cravings Steaks & Seafood in Duck, NC is the third restaurant concept of chefs Scott Foster & Dan Lewis. A cozy spot tucked in the village of Duck, the restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining and nightly entertainment. Recently featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, it has become a favorite of The Food Network’s Guy Fieri! In addition to dining in, Cravings offers...
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Duck Donuts

You can never get enough of the delicious, freshly prepared donuts and treats from Duck Donuts. They offer a variety of tastey donuts the are freshly prepared right in front of you. Duck Donuts offers a family friendly environment and a delicious way to start the day. Visit them in Duck, Corolla, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills. Open daily from 7 AM...
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Duck Town Park And Boardwalk

The Town Park features 11 acres of natural beauty including trails through the maritime forest and willow swamp, open green space, soundside views, and access to the Duck Boardwalk. The Duck Boardwalk extends nearly a mile along the Currituck Sound and can be accessed from the Town Park and other locations throughout the Town’s Village Commercial District. Please see the map below for...
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Ducks Cottage Coffee And Books

Duck's most popular coffee shop and the Outer Banks most independent bookstore under the same roof! Sip-- Read-- Relax-- Repeat.. all day long!
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Markee Fuller Photos

Markee Fuller is a lifetime Outer Banks native with an eye for genuine moments and specializes in family, couple, engagement, and maternity photography. There's a time and a place for posing and Markee believes that's at the beginning of your Outer Banks photography session, the rest? Pure moments between you and your loved ones. Instagram: @markeefullerphotos
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OBX Wind Surfing And Sailing With Norbanks

Nor'Banks has been the best place to rent Sailboats on the Outer Banks since 1979. Rent Daysailors, Catamarans and Trimarans and more!
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Red Sky Cafe

Red Sky Cafe serves lunch and dinner with an eclectic menu featuring complimentary Bruschetta and Asiago Artichoke Dip, a variety of salads, Broiled Mahi Mahi and Crab Cakes and a Maytag Blue Cheese-Crusted Tenderloin. The Shrimp & Grits is a popular favorite. For lunch try a Burger or an Oyster Po Boy. The atmosphere is upscale casual with European decor and an open...
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Roadside Bar & Grill

The Roadside Bar and Grill is the oldest house in Duck tucked behind huge Russian Olive Hedges. They have a casual atmosphere and if you like you can enjoy your meal on the patio. A couple of our favorites are the Roadside Chicken Salad with apples, craisins, pistachios, oranges, and a Raspberry Vinaigrette and the Tuna Melt is awesome too!
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Scarborough Faire Shopping Village

Scarborough Faire, Duck's original shopping village, is a charming collection of specialty shops and restaurants with tree covered walkways. You'll find everything from apparrel and items for the home to books and art!
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Scarborough Lane Shopping Shoppes

Scarborough Laine is located right next door to Scarborough Faire and has about 20 shops featuring clothing, artwork, home accents, a nail salon, jewelry, sweets, flip flops, toys and Fishbones Restaurant.
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The Blue Point

For a sophisticated fine dining experience visit the Blue Point in downtown Duck. This high-end restaurant provides southern and coastal cuisine in an upscale lounge-like environment on the Currituck Sound. The Blue Point prides themselves on being the Outer Banks original farm to table restaurant. The menu evolves with the seasons to provide customers with freshest available produce and meats. The wine and...
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The Paper Canoe

The Paper Canoe features fresh, simple food in a elegant yet casual atmosphere with a stunning waterfront view. Entrees and Old World wood-oven pizzas are prepared with local seafood and locally grown vegetables. An ever-changing chalkboard features daily selections like homemade pasta, locally caught seafood and rustic wood-oven specialties. Ten craft beers on tap and an extensive wine list will have you lingering...
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The Waterfront Shops

This quaint shopping center is located right on the sound and is a perfect place to watch the sun set! If you're looking for clothing, you'll find Gray's, Bar-ee Station, Islands by Amity, Life's a Beach (A Lily Pulitzer shop), Donna Designs, North Beach Outfitters and 158 Surf and Skate. You'll find great gifts and souvenirs at Duck's General Store, Sea Dragon Art...
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Wave Watchers

Wave Watchers is a local beach equipment set up service that make your beach days a little more relaxed! With setup from Nags Head to Corolla, Wave Watchers features weekly tent, chair, and umbrella rentals plus so much more.
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