Kill Devil Hills

For those looking to be in the center of it all, Kill Devil Hills is the ultimate vacation destination on the Outer Banks. Located between Kitty Hawk and Nags Head, NC, the town of Kill Devil Hills offers several miles of beautiful beaches with plenty of activities and attractions for the entire family. Most famously known as the birthplace of aviation, Kill Devil Hills has always been a place of exploration and discovery since the Wright Brother’s first took flight in 1903. Its natural beauty and convenient location make Kill Devil Hills the most desirable year round home for locals and largest populated town in Dare County. Discover, explore and experience all that Kill Devil Hills has to offer on your next Outer Banks vacation.

Kill Devil Hills, NC Vacation Homes & Communities

Kills Devil Hills offers a great variety of vacation homes that cater to each family’s individual wants, needs and budget. From luxury mansions to cozy oceanfront condos, Kill Devil Hills has the perfect vacation rental for your family. Sandcastle Condos, Victoria’s Place, Sea Oats and Casa Del Sol are perfect condos for smaller groups and are just steps from the beach and local entertainment. Larger groups can choose to stay on the soundside or oceanside in either a traditional cottage or luxury home. Browse our selection of vacation rentals and see why Kill Devil Hills is a stand out vacation destination.

Kill Devil Hills Beach & Sound Access

Looking for the closest beach access to your KDH vacation home? Take a look photos and the amenities at all the Kill Devil Hills beach accesses.

Like to go for a splash in some calmer, warmer, less crowded waters? Check out the complete list of public Outer Banks sound accesses, featuring the latest information, maps, amenities, and photo galleries for each area.

Things to Do

Kill Devil Hills hosts a variety of activities and attractions for vacationers on the Outer Banks. A must see is the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Walk up to the top and take in panoramic ocean and sound views while learning about the first day of flight. On rainy days, enjoy the latest blockbuster movie at the R/C Kill Devil Hills Movies 10 Theater or shop around the local boutiques. Surfing, kayaking, and paddle boarding are just a few water activities to try out on the beach. Test your fish catching abilities at the Avalon Fishing Pier, open daily from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. during the summer. In the evening, play a game of putt putt at several miniature golf locations and enjoy a delicious meal at one of many local restaurants. For an unforgettable, fun-filled week on the Outer Banks, vacation in Kill Devil Hills.

Featured Properties In Kill Devil Hills

Cotton's Cabana (5212A)

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Welcome to Cotton's Cabana! This Outer Banks vacation rental is upstairs and is the other half of 5212B, John and June's Place. With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms there's plenty of space for everyone at this Kill Devil Hills home. At Cotton's Cabana, you'll be just a short walk away from the stunning Outer Banks beaches, great local dining, shopping, and more.

Wright by the Sea (5310)

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A pet-friendly OBX rental just 4 minutes from the beach? Yes, please! Wright by the Beach is just a short drive away from grocery shopping, local dining, and so much more. Plus, with a 4-minute walk to the Ferris Avenue beach access, you'll be sure to have endless beach days during your stay. Make sure you bring along the family dog as well!

Memorial Blvd. (5377)

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Located on Memorial Blvd, this 4-bedroom 3 bath home is located within walking distance of great local dining, like Mama Kwan’s and Miller’s Seafood, and historical landmarks like The Wright Brothers National Memorial. Plus, you’re just a short walk away from the Lake Drive beach access!

Avalon Fishing Pier

Fishing from one of our three fishing piers is a great way for novices and experts alike to experience the thrill of saltwater fishing. Most piers offer tackle rentals and you can purchase bait, ice and all the necessities right on site. Or, stroll the pier and take in the scenery for a nominal fee. Piers offer daily, 3-day and weekly passes.
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Bad Bean Baja Grill

Bad Bean Baja Grill prides themselves on using only fresh ingredients prepared with passion and creativity. The menu features their giant burritos, delicious tacos (try the pork belly!) quesadillas, enchiladas and more! Choose from four house salsas or fresh made daily guacamole to top off all your Bad Bean favorites. If you're a margarita lover then the Bad Bean margarita will hit the...
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Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant

Captain George's Seafood Restaurant opened in 2009 and became an instant hit with locals and visitors alike. They are open year round and offer a seafood buffet, soups and salads, seafood entrees and entrees for the land lovers, delicious desserts and a children's menu. Captain George's is happy to accommodate large groups.
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Chilli Peppers

Award winning food and a great, friendly staff, Chilli Peppers is a favorite with Outer Banks locals and visitors. Chilli Peppers is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Known for it’s Sunday brunch including a bloody mary bar, the restaurant is also family friendly offering a full children’s menu. In the evenings, this is the place for fun. There is something is always...
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Colington Cafe

At Colington Cafe, their focus is to serve local food with a gourmet touch at an affordable price. Nestled in a miniature maritime forest one mile down Colington road in Kill Devil Hills, The Colington Café is tucked away in a Victorian house surrounded by giant live oak trees, beautiful gardens and Southern ferns. You will be greeted either by one of the...
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Goombays Grill & Raw Bar

  • Address: 1608 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
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  • Phone Number: (252) 441-6001
Goombays Grille & Raw Bar features fresh local seafood, chicken and steak prepared with a unique Caribbean flare. They also offer a fun kids menu and are family friendly. Cruise on by! Goombays serves lunch and dinner items daily from 11:30 AM til 10:00 PM and late night steamed and raw bar items until closing.
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JKs Restaurant

JK’s philosophy is to simply put the customer first. They successful complete their mission through excellence in service, in the raw product, and in the preparation, and bring them to you with flavor and fair pricing. One taste and you’re coming back. JK's upscale country ranch decor blends well with the menu items. Their entrees include a fine selection of steaks, ribs, seafood...
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Kill Devil Grill

You haven't fully experienced The Outer Banks until you've been to the Kill Devil Grill. Fronted by a 1939 Kullman diner, the KDG has one of only 6 diners in the national registry of historic buildings. "The diner features original bar-top jukeboxes, providing an opportunity to explain to your kids what a record is. A historic edifice is not the only attraction here,...
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Mama Kwan’s Grill & Tiki Bar

  • Address: 1701 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
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  • Phone Number: (252) 441-7889
With easy access to fresh, local seafood, Mama Kwan's is constantly serving up some of the best seafood dishes on the OBX! Daily and nightly specials allow them to show off their truly unique cooking, while keeping everyone interested and offering extra options so even the pickiest in your party will find a plate they will love! Monday - Saturday 11:30 AM -...
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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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Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve

Nags Head Woods is 1,092 acres of sand dunes, ponds, marshes, and wetlands. Hiking trails are open from dawn til dusk every day. Over 100 species of birds have been documented at Nags Head Woods in addition to 15 species of amphibians and 28 species of reptiles. The preserve offers a welcome natural reprieve from the busy coastal scene not only for wildlife,...
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Ocean Atlantic Rentals

Relax and enjoy your vacation with the highest quality beach gear rentals, kayaks, surf boards, strollers and more. Email:
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Outer Banks Brewing Station

  • Address: 600 South Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
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  • Phone Number: (252) 449-2739
The first wind powered brewery in the world also serves the freshest local seafood on the Outer Banks. This OBX restaurant and brewery brews wonderfully unique, handcrafted beers while featuring one of the best nightlife scenes on the East Coast. Open daily from 11:30 AM - 2 PM.
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Outer Banks Chamber Of Commerce

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Pigman’s Bar B Que

  • Address: 1606 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
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  • Phone Number: (252) 441-6803
Pigman's BBQ has been serving up pork, chicken, beef, and tuna que for the masses for nearly 20 years! Their goal is to serve amazing food and make every customer squeal with delight through their smoked barbeque and southern hospitality! Open daily for lunch and dinner!
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Swells’a Brewing

Looking for the ultimate place to enjoy a cold drink? Swells'a Brewing is the perfect place! Located in Kill Devil Hills, Swells'a features a wide array of rotating taps of locally brewed beer, as well as come canned favorites everyone will enjoy. Swells'a also features local events like oyster roasts, outdoor yoga, and live music. Pups are also welcome at this up-and-coming OBX...
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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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Wright Brothers National Memorial

Visit the site of the first powered airplane flight on December 17, 1903. Full-scale reproductions of the 1902 glider and the 1903 flying machine are on display. Additional exhibits, movies and educational programs are available in the Centennial Pavilion. Climb Kill Devil Hill for a breathtaking view of the area from sound to sea. Stand on the same spot where Wilbur and Orville...
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