Is Kitty Hawk in the Outer Banks?

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The Town of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina has been included in many school history books since the Wright brothers successfully flew their flying machine off a large sand dune in the town in 1903.

What isn’t well known is if Kitty Hawk is considered to be part of the Outer Banks or “OBX” of NC.

The answer is yes, Kitty Hawk is part of the Outer Banks! 

Located on the central beaches, Kitty Hawk is bordered by Southern Shores to the north and Kill Devil Hills to the south. This town is a popular place for vacationers to stay and visit and is the location of several of the barrier island's finest restaurants, including Rundown Cafe, Barefoot Bernies, and Hurricane Mo’s.

In addition to dining options, Kitty Hawk is home to miles of award-winning beaches, fantastic locally-owned shops, and a plethora of gorgeous vacation rental homes and condos to lease. From oceanfront bungalows to sound front estates, there are a number of lodging options in Kitty Hawk.

Apart from homes and condos, Hilton Garden Inn is the largest hotel from Corolla to Ocracoke Island and is located in the coastal town of Kitty Hawk. Hilton overlooks Kitty Hawk Pier and has many amenities including a gorgeous oceanfront pool.

And as of the summer of 2017, Kitty Hawk is the closest Outer Banks town to H2OBX, a sprawling 80-acre water park! The attraction is about a 20-minute drive from the Wright Memorial Bridge in Kitty Hawk, which is one of only two bridges that connect the Outer Banks to mainland North Carolina.

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