Map of Kill Devil Hills NC
Kill Devil Hills is a town located on the Outer Banks, a chain of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina.
Kitty Hawk is north of the town and Nags Head is located directly south of Kill Devil Hills. The town is one of the most heavily populated areas on the barrier island, with many affordable housing options for year-round residents.
Kill Devil Hills is home to the site of the Wright brother’s first controlled, powered airplane flight which occurred on December 17, 1903. This historic flight is commemorated by the Wright Brothers National Memorial, which is located at milepost 7 in the coastal town.
At the time of the brother’s flight, the town didn’t exist, having received its municipal charter in 1953. Because of this, history books will tell you that the two brothers made their historic flight in Kitty Hawk, NC… which is not incorrect because the area was part of Kitty Hawk at the time!
If you are looking for a place to stay on the Outer Banks, look no further than Kill Devil Hills. With everything from oceanfront estates to quaint sound side condos, there is something for everyone – and every budget!
In addition to the plethora of lodging options, there are numerous public beach accesses, making it very easy and convenient to visit the town’s award-winning beaches.
Be sure to check out Kill Devil Grill during your stay. This small hole-in-the-wall restaurant is located on NC 12 (or beach road) and is one of the very best spots for lunch or dinner on the Outer Banks. Don’t just take our word for it, check out the reviews on TripAdvisor or Yelp!