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Duck, NC

A sunset in Duck, North Carolina on the Outer BanksDuck, North Carolina is one of the most popular resort destinations on the Outer Banks.  Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound, Duck stretches north from Southern Shores to the Dare County/Currituck County line.

Known for its quiet and charming appeal, and the ability to walk nearly everywhere you would need to go, Duck has been named by both the Travel Channel and America On-Line as one of the best family beach destinations in the United States.

“Duck’s relative solitude and its vast array of neatly constructed rental homes make it ideal for families." - The Travel Channel

It's the perfect place to go jogging, walk, or ride a bike.  There are several places to take an adventure in kayaking, sailing, parasailing, jet skiing, and more.  The Town of Duck has increasingly become a popular wedding location on the Currituck Sound, beach, and venues.

With all this available it's no wonder that the Town of Duck has become one of the most popular family beach destination in the country, offering many Outer Banks vacation rentals.

 

Town of Duck Beach Information:

Duck Attractions

In addition to its gorgeous beaches, Duck offers visitors numerous outdoor recreational activities, concerts, watersports, fine and casual dining, art galleries, and some of the best shopping on the Outer Banks.

“Downtown Duck” with its wide variety of shops, boutiques, small eateries, large restaurants, and events attracts visitors from all over the Outer Banks. The village area is easily reachable from most Duck subdivisions by foot or bicycle via the Duck Trail that runs along the east side of Duck Road from the town line north to the Currituck County line. Various musical, theatre, and children's events are now offered during the summer in the new town municipal park. The park is designed to be a premier community recreational facility enabling visitors and residents alike to partake in the natural beauty of this 11-acre soundside maritime forest and willow swamp. Park amenities include a boardwalk, gazebo, public kayak/canoe launch, playground, and many walking trails.

Duck is very pet friendly. Dogs must be kept on a leash when walking throughout the town, but can play unleashed on the town’s beaches as long as they are under the watchful eye of their owner.

 

Communities in Duck:

Duck is divided into many small neighborhoods, each with their own private beach access and community amenities.

Sanderling

Located at the northernmost point of Duck, Sanderling offers privacy and solitude to guests in this ocean to sound community. The community offers a soundside pool, basketball hoop, boat launch, tennis (with a fee), and many nature trails.

Gull’s Flight, Sound Sea Village, Sea Tern, Caffey’s Inlet Hamlet

Gull’s Flight, Sound Sea Village, Sea Tern, and Caffey’s Inlet Hamlet, are all quiet, secluded neighborhoods at the northern end of Duck. Still just a short bike ride into town for shopping or activities.

Northpoint

The ocean to sound community of Northpoint features an indoor heated community pool, tennis courts, oceanfront gazebo, and soundfront pier for fishing, crabbing, or kayak launching.

Port Trinitie

Just 3 miles north of Duck Village, Port Trinite offers enough community amenities to keep everyone busy. In addition to the beautiful beach, this community also offers a soundfront beach, two swimming pools, and tennis courts.

Carolina Dunes/Sand Hill, Snow Geese Dunes/Snow Geese South

All located on high natural dunes, the homes in these neighborhoods are within walking distance of both the ocean and the sound. Wonderful water and sunset views and easy beach access make the communities of Carolina Dunes, and Snow Geese popular vacation choices.

Portside

Enjoy wonderful sound views from the townhomes in this community. In addition to a soundfront community pool, these units also have access to tennis courts, and are within walking distance to one of the largest watersports facilities in Duck.

Sea Ridge/Osprey

Every home in Sea Ridge and Osprey has a view, and whether it is of the Currituck Sound or the Atlantic Ocean, you won’t be disappointed. Most homes in these communities have access to a community outdoor pool in Osprey (check individual property description for details). Sound access is directly across the street. Parking is limited to loading and unloading. Guests may launch small non-motorized boats and sailboats at no charge.

Sandy Ridge

Located on the northern edge of Duck Village, Sandy Ridge borders the open lands of the Army Corps Research Pier and offers ocean and sound views.

Ride your bike or take a stroll into Duck Village from the homes in the Oceanside community of Olde Duck Beach.

Colony By The Sea/Sea Colony

There’s something for everyone at these beautifully appointed one and two bedroom semi-oceanfront condominiums with access to extensive community amenities including on-site laundry facility. Homes on Sea Colony Drive also share the following community amenities: Oceanfront pool, tennis courts, full length basketball court, playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball court, oceanside parking, pool side showers & restrooms, and grilling & picnic areas.

Bayberry Bluffs, Saltaire, Poteskeet Village

The Oceanside communities of Bayberry Bluffs, Saltaire, and Poteskeet Village are located in the heart of Duck Village, and are an easy walk or bike ride to many shops, restaurants, and watersports facilities.

Schooner Ridge

Enjoy ultimate relaxation at this Oceanside community located in the heart of Duck. On sunny days bask in the sun at one of the two outdoor pools or take the fun indoors at the recreation center that provides an indoor pool, whirlpool, tennis and racquet ball courts, exercise equipment, TV room, pool table, wireless internet, and gameroom.

Duck Landing

Located in the heart of Duck Village, Duck Landing is an exceptional Oceanside community within walking distance to many shops and restaurants. All homes in Duck Landing have access to the following community amenities: Indoor swimming pool and kiddie pool, tennis courts, playground, clubhouse with fitness facility & game room, and private beach access with parking.

Poteskeet

Tucked away behind Loblolly Pines shopping center, Poteskeet is a very quiet, secluded spot with very convenient access to Duck Village activities.

Ocean Dunes

Park your car for the week and enjoy the peace and serenity of this quiet and private Oceanside community. Easy access to Duck Village shops and restaurants for a quick lunch or after a day at the beach.

Sea Pines

Situated right at the beginning of Duck Village, the homes in Sea Pines all offer access to a community pool and tennis court. This neighborhood is one of the most convenient to shops and restaurants in the village.

Four Seasons

Every season is the perfect season to vacation at Four Seasons. This premier ocean to sound community is the right combination for relaxation and fun. Play in the indoor and outdoor pools. Visit the clubhouse with fitness facility, don’t forget about the tennis and volleyball courts and the playground for the kids. And enjoy evening walks down the lighted sidewalks.

Amy Lane, Sea Acres, Sand Dollar Shores, Sea Hawk

Just south of Duck Village you’ll find these wonderful neighborhoods, all with easy access to Duck Village via the Duck Trail.

Tuckahoe

Tuckahoe is an ocean to sound community that offers guest access to a community pool, tennis courts, and soundside pier with parking area.

The Tides

The Tides is a small Oceanside neighborhood south of Duck Village.

Bias Shores

Bias Shores is an ocean to sound community that offers guest access to a community pool, tennis courts, and soundside pier.

Ocean Crest

Ocean Crest is an ocean to sound community that offers guest access to a community pool, tennis courts, and oceanside parking.

Jaycrest

Some of the soundside homes in this neighborhood have access to the Ocean Crest community amenities (check individual property description for details).

Nantucket

Enchanting sunsets await you in this beautiful soundside condominium complex in Duck. Only a short distance to the beach, Nantucket amenities highlight this complex: indoor community pool, outdoor tennis court, soundfront gazebo and beach, small boat dock.