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Kill Devil Hills—a world of things to see and do

Kill Devil Hills is the largest settlement on the Outer Banks—a string of barrier islands, which cover most of the Atlantic coast of North Carolina. It is best known as the home of the Wright brothers’ first attempts at powered flight, and Kitty Hawk is just 4 miles away. The town is a popular vacation destination with pristine, family-friendly beaches and a wide choice of Kill Devil Hills vacation rentals of all descriptions nearby, some with the Atlantic beach only a few steps away.

Land, sea, and air activities in Kill Devil Hills

Those interested in aviation history will undoubtedly enjoy the Wright Brothers National Memorial, while the more daring may even take to the air in a hang glider from the beach. With great vacation rentals close by, it’s easy to head for the miles of beautiful beaches, offering fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, both on and off the water. Or why not channel your inner explorer with a kayak trip in and out of the small creeks and wetlands on the Sound side of the island or go paddleboarding along the coast?

A world of options at Kill Devil Hills and the Outer Banks

The two main attractions here are the Wright Brothers National Memorial and museum, and the miles of dunes and beautiful beaches offering plenty of sandy activities. With superb Kill Devil Hills vacation rentals close by, there are ample opportunities for shopping or dining at one of the many ocean-front restaurants. There are galleries and indoor concerts, or the Paradise Fun Park for plenty of rainy day fun. Children will also love the Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, or the whole family can even set off to explore the nature of the Outer Banks by bike.

Plenty of sun in Kill Devil Hills and the Outer Banks

You’re guaranteed long hot summer days in Kill Devil Hills and the Outer Banks. It boasts around 211 days of sunshine, where temperatures in July often rise above 80°F. Luckily, the ocean is close by for those cooling dips, or you can quench your thirst at one of the many beach bars on offer. Many venture out onto the water too, either in a sailboat or on a sailboard. Spring and fall are the milder seasons, so for those who prefer cooler vacations may prefer this time.

A unique natural landscape at Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is largely a dune landscape, parts of which have shifted over time because of beach and storm erosion. But don’t let that put you off because this has created miles and miles of beautiful, pristine natural beaches with plenty of room for paddleboarders, swimmers, and sunbathers alike. Sandy beaches and sea grass give way to areas of picturesque maritime forest, marshes, creeks, and wetlands, all of which can be experienced and explored by kayak, bike, or on foot.