Destination guide

Relax or be adventurous in Kitty Hawk, it’s your choice

Situated on North Carolina’s famous Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk is best known as the place where the Wright Brothers made their first flights back in 1903. The area remains steeped in aviation history, with an impressive monument to flight consistently ranking among the top attractions. Kitty Hawk vacation rentals provide a plethora of houses or cottages for rent. Kitty Hawk travelers can head to the beach for sunshine and tranquility, grab a surfboard and ride a wave when the tides are high, or drink in the colors of the sunset on a stand-up paddleboard when the water calms down.


Embracing the ocean in Kitty Hawk

If you can, booking a stay at an oceanfront vacation rental is a must. As with the rest of the Outer Banks, most of Kitty Hawk's exciting activities are on the beachfront. Take to the water in style by experiencing surfing, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, or boating. Witness a breathtaking 360-degree view of the ocean and the unique geography of the area from a helicopter or hot air balloon. Wildlife fans will be in their element, with birdwatching and dolphin tours both among Kitty Hawk’s most in-demand pursuits.


Enjoy endless summer in Kitty Hawk

The ocean beckons—Kitty Hawk weather is almost always beach-ready thanks to its comfortable oceanic climate. Travelers flock to the Outer Banks in the summer to enjoy long, bright days at the beach, basking in the light breezes and 80-degree temperatures. If you don’t fancy crowds, book your Kitty Hawk vacation rentals for the spring or fall. The temperatures usually hover around the 70s—perfect for sunbathing at the beach or hitting the links for a round of golf. Expect a few days of rougher weather in the summer or fall.

Natural features

Be one with water and nature in Kitty Hawk

: Kitty Hawk is a coastal community, offering a public beach every half-mile or so. At just 7 feet above sea level, it’s a town that’s one with the ocean. The area is also the home of the Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve, which is a mix of dry, woodsy areas, marshier habitats, and dune ridges. Hike through the reserve for a chance to spot a majestic bald eagle, or kayak the creeks and streams to play hide and seek with the frogs and salamanders lurking in the marshes.


How to get to and around Kitty Hawk

Fly into Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional), the closest airport, located 12 mi (19.3 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Kitty Hawk?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,793 vacation rentals near Kitty Hawk. From 1,336 Houses to 122 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kitty Hawk for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Kitty Hawk?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kitty Hawk:

  • Sea Scape: 160 vacation rentals
  • Sea Retreat: 110 vacation rentals
  • South Nags Head: 272 vacation rentals
  • Whalehead Beach: 980 vacation rentals
  • Corolla Light: 596 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Kitty Hawk?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kitty Hawk. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Monument to a Century of Flight: 2,939 vacation rentals
  • Sea Scape Golf Links: 2,805 vacation rentals
  • Aycock Brown Welcome Center: 2,954 vacation rentals
  • Holy Redeemer Catholic Church: 2,600 vacation rentals
  • Children at Play Museum: 2,565 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kitty Hawk listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kitty Hawk?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,336 Houses in Kitty Hawk. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kitty Hawk include:

  • Cottages: 122 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 263 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 122 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kitty Hawk?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,050 vacation rentals with pool available in Kitty Hawk. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.