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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, USA your home away from home

The small beach community of Kitty Hawk is on the Outer Banks islands of North Carolina. The area is associated with the first powered aircraft flight by the Wright brothers from Kill Devil Hills nearby. They telegraphed the news of their success from the Kitty Hawk telegraph office, immortalizing it forever in aviation history.

Things to Do in Kitty Hawk, NC

Kitty Hawk has most some of the widest beaches on the Outer Banks with miles of untouched sands bordered by municipal parks. Surfing, crabbing, windsurfing, parasailing, jet skiing and swimming are popular summer activities. The endless paths bordering the shoreline are ideal for bracing walks in all seasons along with jogging and cycling. Alternatively visitors staying in Kitty Hawk holiday rentals can take a picnic to the 1900-acre Kitty Hawk Woods, a maritime forest which is ideal for bird watching. Woodpeckers, wrens, hawks, warblers and other songbirds reside in this lush natural area. Golfers can enjoy great sea views as they play a round of golf at the Seascape Golf Course nearby.

Places to Visit Around Kitty Hawk, NC

Most visitors will want to head for the Wright Brothers Museum just a short distance from holiday homes in Kitty Hawk at milepost 4.5 on route 158/12. Everything here is located by milemarkers along the single straight road which runs down the barrier islands of the Outer Banks. The Wright Brother National Memorial and Visitor Center has a replica aircraft and a fascinating exhibition. Visitors can take scenic drives along the coast visiting the various lighthouses, Cape Hatteras National Park is ideal for bird and wildlife spotting and Kitty Hawk Pier is popular with keen fishermen. Jockeys Ridge State Park and the Colony of Roanoke Island are also worth a visit.

Weather in Kitty Hawk, NC

Kitty Hawk holiday rentals in North Carolina enjoy warm sunny summers with temperatures averaging 88°F (31°C) in the peak of summer. The daytime highs are often tempered by the sea breeze. In winter the area has occasional snowfall with temperatures below freezing overnight in January. During the day, average highs reach 8-15°F (46-59°C) The area has showers throughout the year.

Travel to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

The nearest airport to Kitty Hawk holiday rentals is the Coastal Carolina Regional (EWN) Airport in New Bern, NC which is about 150 miles away. It receives many domestic flights from all over the US. International visitors should fly to Richmond International (RIC) Airport 160 miles away, or Raleigh-Durham International Airport at Morrisville, NC about 220 miles away. Connections can then be made to the local airports at Hatteras (HNC) or Dare County Regional (MEO) Airports. A hire car is essential for reaching North Carolina holiday homes on the Outer Banks.

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