The Town of Duck is Dare County's northernmost community and has become one of the most popular resort destinations on the Outer Banks. Vacationers are attracted to Duck’s spacious, clean beaches with characteristic sky-blue waters. Spanning an impressive 7-miles Duck is in the enviable category of one of the best family beach destinations in the United States.
Incorporated in 2002, Duck is also the Outer Banks’ youngest town. Duck visitors can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities and watersports from the sound to the ocean, including swimming, surfing, fishing, jet skiing, parasailing, crabbing and kayaking.
The village of Duck offers an impressive array of small shops and restaurants. Restaurants offer a variety of dining options, ranging from a-la-carte, to formal. Shops and boutiques are situated in several small shopping centers and specialize in clothing, books, toys, gourmet food, groceries, antiques, and art work – to name a few.
A popular walking/bicycling trail runs the entire length of Duck. The Duck Town Park, located on an 11-acre maritime forest on the Currituck Sound, features a playground and soundside walkway. Certain areas have been designated for launching canoes and kayaks. A gazebo and picnic shelter, housed on an area of rolling green is conveniently located in the center of the park. Those areas, along with the amphitheatre tucked into the natural surroundings, play host to various complementary musical, theatre and children’s events all summer long, as well as morning exercise programs. Duck in a unique coastal village with something for everyone.