The Town of Duck is a family-friendly pedestrian paradise on the Northern end of the Outer Banks. Guests love the small town feel and the abundance of restaurants, shops and activities in the tiny town! Here’s some of our favorite things about Duck, NC!
Completed in 2014, the Duck Boardwalk spans a little less than a mile along the Currituck Sound from Aqua Restaurant on the South end to The Blue Point restaurant on the North end. The boardwalk allows for a great walking path along the waterfront with many retail shops and dining along the way.
The Duck Town Park
Tucked into the center of Duck is the 11 acre Town Park which features trails, sound access, an amphitheater, picnic shelter and the Town Green. In the summer months, the Town of Duck sponsors many free activities in this area including magic shows & music at the amphitheater, yoga on the lawn and more! It’s also the site of the annual Duck Jazz Fest in October!
Sound & Sea
Duck is actually on a narrow strip of the sandbar which means from many places in town you can catch the sunrise on the ocean and sunset on the sound from the same spot, especially if you’re lucky enough to be on one of the high bluffs in town! This also means it’s perfect for enjoying the water on both sides - the beach and ocean to the east and the sound to the west. On the soundside you can kayak, paddleboard, go fishing, crabbing and much more. It’s easy to enjoy all the outdoor activities in Duck!
Shopping & Restaurants
While it may be a small town, it’s not short on shopping and dining options! Duck is packed with quaint shopping villages like the Waterfront Shops, Scarborough Faire & Scarborough Lane Shops, Soundside Shoppes and more! You’ll find shopping of all varieties including local artists and makers. Duck also boasts incredible restaurants like NC Coast and it’s sister Red Sky Cafe, Aqua Restaurant, The Blue Point (photo on left), The Roadside & more! Looking for a coffee or casual bite? Duck’s Cottage, Treehouse Cafe & Sweet T’s have you covered, just to name a few!