Located in the northernmost region of Dare County, North Carolina, the charming seaside town of Duck is one of our favorite places in the Outer Banks. Duck’s miles of pristine beaches and quaint village feel captivate visitors, leading some to buy homes in town and enjoy a permanent vacation! If you fall into that category and are considering buying a home in Duck, residents of the town will certainly agree that you’re making a smart decision. With this guide, you can find the best Duck Real Estate for sale and discover the top things to do in town. Contact our team of expertly trained Outer Banks Realtors and get your home-buying journey started today!

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A Local’s Guide to Duck Real Estate, Activities, & Attractions

The Location

Duck is ideally located just south of Corolla, NC, known for its wild horses and drivable beaches, and just north of Kitty Hawk, NC, home to 641 acres of maritime forest and nature reserves. You can reach either of these towns in approximately 20 minutes; however, it will be a while before you run out of things to do in Duck! From Corolla to Kitty Hawk, finding exciting ways to spend your time here is never an issue. Duck, NC, has all of the excitement of a big city and all of the quaintness and charm of a small beach town. For a few of our favorite attractions in Duck, continue reading below!

The Duck Boardwalk

One of the coastal town’s best attractions is the delightful Duck Boardwalk that stretches into the Atlantic ocean offering stunning views and picturesque sunsets. The boardwalk is surrounded by 11 acres of natural beauty known as the Duck Town Park. Enjoy trails through the maritime landscape, sound side views, and many park amenities including an amphitheater, a public kayak and canoe launch, picnic tables, and a playground.


Connected to the Duck Boardwalk are the Waterfront Shops which range from small locally-owned boutiques and eclectic gift shops to larger retail stores and delicious restaurants. In addition to the Waterfront Shops, Duck is home to the Scarborough Lane Shoppes, a collection of stylish clothing boutiques, home decor shops, fun food stores, and lively dining establishments.

Beaches & Water Activities

Whether you’re into watersports, fishing, or simply love the sound of the ocean, you’ll be delighted by Duck’s endless opportunities for enjoying the water. Duck beaches provide some of the most serene spaces to relax as they are open exclusively to residents! From boat rentals and fishing charters to kayaking and canoeing, you’re guaranteed to enjoy your time on the ocean.

Dining in Duck

Where do we begin? Duck is home to so many fabulous restaurants, cafes, and eateries! Here’s a list of our favorites:

  • AQUA – locally-sourced food, delicious drinks, & sunset views over the water
  • The Paper Canoe – waterfront dining featuring freshly-caught seafood & Southern cuisine
  • The Blue Point – elegant dining with outdoor seating overlooking the water
  • Duck Donuts – locally famous and delicious!
  • Coastal Cravings – featured on Food Network for their “killer seafood”
  • The Wave Pizza Cafe – the best pizza in town!
  • Red Sky Cafe – a charming restaurant in Duck Village with healthy, inventive cuisine!

About the Real Estate Market

Now is a great time to invest in Outer Banks real estate. While the Outer Banks population remains around 50,000, the number of people visiting the area every year is steadily on the rise. With so many exciting attractions, fantastic beaches, and amazing restaurants, it’s no surprise that so many people want to call the Outer Banks home. As a result, property prices will only continue to increase. Learn more about the Outer Banks real estate market and find the perfect home right now!

Learn More About Outer Banks Real Estate With Shoreline OBX

Meet our team of licensed Outer Banks Realtors for more information and additional resources. With us, your home-buying or home-selling process is always as easy as the cool, ocean breeze. Deciding where to live is one thing, but narrowing it down to the right property is a difficult process. Follow our lead, and you’ll be sitting oceanside in no time at all. Browse our selection of oceanfront homes and foreclosures in Duck, NC. Get the latest information on listings and foreclosures when you sign up for our exclusive email listing.

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