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.
One of the biggest appeals of Duck Real Estate is the incredible attractions the town has to offer. With its blissful boardwalk, serene beaches, energetic village, and convenient access to neighboring Outer Banks towns, Duck has it all! To discover all the area’s best activities and attractions, we strongly recommend downloading our free Vacation Guide. This carefully curated guide has helped not only visitors but plenty of locals make the most of their time spent in the wonderful Outer Banks. Get your copy today!
A Local’s Guide to Duck Real Estate, Activities, & Attractions
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!
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!
Where to Find the Best Duck Real Estate
At Shoreline OBX, we’ve handpicked the best Duck Real Estate properties. Our homes feature beautiful exteriors, wonderful outdoor spaces, stunning views, spacious interiors, and easy access to the area’s best attractions. We have several new listings, properties perfect for vacation rentals, and oceanfront homes for sale in Duck, NC.
Several of our homes include private pier and boat access, membership to community clubs, private pools, ocean access, and multiple sun decks. With more than 150 homes for sale in Duck, we have something to suit every kind of home-buyer!