So you’ve chosen a Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, beach vacation as your next getaway. It’s hard to beat the long stretches of white sandy beaches and beautiful, sunny weather. Sunbathing by the ocean won’t require any planning, but what should you do with the rest of your vacation time? To help you make the most of your Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, beach vacation, we’ve provided a list of some of the best activities, restaurants, and vacation rentals below!

Along with our Kill Devil Hills suggestions, there are so many great things to do in the Outer Banks. You’ll have plenty of time to explore during your Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, beach vacation. For an extensive list of things to do in the Outer Banks, download our free vacation Guide! It includes everything you need to plan the ultimate beach vacation.

The Best Ways to Spend your Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, Beach Vacation

What to Do

Wright Brothers National Memorial

The Outer Banks is an area rich in history, so there are plenty of incredible historical sites worth visiting. Among this list is the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills. This memorial commemorates Orville and Wilbur Wright and explains how the brothers became a crucial part of Outer Banks history. At the Wright Brothers National Memorial, you can see a replica of the brothers’ plane and learn all about their quest for flight!

Two additional must-visit historical sites in the Outer Banks include the Lost Colony and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Here are plenty more ways to learn about the Outer Banks history!

Avalon Fishing Pier

Some of the best fishing in North Carolina takes place at the Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills. A popular spot among the locals, the Avalon Pier is a great place for both new and avid fishermen. The pier is free to the public and offers stunning views. Even if you’re not into fishing, it’s a beautiful place to visit.

For more great fishing spots, look at these popular Outer Banks fishing piers!

Run Hill State Natural Area

Run Hill State Natural Area is an incredible stretch of sand dunes created by the wind. It’s the perfect place to run around and play! Run Hill is smaller than the sand dunes at Jockey’s Ridge and fewer people know about it, so it’s much less crowded! It’s definitely worth a visit.

Other great places to enjoy nature in the Outer Banks are the Kitty Hawk Woods coastal reserve and Roanoke Sound.

Where to Eat

Kill Devil Grill

Kill Devil Grill is a local favorite with incredible service and a lively atmosphere. Try their juicy hamburgers or fresh, delicious salads. You really can’t go wrong with any of the options on the Kill Devil Grill menu!

Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar

For the freshest oysters and other delectable seafood, you have to visit Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar. This famous establishment has been a popular spot for over 30 years. One look at the menu will show you why Coastal Magazine named Awful Arthur’s one of the top 10 oyster bars in the nation!

Slice Pizzeria

For some of the best pies in the Outer Banks, head to Slice Pizzeria. You can order by the slice or opt for a 16” Chicago-style or baked ziti pizza. Slice offers a full menu of pizzas, pasta, and other Italian favorites, as well as plenty of mouthwatering daily specials.

For more great restaurant ideas, check out a few locals’ favorite dining spots and ten of the best Outer Banks restaurants.

Where to Stay

So, are you convinced you need a Kill Devil Hills vacation yet? If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay, Shoreline OBX offers the best beach houses in this area. Each of these unique Kill Devil Hills beach homes offers access to the beach, luxurious amenities, and plenty of fun things to do with the family!  In just minutes, you can be at the Avalon Pier or the Run Hill State Natural Area. Here are four of the most outstanding Kill Devil Hills beach houses.

Carolina Dream

Carolina Dream is a blissful home located only 700 feet from the beach! The spacious floor plan sleeps seven with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. This home is equipped with a modern kitchen perfect for cooking, a spacious and cozy game room with a foosball table, and multiple tv areas. It’s perfect for a family getaway! Spend time enjoying the weather on the outdoor patio, and be sure to leave plenty of time for exploring the town; situated in the heart of Kill Devil Hills, Carolina Dream is walking to distance to the best restaurants, shops, and beach accesses.

A Blue Heron

For a modern beach condo that sleeps eight, take a look at A Blue Heron. This two bedroom, two and a half bathroom condo is located in Cambridge Cove in Bermuda Bay. Although the condo itself is beautiful, you will likely spend most of your time at Cambridge Cove’s private water park. While your kids enjoy the lazy river, super-powered sprinklers, raining palm trees, and aqua slide, you can spend your time relaxing in a poolside cabana. Additional community amenities include the Bermuda Bay Elbow Beach Clubhouse with a weight room and game room, community volleyball courts, and outdoor grilling area. You surely won’t run of out of fun things to do in this home!


Our oceanfront Gulfstream Condos are perfect for families and guests of all ages! Enjoy the community oceanfront pool, covered and uncovered dune decks, private walkway to the beach, community grilling area, Stair Tamer Grocery and Luggage lift, and plenty of parking. Unlike other overpopulated condominiums, there are only seven units in the Gulfstream. The layout is designed for privacy and seclusion but with easy access to all of the amenities. Inside your condo, you’ll enjoy the large living area with wet bar and gas fireplace and the king master suite with a jetted tub. You are also just a short drive to plenty of restaurants, shops, the Wright Brothers National Memorial, and more!

Buckeye Beach Bungalow

If you’re looking for a spacious home with direct beach access, Buckeye Beach Bungalow is the place for you. This large home sleeps 14 with two queen beds, two sets of bunk beds with double-sized mattresses, and a double futon. The home’s private pool, patio, and grill are perfect for enjoying the outdoors.

Inside the home, you’ll find a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a master suite with a covered deck, comfortable furniture, hardwood floors, and stunning ocean views! The pool table and screened-in porch make great hangout spots for the family. Along with being steps from the beach, you are just a three-minute walk to the Avalon Pier and Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar when you stay at the Buckeye Beach Bungalow!

Book Your Perfect Beach House Today

When you vacation in our Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, beach houses, you’ll enjoy miles of pristine, sandy beaches that line the coast. You can also browse through our Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, beach houses for more nearby vacation rentals with the same incredible scenery. Book your beach rental today to take advantage of our best vacation rental offers! At Shoreline OBX, we take care to ensure that every one of our guests experiences the very best customer service, comfort, and relaxation. We look forward to having you!