Whether you’re looking for a place to picnic and throw the frisbee around or for a place to hike well-maintained trails, Sandy Run Park in Kitty Hawk, NC, is where you need to be. Beautiful trails and amenities cover this 16-acre park, meaning your picnic, stroll, or downtime will be relaxing and easy. Sandy Run Park may be one of the Outer Banks’ best kept secrets. You just have to go there to find out!

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Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Sandy Run Park

Come, relish in the beauty of the great outdoors at this wonderful 16-acre park. Developed by the town of Kitty Hawk in 2007, Sandy Run Park provides wonderful amenities and trails, including a covered pavilion, picnic areas, grills, raised walkways through bird-watching and wildlife areas, canoe/kayak launch, and bike paths connecting to Kill Devil Hills and the First Flight Wright Brothers Memorial.

Sandy Run Park winds through the heart of Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Preserve. The preserve is one of the largest maritime forests in North Carolina, boasting 1,600 acres of marshland, waterways, and forest. And, Sandy Run Park sits right in the middle of it. During your time at the park, you’ll more than likely run into some of the area’s native plant and animal species. Plus, you’ll have the chance to take the half-mile loop that takes you on an educational tour of the trail. On this loop, you’ll learn about native wildlife and plants as identified by marked plaques adjacent to the trail. If you want to get on the water, you’ll have the opportunity with kayak and canoe access at the first gazebo stop. You’ll see yellow-bellied slider turtles, osprey, and much more!

How to Get There

Just outside of Kitty Hawk, NC, the Sandy Run Park is easy to get to yet removed from the town enough to enjoy peace and quiet.

Park hours are as listed:

Monday – 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday – 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday – 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Thursday – 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday – 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Saturday – 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday – 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Pack a Picnic During Your Outer Banks Vacation

Sandy Run Park is the perfect place to take an afternoon and relax during your vacation. You may like your vacation rental so much, you won’t want to leave, though! At Shoreline OBX, we have those kind of rentals. The type you feel so comfortable in, you don’t want to go anywhere. Our beach houses, condos, and more will make you feel at home with the comfort and luxurious amenities. So, check out our available rentals and contact us today to book! We are eager to accommodate you! And, if you need more ideas for things to do, then download our FREE Vacation Guide. It’s full of the best ideas for things to see and do in the Outer Banks. We guarantee it!