The little town of Duck may look like a shaded beachside community, shrouded by miles of live oaks and cedar trees, but around every wooded soundside street lies a new discovery just waiting for vacationers to explore.
A collection of shops, restaurants and regionally renowned galleries are located in a cluster of small but charming shopping centers, and along the waterfront, vacationers will find ample on-the-docks dining options in addition to watersports rentals, lessons, and even guided tours via a skiff, a kayak, or a breezy parasailing ride. Of course, the region was named because of its extensive waterfowl, and bird and nature lovers will find plenty to crow about along the wooded streets, as well as within the town's scenic park which features a small nature trail leading out to a Currituck Soundfront overlook. At the edge of the town, the research pier maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers, designed to study the fragile coastal environment, is also worth an exploration, and is a fascinating addition to the Duck landscape.
Whether on the hunt for fantastic bird watching, one-of-a-kind art galleries and boutiques, or scenic strolls through Duck's soundfront park or along its gorgeous beaches, the attractions in this small town have kept vacationers coming back year after year to revisit the wildly charming landscape.
Here’s a fun, family-owned place to do something a little different during your beach vacation. A variety of braids, with or without beads, can be artfully styled at Beach Braids, which first opened in Nags Head in 2004. And if you want to experiment with a tattoo, you can get a temporary henna tattoo, painted by c...