Introduction to Duck, NC
Welcome to Duck, NC, a quaint little beach town with loads of charm. Located in North Carolina's beautiful Outer Banks, the Town of Duck is situated on Highway 12, just 10 miles north of Kitty Hawk, between Southern Shores and Corolla. As you cross over Wrights Memorial Bridge, with the picturesque Currituck Sound on your left and Albermarle Sound on your right, it's officially time to take a deep breath, let go of your stresses and start enjoying life, just don't forget to merge left at the intersection of Highway 12 and 158, if you are indeed headed to Duck. Stretching from the Currituck Sound to the Atlantic Ocean, Duck is surrounded by water making it the perfect back drop to build lasting memories with your friends and family. Duck, NC has good pace to it and a nice sense of balance. It's definately a laid back beach town, but it's not sleepy. In Duck, there is enough to do to keep you busy if you so choose, whether it's strolling the quaint stores located in town, trying your hand at sailing on the Currituck Sound or playing golf at a nearby course. But, Duck is also quiet enough that you feel that you have truly gotten away from the hustle and bustle.
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DuckNC.org is dedicated to being the online resource for Duck, NC. We will serve the Duck, NC community, it's full and part-time residents and the thousands of people who consider vacationing in the Outer Banks every year. DuckNC.org's goal is to promote Duck as a great vacation choice by highlighting all its wonderful qualities, such as the natural beauty, the service oriented businesses, the wonderful accommodations provided by resorts, bed and breakfasts and private beach house rentals, the many fun outdoor activities, the great dining choices and of course the world-class shopping. All of these things are what make Duck and the Outer Banks a favorite vacation destination for so many people.
In the pages of DuckNC.org you will find a directory of the businesses in Duck. These include timeshare companies, realtors, property managers, rental companies, hotels, bed and breakfasts, grocery stores, gas stations and restaurants, clothing stores, gift shoppes, beauty salons and even a bait and tackle shop. You will also find Duck's chamber of commerce members, Town of Duck government information, town ordinances, directions to the outer banks, emergency numbers, weather and surf links. For the adventurous, we'll list nearby attractions such as golf courses, kayak and boat rental companies, tennis facilities, light house tours and a number of other fun things to do in Duck and the Outer Banks. You will find a community section with classified listings including public announcements, employment opportunities and personal property for sale. We will also have a page dedicated to real estate for sale in Duck, including businesses, lots, condos and beach houses. Last, but not least, we will have a page highlighting many accomodation options with beach house, condo and timeshare rental listings.
Driving Directions to the Outer Banks
From the North - Follow I-95 South to Richmond, VA. Take I-64 East toward Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Va. Take I-64 or I-664 to Chesapeake, Va. From I-64, take Exit 291B to Route 168, the Chesapeake Expressway ($2 toll). Once in North Carolina, Route 168 turns into US-158 East. Follow this road to The Outer Banks.
From Virginia's Eastern Shore across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (Route 13) - Follow Route 13, Northhampton Boulevard, to I-64 East (to Chesapeake), take Exit 291B to Route 168, the Chesapeake Expressway ($2 toll). Once in North Carolina, Route 168 turns into US-158 East. Follow this road to The Outer Banks.
Alternative Route (a little more scenic) - Get off I-64 at Hampton, Va. Go South on I-664 through Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel. Take I-64 toward Norfolk/Virginia Beach; then go South on US-17 at Deep Creek, Va. to South Mills, NC. Follow NC-343 South to US-158 South to The Outer Banks.
From the West - Via I-95 into North Carolina. Take US-64 East toward Rocky Mount. Follow US-64 East through Williamston and Plymouth, NC. From Plymouth, NC keep going east to Roanoke Island and The Outer Banks.
From the South - Coming from South Carolina take I-95 to Wilson, NC. Take US-264 East through Greenville and Washington, NC. From Washington, take State Route 30 to Plymouth, NC and follow the directions above via US-64 East to The Outer Banks.
Alternative Route (a little more scenic) - Take US-17 North from South Carolina to Wilmington, NC until you reach Folkstone, NC. Then take State Route 172 north to Hubert, NC. From there, take State Route 24 east until it runs into US-70 (before Morehead City, NC). Take US-70 North from Morehead City to State Route 12 and the Cedar Island Ferry. Take the toll ferry to Ocracoke Island. Then take State Route 12 north to the Hatteras Island Ferry.
Approximate Distances to Duck, NC
From Baltimore to Duck, NC - 310 miles
From Charlotte to Duck, NC - 340 miles
From New York to Duck, NC - 420 miles
From Norfolk to Duck, NC - 80 miles
From Philadelphia to Duck, NC - 350 miles
From Pittsburg to Duck, NC - 540 miles
From Raleigh to Duck, NC - 210 miles
From Richmond to Duck, NC - 190 miles
From Washinton to Duck, NC - 290 miles
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