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Between the seven miles of wide, unspoiled coastline, local galleries and boutiques, world-class eateries, luxurious spas and outdoor activities galore, there’s no shortage of ways to spend your time in Duck and browse some of the best Duck NC vacation rentals.

The big draw to the Outer Banks is, of course, the beach. There’s no denying that the beach here is unlike any other coastline. It’s family-friendly and pristine. Just slide on your flip-flops, unroll your beach towel, and voila…instant relaxation!

But what brings vacationers back year after year to Duck is the town itself. This quaint community prides itself on its village feel and Southern charm. The bike paths that line Duck Road are perfect for riding beach cruisers, taking a jog, or simply walking to the coffee shop to grab a cappuccino.

Wind your way through Scarborough Faire, Scarborough Lane, or the Boardwalk at the Waterfront Shops, and you’ll encounter out-of-this-world shopping. From hip clothing to upscale home accessories to simple beach accouterments, you’ll find it all within walking distance of some of our favorite Duck NC vacation rentals. You won’t want to leave without picking up a treasure or two from Duck’s unique boutiques and galleries.

Dining in Duck will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your stay. Coastal Carolina cuisine is on the menu here: Think local seafood, from tuna to rockfish to softshell crabs, and fresh produce like corn-on-the-cob and strawberries grown right here in eastern North Carolina. Delight in the mouthwatering creations of Duck’s renowned chefs, whether it’s a divine four-course meal savored over candlelight or a simple slice of pepperoni pizza and scoop of ice cream on the go with the kids.

Pamper yourself in one of Duck’s waterfront spas. Indulge in a facial, couple’s massage or pedicure. Take in the tranquil moments away from the traffic, e-mail, and cell phone of everyday life. Some of our amazing Duck NC rentals already have these amenities, so you wouldn’t even have to spend time searching for the right spa.

Outside of the shopping, dining, and pampering, Duck is a nature lover’s dream. From bird watching to kayaking to biking, the outdoor lifestyle is celebrated here.

Whatever your passion-surfing, fishing, parasailing, or jet skiing-water sports abound in Duck. Take a stroll along the sound side boardwalk adjacent to the Town of Duck Municipal Park, an 11-acre maritime forest and willow habitat. Launch a canoe at the public boat ramp and explore the sound’s reedy shoreline. Breathe in the salty air and savor the breathtaking sunsets over the Albemarle Sound.

Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventure, world-class shopping, and dining, spa tranquility, or a simple day at the beach relaxing with family and friends… Duck is truly a vacationer’s paradise. Check out our Duck oceanfront rentals and explore the Outer Banks!