Kitty Hawk Town Information

Looking at Kitty Hawk vacation rentals? We've put together an index for you to find the most convenient public beach access points, state and county parks and trails, emergency services, lifeguard information, and trash collection schedules! Looking for something to do in Kitty Hawk? Check out our Kitty Hawk activities page!


Kitty Hawk Lifeguard Information


There are lifeguards at the Byrd Street access, the Eckner Street access, the Lillian Street access and the Kitty Hawk Bath House access, as well as roving lifeguards on ATV’s. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, lifeguards are on duty from 10:00 to 6:00.

Between Labor Day and September 30, lifeguards will be on duty from 10:00 to 5:00.

Are Dogs Allowed on the Beach in Nags Head?

Staying in a dog-friendly vacation rental? From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day between the hours of 10am & 6pm dogs must be on a leash not to exceed six feet. At all other times during the year, dogs must be restrained on a leash retractable to 12 feet. Dogs may be taken off the leash only if they will not disturb other people on the beach. Unleashed dogs must be controlled by their owner/handler who must remain within 30 feet of the dog at all times. A leash must be present at all times.

Owners must clean up after their dogs, but thankfully most beach access points have pet waste disposal available! Check the individual beach access points for further information.

Be mindful of the weather, as animals can overheat easily (and it's not always obvious!), and ensure your pet is up-to-date on vaccinations. Make sure to bring plenty of water and a first aid kit for your pet.

The ocean can be unpredictable and dogs are not only shorter but can also be a lot weaker than an adult swimmer. If you're planning on taking your pooch to the beach, consider outfitting them with a life jacket. Sun is also a factor, as it can cause overheating (as mentioned earlier), but also don't forget that Fido will be walking on the hot sand and (unless you've planned ahead) doesn't have any sandals or shoes to protect his paws. His nose and exposed skin can also get sunburned, so take a few moments to look for pet-safe sunscreen to keep him safe and well cared for while enjoying a vacation with you!


Public Beach Access Points (North to South)



  • Byrd Street
    Byrd St
    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

    Amenities: Parking, Handicap Parking, Boardwalk, Lifeguard, Showers, Pet Waste Disposal

  • Fonck Street
    Fonck St
    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

    Amenities: Parking

  • Maynard Street
    Maynard St
    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

    Amenities: Parking

  • Bennett Street
    Bennett St
    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

    Amenities: Parking, Pet Waste Disposal

  • Luke Street
    Luke St
    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

    Amenities: Parking, Pet Waste Disposal

  • Eckner Street
    Eckner St
    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

    Amenities: Parking, Lifeguard, Pet Waste Disposal

  • Bleriot Street
    Bleriot St
    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

    Amenities: Parking, Pet Waste Disposal

  • Wilkins Street
    Wilkins St
    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

    Amenities: Parking, Pet Waste Disposal

  • Hawks Street
    Hawks St
    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

    Amenities: Parking, Pet Waste Disposal

  • Balchen Street
    Balchen St
    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

    Amenities: Parking, Pet Waste Disposal

  • Lillian Street
    Lillian St
    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

    Amenities: Parking, Handicap Parking, Boardwalk, Showers, Pet Waste Disposal

  • Kitty Hawk Bath House
    3840 N Va Dare Trail
    Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

    Amenities: Parking, Handicap Parking, Lifeguard, Bath House, Showers, Pet Waste Disposal


Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk offers many great options for recreational activities. Here’s our list of local walking trails, kid-friendly playgrounds, sports courts and fields, dog parks, and more!

Kitty Hawk Park
900 West Kitty Hawk Rd
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 475-5920

Includes: Dog Park, Skate Park, Playground, Walking Trail, Restrooms

Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve

Includes: 4 Nature Trails, Hunting (license and reserve authorization required)

Amenities: Parking, Pet Friendly


Trash Collection Schedules


From Memorial Day to Labor Day, trash will be picked up twice per week on Mondays and Thursdays, with the beach side of the bypass also having trash pickup on Saturdays. During the winter, the trash will be picked up on Mondays and Thursdays.


Emergency Services


Fire & Rescue
Kitty Hawk Fire Station 13
859 W Kitty Hawk Rd
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 261-2666


Urgent Care
Outer Banks Health Urgent Care
5112 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
(252) 449-7474


Law Enforcement
Kitty Hawk Police Department
722 W Kitty Hawk Rd
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (252) 261-3895

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