1 . The Sea Ranch Resort

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 9543

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Overlooking nothing but the pure blue Atlantic, Sea Ranch Resort holds nothing back when it comes to a luxurious family stay. And as the oldest resort that sits directly on the white sand beach along the ocean shores, the Sea Ranch boasts exceptional accommodations and recreation, giving you the perfect place to stay for your family beach getaway. Take in the spectacular ocean views on their oceanfront decks. Their on-site facilities include an enclosed swimming pool, and rooms have either two Queen size beds or one King with a sleeper sofa. There’s something for everyone with a stay at Sea Ranch Resort. You’ll have plenty to do if you’re into sport fishing, kite flying, hiking, or just relaxing by the pool. In nearby Nags Head, the whole family can learn to hang glide at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Or hike to the top of dunes and slide down the other side! You’ll create lasting memories on the shores of the Atlantic with Sea Ranch Resort.

Address

1731 N. VA Dare Trail (Mile Post 7), Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Related activities

Sea Ranch Resort is home to the Beachside Bistro where you'll enjoy gorgeous views and the best local seafood dishes around!

Related Onsite Offerings

If you’re planning a wedding, the Sea Ranch Resort is a beautiful place to tie the knot! They can manage your entire affair from boutonnieres to the wine selection. Whether you’re getting married barefoot on the beach or wanting something more formal, the Sea Ranch Resort’s luxury accommodations are perfect for this special occasion.

2 . Outer Banks Inn

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 968 - 1844

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Outer Banks Inn provides friendly customer service all within a cozy family atmosphere near the Atlantic coast. You find spacious accommodations and comfortable furnishings inside every room at Outer Banks Inn. Modern amenities such as HD television a flavorful continental breakfast bring the comforts of home to you. The whole family will find the pool and surrounding sunning deck a relaxing and fun retreat after a day of seaside exploration. The surrounding area is filled with family friendly activities that are sure to create lasting memories. Fly over the ocean waves on a thrilling hang gliding experience with Kitty Hawk Hang Gliding. Or, spend an evening with at an entertaining show with The Lost Colony. The North Carolina Aquarium and Currituck Lighthouse are great stops. Of course, you may just wish to grab a free shuttle to the beach to soak up the sun.

Address

1003 S. Croatan Hwy Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Population

As of 2012, the population of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina is 6,827.

Related Onsite Offerings

Your stay at Outer Banks Inn includes a free YMCA pass and lovely scented Bath and Body Works amenities.

3 . Hampton Inn & Suites Outer Banks

Corolla, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 920 - 1236

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Find relaxation and a wealth of family fun on the Northern Beach of Carolla during your stay with Hampton Inn & Suites Outer Banks. Set directly on the beach filled with crystal sand and dunes, you have an oceanfront paradise at your fingertips. You’ll find clean and comfortable guestrooms and suites with panoramic views of the Currituck Lighthouse and shoreline. While staying with Hampton Inn & Suites, you and your family will find endless fun in the Outer Banks area. Tour the wonders of the Whalehead Club mansion or hit the links at the Pointe or Carolina Club where you’ll find lush and rolling greens. With the Atlantic only steps from your stay, make the sea your playground with surfing, kayaking, swimming, and sunbathing.

Address

333 Audubon Drive, Corolla, North Carolina, 27927

Population

As of 2010, the population of Carolla is 925.

Getting there

From Norfolk Int'l Airport & points north - Take I-64E to Exit 291B US-168S. US-168S becomes US-158E. Turn left onto NC-12N and travel 12.5 miles. Hotel is on the right. From Raleigh & points west - Take US-64E to US-158W. Turn right onto NC-12N and travel 12.5 miles. Our Outer Banks hotel is on the right. From points south -Take I-95N to US-64E to US-158W. Turn right onto NC-12N and travel 12.5 miles. Hotel is on the right.

4 . Ramada Plaza Nags Head

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 537 - 0220

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Located right on the beach in Kill Devil Hills, the Ramada Plaza Nags Head easily provides a beautiful family getaway with breathtaking views! Having such an amazing view will undoubtedly make you want to venture from your room down to the beach so you can stick your toes in the white sand and blue surf. Grab a beach chair and an umbrella and pick a spot to enjoy family fun all day.. After you’ve had your fill of the beach, plan a wonderful day trip to one of the nearby attractions. The Wright Brothers First Flight Monument and Bodie Island lighthouse are just a few of the things in the area. Perhaps the best part about the Ramada Plaza Nags Head is the fact that you don’t have to leave the hotel for family enjoyment. You can always lounge on the expansive sundeck or in the indoor heated pool and jacuzzi. Looking for some live entertainment? Stop by Peppercorns, the hotel’s full service restaurant. No matter how you decide to spend your vacation to the Outer Banks, the Ramada Plaza Nags Head will provide you with an ideal stay!

Address

1701 South Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Related activities

Take a trip to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore to see the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. It’s the tallest in the US and was recently relocated back to the beach!

Related Onsite Offerings

The hotel offers 3,643 square feet of meeting space for those looking to host a meeting, presentation, retreat, or any other corporate event.

5 . Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 5368

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It's all about the beautiful beaches at the Hilton Garden Inn Kitty Hawk. Whether your family wants to swim, beach-comb, fish or even fly, you’ll find what you’re after at this Outer Banks hotel! This resort offers the finest in accommodations, amenities, and service. Every sizable guestroom and suite enjoys its own spectacular view of the ocean. Their fitness center features state-of-the-art fitness equipment to get your feet moving and your heart pumping. And enjoy complimentary tennis at nearby Kilmarlic Health and Racquet Club. Grab a pole and stroll out onto their on-site pier and reel in a catch. In a mood to explore? Well, you and the family won’t need to go far to find something to do! Enjoy a guided hike at nearby Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Rising 110 feet, Jockey’s Ridge is the tallest active sand dune on the east coast. Or explore marine life at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. It features the largest aquarium in the state – a 285,000 gallon ocean tank complete with sharks, sea turtles and hundreds of fish!

Season

Kitty Hawk’s annual Hang Gliding Spectacular event is scheduled each year during the third week of May. Over 60 competitors from all over travel to Kitty Hawk to fly and compete.

Fun facts

Located on the beautiful coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Kitty Hawk, it’s just one-half mile from the bridge to the Outer Banks.

Related Onsite Offerings

For your dining pleasure, enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at their Great American Grill, serving signature American dishes, regional seafood specialties, and casual family fare.

6 . Oasis Suites

Nags Head, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 780 - 8134

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Oasis Suites, a beautiful boutique hotel located on the Nags Head Causeway, this Outer Banks destination prides itself on offering the best amenities for a fun-filled family vacation on the beach. You’ll enjoy beautiful, spacious suites without the extra cost of renting a beach cottage for a full week. Choose from three styles of suites- Family Suites, Executive Suites, or Honeymoon Suites. Each unit is immaculate and features a full kitchen, jet spa-inspired tubs, and private balconies. Plus each room is uniquely furnished and decorated. Outside your room you’ll find an outdoor pool area with kiddie pool and hot tub. Enjoy Oasis Suites’ waterside gazebo where you can enjoy a family grill out and watch an amazing sunset. Oasis Suites is near to Historic Roanoke Island, Jockey’s Ridge State Park, and Pirate’s Cove Marina. And there to cater to your every need are the hotel’s professional Guest Services Representatives who can arrange just about anything during your stay.

Address

7721 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, North Carolina 27959

Related activities

Oasis Suites has an exercise facility with resistance and aerobic equipment, plus waterfront views!

Related Onsite Offerings

Guests staying at the Oasis Suites are invited to enjoy a FREE sitting for a group/family photo session.

7 . The Sanderling Resort and Spa

Duck, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 650 - 4812

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Truly an extraordinary place, The Sanderling Resort and Spa is located in Duck North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the waters of Currituck Sound. With water on both sides this prime location offers a family vacation destination apart from the rest.The resort accommodations consist of three separate buildings, The North Inn, The Main Inn, and The South Inn, as well as five individual vacation homes. Regardless of where you stay within the resort, you’re sure to find spacious rooms and beautiful décor. It is fair to say that The Sanderling offers much more than could ever be expressed, and perhaps more than could be experienced in one visit. However, one thing you don’t want to miss is the beach. This fantastic stretch of sand is the perfect place to cast away your cares, lose your troubles, and create lasting family memories in the picturesque scenery that surrounds you, leaving you free to simply enjoy the way the ocean is sure to enchant your senses.

Address

1461 Duck Rd. Duck, NC 27949

Getting there

From Norfolk/Va. Beach and points North: Take I-64 to US 168 at Exit 291B [Oak Grove Connector/Great Bridge Bypass and Chesapeake Expressway (toll)]. Follow US 168 and US 158 south toward Nags Head, crossing the Currituck Sound over the Wright Memorial Bridge. Once over the bridge, The Sanderling is 16 miles north via NC Route 12. When you see the Sanderling sign on the left side of the road you have about one mile to go. You will see The Sanderling on the right.

Fun facts

The Sanderling Resort and Spa has received the AAA four diamond award!

8 . Captain's Landing Waterfront Hotel

Ocracoke, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (252) 928 - 1999

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Experience a true family getaway with Captain’s Landing Waterfront Hotel. There are plenty of brilliant, ocean-front balconies to sit upon and watch the waves, and a penthouse to rent out for the whole family, which includes your very own private deck. Far from the other Outer Banks islands, the Captain’s Landing sits on Ocracoke, a community in itself. Nature lovers rejoice because this establishment cozies up to the water, where a variety of animals have been spotted including otters, pelicans, and a variety of other birds. All rooms at Captain’s Landing come with fully-equipped kitchens, so you can walk down to the nearby fish market and buy the daily catch, and fix it in your room as you overlook the harbor and lighthouse. Take a boat tour of the surrounding island, or, if you’re feeling adventurous, rent a kayak and enjoy a family tour. The Captain’s Landing also has boat slips available if you have your own boat to dock.

Address

324 Highway 12, Ocracoke, NC 27960 USA

Fun facts

Owners George and Betty Williams have a little captain in them on both sides of the family. George was a USAF pilot, and Betty’s a direct descendent of Captain Horatio Williams, local legend.

Related Onsite Offerings

Besides the many shops on the island, there is a gift shop at the resort itself – Captain’s Cargo. It houses many locally-made articles worthy of gifting or keeping as a souvenir for yourself!

9 . Comfort Inn Oceanfront Noth

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 843 - 1249

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Comfort Inn Oceanfront North in Kill Devil Hills North Carolina goes above and beyond your average run of the mill hotel. It's location puts its guests within an easy distance of a number of fantastic attractions in the area while providing comfortable accommodations to fit your family. Located along the beach, you’ll find ocean views and modern amenities. Bodie Island Lighthouse is nearby as well as The Lost Colony outdoor theater. Each would make an excellent afternoon outing. There's also The Elizabethan Gardens, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Jockey's Ridge State Park, and of course, an afternoon with the family on the beach is a must.

Address

1601 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC, US, 27948

Getting there

From Raleigh: Take Rt. 64E to Manteo. Cross Washington Baum Bridge and stay left (Rt. 158). Follow 158 approx. 7.5 miles and turn right onto Neptune Way (7-11 & Burger King). Hotel is straight ahead. From Washington/Richmond: Take Hwy 64E to 168E. This is a toll road ($2.00). Follow 168E to 158E. Follow 158E to Wright Memorial Bridge. 9.5 miles past bridge turn left onto Neptune Way (Burger King & 7-11). Hotel is straight ahead.

Related Onsite Offerings

For business travelers, the business center is sure to make your stay more convenient. The copy and fax machines are available 24 hours a day!

10 . Best Western Ocean Reef Suites

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (252) 441 - 1611

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Located on the beach, right in the midst of all the excitement of Kill Devil Hills, is the family friendly Best Western Ocean Reef Suites. Every room is a spacious suite at this fantastic hotel. They each have a kitchenette, allowing you to prepare food without leaving the comfort of your room. And, each room has a coffee and tea maker, so you can enjoy your favorite hot beverage whenever you want. As appealing as the suites at Best Western Ocean Reef Suites are, there’s quite a bit for the whole family to enjoy when you venture out of your room. Take the time to enjoy a swim in the outdoor heated pool, relax in the steam room, or visit the spa. There’s also an exercise room in the hotel if you’re looking for a workout. At the beach, there are great opportunities for fun activities. Spend an afternoon fishing, try kayaking, or simply enjoy soaking up the sun.

Address

107 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 27948-7892

Related activities

Best Western Ocean Reef Suites is located just one mile from the Wright Brothers National Park and Memorial.

Getting there

From: Interstate 64 (North) Take Route 168 South to US Highway 158 East. After crossing the Wright Memorial Bridge, continue on the Highway 158 Bypass Road, passing the Wright Memorial. At the 8.5 Mile Post, turn left at the traffic light (Ocean Bay Blvd)and proceed to the Best Western Ocean Reef Suites.

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