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Kill-Devil-Hills is the Outer Banks' oldest township and the largest municipality in Dare County, located near Kitty Hawk and the Roanoke Sound. It's the site of the Wright Brothers first flight experiments from 1900 through 1903 (not, as most people believe, at nearby Kitty Hawk.) The Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills features full-scale reproductions of the Wright 1903 Powered Flyer along with interpretive presentations. A 60-foot granite monument towers over the site, which also includes historical markers of each attempted flight of the Wright Brothers. Years ago, the northern Outer Banks was covered by a series of sand dunes over 100 feet high, with the largest named Kill Devil Hill. It is believed that locals named the giant sand hill after a brand of run that was washed ashore during the colonial times. However it got its' colorful name, today Kill Devil Hills is a popular vacation spot with hundreds of restaurants and beach rentals, recreational activities and gorgeous scenery. Sports in the area include sound kayaking, diving, surfing, parasailing, boating, swimming and fishing. Attractions within a short drive include the North Carolina Aquarium and North Carolina Maritime Museum on Roanoke Island, the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center, The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the historic Whalehead Club.

Surrounding areas: Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (4.0 mi), Nags Head, North Carolina (4.7 mi), Manteo, North Carolina (7.5 mi), Point Harbor, North Carolina (8.3 mi), Duck, North Carolina (11.7 mi), Sanderling, North Carolina (14.9 mi), Corolla, North Carolina (26.8 mi)

Kill Devil Hills Vacation Rentals

Kill Devil Hills Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Budget Host InnKill Devil Hills, NC (252) 441-2503
Comfort Inn North401 N Virginia Dare TrlKill Devil Hills, NC (252) 480-2600
Days Inn Mariner180 N Virginia Dare TrlKill Devil Hills, NC (252) 441-2021
Days Inn-oceanfront101 N Virginia Dare TRLKill Devil Hills, NC (252) 441-7211
Holiday Inn Express3919 Croatan HwyKitty Hawk, NC3.8 mi.(252) 261-4888
Beach Haven Motel4104 Va Dare TRLKitty Hawk, NC4.0 mi.(919) 261-4785
First Colony Inn6720 S Va Dare TRLNags Head, NC4.7 mi.(919) 441-5340
Nags Head Inn4701 S Virginia Dare TRLNags Head, NC5.8 mi.(919) 441-0454
Hilton Garden Inn5353 N Virginia Dare TrlKitty Hawk, NC6.2 mi.(252) 261-1290
Elizabethan Inn814 Hwy 64Manteo, NC7.5 mi.(252) 473-2101
Scarborough Inn524 Hwy 64/264Manteo, NC7.5 mi.(252) 473-3979
Quality Inn Sea Oatel7123 South Virginia Dare TRLNags Head, NC8.2 mi.(919) 441-7191
Sanderling Inn & Resort1461 Duck RdKitty Hawk, NC14.2 mi.(919) 261-4111
Hampton Inn & Suites333 Audubon DrCorolla, NC26.8 mi.(252) 453-6565

Kill Devil Hills Weather & Climate

The Outer Banks weather is generally mild year round with abundant sunshine. Summer precipitation is the greatest and also the most variable, occurring mostly with thunderstorms. Daily showers are not uncommon, but neither are periods of one to two weeks without rain. Autumn is the driest season. Summer air temperatures are generally cooler along the immediate coastline than even just a few miles inland. The Gulf Stream has some direct effect on winter weather, especially on the immediate coast. Though it lies some 50 miles offshore, warm water eddies spin off from the Gulf Stream and helps moderate the winter air temperatures along the Outer Banks. Occasionally the Gulf Stream clashes with the cold Labrador Current, causing unstable conditions. Tropical hurricanes come close enough to influence North Carolina weather about twice in an average year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 51°F 35°F 4.67 in. 49°F
February 53°F 37°F 3.22 in. 46°F
March 60°F 43°F 4.62 in. 52°F
April 68°F 51°F 3.13 in. 59°F
May 75°F 59°F 4.21 in. 68°F
June 82°F 68°F 4.77 in. 73°F
July 86°F 72°F 5.25 in. 77°F
August 85°F 71°F 5.64 in. 80°F
September 80°F 67°F 4.93 in. 76°F
October 71°F 56°F 4.10 in. 70°F
November 63°F 48°F 3.40 in. 58°F
December 55°F 40°F 3.67 in. 55°F

Kill Devil Hills Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Northeastern Regional airport (EDE) located about 50 miles west of Kill Devil Hills in Edenton, North Carolina, the Chesapeake Regional airport (CPK) located approximately 57 miles northwest of Kill Devil Hills in Norfolk, Virginia, the Norfolk International airport (ORF) located roughly 67 miles northwest of Kill Devil Hills in Norfolk / Virginia Beach / Williamsburg, Virginia, and finally the Suffolk Municipal airport (SFQ) located around 69 miles northwest of Kill Devil Hills in Suffolk, Virginia.

Kill Devil Hills Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Dowdy'sNags HeadNC4.7 mi.
MotorworldVirginia BeachVA60.3 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Water RapidsVirginia BeachVA60.3 mi.
Water Country U.S.A.WilliamsburgVA104.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Duck Woods Country ClubKitty HawkNC3.5 mi.
Sea Scape Golf LinksKitty HawkNC3.5 mi.
Nags Head Golf LinksNags HeadNC6.5 mi.
Pointe Golf ClubPowells PointNC13.8 mi.
Carolina ClubGrandyNC19.2 mi.
Goose Creek Golf & Country ClubGrandyNC19.2 mi.
State Parks
Jockeys Ridge State ParkNC4.4 mi. 
Zoos and Aquariums
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke IslandManteoNC7.5 mi.
Virginia Zoological ParkNorfolkVA66.9 mi.
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll ShoresAtlantic BeachNC109.3 mi.

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