After getting our fill of the ocean and checking out the Wright Brother Memorial, we ventured north to the Town of Duck. This quaint little town got its name because back in the day, it was populated with a bunch of ducks. Nothing more. in the early 1900s, hunters flocked to the area to hunt, nearly decimating the duck population.
Duck is located on the northern Outer Banks, a barrier island that’s bordered by the sound on one side and the ocean on the other. You drive across the sounds to reach Duck, NC. Arriving from the north, you take the Wright Memorial Bridge (from Currituck County) then travel up N.C. Highway 12. From the west, you drive across the Virginia Dare Bridge from the North Carolina mainland then take U.S. Highway 158 (aka The Bypass or Croatan Highway) to the intersection of N.C. Highway 12 then into Duck. Should you be driving up from Hatteras, you will cross the Herbert Bonner Bridge to Nags Head then Highway 158 to Highway 12.
Though there’s no public beach access, the town has a prominent boardwalk and some interesting wildlife landscape. It’s quiet. Very quiet. Perfect for a peaceful day out and about.