Visitor Quick Links

Welcome to the Town of Duck. Below you will find links to important information for visitors.

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Fire Safety & Fireworks

  • Beach fires, fireworks, and bonfires are not permitted.
  • Grilling on decks or near vegetation is discouraged. Grills can easily catch fire when used on or near wooden decks or when not shut down properly. Make sure that all charcoal ashes are cool before disposal.
  • While the sale of legal fireworks in Duck is permitted, the use of any fireworks (including sparklers) is prohibited and punishable by a $250 fine and requires a mandatory court appearance.

Personal Watercraft

  • On the Currituck Sound
    • Motorized personal watercraft may be used in the Currituck Sound between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., and must be at least 900 feet from the shore. Please obey all right-of-way, speed limit, and other rules while enjoying your time on the sound. There are no public sound launch points within the Town of Duck for motorized personal watercraft. A few of the watersports shops along the sound have private access and rent numerous types of non-motorized and motorized vehicles in which to enjoy the Currituck Sound.
  • On the Atlantic Ocean
    • The landing and launching of personal watercraft is prohibited on the town’s beach.
  • Nearby public motorized boat ramps which are not within the Town of Duck include: Bay Drive/Dock Street in Kill Devil Hills; Bob Perry Road/Kitty Hawk Bay in Kitty Hawk; The Whalehead Club in Corolla; and at the Harbinger Public Park in Harbinger. List of Outer Banks boat ramps