Most likely, you’re visiting the Outer Banks because of the beaches, and Kitty Hawk's attraction of note is its beach. The beaches here are beautiful, and even in the height of the summer season you can find areas that aren't wallpapered with people. See our link called Kitty Hawk beaches for information on enjoying them safely.
As appealing as the beach is, there are other attractions in Kitty Hawk, NC, for you to experience. If you're arriving from the north, stop in at the Aycock Brown Welcome Center as you drive into town. They have a wealth of information that can help you plan your visit. While you're there don't miss a popular Kitty Hawk attraction, the Monument to a Century of Flight, that was designed by a local artist and commemorates the Wright brothers' first attempts at powered flight in 1903. Kitty Hawk is also home to an amazing maritime forest, Kitty Hawk Woods, where you can hike, fish (with a permit!) or just escape into the quiet and solitude of a totally natural environment. It’s also a popular bird-watching spot, but if you’re observant you’ll see lots of other wildlife too. Though the number of attractions in Kitty Hawk, NC, isn’t as big as you’ll find in surrounding towns, it’s a central location that’s been popular with vacationers for years.