2/7  Kill Devil Hills Beach – get ready for take-off! 

Kill Devil Hills is the area where the Wright Brothers launched the world’s first, successful, manned flight in 1903. But, even if it wasn’t the most historic runway on earth, the area has a perfect family beach, from the colourful wooden beach houses to its graceful dunes, acres of smooth sand, water sports, and fun kids’ activities, on and off the sand.

What families love about Kill Devil Hills

  • Standing on the ‘take off’ spot at the Wright Brothers National Monument Memorial.
  • Learning to soar at Kitty Hawk Kites: the world’s largest hang-gliding school.
  • Sand dunes at Jockey Ridge State Park: tallest in the Eastern US.
  • Sea kayaking, boogie boarding, surfing and SUP.
  • Biking round local villages like Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills.

Where to stay: Hilton Garden Inn, Kitty Hawk. Family room, sleeps four, from £187 per night.

How to get there: Kill Devil Hills is three hours, 17 minutes drive east of The Raleigh Airport (RDU).

Find out more about the Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina

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