This is billed as the home of the largest and most modern fishing fleet on the eastern seaboard. Listed are the boats
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MISS OREGON INLET
WILDFIRE The NPS has a boat launch facility adjacent to and behind the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center with ample parking for cars and trailers. There is no fee for use of the facility. Bait, ice, fuel, oil, camping supplies, fishing tackle, boating equipment, clothing, food, beverages and printed copies of North Carolina fishing regulations are all available from the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center main store.
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
If you are going to drive down to Bodie Island, it isn't much farther to go across the Bonner bridge to the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
* Pea Island Visitor Center is open 9-4 daily. It offers two wildlife trails that are open year round during daylight hours and are fully disabled-accessible. One of the North Pond Wildlife Trail is a half-mile trail which offers spectacular wildlife observation any season. The best birding is during the fall and winter. The trail is located near the Visitor Center which is approximately 3.5 miles south of Oregon Inlet. Most visitors walk this trail to the end - a double-level tower - and then retrace their steps to the Visitor Center and their vehicles
There is also a photography blind located very near NC Highway 12.
Unless an area is signed as "Closed to Public Entry", you may wander throughout the beach, salt flats and dune areas of the refuge.
Pea Island offers access to both the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound for saltwater fishing
Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine
Each year, one or more individuals who have been pioneers of aviation are honored by having their portraits hung in the Visitor's Center.
Pictured, going right to left on the top row:
1) Amelia Earhart 1898 - 1937 First Woman To Fly Solo Across The Atlantic, 1932 First Pilot To Fly Solo Hawaii To California, 1935 Inducted in 1968
2) General James H. Doolittle 1896 - 1993
First To Make An All-Blind Instrument Flight From Take Off to Landing, 1929. Inducted in 1969
3) Jacqueline Cochran 1906 - 1980 First Woman To Pilot An Aircraft Supersonically, 1953 Inducted in 1968
4) Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd 1888 - 1957
First To Fly Over The North Pole, 1926
First To Fly Over The South Pole, 1929. Inducted in 1968
5) General Charles E. Yeager 1923 -
First Person To Pilot An Aircraft At Supersonic Speed, 1947 Inducted in 1968
6) Captain Henry T. Merrill 1894 - 1982 First Pilot To Make A Commercial Round-trip Flight Over The Atlantic, 1937 Inducted in 1976
7) Grover C. Loening 1888 - 1976 Army’s First Civilian Aeronautical Engineer, 1914 Inducted in 1972
Coming back towards us starting far left on bottom row
1) Alberto Santos-Dumont (in the funny white hat) 1873 - 1932 First To Fly A Heavier-Than-Air Machine In Europe, 1906 Inducted in 1981
2) Bessie Coleman 1893-1926 First Black Woman Licensed Pilot Inducted in 1989
3) Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge 1882 - 1908 First Military Officer To Pilot An Airplane, 1908 First Fatality In Powered Aviation, 1908 Inducted in 1971
4) Major General Benjamin D. Foulois 1879 - 1967 First United States Military Aviator Inducted in 1980
View from Kill Devil Hill
You will really need to click on the picture to enlarge it to appreciate the view from the top of Kill Devil Hill. You can see the township of Kill Devil Hills in the distance and also the open beach in the distance.
Family Vacation, or quiet Get Away!
"Kill Devil Hills, it gets under your skin."
This place is ALL ABOUT THE BEACH, OK? Celebrations of Flight, the brothers Wright got busy here, and Shopping, Eating, Fishing, Boating...
If you love the beach, kites, tanning, hanggliding, eating seafood, family togetherness....this is your kinda town!!
"There is no such thing as a bad day!"
Well, unless there is a hurricane, even a rainy day spent playing games, shopping, museums, or at the North Carolina Aqurium will be a great time for you and yours!
This is a very typical view from most ocean front beach houses in Kill Devil Hills. Get the Ocean Front accomadations, there is no kinda public parking, beach access. The easiest way to enjoy a trip here, is to stay right on the beach. Most people split a beautiful house, which really brings the cost down. You can find houses with 4 Master bedrooms, all ocean view, and split a $2,500.00 house 4 ways, which is really the way to go! These houses are made for big groups, and sharing is caring (or something like that).