SENIORS TRAVEL TO NORTH CAROLINA COAST



Seniors Duck into Duck

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I read in a local Sunday newspaper that Duck is one of the top resort destinations with one of the best beaches on the East Coast. Duck, known for its upscale charm and boutique shopping is located a few miles North of Kitty Hawk. Senior travelers will discover a 7 mile stretch of beaches in the middle of NC Highway 12 in a totally natural setting.

The region was named for the many ducks and waterfowl in the area. During the peak vacation season the population increases to over 20,000.

Duck is loaded with history and has remained relatively undiscovered for hundreds of years since its initial settlement in the late 1600s.

Seniors, Do You Like Jazz and Fine Dining?

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‘Duck is a resort town with an impressive reputation for great beaches, water sports and outdoor adventures, first-class events including a nationally-known Jazz Festival, fine dining, and eclectic shopping.’

A big attraction in Duck is the boardwalk where senior visitors can enjoy a quiet and leisurely stroll.  

From Duck Town Boardwalk to Duck’s Cottage, the town offers many different types of activities, including: General Shopping, Piers & Boardwalks, Water Sports and General Tours so consider bringing  along your grandkids.

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“This Outer Banks seaside town of 400 residents offers miles of clean beaches, miles of bike paths and a walkable village center with shops, restaurants, a sound-front park and lots of activities.

The area is especially well known for surfing due to the consistent winds, temperate weather, shallow sound waters and rolling ocean swells.”

Top Beaches In The Nation at Duck

hdr-sanderling-resort-map The wide, uncrowded Duck beaches have been ranked among the top in the nation, thus a primary focus is on getting wet in one fashion or another. Water sports are big, whether it’s swimming, surfing, sea kayaking, beach walking or just soaking up the sun lying by the ocean.

On the other side of this narrow island is Currituck Sound that is a perfect place to sail, paddle a canoe or kayak, parasail, Jet Ski or windsurf. Senior citizens will discover plenty see and do in Duck. 

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One of the largest draws to Outer Banks visitors is the fantastic collection of locally owned shops in the middle of Duck. One thing the town of Duck is known for, besides the beach, is its great shopping. “Duck is definitely the place to go when you’re longing for a little recreational retailing. The many stores are arranged in a series of low-key, coastal shopping complexes, and are close enough to each other that it’s easy to park the car and explore the stores on foot.”

Considering the area’s national popularity as one of America’s best beaches, it’s hard to believe that just a few decades ago, Duck’s only visitors were hunters and fishermen in search of, well, ducks.  -jeb

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