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Duck Beach

Duck Beach is located on the north end of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Strictly limited commercial development has created a vacation destination with real 'old beach' charm.

Duck Beach is named for the large numbers of waterfowl that once flocked here during migratory seasons. The town of Duck is a prosperous year-round tourist town as well as a North Carolina vacation destination, with many quaint boutiques, fine dining, and a variety of water sports both on the sound and in the ocean.

Visitors to Duck Beach can take a break from the sand and surf and enjoy an educational afternoon tour of the Army Research Pier, which is a popular attraction. This fascinating facility studies the dynamic natural processes of a barrier islands. Over the years data gathered during hurricanes and Nor'easters have helped planners and builders better understand the impact of wind, water, and waves on coastal construction.