The Outer Banks is the perfect destination for Stand Up Paddle Boarding. We have easy access to the ocean and sound, offering a safe place for beginners to learn and a challenging adventure for those with more experience. Whether you choose to play is safe in the sound or ride the waves in the ocean, you will love stand up paddle boarding on the Outer Banks.
You can SUP from any public beach access, but be careful to avoid areas with high rip currents, inlets or waves that may exceed your skill level. For soundside access, check out these great spots along the Outer Banks. Take an evening soundside SUP ride to see one of our beautiful sunsets over the sound.
Along with other great attractions, the Historic Corolla Park at the Whalehead Club has a launch for small boats and kayaks/SUPs. There are shallow canals to ride through within the park as well as access to the Currituck Sound. The water near the launch point is shallow, and there is plenty of wildlife to be seen in this area.
The Duck Town Park has a kayak/SUP launch spot on the Duck Boardwalk. This is a great area to paddle alongside the boardwalk and see the town of Duck from the water. There should also be wildlife in this area to observe.
Windgrass Circle, right off of Tateway Drive is a popular sound access in Kitty Hawk, also a destination for sunset watchers. There is a small public parking area and a walking/biking path. The sound here is very shallow, a great spot for a swim too.
Kill Devil Hills
Dock Street in Kill Devil Hills has public parking and boat launch area with docks/wooden walkways. This is a great spot to start you SUP adventure in Kitty Hawk Bay.
West Soundside Road in Nags Head is a very popular soundside destination. It is frequented by kite boarders and kayakers. It’s close proximity to Jockey’s Ridge allows for great views from the sound.
Check out the Salvo day use area for sound access just south of Salvo/Waves/Rodanthe. There is plenty of public parking, bathhouses, and an area for picnics. This spot features a large sandy area for accessing the water. Further south, between Avon and Buxton, you’ll find Canadian Hole, an extremely popular water sport destination for kite boarders and wind surfers. It may be pretty busy during the season, but this public access has parking, showers and bathrooms.
Come visit and learn more about the Outer Banks. Once you visit once, you will be hooked. Contact Eillu to answer any real estate questions you may have. Schedule an appointment to visit vacation homes or second homes available for purchase or to find a permanent or retirement home.