Duck, North Carolina was named for – you guessed it – the amazing number of ducks and other waterfowl that once made their home in the area. In the nineteenth century, before stringent wildlife protection laws become prevalent, Duck was known for its Hunt Clubs, many of which are now restored attractions. Now, both live waterfowl and the carved decoys of ducks are to be found in this charming and thriving “old beach” town. Quaint boutiques and Victorian Bed & Breakfasts, including the Duck Smith House, join fine dining and North Carolina water-sports to make Duck one of the most popular beach destinations in the country.

If your interests include Blackbeard’s ports of call, aerospace history, antiques, golfing or pottery shopping, Duck, North Carolina may be the place for which you are searching.

The Duck, NC, Army Corps of Engineers outpost is well worth an afternoon tour. Helpful Duck, North Carolina links include Cottages on the Dunes, History, Attractions and Water and Weather.