If the sand and sun are too hot to handle, or if you just want to explore the waters like the Outer Banks' early Native American tribes, kayak rentals — as well as guided kayak tours — are a call or click away. Many equipment rental companies offer kayak delivery.

An iconic Outer Banks business — The Bird Store & Outer Banks Wildlife Art Gallery in Kill Devil Hills — is a paradise for lovers of wildlife. Inside, shoppers will find bird feeders, bird puzzles, bird books and all things birds. It boasts an exceptional collection of antique and new, l…