- The list below includes 78 free or cheap things to do in or near Duck, North Carolina, including 52 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Bookstores, Specialty Shops and Piers & Boardwalks.
- From Duck Town Boardwalk to Duck's Cottage, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Duck and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Manteo, Kill Devil Hills, Corolla and Nags Head.
Duck, North Carolina is home to Duck's Cottage, an indepenent bookstore and coffee shop. It is located in the commercial strip called Waterfront Shops, adjacent to the lake. Duck's Cottage frequently hosts signings and readings with local and regional authors.
Located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Duck Island's Coastal Kayak Touring Company provides guided kayak tours. These expeditions are the best way to explore marshy areas of the Outer Banks, as well as the beautiful coastline. Single and double-occupancy kayaks are available.
A stand-up paddleboard tour company, Outer Banks Paddleboard offers equipment rentals, individual and group classes, and professionally-guided private tours of various locations around the outer banks. The staff is experienced and knowledgeable, and welcomes visitors of all ages.
The Greenleaf Gallery showcases the works of a large and diverse group of American artists and craftspeople, in particular artists from North Carolina and Virginia. The gallery features paintings, glass art, ceramics, woodwork, and jewelry.
North Carolina's most beautiful bead shop is Bead Your Art Out, located on Duck Island in the Outer Banks. The boutique is packed with dazzling crystals, intricate clay beads and unique findings for making extraordinary jewelry and other beaded crafts.
Seadragon Gallery is an art gallery showcasing jewelry, pottery, glass, metal, and wooden artistic pieces. The gallery features work done by American artists, with a special focus on artists from North Carolina.
Duck Town Park & Boardwalk is a location popular among the local residents of the town. Visitors commonly enjoy spending time walking the nature trails through the park or walking down the boardwalk, viewing the scenic sights over the water.
The Beach Gallery - Affordable Art is a fine at galley and art store that sells framed hand-painted oil paintings. The store runs sales at different times of the year and all of the art in the store is beach themed.
Situated in a wooded environment, Sea Oats Park features a soccer field, a basketball court and a children's playground with wood structure, swings and slides. The park also has picnic tables and open areas suitable for recreational activities.