There’s nothing quite like letting the sounds of nature be the soundtrack to your adventures. When you book your stay at Sea Ranch Resort, there’s no shortage of outings that’ll have you surrounded by breathtaking North Carolina nature. Spend some time at a nearby fishing pier or reserve your spot on a dolphin tour. If you’re looking for an outdoor excursion that keeps you on dry land, spend a day at Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve.

What Is the Kitty Hawk Reserve?

Located just up the road from our Outer Banks resort is the Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve, which was dedicated as a state nature preserve in 1992. Kitty Hawk Bay and Albemarle Sound border this 1,890-acre space. The reserve is home to globally rare plant communities and relics of ancient sand dunes. These communities include interdune ponds, a maritime deciduous forest, and a maritime swamp forest. 

Thanks to its diverse habitats, Kitty Hawk Woods is home to various plants and animals. If you’re interested in doing a bit of bird watching, this area should be on the top of your list, especially during migration season.

A Checklist of Activities to Enjoy

There are several different traditional recreational activities you can enjoy during your visit. 


Regardless of your chosen activity, be sure not to disturb the wildlife or plants found here. You are also prohibited from feeding the wildlife. 

Stay Oceanside on Your Outer Banks Escape

The exterior view of a hotel near Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve.From exploring Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve to soaking in the sunshine on a beach day, memorable outdoor adventures are right at your fingertips when you stay at Sea Ranch Resort. Our family-friendly resort in Kill Devil Hills is situated on prime oceanfront property and close to top attractions.

When booking your stay, you can choose several different accommodation options. This variety means you can find something that fits your group’s size and budget best. Make the most out of your visit by utilizing our on-site amenities, including a fitness center, an oceanfront restaurant, and an enclosed heated pool. Call 252-441-7126 to learn more about our special offers or the advantages of booking direct.