Area Information

The See Sea Motel is located in Kill Devil Hills, NC. We love our place at the beach and look forward to sharing it with you! 

Beach Access

The See Sea Motel is located between two public beach accesses, Atlantic Street is our closest, just south of us, and Martin Street is the beach access located to our north.

Atlantic Street Beach Access – a short walk, approximately 250 feet south of our location – offers paved parking, handicap parking, outdoor showers, a porta-potty, lifeguard (in-season), wooden walkway, sand access, and pet waste bags. 

Martin Street Beach Access – .02 miles north of our location – offering paved parking, handicap parking, outdoor showers, lifeguard (in-season), wooden walkway, and pet waste bags.

**Photos are of the Atlantic Street Beach Access, some images are provided courtesy of our guest photo contest, as well as our friends at 

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The Outer Banks is known for great local food, especially our seafood! The See Sea Motel is centrally located to a number of great local restaurants. Check out one of our staff favorites listed below, or search from a full list of Kill Devil Hill restaurants, either way, we know you’ll find something you will love!

Distance: 0.1 Miles – Address: Food Dudes Kitchen, 1216 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Distance: 0.2 Miles – Address: The Bonzer Shack Bar and Grill, 1200 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Distance: 0.6 Miles – Address: Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint, 800 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills. NC 27948

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Bonzer Shack


Looking for something to do while you’re staying with us? Located in the heart of the Outer Banks, the See Sea Motel is close to a variety of local attractions.

Wright Brothers National Memorial at Dusk

The Wright Brothers National Memorial: Located just two miles from the See Sea.

Enjoy the newly remodeled visitor center and the interactive activities and exhibits on aviation, historic preservation, and STEAM-based activities (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) provided by local and regional partners. Once inside the newly renovated visitor center, visitors will embark on a journey through the lives of Orville and Wilbur Wright, exploring their characters, diving into problems they solved, and the methods they used that ultimately led to their first flight on December 17, 1903. Inside the Flight Room, visitors will once again be able to view the reproduction 1903 Wright Flyer – the flyer that made history during the first flight – along with a brand new 16-screen video wall! Visit the National Park Service website for park hours and admission pricing.

Jockey’s Ridge State Park: Only 3.5 miles south of the See Sea you’ll find the largest sand dune on the East Coast!

Jockey’s Ridge is the tallest living sand dune on the Atlantic coast and is a premier location for kites, sightseeing, and sunsets, with a view arcing from the ocean to Roanoke Sound. A visitor center with a museum and a 360-foot boardwalk with exhibits explain the dune’s ecology and are a gradual entry to the massive dune field. Hang gliding lessons are available through a vendor in the park.

Enjoy climbing and playing on this huge dune. Hike to the top for spectacular views of coastal Carolina. When hiking on the ridge, look for fulgurites, which are glass tubes when lightning hits the sand. (But please do not remove them from the park.) Shoes are recommended to protect tender feet from sandspurs and hot sand. Visit the Jockey’s Ridge State Park website for additional details.

climbing jockeys ridge

Bodie Island Lighthouse: Located approximately 14 miles south of the See Sea.

Constructed in 1872, and 156 feet tall is the Bodie (pronounced “baa dee”, like body) Island Lighthouse. Tucked away between tall pine trees and freshwater marshland, the Bodie Island Light presents anything but a typical lighthouse setting. Though not as well-known as its neighbors, it remains an important part of local history and a favorite spot for visitors. And still every evening, amidst the water towers and blinking radio antennae of modern development, its powerful light beams out across the darkening waves, keeping silent watch over the treacherous waters known as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic.”

Read more about the history of this lighthouse and view park hour information on the National Park Service website.

Roanoke Island Festival Park and Maritime Museum: Located approximately 13 miles from the See Sea.

Experience a new adventure in an old world at Roanoke Island Festival Park. This 25-acre historic site allows guests of all ages to experience first-hand what life was like for the first English settlers in 1585. Historic costumed interpreters are featured throughout the Settlement Site and the Elizabeth II ship to demonstrate how the first settlers lived, worked and played on Roanoke Island. For a hands-on history lesson, visit American Indian Town and the Adventure Museum that feature interactive exhibits that all ages will enjoy.

Whether you’re enjoying the museum or the outdoors, Festival Park offers a stunning location with piers, nature trails and picturesque views at every turn. Experience an unforgettable adventure on the Outer Banks at Roanoke Island Festival Park – where history comes alive.


North Carolina Aquarium: Looking for something to do indoors? Try the NC Aquarium, located approximately 16 miles from the See Sea.

Experience a whole new adventure as you explore the waters in and around the Outer Banks. Exhibits educate visitors as they journey through coastal freshwater habitats to find river otters, turtles, and American alligators. Conservation efforts can be witnessed first-hand in the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center. Wander into a sunken treasure ship as a variety of marine animals swim all around. Touch a stingray, wonder at sea jellies, and marvel at history. Watch sharks cruise by in the 285,000-gallon Graveyard of the Atlantic exhibit. Free daily programs, as well as fee-based tours and outdoor adventures, are offered throughout the year. Check the aquarium’s website for pricing, hours of operation, and for reservations – they are required at this time.

Charging Stations

We know that sometimes it’s not just you that needs to recharge. If you’re looking for a place to plug-in try one of the charging stations listed below.

Distance: 0.9 Miles – Address: Tesla Destination Charger, 600 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 

Distance: 1.0 Miles – Address: Tesla Supercharger, 2012 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 

Distance: 7.2 Miles – Address: ChargePoint Charging Station, 7100 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959 

Distance: 12.8 Miles – Address: Tesla Destination Charger, 305 Fernando St, Manteo, NC 27954 

Image is of Tesla Supercharger at Harris Teeter Grocery Store in Kill Devil Hills, NC – photo by Laurie Y. courtesy of

Tesla Charging Station

Discover Things to Do

From beach days to Ghost Crab hunting, there’s plenty of fun awaiting you when you stay at the See Sea Motel! Check out our list of local activities.