We are planning a trip to the outerbanks from Maryland this August with our (senior) dog and kids, 8 and 11. We were looking at renting an oceanside house (husband's preference) of which we have found two that we like - one in Kitty Hawk and other in South Nags Head. Is the beach very crowded in Kitty Hawk and would it be better at South Nags Head? Also, would the trip in and out be much longer if we plan to stay in South Nags Head? Unfortunately, our dog cannot stand the heat and will have to spend much of the day in the house, so we will not be doing a lot of sigthseeing/traveling around the area.