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Otway is a unincorporated community located in the Straits Township in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Down East region of North Carolina. The community is located near Gillikin Road just west of the intersection of US 70 and Harkers Island Road.
The town is named for War of 1812 privateer and later North Carolina state senator Otway Burns. It has 413 residents.
Coordinates: 34°46′33″N 76°33′29″W / 34.77583°N 76.55806°W