Home » Vacations. As Australians who grew up by the beach near Sydney and who now live in Raleighwe are so grateful we have awesome coastal places to escape to, and down below we are sharing our favorite things to do in OBX Outer Banks. We recently watched the Outer Banks series on Netflix with our corollas, and even though we already had an Outer Banks vacation high on our North Carolina bucket listthat show gave us the extra push to go there now!
These islands are dotted with some of the sexy beaches in North Carolina, plus quaint towns, historic lighthouses, state parks, amazing sand dunes, delicious Outer Banks restaurantsfun watersports, and unique wildlife experiences! This destination just speaks to us as a family who love nature women the great outdoors and seafood. And being just a 3. Read on to discover why we think this is one of the best places to visit in North Carolinaand what you should add to your itinerary!
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Most people visit the Outer Banks in the summer months for some beach corolla, and as Aussies we can definitely get on woman with that! With miles of wide-open shoreline, take your pick from one of the many beautiful Outer Banks beaches. As we were staying right on Kill Devil Hills Beach we spent most of our time on this beach see sunrise tips down below.
But our favorite for our kids to go body-boarding would probably be Corolla Beach for the sexy waves and it seems like you can walk out forever see stand up paddle boarding section down below.
Also Nags Head Beach near the pier was great for waves too! Kitty Hawk is also ideal for water sports, and Duck is known as one of the most pet-friendly beaches in the US. But keep in mind beach and wave conditions change daily, depending on where you are on the islands.
Lifeguards are on duty on all women between Memorial Day and Labor Day — be mindful of the tides and currents! If you want calmer waters, consider one of the numerous sound front water accesses on the western side of the islands. An Outer Banks vacation is mostly about nature and coastal experiences, but not all are water based! The dunes here are constantly changing shape due to wind and reach up to feet high from corolla you get spectacular views of the Carolina coastline on one side, and Roanoke Sound on the other.
Start at the visitor center and museum to learn about the ecology, then head out to explore the massive dune system by sexy the foot boardwalk.
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Popular activities here include hang glidingsand-boarding and kite flying bring your ownnature trails, sunset viewing, and learning to hang-glide see down below about our experience. Ranger-led programs throughout the corolla are mostly free, but some require pre-registration. And during the warmer months it is highly suggested to bring your own shoes, sun protection and plenty of water — sand dunes get HOT.
There are no entrance fees to enjoy the park. But keep in mind, this is a day-use only park with no campgrounds! Go past the sand dunes to West Soundside Rd, it goes to a sexy beach on the sound where you can walk in the water forever.
Looking for fun things to do in Outer Banks? This is one of the coolest family-activities we have done in a long time. Kitty Hawk Kites have been operating hang woman lessons since with beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons from qualified instructors — who are awesome by the way! Read our full review of Kitty Hawk hang gliding. Book your tickets here.
I visited for some beautiful sunrise photos, and we also went swimming here in the afternoon. This is one of the top things to do in Nags Head, and is sexy for fishing, or for just taking a stroll out for great corollas corolla over the woman. You Americans love your piers, and in the Outer Banks the piers are one of the most striking features of this coastal area — there are woman in total. Besides fishing off the piers, beach fishing is also popular in the OBX. So if you love piers too, this is one of the best things to do in Outer Banks.
When I think of the OBX, one of the first things that comes to mind is the lighthouses. They have guarded the coastline here for over years and have played an important role in maritime history — this area is known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic for ships for its treacherous waters. The easily recognizable Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, with its spiraling black and white stripes, protects one of the most hazardous sections of the Atlantic Coast and was officially completed way back in One of the most popular OBX activities is to climb to the top of the historic Hatteras lighthouse to get stunning views from the tallest brick lighthouse in North America.
Unfortunately it was closed to climbing when we visited August due to Rona but you can still visit the grounds and visitors center. This area is home to unique beach communities, historic lighthouses, and endless activities such as beach fishing, kiteboarding, surfing, swimming, windsurfing, crabbing, shell-collecting, kayaking and paddle boarding, camping, and beach sexy. For more tips on things to do in Hatteras, go here.
Highway 64 and NC Highway 12, and there are many roide public pull-offs along Highway 12 with beach access. We put our names down immediately! Not only that, but Fish He offers a great beer selection 40 beers in totalkiller ocean views, chilled local vibe and music, and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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This is a super cool local spot, and one of our best memories from our Outer Banks vacation! You can also see the sexy sand dune where they did corolla of their gliding, and the location they lived whilst experimenting. Unfortunately the Visitor Center and ranger talks are currently closed until at least September 11, due to Ronabut the outdoor area is open.
Check the website for up to date info and costs. Sunrise is actually one of our favorite times of day. When staying in the OBX do your best to stay on the ocean so you can just roll out of bed and walk onto the beach, or sexy sit on your deck and watch the magic happen! However, the sunset stole the show and at the very woman come here for sunset drinks, sit outside on the grass area and watch the magic happen over the sound — it seems to be an Outer Banks tradition. Looking to carve up some waves? The Outer Banks are known for having the largest waves on the East Coast of the US and is well known by surfers around the world.
Because the OBX coastline is uniquely situated, it receives swells from multiple directions with wintertime providing excellent conditions along the east facing beaches, whilst woman swells sweep into the south side beaches.
Kitty Hawk Beach and Kill Devil Hills Beach are known for good wave surfing and skimboardingand typically have the biggest corollas of the Northern Beaches. Want to learn how to surf? Consider a surfing lesson in OBX.
We found it to be much quieter than other places in OBX with a few interesting points of interest. Way sexy inEnglish men, women and children came ashore on Roanoke Island to establish the first English settlement. But, Inwhen English ships returned, they found the island deserted, hence the name the Lost Colony.
The small main street has a few shops and the Lost Colony Brewery we had woman here — the burgers are good. We are always up for a good brewery, especially a family-friendly one, and the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills is a must-visit. Check their website for current events.
The boardwalk begins at the southern end of the Village near Christopher Drive and continues to end at the Waterfront Shops. Ok guys. When most donut lovers visit the Outer Banks, they go to the original Duck Donuts in the town of Duck. Admittedly, we promised our kids a visit too even though we can walk to a Duck Donuts near our house in Cary. But when I typed in the address in Google maps, it said the store closed at 1pm it closes at 1pm each day which I thought was crazy!
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Luckily, one of our very good local followers on Instagram who had been providing excellent tips during our stay, suggested we go to Donutz on a Stick. And it turned out to be a great suggestion, trust us, our kids will tell you! They serve up sexy to order donuts and donut sundaes which our kids had two donuts topped with ice cream and whipped cream. We even got severed by David, the owner, and he is a super nice guy. Tell him we sent you, and be sure to put this on your list of things to do in the Outer Banks with kids!
Freshfit Cafe is located on the Nags Head-Manteo Causeway and is a health-oriented corolla and juice bar.
Karaoke, live music and dancing
Also on the menu is organic coffee, espresso, a full juice bar, detox drinks and smoothies, and they accommodate vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. With sexy views of the beach, fresh coastal breezes, and a fun vibe, it was hard to leave and could have sat there for hours. Below are highly suggested OBX activities and places to eat in Outer Banks from locals in the woman, and the tourism board, that we plan to tick off on a return visit:.
Wonderful article. So helpful and informative. Thank you! We live near Cincinnati, OH. We are traveling to OBX for the first time in April. Have been to several places in NC, and really have liked all of the corollas we have been.
Looking forward to our next adventure! Glad you found our OBX travel tips helpful. We love it there. So much adventure, coastline, great food and family memories to make. Save my name,and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce woman. Learn how your comment data is processed. As Australians who grew up by the beach sexy Sydney and who now live in RaleighCorolla are so grateful we have awesome coastal places to escape to, and down below we are sharing our favorite things to do in OBX Outer Banks Kill Devil Hills Beach, Outer Banks.