The Outer Banks of North Carolina

Stretching alongside the Atlantic Ocean for 130 miles, the Outer Banks of North Carolina is four island vacation destinations offering a completely different kind of beach experience.

The Outer Banks offers some of the largest spans of undeveloped natural beach in America. Home to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore where miles and miles of beach are preserved in their natural state, Hatteras Island is a hot spot for outdoor recreation like surfing, kiteboarding, kayaking, diving and wildlife photography. And with over 100 miles of shoreline, fishing, swimming, or shelling are popular too!

You like seafood? We’ve got the freshest around. The Outer Banks has restaurants you won’t find anywhere else, each with their own local character and distinct flavor profiles.

But we’re not just about recreation. The Outer Banks is full of history. Learn about the first attempted English colony in the New World and its mysterious disappearance at The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama. Or visit the site where man first flew at Wright Brothers National Memorial. Play on giant 85 foot sand dunes at Jockey’s Ridge State Park, or visit four lighthouses that stand over the Graveyard of the Atlantic. 

The Outer Banks offers different types of affordable accommodations. From cozy B&B’s to oceanfront rental homes, there is something for everyone!

To begin planning your vacation, visit us at outerbanks.org or call 877-629-4386.

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