North Carolina’s coast is full of beautiful locations with fantastic views, great surf, and vast stretches of golden sand. While there are plenty of ideal places to stay, Roanoke Island is the best area in the Outer Banks for families. The combination of prime vacation rentals, incredible amenities, and an array of attractions and activities make this the perfect place for all ages!
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Why Roanoke Island Is the Best Area in the Outer Banks for Families
1. Vacation Rental Selection
The vacation rental selection on Roanoke Island the best in all of the Outer Banks, especially with Pirate’s Cove Realty. We offer an incredible range of properties in several prime locations on the island. Our gated community is home to amenities that are second to none in the Outer Banks. If you want to be close to the action of downtown Manteo, we have more than a handful of homes and condos that are within a stone’s throw away from shops, restaurants, and the waterfront. We also have a collection of waterfront condos in Shallowbag Bay that are a short bike ride away from downtown.
2. Pirate’s Cove Amenities
So what makes Pirate’s Cove one of the best places to stay for families in the Outer Banks? Well, our gated community on Roanoke Island offers unparalleled amenities in a safe and beautiful area. You can walk from miles on our boardwalk and soak in the gorgeous views of Roanoke Sound as the sky glows during a picturesque Outer Banks sunset. We also have an on-site restaurant and a tiki bar overlooking the marina. Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar provides an incredible waterfront dining experience for all ages. You’ll also find a pool, a game room, a general store, and of course, our world-class marina.
3. Roanoke Island Attractions and Activities
The attractions on Roanoke Island add to the list of reasons why it’s the best place to stay for families in the Outer Banks. Downtown Manteo is home to shops, restaurants, a museum, and Roanoke Island Festival Park. You can also take a dolphin, sunset, or pirate ship cruise from the harbor. On the other side of the island, the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, the Elizabethan Gardens, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and The Lost Colony all offer fantastic experiences for all ages.
Now that you know all of the fantastic benefits that come with your stay at a Pirate’s Cove property, it’s time to start planning your trip! Whether you want to explore the rich local history of the first English settlement in America or relax on the beach (which is only a 10-minute drive), there are endless ways to make the most of your stay. Don’t forget to check out our Things to Do page!
Browse our collection of condos and houses and book your Outer Banks family vacation today! We look forward to welcoming you to the Pirate’s Cove family.