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What Are the Best Things to Do in the Outer Banks This Spring?

12/25/2020 | by Kevin | OBX Travel Tips

Are you searching for a place with tons of family-friendly activities and attractions? What about a gorgeous spot with beaches as far as the eye can see and a cool ocean breeze during the spring season? If you said yes to those questions, then you need to check out the OBX. Our coastal paradise has everything you need to plan the perfect family trip! Keep reading to discover our favorite things to do in the Outer Banks this spring! 

For more things to do and places to see in our coastal paradise, be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide! 

Here Are the Best Things to Do in the Outer Banks This Spring 

Visit the Elizabethan Gardens 

The stunning Elizabethan Gardens consists of 10 manicured acres bordering the Roanoke Sound, where plants, flowers, sculptures, and more create a beautiful and peaceful atmosphereCheck out what’s in bloom during the spring season (this is one of the best times of the year to visit). 

Take Long Walks on the Beach 

There’s nothing better than starting off your day in the Outer Banks with a sunrise walk on the beach. Whether you go to Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, or Kill Devil Hills, you won’t find a better time or place to soak in the natural beauty of our enchanting coastline. 

Bike Around Roanoke Island 

Biking around Roanoke Island is one of the best things to do in the Outer Banks this spring. There are miles of trails and sidewalks to ride on throughout downtown Manteo and our private gated community. You can also find fantastic trails at the Nags Head Woods Preserve and the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. 

Take a Fishing Charter 

Casting a line out on a charter fishing boat is one of the best things to do in the Outer Banks this spring. Roanoke Island is home to a bevy of charter fishing boats, both in Manteo and Wanchese. Pirate’s Cove Marina and Wanchese Marina both offer an array of guided fishing tours that are among the best in the area.  

Savor Local Food With a View 

You came to the coast for a reason, so why not enjoy views of the water while you’re eating? There are many great places to grab a bite to eat during your spring visit, especially with the pleasant weather this time of the year. Below are a few of our favorite places to dine with a view! 

Discover the Wild Horses of Corolla 

Spotting a wild horse is one of the most popular activities for families during the spring in the Outer Banks. These herds of beautiful creatures roaming the beaches originated from a deserted Spanish settlement in the 1500s that continued to breed. There are plenty of tour companies that give you an upclose and personal view of these beautiful creatures.   

Plan Your Spring Retreat With Pirate’s CoveRoanoke Island NC during sunset 

Pirate’s Cove Realty is your key to the ultimate Outer Banks spring getaway. Our condo and home rentals on Roanoke Island offer a unique stay in a beautiful setting that is minutes from the beach. You can find an array of things to do and places to see around the island, especially if you are staying in our gated community or downtown Manteo.

Browse our list of rentals and start planning your Outer Banks trip today! We look forward to welcoming you to the Pirate’s Cove family.