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5 Ways to Cool Off in the Outer Banks in Summer

05/21/2021 | by Madeleine Allen | Outer Banks Attractions and Activities

Sometimes you need to kick back and relax during your vacation, especially here on the North Carolina coast. But don’t worry, you’ll find plenty of ways to cool off this summer in the Outer Banks! From boating and swimming to shopping and everything in between, the opportunities are endless here! 

For more ways to make the most of your summer getaway to the coast, be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s full of the best things to do and places to see in our area! 

Ways to Cool Off in the Outer Banks in Summer 

Take a Dip in the Ocean 

Your Outer Banks vacation will revolve around the beachWhile it can get hot during the summer months, there’s no place we’d rather be than digging our feet into the sand of Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, or Kill Devil Hills. After all, you won’t find a better time or place to soak in the natural beauty of our enchanting coastline.     

We recommend taking plenty of water breaks. There’s nothing quite like the refreshing feeling of jumping into the Atlantic after baking in the sun. You can’t beat our stretch of beautiful shoreline. 

Cruise Around Roanoke Sound 

Renting a boat, kayaking, jet-skiing, and paddleboarding are just a handful of the fun and exciting ways to cool off in the Outer Banks this summer. There are plenty of places on Roanoke Island and Nags Head to rent one of these and explore the waters of Roanoke Sound.  

Visit H2OBX 

If you love to mix in thrills with family time, then you need to head over to H2OBX. This new waterpark has something for everyone, with plenty of ways to cool off in the Outer Banks in summer.     

Shop and Dine in Manteo 

Escape the sun and heat of the beach and explore downtown Manteo. This charming center of Roanoke Island is home to an array of local shops and restaurants that provide shady respites in the middle of the day. Stop by the Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe for a cold local beer. There are also a handful of museums and indoor attractions worth exploring! 

Relax on the Deck of Your Pirate’s Cove Realty 

Almost all of our condos and homes feature outdoor areas where you can kick back and relax and enjoy views of the water. It’s the perfect way to end a day of frolicking on the beach or exploring the natural beauty of our coast. 

Plan Your Summer OBX VacationManteo, NC at sunset 

Pirate’s Cove Realty has the ideal summer vacation rental for you and your family. We offer condos and homes at a variety of locations around Roanoke Island, including our private gated community and Shallowbag Bay Resort. We even have properties in downtown Manteo that are steps away from the lighthouse! Whether you need a large house for the entire family or a cozy condo for two, you’ll find it with us!    

Start planning your Outer Banks getaway by booking one of our accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you to our coastal oasis.