No trip to the North Carolina coast is complete without casting your line in the Atlantic or one of the sounds or waterways nearby. These Outer Banks charter fishing companies provide incredible experiences for adults and kids looking to test their angling skills. Most are either on our property marina or less than a 10-minute […]

The Outer Banks is home to a treasure trove of history. From the first English settlers in America to the legends of Blackbeard patrolling the coast in search of riches, our area’s past is full of fact, myth, and legend. One of the best places to uncover knowledge of our history is the Roanoke Island […]

Who doesn’t love bringing back a souvenir from vacation to remind them of their fabulous trip? Well, here in the Outer Banks, you’ll find plenty of shops that offer unique gifts for all ages. Check out these Nags Head shopping experiences for everything from surfing gear to hammocks! Don’t forget to check out the best […]

Legends of fearsome pirates patrolling the Atlantic coast are central to the identity of the Outer Banks. If the stories of buried treasure, plundering, and swashbuckling fascinate you, then you will love taking a journey on a pirate ship in Manteo. From dressing up to firing (water) cannons, you get the entire experience with this […]

Coastal weather is unpredictable. One minute you’ll be outside enjoying the beautiful sunshine, and in the snap of a finger, a rainstorm is hovering in the area. Don’t worry—there are many Outer Banks indoor activities that your whole family will love! From aquariums and museums to shops and restaurants, there’s an endless stream of ways […]

North Carolina’s coast is famous for its large swells and professional surfing tournaments. We recommend you try your luck at surfing in the Outer Banks while you’re here. Whether you’re an experienced wave rider or a beginner, our beautiful shores provide the perfect wave-riding opportunities for everyone!  If you want to discover more exciting activities, […]

The North Carolina coast has a rich boating heritage that dates back to the origins of the first English settlement in the Outer Banks. The Roanoke Island Museum commemorates the extensive sailing history in the area, along with boat building viewing sessions and classic watercraft from the Tarheel State. If you want to discover more […]

What’s your idea of a great vacation? Does it involve hours spent on the beach, taking in the rays of sunshine? What about engaging in a pulse-pounding activity that’s unique to the area? Or maybe you love exploring local history. Well, here in the Outer Banks, there are so many fantastic things to do near […]

What comes to mind when you think of the Outer Banks? Probably the beach, sand dunes, and water activities. Well, we’re here to tell you that there is so much more to our beautiful coastal area. You can discover hiking, biking, and fishing in one of the most diverse wildlife ecosystems along the North Carolina […]

The Outer Banks is home to many incredible sights. Between the beautiful beaches, towering dunes, and the Wright Brothers National Monument, you’ll discover something amazing around every corner. One of our favorite sights is the Bodie Island Lighthouse in Nags Head, NC. This iconic landmark is worth the 214-stair climb, especially with the breathtaking views […]