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 […]

A trip to North Carolina’s coast is home to many beautiful sights and attractions. The sprawling golden beaches offer plenty of space to relax with your favorite book, swim in the ocean, or fish off of Jennette’s Pier on the Outer Banks. This boardwalk jutting into the Atlantic features a snack bar, educational center, and […]

The North Carolina coast has a storied history packed with tails of swashbuckling pirates, buried treasure, and of course, rum. Rum trade between the Caribbean and the Northeasts brought this sugar-based spirit along the coast, where Outer Banks Distilling recently crafted its own line of delicious rums. You can tour their facilities, sample their product, […]

The Outer Banks is full of natural beauty, beach activities, and history. Most visitors know the importance of the Wright Brothers’ first flight in Kitty Hawk, but Fort Raleigh Historic Site in Manteo, NC, is home to the founding history of the area. England attempted to settle its first colony in the Americas on Roanoke […]

While most visit the Outer Banks for the incredible beaches, great surfing, and outdoor activities, the area has a rich history that people seldom explore. You can experience the heritage of one North Carolina family at the Island Farm in Manteo. This historic site features tours and activities that let you immerse yourself in 19th-century […]

What’s your favorite way to spend your beach vacation? Do you enjoy laying out on the beach? What about swimming in the ocean? Or maybe you enjoy exploring the area to discover new and exciting adventures. Well, you can do all of those things and more along the North Carolina Coast! In fact, one of […]