Experience 6 of the Best Outer Banks Getaways

Are you in need of an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city? Relax at the beach with your toes in the sand and the sound of waves softly crashing. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a golf trip or a family vacation, there are many Outer Banks getaways to choose from!

If you want to discover more ways to make the most of your Outer Banks trip, be sure to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s full of the best things to do and places to see in our area! 

You’ll Love These Outer Banks Getaways

1. Weekend GetawaysWild Horses in Outer Banks

If you only have a weekend in the Outer Banks, you absolutely have to hit the beach. We recommend trying to visit as many as you can, but there are definitely some Outer Banks beaches that stand out from the rest. Corolla provides a truly unique weekend adventure. Wild horses freely roam the beach and can be admired from a distance on a horse tour. If your plan is to be outside as much as possible, there are enough outdoor activities to fill every minute of your short trip. Most local events also happen on the weekend. There’s always something going on from festivals to 5Ks to fishing tournaments.

2. Midweek Getaways

Visiting midweek is one of the best Outer Banks getaways! Beat the crowds and have a truly relaxing coastal vacation. Find a secluded spot and spread out on the beach. If you’re with the family, the area offers countless activities that people of all ages enjoy. Traveling midweek also allows you to do some shopping during the stores’ slower hours.

3. Couple GetawaysAirboat

There’s nothing quite like a beach getaway with that special someone. Relaxing and recharging by the ocean is just what any couple needs to rekindle their romance. The Outer Banks is so romantic it also makes for an incredible place for a honeymoon! Enjoy long walks on the beach as the sun glistens on the water. We recommend enjoying a sunset dinner at one of Nags Head’s waterfront restaurants. If you and your sweetheart relish a trill, Outer Banks Adventures offers several different kinds of airboat rides that allow you to experience the area’s natural beauty in an immersive way.

4. Family Getaways

Family vacations are all about mixing in a little bit of everything your destination has to offer to ensure everyone is happy. From the vast vacation rental options to the one-of-a-kind landscape, there are so many reasons why the Outer Banks feature some of the best East Coast beaches for families. Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, and Duck and Southern Shores are all great options for families trying to choose a beach to visit for the day. Your little ones will love playing in the sand, while older kids and teens can have a thrill with some watersports. We guarantee your kids will never be bored in the Outer Banks.

5. Large Family Getaways

If you’re planning a large family gathering like a family reunion, we’ve got you covered. From one-bedroom condos to big homes that sleep up to 15 people, Pirate’s Cove Resort is perfect for any group. Reserve several small units close together or one large beach house. Either way, we know we can accommodate you and your loved ones. Plus, Roanoke Island offers something for everyone from history to tons of dining options! Learn about the vast history of the Outer Banks at Roanoke Island Festival Park, a collection of museums, outdoor adventures, re-enactments, and replicas all in one place. Or take the family on an adventure on the water with a fishing charter. We know you’ll want to remember your trip with some nice pictures. Lucky for you, many family photographers call the Outer Banks home because of the area’s distinct beauty.

6. Golf GetawaysNorth Carolina Coast Golf Course

A golfing trip is one of the best Outer Banks getaways. Work on your long game at an award-winning course or have some fun with the family at a miniature golf course.

Nags Head Golf Links

Nags Head Golf Links sits just 10 minutes from Manteo, making it the perfect place to test your golf game during your trip to the Outer Banks. Golf Digest said the course is “among the most beautiful in the Eastern U.S” and that it’s “the longest 6,126 yards you’ll ever play.” Plus, the views of Roanoke Sound from about half of the holes are spectacular! Their rates change depending on the season, so be sure to check their website before booking your tee time!

The Pointe Golf Club

If you want to get out a play a fun round of golf with a beautiful landscape, The Pointe Golf Club fits the bill. The course weaves through towering pines and fantastic views over the marshes of the Sound. It’s a player-friendly par-71 course ideal for any skill level. Check their website for seasonal rates.

Kilmarlic Golf Club

Discover a hidden golfer’s oasis on Powells Point. The Kilmaric Golf Club houses a hidden 18-hole course featuring some of the Outer Banks’ most beautiful terrain. Tall trees tower over each hole while a few glimpses of the Sound through salt marshes. Sand traps and water features offer an array of challenges for all golfers!

Plan Your Outer Banks VacationBallast Point 16

Whatever reason you choose to visit the Outer Banks, Pirate’s Cove Realty has the perfect place for you and your group. We offer a variety of homes and condos in multiple locations across Roanoke Island. You can pick between a quaint cottage in the heart of Manteo, a large family house bordering Roanoke Sound, or a single-family condo lying on one of the many canals in our gated community. Regardless of which property you choose, you’ll be close to all of the action on the Outer Banks.

What are you waiting for? Book one of our properties today and start planning your dream Outer Banks getaway! We look forward to welcoming you to the Pirate’s Cove family!