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Outer Banks NC Beach Vacations

Outer Banks culture at its best.
Roanoke Island and its waterfront town of Manteo are located between the North Carolina mainland and the barrier island beach towns. Manteo and sister community, Wanchese, have a flair all their own, and an historic legacy that carries through your experience. This Outer Banks island was the site of the first English colony in what would become America. You'll find street names alluding to those first settlers who disappeared mysteriously with little trace, a legend that continues to be told on summer nights at The Lost Colony outdoor drama.

Surrounded by the relatively calm waters of the Roanoke and Croatan Sounds, expect a bustling little community that's pedestrian friendly. Just park and explore on foot the town's waterfront boardwalk and marina with lots of outdoor dining opportunities and a host of locally owned fun and funky shops with armloads of jewelry, art and coastal gifts and decor. Dig a little deeper and you'll find a well-rooted commercial fishing heritage, where generations of local families have lived off of the Outer Banks waters in the same fashion for as long as anyone can remember, harvesting the freshest fish, crab and shellfish for local restaurants and home-cooking.

Whether you plan your vacation around a Roanoke Island stay or just make the island a day trip during your OBX getaway, you'll find lots of things to keep you busy.

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