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Welcome to the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks of North Carolina offers a welcome relief from crowded cities and overrun vacation spots. In fact, you won’t find any cities on the Outer Banks, just 100+ miles of wide-open shoreline, charming seaside villages, and a mix of towns brimming with personality and fascinating connections to our nation’s history. Although we’re just a drive away, these barrier islands feel remote. Choose an oceanside vacation rental home, and just pop in the keycode for your rental and start vacationing on your own stretch of beach. Or, go for a different home experience at one of the romantic B&Bs of Roanoke Island and enjoy the walkable waterfront downtown of Manteo. This is where our country started (only makes sense to start a vacation here, too). You’ll find a variety of Outer Banks hotels, motels, cottage courts, campgrounds suitable for whatever experience you choose. See for yourself why Forbes and Dr. Beach ranked the Outer Banks as a top spot to get away to! 

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OBX unlocks people’s passions such as surfing, fishing, birdwatching & kiteboarding.

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Beach & Sound Accesses

Find a full list of conveniently located beach and sound accesses.

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After Summer Fun | Visit the OBX this Fall

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OBX by Air, Land, & Sea | 3 Unique Ways to Experience the Outer Banks in a Day

I had an epiphany during my most recent (and maiden!) trip to the Outer Banks. My...

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Not Throwing Away His Shot | Alexander Hamilton's OBX Lighthouse Legacy

If you’re anything like me, one mention of founding father Alexander Hamilton...

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Events

Jul 22
Jul 22

All Sports Camp

Coastal Soccer School
Jul 22

Sunset Festival at Nags Head Kitty Hawk Kites

Kitty Hawk Kites - Nags Head - Kayak, SUP, Surf Board, and Bike Rentals
Jul 23

Butterfly Release

Elizabethan Gardens