Welcome to the Outer Banks 

The Outer Banks has a way of connecting with people, staying with them long after the vacation is over. Uncrowded beaches that stretch for miles and the endless possibilities that come with them. This is America’s First Beach. The site of our country’s first National Seashore and the place where the English first tried to settle in the New World. National and state parks share those stories and more. You’ll find hospitable people in the towns and villages of the Outer Banks, and plenty of vacation rentals, hotels, and other comfortable lodging options to call “home” for a few days, or a week or two. The restaurant and shopping choices are every bit as diverse. Not many big box stores or chain restaurants out here. Chances are, you’ll have to try something new. But hey, this is the land of firsts. You’ll be rewarded for stepping outside of the ordinary. View a list of our Restaurant hours and openings for Fall and Winter.

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Upcoming Events

Dec.12 - Dec 12,2017

Make a Nautical Wreath!

Bring your creative ideas and incorporate natural items from the sea into a... more

Dec.12 - Jan 04,2018

Santa Paws Pet Supply Drive

Help our furry friends at the Outer Banks SPCA by giving to the Santa Paws Pet... more

Dec.12 - Dec 12,2017

The Art of Centerpieces With Dinner

Limited to 25 participants $39 members. $44 for not-yet members. Enjoy dinner... more

Dec.12 - Dec 31,2017

The Outer Banks Christmas House -...

Featured on The Today Show and HGTV, this Outer Banks tradition is a must-see.... more

Dec.12 - Jan 20,2018

WinterLights presented by Southern...

November 25, 2017 - January 20, 2018. Tuesdays to Saturdays in December; Friday... more

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Packages & Specials

Hometown Hero Discount Program

You teach us. You protect us. You save us. Your hard work, selfless bravery and... more

Hometown Hero Discount Program

You teach us. You protect us. You save us. Your hard work, selfless bravery and... more

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Get the Outer Banks delivered to your door! With your Outer Banks Box... more

Beach Realty - Oceanfront Vacation...

Browse our selection of Oceanfront Vacation rentals with savings of up to 40%... more

Beach Realty - Pet-Friendly...

Browse over 180 pet-friendly Outer Banks vacation rentals from Corolla to South... more

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Life on the Edge

The OBX is a 130-mile stretch of barrier islands just off the coast of North Carolina. Made up of quaint towns and sleepy fishing villages, each wonderfully weather worn to a varying degree. Even spanning hundreds of years and despite millions of visitors, each town retains its own individual character


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