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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. You could say we were socially distancing before there was such a thing. Choose an oceanside vacation rental home, and you can literally go from your home to ours without interacting face-to-face with another person. 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!

Tourism Pledge

Several businesses have taken the Outer Banks Tourism Pledge and are sharing their specific safety steps.

Outdoor & Indoor Dining

Local restaurants are now offering outdoor and indoor dining. Takeout & delivery is also available.

AB Variation:

Discover Your Perfect Fishing Pier

Whether you are fishing, sightseeing, exploring, or planning a special event, there is a pier in the...

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Tips for Bird Watching on the Outer Banks

Birds...the original aviators that inspired Orville and Wilbur Wright. The Outer...

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How You Can Help Protect OBX's Ocean

Read on to learn about one of the greatest threats to our beaches, oceans and marine...

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Explore the Outer Banks of North Carolina On Foot: A Trail Guide

On North Carolina’s Outer Banks — a ribbon-thin strip of barrier...

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