The islands are as big as your imagination, so strap on your sandals and get set for days of discovery. Welcome to the Outer Banks and over 100 miles of golden sand and pure Atlantic salt water. You can take a different trip to a different island every day and be motivated by panoramic views. We can thank the multitude of parks, wildlife refuges, coastal maritime forest, golf courses and seashores for preserving the OBX’s wild side. The wind-shaped landscapes and world renowned waters of the Outer Banks are a natural playground waiting to be explored. Locals here feel an innate closeness to these elements, often serving as a source of livelihood, but also a connection to previous generations and our own country’s rich history. Drawn to the open spaces and natural settings that stir the soul, the chain of barrier islands that make up the Outer Banks helps to remind us of our place in the world. No city lights or tall buildings spoil the view just open for endless possibilities.

OBX Tourism PledgeOuter Banks businesses are hard at work adding new safety measures in an effort to protect you and your loved ones as you enjoy the best our islands have to offer. Several businesses have taken the Outer Banks Tourism Pledge and are sharing their specific safety steps. Check 'em out, and be sure to do your part too!


OBX Events

Sep 23

Cancelled - Cape Hatteras Wave Classic

Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
Sep 23

ESA Easterns Surfing Championships

7223 S Virginia Dare Trail
Sep 23

Outer Banks Triathlon - Virtual

Outer Banks Sporting Events
Sep 24

Surfalorus Drive-in Film Festival

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Sep 25

48th Annual Hang Gliding Spectacular

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



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