Parking meters are for cities not the OBX! The Outer Banks has numerous beach accesses and all parking is free.
Family at Beach Access
If you have 4x4, we have plenty of places without roads to explore, namely miles of untamed beach. Happy driving.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras makes Dr. Beach's Top 10 "Best Beaches" list 7 years in a row.
Nags Head Beach
The OBX is perfect for shelling and beach combing. The best time is after a high tide, a storm, in the morning or during the winter months.
Ask any local and you'll hear them call the OBX the "Sunrise Capital of the East Coast" and with views like these it's hard to argue.