Outer Banks Islands

Endless possibilities

The Outer Banks is a series of barrier islands that jut out off the coast of North Carolina. A collection of sand bars, really. From north to south: Northern Beaches, Roanoke Island & Dare Mainland and Hatteras. These islands, now connected by a series of bridges, each have their own history, geographical features and culture creating three different and exciting vacation spots. The Northern Beaches is filled with towns loaded with shopping, restaurants, plenty of beach space and activity. And with names you probably recognize – Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk to name a few. Roanoke Island is quieter, quaint and pedestrian friendly with a deep history dating back to the first English colony. Hatteras is even quieter still, with vast stretches of land devoted to sand dunes and sea oats. It feels a world away, relaxed for travelers looking for a little solitude.

Northern Beaches

Some of the best places to go on the Outer Banks are on the northern beaches – Duck, Southern... Read More

Roanoke Island & Dare Mainland

Roanoke Island and its waterfront town of Manteo are located between the North Carolina mainland and... Read More

Hatteras Island

If you want to take "getting away from it all" to the next level, then Hatteras Island is... Read More

Sustainability

The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a different kind of place in part because of its unique ties to... Read More