Dynamic Variation:

Outer Banks Towns & Villages

Thank goodness, there are no cities here. Just 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. To the north, Duck and Southern Shores are the newest communities on the Outer Banks, populated by services of all kinds and beautiful vacation homes.

Centrally located, the towns of Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head are more populated, especially in the summer, with plenty of locally owned restaurants, bars and beach shops. And then to the south, on Hatteras Island, a bevy of quaint, neatly isolated towns sit nestled right along the ocean. Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras: one road leads to them all.

An illustrative map of North Carolina's Outer Banks shows the major towns and communities found on the islands.