On the Water on the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks owe their existence to the elements. The same core ingredients at the heart of your perfect beach daydream also bring it to life. Two of the planet’s big driving ocean currents, the cool Labrador from the North and the warm Gulf Stream running up from the South, converge off our coast teeming with fish. Spend your days casting a line either onshore or offshore in the sound or blue ocean waters with many different types of fishing available. Or grab your snorkel, fins, floats for some fun in the water or hop on a boat. Rent your favorite water sport gear or book a water tour to experience the OBX in a different light.

Eons of underwater kneading have brought this family of islands up from the deep, groomed and guided by the whimsy of ever-present breeze. Effectively, what you are left with are more than 100 miles of beaches on islands one mile wide, most of them protected from development, preserved for recreation and wildlife. Always close to the water, there are no bad seats.

Spotlight on OBX