There is perhaps nothing as iconic to the Outer Banks as the lighthouses that stand above the shoreline from Corolla to Ocracoke Island. Soaring above the beach, they were some of the first guardians of the coast, warning mariners of dangerous shoals and treacherous seas. They maintain that function even today, their lights flashing distinctive patterns into the night sky and their particular color and paint arrangements giving sailors visual reckoning as they pass the North Carolina coast.
When you think of vacationing in the Outer Banks the first thing that comes to mind is probably beach related activities. What you may not realize is the Outer Banks is consistently ranked one of the best family destinations and offers some super-cool kid activities not found elsewhere.
Whether it’s your first time vacationing in the Outer Banks or you’re a regular visitor, one of the top ways to get to know North Carolina’s special barrier islands is to take a tour. Plenty of small group excursions highlight the best of land and sea in almost every area of the Outer Banks. Here are some of our favorite tours:
Fun Family Beach Activities In The Outer Banks
For some, an ideal day on the beach means spreading out a towel, popping on some headphones, and soaking up some sun. But for others (especially those with children or large groups), a day at the beach should involve plenty of activities, games, and water sports. Whether you plan to spend a day or two of your Outer Banks beach vacation splashing in the surf with the kids, or you are on the lookout for some serious wave surfing, the beaches of the Outer Banks offer plenty of activities to keep everyone busy.
Lighthouse photo bomb!
The Monday of each week brings with us not only the start of the work week, but also Everything Outer Banks’ most favorite day….it is “Memory Monday!” This is where we share photos from some of our previous guests who have been kind enough to pass along photos from their vacation with Outer Banks Blue.
More Fun Family Vacation Pictures
One of the real treats we get to enjoy at Outer Banks Blue is to provide hard working families a place to stay for their beach vacation. That is what Memory Monday is all about here at “Everything Outer Banks.” This week’s Memory Monday photo submissions bring that into view yet again.
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Planning a Self-Guided Coastal Lighthouse Tour on the Outer Banks
Way back in colonial days, lighthouses were built to warn sailors of dangerous coastlines – whether it be rocky shores that would tear the hulls of ships or dangerous shoals (like those in the Outer Banks) that caused ships to run aground or wreck.
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