Alligators. Stingrays. Sea turtles. River otters. All kinds of fish, from highly prized gamefish to rare exotic species. Plus the largest collection of sharks in the entire state.
How would you like to soar over sand dunes, fly high above sea and shore, and enjoy thrilling bird’s-eye views of lush fields and sparkling waters?
When you hear the words “Kitty Hawk,” what comes to mind?
If you’re like most of us, you probably think of the Wright Brothers, the world-famous flight pioneers who flew the first powered airplane just a few miles away at a site now called Kill Devil Hills.
If you’ve ever seen loggerhead sea turtles, you know just how amazing they are. Endearingly shy and gentle, these graceful aquatic creatures have beautiful heart-shaped shells covered with gorgeous markings. No wonder they’re among the most recognized – and best loved – turtles on earth.
Remember the old scouting motto, “Be prepared”? It comes in handy when you’re planning your Outer Banks family getaway. After all, the better equipped you are, the more you’ll minimize inconvenience and maximize your fun.
It covers less than two square miles, with a population right around 1,500. Yet Manteo, North Carolina, is one of the liveliest spots in the entire Outer Banks.
“It’s hoi toide on the saind soide.”
That may look and sound strange, but its meaning is simple: “It’s high tide on the sound side.”
Whether you’re traveling with tots or teens, you’ll want to make sure your Outer Banks rental has everything youngsters crave – from bunk beds to game rooms, Wii to Xbox, foosball to basketball hoops.
Ready to hit the beach at the beautiful Outer Banks?
No doubt you’ve packed the essentials: swimsuits, sunscreen, cooler, flipflops, shades, towels, and so on. But did you remember the waterproof camera? Or the sand-free beach blanket? Or the portable waterproof powerbank?
Did you know that more than 2,000 ships have wrecked off the Outer Banks? No wonder this storied coastline is known as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic.”