North Carolina’s Outer Banks are famous for their pristine beauty, laid-back vibe, and leisurely pace. But did you know that there’s a spot in these barrier islands that’s even more unspoiled than the rest?
Did you know you can enjoy “oyster tourism” in the NC Outer Banks?
These beautiful barrier islands are home to a growing number of specialized oyster farms. And now you can tour these flourishing farms, where you can sample scrumptious oysters while learning all about “mariculture.”
How do you keep your kids entertained during an Outer Banks vacation? That’s easy, right? Hit the beach! Children love to frolic in the waves, build sandcastles on the shore, and search for shells in the shallows. In fact, they’ll happily spend hours in the water – it’s difficult to drag them away!
You may associate Kitty Hawk with the Wright Brothers’ famous First Flight (although that actually took place in nearby Kill Devil Hills).
But there’s much more to this quaint Outer Banks town than its role in aviation history. With its pristine beach, wooded coastal reserve, children’s museum, and waterfront restaurants, Kitty Hawk provides plenty of opportunities for memorable family fun.
You’ve seen all the famous attractions: lighthouses, beaches, botanical gardens, etc. Now it’s time to head off the beaten path and explore hidden Outer Banks havens where tourists are scarce but natural beauty abounds. You may find that these uncrowded spots are the most memorable activities of them all!
Surfing. It’s been described as “amazing,” “thrilling,” “euphoric,” “incredibly filled with pleasure.” (From Quora, “What Does Surfing Feel Like?”)
Looking for unparalleled peace and privacy plus plenty of fun activities? Come to Hatteras Island, NC, and explore its seven seaside villages: Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Frisco, Hatteras, and Buxton.
Few places are as magical as Ocracoke Island. Once a favorite haunt of Blackbeard the Pirate, this remote retreat boasts some of America’s most beautiful beaches… along with breathtaking views of Pamlico Sound on one side and Atlantic Ocean on the other. Not to mention a legendary lighthouse, quaint shops, charming seaside restaurants, art galleries, and more.
Long ago, the northernmost tip of Hatteras Island was covered with maritime forest. Here Native American settlers lived in prosperous villages, sustained by the region’s abundant fish and game.
Want some good news? The NC Outer Banks are open for business.
Yes, even during the COVID era, you can still enjoy a fun-filled family vacation on these beautiful barrier islands. North Carolina has no travel restrictions, so you can freely enter or leave the state without having to test or quarantine.