Exploring The Towns On The Outer Banks
Are you seeking a vacation destination with beautiful beaches, fascinating history, and delicious food?
Look no further than the Outer Banks of North Carolina. With over 200 miles of coastline, the Outer Banks is a unique and spectacular vacation destination with something for everyone.
Whether you’re interested in water sports, beach lounging, exploring local attractions, or indulging in the area’s delicious cuisine, the Outer Banks has it all.
Picturesque towns on the Outer Banks can offer a fantastic stay to unwind and relax. The following dives into some of the places you should visit. Each place has a unique charm that draws in visitors from all over the country.
Southern Shores was one of the first planned developments in the area, and town leaders have maintained a quality-over-quantity approach to the additions, blending the natural environment with surrounding houses. This small, quiet town between Duck and Kitty Hawk has beautiful shores, quiet neighborhoods, and picturesque nature trails.
The beaches of Southern Shores are all private access to residents and guests only, making them the least crowded. Duck Woods Country Club is the town’s main attraction, with an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, and a restaurant. The area has much of its natural vegetation left intact, including a dense maritime forest of live oaks and pines on the west side of town. Southern Shores is distinctive for its bike path network that extends the town’s length.
The Wright brothers made their first flight in 1903 at Kitty Hawk, making it one of the most famous places in aviation history. Here you can learn about aviation history and explore the first flight site at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Kitty Hawk has many outdoor activities, like fishing, kayaking, and surfing. You can enjoy a peaceful time at the beach with your family or hit the waves.
Kill Devil Hills
Kill Devil Hills is another town with rich aviation history, just south of Kitty Hawk. It’s named after the dunes where the Wright brothers experimented with flight. Avalon Fishing Pier and the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education are also in Kill Devil Hills. This beautiful town has a lot to offer for adventure junkies. It also has beautiful beaches perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing. Family-friendly recreational sites open up a world of vacation possibilities, ranging from quiet residential neighborhoods to hopping close-to-the-ocean beach restaurants and night spots.
Whether you’re interested in outdoor activities, historic landmarks, or simply relaxing on the beach, Nags Head has something for everyone. There’s also Jockey’s Ridge State Park, where you can climb the largest dune on the East Coast and see the Atlantic Ocean from afar. Besides fishing and boating, Nags Head is a great place to windsurf. First Flight Adventure Park, an aerial adventure park, offers zip lining and obstacle courses.
In the Town of Duck, you’ll find upscale shops, restaurants, and hotels at the northern end of the Outer Banks. There are beautiful beaches in the town that are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing. A sound side boardwalk, amphitheater, and picnic pavilion are all part of the Boardwalk. The area has seven miles of private beaches that are wide and uncrowded, making it a popular destination. Given that it is the northernmost town in Dare County, the sprawling 11-acre Duck Town Park is a treat for nature lovers and offers abundant natural beauty and open spaces.