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Outer Banks Attractions

Shops, galleries, lighthouses and more - great local spots you don't want to miss.

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Avalon Pier is one of the oldest and best-loved fishing piers, by locals and visitors alike. Open March through November, you can try your skill at bringing in flounder, trout, pompano, stripers, blues or whatever else is out there.


Blue Pelican Gallery is a local art gallery that showcases art of The Outer Banks and North Carolina artists. They also offer work by American artist who live on the east coast or have a connection to the east coast.


Occasionally, volunteers from the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society and National Park Service will have the lower portion of the tower open for visitors to step in and look up the 214 spiral iron stairs.

Brad Price Art reflects the simplicity of life through still life painting. Using oil paints to produce a fresh look and bring a new eye catching light to his art work is Brad’s passion.


Browning Studios work ranges from watercolors to metal sculptures all done by three local artists; Linda Browning, Dixie Burrus Browning, and Lou Browning. Linda Browning offers small group workshops at her Frisco studio.


The 248 iron spiral stairs to the top of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse equals climbing to the top of a 12 story building. Tickets are available to climb the many steps of the light house. For more information visit the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse web page

Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a globally important bird area and a critical natural landform along the Atlantic Flyway, serving as a major resting and feeding grounds for migratory birds. For more information visit the Cape Hatteras National Seashore webpage.

The Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station Historic Site is the most complete site of remaining life-saving stations in North Carolina and one of the nation’s most complete sites.


Cloud Nine, established in 1988, carries beads, jewelry making supplies, sea glass, and silver jewelry. Cloud Nine showcases local and regional paintings, pottery, and other various types of art.


The Corolla Wild Horses have survived nearly 500 years of fierce Nor'easters and hurricanes. They are truly representative of the Outer Banks spirit – untamed and rugged – and are an integral part of what draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the northern beaches every year.