Welcome to the Outer Banks
Enjoy the History, Activities, Attractions and Events the Outer Banks Offers
The Outer Banks, located on the northeast coast of North Carolina, is a string of barrier islands that are rich in history and steeped in natural beauty. The pristine landscape of the Outer Banks consists of miles of uncrowded beaches, windswept sand dunes and picturesque sea oats.
Visitors and locals enjoy the thousands of things to do on the Outer Banks, ranging from beach and water sport activities to unique shopping and dining. The proximity to the Gulf Stream from the Outer Banks makes it one of the foremost fishing destinations in the world, and water sport enthusiasts enjoy the great winds found on the Outer Banks as they surf, kiteboard and windsurf in the many bodies of water that surround these barrier islands
If you would rather spend your Outer Banks vacation on land, besides the wide and beautiful beaches, there are plenty of options for you as well! Masterful chefs have opened many restaurants serving up all varieties of cuisine, and unique gift shops dot the towns from Corolla to Ocracoke. History and culture also abound, with attractions like The Lost Colony, an outdoor drama which depicts the story of the first colonization attempt of the New World, the Wright Brothers National Memorial, where first flight took place, and our rich maritime history and many lighthouses.