Things To Do in the Outer Banks

Find fun things to do while visiting the Outer Banks, North Corolina

Located along the Atlantic Coast the Outer Banks - known as OBX, is a favorite vacation destination and primarily known for temperate weather and wide expanses of open beachfront on a 200 mile long strand of sandy barrier islands off the northern coast of North Carolina.


The islands of the Outer Banks offer something for everyone. You can visit one of the more than 20 art galleries located between Duck and Hatteras Island. Rent a bicycle or bring your own, and enjoy the new bicycle paths located in the area while taking in the scenery. Area dive shops offer charters offshore along our sea floor, where you can find the remains of more than 1,500 ships. Jockey's Ridge State Park is the spot for learning to fly like the birds with a hang glider. Enjoy a horse ride along the beach or opt for scenic nature rides along trails. Stables are located on Hatteras Island. The Outer Banks is called the windsurfing capital of the East Coast because of the steady windsand rolling ocean waves of the Atlantic Ocean which provide great windsurfing opportunities throughout most of the year


Celebrate with the First Flight Society in December on the anniversery of the Wright Brothers historic flight from Kill Devil Hills. Virginia Dare's birthday (The first English baby born on American soil) and the Lost Colony are celebrated on August 18th each year. Surfing, windsurfing, hang gliding, and fishing tournaments occur throughout the year.

Water Sports

The Outer Banks cover an area of 800 square miles, of which 409 square miles are water that is perfect for a wide variety of water activities including jet skiing, ocean and sound kayaking, diving, surfing, parasailing, windsurfing, sailing, boating, and of course swimming. While diving, visit one of more than 1500 wrecked ships nearby on the sea floor.


Play on four of the finest Golf Courses in North Carolina. The courses range in terrain and challenge from a 9-hole executive course to an 18-hole, Scottish links style course. Most courses have pro shops and clubhouses for relaxation.


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