Nearly 200-miles of narrow barrier islands makes up the Outer Banks. Also known as the OBX, these North Carolina beaches attract millions of visitors each year. The islands cover approximately half the northern North Carolina coastline. The OBX is home to intricate eco-systems ranging from salt marshes and estuaries to desert-like areas of shifting sands.
What The Outer Banks Offers
Many consider the OBX the ideal beach location. Visitors find allure in the unspoiled natural terrain and wide sandy beaches. However, the miles of uncrowded, pristine beach is not the only thing brings vacationers back year after year.
From friendly local restaurants, gallery shopping, world-class fishing and boating, jet-skiing, and surfing -there is something here for everyone! The Outer Banks is also bike riders and runners dream come true! The OBX offers beautiful scenery that’s relatively flat with mile after mile of interconnecting paved bike paths. It’s possible to ride or run from the Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla to the Bodie Island Lighthouse in South Nags Head. With the exception for some short stretches, you’ll never be on the main road!
Fishermen (and women) delight in the surf, pier, sound, and offshore fishing the Outer Banks offers. Each season brings in a new catch and something exciting for all. Even those who aren’t too keen on casting out a line enjoy watching other fishers reel in their catch on the piers or watch the boats come in at one of the local marinas.
The lighthouses that line the shoreline of the Outer Banks are another part of the fascination of the area. The Outer Banks is a place that is rich in history. The lighthouses are the most visible evidence of that. The lighthouses have stood and guided ships safely to shore for years and years.
Additionally, there are stories dating back to the first European settlers, and archeological digs are unearthing even earlier stories. Tales of the Wright Brothers are told here where America saw its first flight. The emergence of Hunt Clubs can be found here along with so much more rich history.
It’s a place where pirates once roamed and wild ponies still play, where adventure is still possible. All in all, the Outer Banks is a pretty complex place; a huge reason why people of all groups, ages, and backgrounds seem to love it. Yet for all of that, life on the Outer Banks seems to move to a slightly slower beat. Come find out for yourself at one of our Outer Banks, North Carolina beach rentals!
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