If you’ve never experienced an Outer Banks sunset, you’re missing out. It’s something that is totally indescribable. So grab your camera, your crew, and make plans to see some amazing sunsets because these 10 Outer Banks places are the best spots to check out!


The Paper Canoe – Duck

Paper Canoe

via The Paper Canoe Facebook

Enjoy amazing, gourmet food with a stunning view all at once at The Paper Canoe. Located right on the soundfront, The Paper Canoe specializes in serving fresh-caught seafood along with other dishes influenced by Southern styles with an ethnic twist. Your taste buds will be wowed by the food and your eyes will be wowed by the front row sunset view!


Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe – Nags Head

lone cedar

via Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe Facebook

Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. With dishes featuring freshly caught local seafood and homegrown herbs, spices, and vegetables, you’ll get a taste of local cuisine with a stunning sunset view at dinner!


The Northend – Manteo

North End mine

The Northend is a title among natives describing the north most end of Manteo on Roanoke Island. The North Carolina Aquarium and the Lost Colony are located on this end of Manteo and where the older Manns Harbor bridge begins is where the day ends. The view of the sun setting over the sound is something you will never forget.


Jockey’s Ridge – Nags Head

jockeys ridge

via Ray Matthews from Friends of Jockeys Ridge Facebook

Jockey’s Ridge during the day is amazing as it is, but at that golden hour of the sun setting, it’s breathtaking. When you climb to the very top of the sand dunes, you’ll get a view of both the sound and the ocean and it’s truly amazing. Make sure you take your camera for an amazing photo opportunity!


Downtown Manteo – Manteo

Because Downtown Manteo is located right on the sound, the sunsets are spectacular. You can sit on the waterfront on the many benches located on the dock, the gazebo by the playground, or hang out by the Marshes Light Lighthouse and watch the sky catch fire!


Canadian Hole – Hatteras


Canadian Hole is a windsurfers and kiteboarders paradise, it’s also a sunset chasers paradise too! Canadian Hole isn’t just popular for watersports enthusiasts, the location along the Croatan Sound is popular among young families and beach lovers. Because of the steady breeze and calm waters, Canadian Hole is perfect for relaxing and watching the sunset over the sound!


Sugar Creek Condos – Nags Head

Sugar Creek Sunset

The Condos at Sugar Creek offer a sunset view right from the comfort of your vacation home. You can sit on your deck and watch the sunset or walk down to the private covered soundfront deck. At Sugar Creek Condos, you’ll have a stunning view of the sunset everywhere. Check out the condos available here!


Bay Drive Gazebo – Kitty Hawk

Bay Drive

Located right off of Hayman Street, the Bay Drive Gazebo is perfect for watching the sunset after a long day. Take your kayak out on the sound and sit and float or sit on the gazebo and just watch the sun go down.


Wright Brothers Monument – Kill Devil Hills


Climbing up the Wright Brothers Monument is well worth it when the sun goes down. At the height of the monument, you’ll be able to see across the street to the ocean, and an amazing view of the sunset that will definitely be one of the best you’ve ever seen.