If you’ve never experienced sunsets on the OBX, you’re missing out. It’s something that is totally indescribable. The colors that the sky takes on looks like something out of a painting and the stunning sunsets of the Outer Banks look a little different each night. 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
Enjoy amazing, gourmet food with a stunning view of OBX sunsets 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
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 OBX sunset view all the while!
The North End
The North End 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 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!
Because Downtown Manteo is located right on the sound, the sunsets are spectacular. In this charming OBX town, you can have a front row seat to stunning sunsets right on the waterfront. Many benches line the dock for your convenience and there’s even a playground for your little ones. Hang out by the Marshes Light Lighthouse and watch the sky catch fire!
Canadian Hole is a windsurfers and kiteboarders paradise, it’s also an OBX 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
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 stunning views of the OBX sunsets everywhere. Check out the condos available here!
Bay Drive Gazebo
Kill Devil Hills
Located right off of Hayman Street, the Bay Drive Gazebo is perfect for watching OBX sunsets 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 OBX sunset that will definitely be one of the best you’ve ever seen.
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