When you think of the Outer Banks, you typically think of summer. Warm ocean breezes and those hot sunny days? Yes, please! Although summer is thought to be the best time to visit the Outer Banks, the fall shoulder season is a very close second. Keep reading to learn all about the OBX fall shoulder season, why it’s kind of the best, and how to easily plan your stay with Resort Realty.

What is the “shoulder season”?

As we explained in our spring shoulder season blog, the term “shoulder season” refers to those pre-summer and fall months on our little sandbar. Not many visitors are here yet or they’ve already left. Local businesses are beginning to open or are right about to close their doors. The shoulder seasons are where awesome weather, smaller crowds, and endless activity opportunities reside.

Why visit during the fall shoulder season?

Much like the spring shoulder season, the OBX fall shoulder season still showcases the OBX in full swing. Businesses that opened for the summer are still up and running. The weather is still superb and there are typically fewer crowds. Thanks to less crowding, you’ll be able to get to the OBX with ease (bye-bye summer traffic) and find the perfect spot on the wide-open beaches.

What is there to do during the fall shoulder season?

There’s plenty to do on the OBX during the fall shoulder season. Of course, the beaches are wide open and the weather is typically good enough to enjoy a few great beach days. Fishing, exploring local lighthouses, and taking advantage of nature trails are also good ideas since the weather is cooler than in peak summer months! There’s also even more to experience during the golden hour of summer. The Outer Banks fall shoulder season is also home to annual events that you only find from August to October. Enjoy the annual Duck Jazz Festival, The Easterns Surfing Championships, and of course the coveted Outer Banks Seafood Festival.

OBX Rentals Fall Shoulder Season

Outer Banks rentals during the fall shoulder season typically reflect the same pricing as the April through early June months. For example, an oceanfront, Nags Head home during the 4th of July week could cost around $9,700. If you book that same, oceanfront Nags Head home in September, it would cost you around $5,400; almost half the price of peak July! If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to visit the OBX, the fall shoulder season is your ticket!

With so many great activities, great weather, and lower pricing, this is your sign to book an OBX fall shoulder season stay. Book online here or give us a call at (800) 458-3830 today.