It is no secret among the locals that the best time to be on the Outer Banks is during the early stages of fall.
The kids are back in school, the traffic has died down (along with the heat), and the sunrises and sunsets are the most vibrant that they have been all year. Even better? The post-Labor Day Outer Banks moves at a slower pace and is the perfect time for locals and visitors to relax and truly appreciate just how beautiful our remote barrier island really is.
Not only do visitors get their pick of the beach, but the post-Labor Day savings on Outer Banks vacation rental homes are extraordinary. The savings are typically between 50% – 70% off of the peak summer price tag. A popular 7-bedroom oceanfront home in Nags Head typically rents for over $8,000 a week in July and then drops down to around $2,500 after Labor Day. You can enjoy the same amenities, same beautiful beach, same restaurants, attractions and activities, and the same scenic surroundings as you would in the summer — but at an extremely budget-friendly price!
And just because it’s fall doesn’t mean the events stop. Outer Banks concerts, art shows, fishing, and surfing competitions are all in full swing around this time of year, so there is always something to do and see. And don’t pack up the summer gear just yet! Bathing suits and flip-flops are still part of our fall wardrobe with water and outdoor temps still averaging in the mid-70s.
So, take a tip from the locals and the off season guests and visit the Outer Banks after Labor Day. View our post-Labor Day Outer Banks specials.