There’s no denying that summer is amazing on the Outer Banks; the weather is gorgeous, the ocean is warm, and there is so much to see and do. However, if you’ve ever experienced Fall on the Outer Banks, you know it’s something magical. Cooler breezes come in, crowds die out, and the off season begins. Ask any local, the off season on the Outer Banks is the best season.

Reason #1 – The Weather

With Summertime comes heat. That’s awesome for days spent splashing in the waves or diving in the pool, but it makes it hard to enjoy a stroll on the beach or a climb on Jockey’s Ridge. When fall weather on the Outer Banks begins, the temperature drops, the breeze picks up, and every day feels perfect. Plus, who doesn’t love a beach bonfire in the fall?

Reason #2 –  Fewer Crowds

School is back in session and work is in full swing for visitors and locals alike. With everyone settled back into their routines, the traffic and crowds whittle down to almost none. The beach is pretty much empty of all visitors and the weather is still gorgeous; it’s a perfect recipe for a perfect beach day.

Reason#3 – Amazing Seafood & Fishing

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Fall weather brings a change to seafood and fishing. Fish like red drum and flounder are the best to fish for (and eat) during the months of fall. Oysters are also in season bringing together family and friends for plenty of oyster roasts and bakes throughout the season.

Reason #4 – Events

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While summer on the Outer Banks is full of events like 4th Of July parades and Dare Day, fall has its own fun too! The Outer Banks is home to the Outer Banks Seafood Festival, Bluegrass Festival, Outer Banks Marathon and much more.

Reason #5 – Low Rates

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Fall is the perfect time to plan an Outer Banks getaway. Rental rates go down and that dream vacation home can become an affordable reality. The weather, events, food, and fun are all a plus for planning your vacation in the Fall! Find your dream home with us at Resort Realty!