North Carolina’s famed Outer Banks are steeped in history. These northernmost beaches were home to America’s first colony, the Wrights’ first flight and the nation’s first seashore. That legacy of adventure thrives today with a range of opportunities to explore the region by land, air or sea.

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  • 100+ Miles of Beaches
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore
  • The Lost Colony
  • Kiteboarding & Water Sports
  • 4 Coastal Lighthouses
  • Wild Spanish Mustangs

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Winter 54°
Spring 66°
Summer 83°
Fall 72°

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U.S. Route 64
N.C. Highway 12
Norfolk International Airport (ORF)
Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

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What a fun adventure to take a 4x4 safari through the Corolla beach area to see the wild horses. These wild horses are the descendants of Spanish Mustangs abandoned on these shores in the 1500’s. They thrived for centuries here but have become endangered by human encroachment. They are now a protected and have there herd numbers again on the rise. . . . . #wildhorses #corollawildhorses #corolla #obx #visitnc #vanlife #campinglife #adventureanywhere #beaches #rvliving #traveling #exploremore #wanderer #getoutside

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