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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Highlights

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

Weather

Winter 54°
Spring 66°
Summer 83°
Fall 72°
  • Hang glider in distance flying over sand dunes under sunny blue skyHang gliding at Jockey's Ridge State Park
  • Vacation rentals in Nags Head
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills
  • Wild horses roam among vacation rentals on the Currituck Outer Banks
  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, "America's Lighthouse"
  • Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in Manteo
  • Camping on the beach
  • The Inn at Corolla Lighthouse on the Currituck Sound
  • Long row of orange lounge chairs sitting by pool at duskSanderling Resort in Duck
  • ‘The Lost Colony’ Outdoor Drama in Manteo
  • N.C. Highway 12, also known as the Outer Banks Scenic Byway

Getting Around

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Getting There

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

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