The Outer Banks is steeped in history, mystery and adventure. Mankind's first flight among the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk is commemorated at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. The Lost Colony outdoor production dramatizes the mystery of the Roanoke colony that vanished nearly two decades before the founding of Jamestown. Outer Banks lighthouses have stood as sentinels of the sea for more than two centuries, helping to guide mariners safely past the Graveyard of the Atlantic.
The adventurers of today are drawn to the Outer Banks for kiteboarding, windsurfing and surfing Cape Hatteras, recognized as one of the top places to surf on the East Coast. Casual fishermen and serious anglers alike chart a course to these barrier islands for deep-sea fishing off the North Carolina coast and casting a line from the Hatteras Island fishing piers.
If your idea of the perfect Outer Banks vacation involves sand, surf and sun—and maybe flying a kite or two—the Cape Hatteras National Seashore offers more than 70 miles of coastline for shelling, sculpting sandcastles, or relaxing by a fire on the beach, with the proper beach fire permit, of course.
More Things to Do in the Outer Banks
• Charter Boat & Surf Fishing
• Stand-up Paddleboarding & Kayaking
• Kiteboarding & Windsurfing
• Wild Horses
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• The Lost Colony
• Cape Hatteras National Seashore
• Fort Raleigh
• North Carolina State Aquarium
• Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
• Jockey's Ridge State Park