The Outer Banks is a 200-mile stretch of barrier islands with some of the most popular and pristine beach communities of North Carolina consisting of Carova Beach, Corolla
, Ocean Isle
, Kitty Hawk, Hatteras
, Manteo, and the Oregon Inlet (along with hundreds of other little towns). There are miles of wide, sandy beaches in the Outer Banks along the warm, blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. USA Weekend has described the northern beaches around Corolla and Carova Beach as "Some of the 10 Best Undiscovered Beaches on the East Coast". Beach houses along the Outer Banks
are often large, oceanfront homes with multiple floors and incredible oceanfront views, and with plenty of beaches, world-record fishing, golfing, nature trails, shipwreck remains, and historical sites, there's plenty for you and your family to see and enjoy.
The Outer Banks of North Carolina are rich in history. Get a glimpse of America's past through the museums, artwork, architecture, and beautiful, natural landscape of the Outer Banks. North Carolina's magnificent magnificent rolling sand dunes and the area's scenic beaches were discovered by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1585. At Kill Devil Hills during the 1930s, these same dunes were the site of the first flight of Orville and Wilbur Wright, which can be revisited by exploring the Wright Brothers' National Memorial. Also, pay a visit to North Carolina's famous brick lighthouse in Corolla to see an awesome panorama from a bird's eye view.
During your beach vacation in the Outer Banks you can see the wide, rolling hills of the Carolina Coast, experience history first-hand, and dine on delicious Carolina blue crabs. After filling your stomach, shop for souvenirs at Duck and Nags Head. For more adventurous activities, go windsurfing on the United State's first National Seashore or hang glide from the nation's largest sand dune at Nags Head.