5 Ways to Explore the Beauty of the Outer Banks


While planning your summer vacation on the Outer Banks, keep in mind that there are many different ways to explore the beautiful places to visit here. The Outer Banks has one-of-a-kind beaches, numerous and significant historical sites such as the Wright Brothers National Memorial and Roanoke Island, great sunrises on the beach and sunsets on the sound, and more! Check out some of the different ways to see key places during your Outer Banks vacation this summer.

Go Parasailing or Jet Skiing

If you are planning on trying new watersports during your vacation on the Outer Banks, consider going parasailing! You can parasail from the sound while being connected to a speedboat. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Outer Banks while overlooking the beaches from a different viewpoint! Jet skiing is another great watersport. Ride through the sound with your family and friends while exploring the nature of the Outer Banks from the water!

Go Sailing on a Cruise

Sailing is nice way to relax while viewing the sounds that surround portions of the Outer Banks. One of the best cruises to take is a sunset cruise! This is a unique way to see one of the famous Outer Banks sunsets during your time on vacation. Take a cruise with your family and friends. You will not forget the great scenery! You can also take lessons and classes from local companies if you are interested in learning how to sail on the Outer Banks.

Go Four-Wheel Beach Driving

Driving on the beaches of the Outer Banks is permitted in certain areas. Carova Beach is one of the best places to explore while four-wheel driving. You can enjoy visiting the northern point of the Outer Banks while looking for wild horses and enjoying a beach day in this resort community. If you prefer, you can rent a four-wheel drive vehicle or take a tour as well. Make sure to take all necessary precautions and drive slowly, while also watching for others on the beach. This is a unique way to travel on the Outer Banks, so try a four-wheel driving adventure while you are here!

Go Bike Riding

While staying in one of our beautiful Outer Banks vacation rentals, you may want to explore a local community near your house. Bike riding is a great way to travel in smaller communities on the Outer Banks! Bring your bike from home or rent a bike during your Outer Banks vacation and explore the smaller towns of the OBX! Go bike riding along the beach road, in a Duck neighborhood, or in downtown Manteo for a beautiful, relaxing ride! There are many opportunities for a fun bike riding adventure with your family and friends on the Outer Banks.

Go Exploring at a Lighthouse

The lighthouses, such as the Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, are key parts of the Outer Banks that you do not want to miss seeing during your beach trip! You can climb lighthouses and see the beauty of the Outer Banks from a different perspective. These historic sites are great places to visit to learn about the history of the area, see nature and wildlife, and get a different view of the barrier islands. Make sure to visit a lighthouse during your stay!

There are many unique ways to have an adventure while on an Outer Banks vacation. Try new watersports, take sailing lessons, or ride a bike during your time here! No matter which you choose, you will have a great time exploring the beauty, nature, and historic sites of the Outer Banks this summer!