How to Have an Amazing Endless Summer on the OBX


Labor Day is approaching and the end of summer is nigh. As you wistfully remember the sand on your feet, the coastal breeze in your hand, and the Atlantic Ocean lapping at your feet, you may begin to feel a little sentimental about your Outer Banks vacations of the past. Those are some of the best times, are they not?

We have some really good news for you. Your OBX vacations don't have to end just because the summer season does! As summer fades to fall, there is still and endless summer feel on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. In fact, locals know that the off-season on the OBX has an appeal all its own. Some people consider it their favorite time of the year here!

Why? We're glad you asked. Here's how you too can have an endless summer on the OBX and why the upcoming fall season is one of the best times to be here.

Lovely Coastal Carolina Weather

The Outer Banks of North Carolina offers temperate weather in the off-season with lingering warm temperatures and absolutely refreshing water temps that are still swimmable. The best part about this time of year is the reduction in the humidity! Not only does it feel cooler but the coastal color palette pops with vibrant colors that are no longer faded by the haze. Average OBX temperatures during the fall season are in the mid-70s most days with lows in the 50s and 60s.

Less Crowds, More OBX

Everyone thinks of summer when it comes to beach vacations, so you'll be avoiding the crowds when you come and visit in the fall months. Just think of all that Outer Banks beauty you don't have to share! The local OBX attractions are less crowded, too, so that's an added benefit of an off-season vacation in North Carolina.

Family-Friendly Outer Banks Activities

You'll find fun, family-friendly activities year round on the OBX. Fall is no different! It's the perfect time of the year to get out and explore what our OBX towns have to offer. Favorite fall events include the OBX Triathlon, Outer Banks Marathon, Duck Jazz Festival and the Outer Banks Seafood Festival just to name a few. You can find out about everything that's happening during your OBX vacation on Élan Vacations OBX Event Calendar or on this Outer Banks events and things to do page.


Fabulous Fall Fishing on the OBX

Fall fishing is one of the best best here on the OBX. Whether you prefer to fish on a pier, off a boat or from the shoreline, you'll find plenty of opportunities to do just that. Take a look at all of these Outer Banks fishing resources available to you. When is the last time you dropped a line and reeled one in? You can never have enough fish tales to tell. Read more in our Outer Banks Fall Fishing Guide. You'll be hooked!

Drive on the Beach

Some of our area beaches allow you to drive on the beach with the proper permitting and vehicle. Each town has its own rules and regs when it comes to driving on the beach, so it's always prudent to consult those first. If you're looking for an overview of driving on the Outer Banks beaches, follow this link and it will help get you started.

Good Deals on Outer Banks Rentals

The off-season on the OBX has the added advantage of money-saving deals on Outer Banks vacation rentals. It's always a good idea to check out the vacation rental specials and discounts when planning your next beach vacation on our shores. This is prime time for rental deals, so take full advantage of off-season rates. That translates into more vacation value for your dollar!

Will we see you on the Outer Banks of North Carolina during the off-season? Hope so!