10 Reasons Active Couples Should Vacation on the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks has long been known as a vacation destination for those who like to get outdoors and enjoy nature. There is no better way to stay in shape than to take in all of the natural beauty that the Outer Banks have to offer. Many of the activities available in our area can be enjoyed by folks of all shapes, sizes, and athletic abilities. That being said, the Outer Banks are a premier destination for those couples looking for a beach retreat of their own. Come see why an Outer Banks vacation can be easily filled with a list of awesome outdoor activities.

Stand Up Paddleboard

The shallow waterways of the Roanoke and Albemarle Sounds, which border the Outer Banks to the west, create the perfect area for all types of water sports. Stand Up paddle boarding is a great sport to enjoy with your loved one as it is quite easy to learn and offers a great workout. If you are an advanced Stand Up Paddleboarder, be sure to test your skills in the ocean in addition to the sound.


The Outer Banks have been a renowned east coast surfing destination for decades. Our location that projects out from much of the eastern seaboard allows us to pick up swell form all different types of directions. In addition, our relatively close positioning to the continental shelf allows for waves to break in a very steep and challenging fashion, offering "barrels” that are enjoyed by expert surfers. If you and your significant other would like to learn the art of wave riding, there are multiple surf schools that offer surf lessons.


Explore the inland waterways of the Albemarle and Roanoke sounds by kayak. The wetlands to the west of the Outer Banks are home to a very diverse and unique variety of birds, fish, and reptiles.


Kiteboarding is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports in our area. The strong winds of the Outer Banks and shallow sound waters make our area a kiteboarding destination that rivals any other destination in the world. Experts can challenge themselves in the ocean or sound while beginners can enjoy week long camps that are offered by our area’s many kiteboarding schools.


Go on a romantic walk or hike with your loved one and see everything the Outer Banks have to offer. Jockey’s Ridge State Park, The Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Nags Head Woods all offer hiking experiences that are unique to the area. In addition, each location is just short drive from any Nags Head Vacation Rental.


Are you and your significant other active Yogis? If you are, the Outer Banks are the perfect location for your next Yoga retreat! There are a variety of Yoga Schools in the area that offer classes that will fit any schedule. You can attend a formal class, have an instructor come to you, or attend one of the many beach classes. Nothing beats yoga on the beach!

Challenge your loved one to take part in one of Outer Banks Sporting Events’ annual races:

Wells Fargo Flying Pirate Half Marathon

The Flying Pirate Half Marathon is set to take place April 18-19, 2015. The fun themed event will feature a unique course that will begin in Kitty Hawk. Runners will enjoy a view of the Albemarle Sound, Wright Brother’s National Memorial, and Nags Head Woods Maritime Forest.

Storm The Beach

Storm the Beach is the only Adventure/Obstacle course held on the Outer Banks. Those who enter will endure the sandy course at Jennettes’ Pier in Nags Head. The event is set to take place June 14, 2015.

Saga Outer Banks Triathlon

Swim, bike, and run your way to victory at the Saga Outer Banks Triathlon. Athletes will enjoy awesome views of the Outer Banks while putting their fitness to the test. Bring your husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend down the Outer Banks on September 12th and 13thfor an action packed weekend!

Towne Bank Outer Banks Marathon and Southern Friend Half Marathon

The Outer Banks Marathon takes place annually in November and is quite possibly our area’s biggest sporting event. The course gives runners a complete tour of the Outer Banks. You and your loved one will enjoy a spectacular finish line in downtown Manteo where you will be congratulated while enjoying the festivities on the waterfront!

Bring your loved one to the Outer Banks and enjoy an area that lends itself to those looking for an active vacation!

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