The Best of Summer on the Outer Banks
The summer beach season is here and we're celebrating the best of everything the Outer Banks of North Carolina has to offer you in the upcoming months. From the sparkling ocean waters and pristine sands to the OBX towns and local attractions, there are so many ways to fill your vacation days with fun and adventure.
We're highlighting the best of the Outer Banks this summer. Here's what you need to know.
Outer Banks Beach Report
With average air temperatures in the low to mid 80s (Fahrenheit) and water temperatures in the 70s during the summer months, the Outer Banks weather is perfectly pleasing weather you're on the sand, in the ocean or sound, or exploring around town.
- Coquina Beach (across from the Bodie Island Lighthouse).
- Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Beach (just north of the lighthouse).
- Ocracoke Day Use Beach (half a mile north of Ocracoke Village).
From surf fishing and pier fishing to fishing charters and deep sea excursions—and everything in between, there is no shortage of fishing options and adventures on the OBX. Drop a line and have some reel fun this summer.
As beach nourishment continues this summer on the Outer Banks, you can read up on the latest updates to keep you informed on where and when it's happening. Thank you in advance for being patient during the process of giving you more beach to love on the Outer Banks.
Big Summer Events on the Outer Banks
Kick off the symbolic start of summer with us on the Outer Banks and spend your days soaking up the sun, sinking your toes in the sand, and breathing in the salty air. Reflect on the true meaning of the day and visit some of the local historical sites during your visit.
Father's DayGive dad the best Father's Day gift ever: the beach! Plan for a day filled with all his favorite things and just spend quality time together in a beautiful place.
Celebrate the unofficial end of summer on the beach. Soak up the fun in the sun and savor the end of summer on the Outer Banks doing all of the things you love with the ones you love the most.
The Most Popular OBX Activities & Things To Do
Get a taste of the Outer Banks by dining locally and enjoying the array of OBX restaurants available to you. Outer Banks seafood is a must during your stay. Go to your favorite place or try somewhere new.
Shop 'til your heart's content. The Outer Banks shopping experience offers a little something for everyone whether you're buying for yourself or someone else.
There are many ways to see the highlights of the Outer Banks whether by land, sea or air. Get to know our barrier islands better by exploring all of the coastal beauty we have to offer.
Pick your water adventure and have a splashin' good time. Activities like sailing, kayaking, cruising, scuba diving, parasailing, windsurfing, wake boarding, stand-up paddling boarding, jet skiing and more are all part of an Outer Banks vacation. Don't forget to check out the new Outer Banks water park opening this summer!
The Outer Banks was named #1 Family Beach Vacation Destination for a reason. The fun extends well beyond the sand, sun and surf. Check out all of the family adventures you can experience for the kids and kids-at-heart.
History abound on the OBX. Embark on a historic excursion and uncover the fascinating storied past of the area. It's learning and fun all wrapped up into one.
Tee it up on the OBX with some of the best golf courses on the East Coast. Whether you're just a beginner or an experienced player, the championship courses are suitable for players of all skill levels all in a beautiful setting.
What would an Outer Banks vacation be without lighthouses? They are the trademarks of our coastal landscape. Have you visited all five of the Outer Banks lighthouses? You should!
Best Places to Stay on the Beach
Ranging from 3 bedrooms to 10 and sleeping up to 24, our Corolla rental homes are located in resort communities around Corolla featuring a variety of amenities. Most homes have private pools and/or access to community pools.
Elan Vacations has wide variety of Duck Rental Homes perfect for any Duck Vacation. We feature Duck Rental Houses in premier Duck Communities like Sanderling, Four Seasons, Bayberry Bluffs, Ocean Crest, Poteskeet, Bias Shores, Caffey's Inlet, Palmers Island, and throughout Duck.
Our Kill Devil Hills rentals range from three bedrooms to eight and offer a variety of features. Some of the amenities you will find in the various homes include: private pools, rec rooms, hot tubs, easy beach access, beautiful views, plus close proximity to activities, shops and restaurants.
Each Kitty Hawk rental comes with its own individual amenities. You'll also be close to all of the Kitty Hawk attractions including Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve, Aycock Brown Welcome Center, Monument to a Century of Flight, Sea Scape Golf Links, The Promenade and Public Beach Access.
Ranging from 2 bedrooms to 8 and sleeping up to 22, these Nags Head rentals offer a variety of features. Some of the amenities you will find in the various homes include: private pools, rec rooms, hot tubs, gas grills, easy beach access and beautiful views.
Almost all of our Southern Shores rentals have a private pool for relaxing and some have hot tubs as well. All have easy beach access. Some of the amenities you will find in the various homes include: game rooms, outside showers, jacuzzis, kayaks and gas grills.
Cheers to having the best summer ever on the Outer Banks!
What's your favorite thing about summertime on the Outer Banks? We want to know!