4800 S. Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
We think you'll find that North Carolina's famous Outer Banks are a picture-perfect environment. With a year-round population of just under 35,000, the Outer Banks maintains a small-town charm while hosting more than 250,000 on a peak summer day. These barrier island communities are bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the waters of the Pamlico, Croatan and Albemarle Sounds.
The sun, surf and sand are legendary. Sportsmen come from around the world to fish the waters of the Outer Banks. You can take a deep-sea charter, fish from one of the many piers or simply cast your line from our beautiful coast for some of the best catch found year-round. The 30,000 acres of beaches and the waves of the Atlantic have made Cape Hatteras and surrounding areas a surfer's paradise and home to many annual surfing competitions. On the dunes of Jockey's Ridge, you can go fly a kite, or try your hand at hang gliding. Go sailboarding on the sound or birding at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
History buffs will have plenty to see and do. The Outer Banks is steeped in the rich history of our nation's beginnings. The first English colonists landed on the Carolina coast only to become the "Lost Colony," but not before celebrating the birth of the first English child born on American soil, Virginia Dare, whose name lives on today in Dare County. The first flight of Orville and Wilbur Wright took place on the dunes of Kill Devil Hills in 1903, marking the Outer Banks as an important place in aviation and transportation history. Visit one of the many lighthouses that have long guided seafaring fishermen safely to shore by day, and spend the evening in one of the many fine restaurants that feature dishes created with the legendary seafood that's available year-round.
The Outer Banks is centrally located on the east coast of the United States, 5 hours from Washington D.C., 4 hours from the Raleigh/Durham area, 3 hours from Richmond and just under 2 hours from Virginia’s Norfolk International Airport.
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