Making your way to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to enjoy a great getaway is always a delight. It’s also a chance to elevate your picnic experience on vacation when you know where to go to make the most of the al fresco dining fun! No matter what areas of the Outer Banks you plan on lingering around, there’s bound to be a beautiful place to settle in and enjoy a picnic lunch complete with stunning views to match the moment. The following are just a few of the best to enjoy when your Outer Banks spring travel plans bring you this way.

Make it a Secluded Oceanfront Picnic Experience Near Nags Head

Ocean views have long been a highlight of an Outer Banks trip and when you’re incorporating an Outer Banks spring picnic into your itinerary, there’s no reason to skip the watery vista. There’s also no reason to have to contend with major crowds when a tranquil outdoor dining experience is the goal. Consider setting your picnic sights on places like Nags Head where many of the beaches allow for off-season beach driving via 4WD vehicle to access remote and alluring locations. The northern beaches of Carova also offer this option when you’re looking to expand your picnicking horizons. Being able to access these beach picnic areas by vehicle makes it easier to pack all types of picnic gear including cook out grills if you so choose. When you arrive, all of the scenic seclusion and access to coastal terrain, including ample sand, sun, and surf will make the effort well worth your while.

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Focus on a Sound-Side Picnic

The versatile terrain that makes up the Outer Banks means that picnics enjoyed here can easily be customized to fit your shoreline style. If you would prefer to pair your savory outdoor meal with a sound-side view instead, places like Currituck Sound are sure to inspire. This location offers up an intimate place to settle onto a picnic blanket and savor the flavors you’ve packed in advance. Sound-side picnics also tend to come with some spectacular sunset views if you choose to linger long after dinner has ended. For those travelers looking for a sound-side spot to enjoy a picnic that comes with the added benefit of surroundings dotted with towering oak trees, Historic Corolla Park is the place to find it. The public access points here lead to sprawling park grounds that are meticulously maintained and endlessly appealing to those with a picnic in mind. This park is dotted with small ponds as well creating, a scenic and inviting place to enjoy an afternoon picnic.

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Enjoy a Duck-Based Picnic Experience

When you’re looking to picnic in Outer Banks style while still remaining close to fun shops to pop into when you’re done savoring your selection of picnic bites, the Duck Town Park Boardwalk is the place to do so! This popular spot offers guests access to a mile-long boardwalk complete with marsh and forest views as well as boat launches nearby too. The integrated park is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic thanks to the collection of shelters within that are near public restrooms and offer up Wi-Fi access as an added convenience. It’s a comfortable and peaceful place to enjoy a picnic with the entire family that provides options for little ones to enjoy nearby playgrounds as well.

Set Your Sights on Sandy Run Park in Kitty Hawk

When you’re hoping to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, get close to history and enjoy a picnic too, Sandy Run Park in Kitty Hawk checks every box on the list. This 16-acre park is filled with lush Creekside trails to explore post-picnic. While you enjoy your outdoor meal, you can take in the beauty of the surrounding terrain and indulge in the tranquility that comes with it. There’s a convenient boardwalk area within this park as well as options for wildlife spotting too. Sandy Run Park also hosts a canoe and kayak launch that transitions adventurers into the Maritime Woods Canals. If you’re hoping to pair your picnic with time on the trails, the bike paths in this area are top-notch and link up to Kill Devil Hills and the First Flight Wright Brothers Memorial.

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Book Your Outer Banks Journey Today

There’s never been a better time to book your trip to the Outer Banks and no reason to wait when you’re ready to make the most of your fun. Reach out to the property professionals at Shoreline OBX today to learn more about our many inviting vacation rental options available across the Outer Banks and how we can help you start planning your next adventure. We take time to customize your stay so that every moment brings the luxury, comfort, and quality you deserve. We’ll handle all of the accommodation details so you can simply focus on the fun. We look forward to seeing you in North Carolina soon!