Everyone deserves a vacation. Sometimes taking a quick getaway can help us to de-stress and experience a new place. If you’re thinking about taking a road trip from Norfolk to the Outer Banks, we’ve got all the information you need. This quick two-hour drive will lead you to an entirely new place where you can hit the beach, plan a day of golf, or take advantage of the other great outdoor activities. If you’re planning to visit in the winter, there are still dozens of great activities from holiday events to fishing.

To help you plan your trip from Norfolk to the Outer Banks, be sure to request your copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide. Inside, you’ll find local recommendations on the best places to eat, shop, play, and dine.

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Getting From Norfolk to the Outer Banks

Whether you live in Norfolk, VA, or you’re flying into the Outer Banks airport in Norfolk, the drive is simple. Unfortunately, an international airport does not exist in the Outer Banks. But, visitors from other areas can easily fly into the Norfolk Airport and make the brief drive to the shore.

Things to Do in the Outer Banks


When you arrive in the Outer Banks, you’ll be amazed at all the thrilling outdoor activities. Golfers will love the many beautiful courses in the area. The Nags Head Golf Links is one of the most popular courses in the area. The layout of this course was beautifully designed to allow golfers a view of the ocean. You can also try out another course in the area, The Carolina Club. This Championship course has long been a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Don’t limit yourself to just these options; try out one of our other favorite Outer Banks golf courses.

Hitting the Beach

People flock to the Outer Banks because our area has some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast. You can spend a day lounging in the sun or try out a new watersport. When you visit the Outer Banks, you’ll have 100 miles of barrier island shoreline at your fingertips. Take a trip to one of the many beaches and find out why so many people call the Outer Banks their favorite place to escape.

Exploring the Lighthouses

Lighthouses are one of the most recognizable monuments in the Outer Banks. These charming structures have fascinated people for years. Use our Vacation Guide to embark on a self-guided tour of some of the most historic lighthouses in the entire country. From the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, you’ll be able to capture stunning photos and learn more about the historic role of lighthouses in the area.

Enjoy Your Outer Banks Stay with Shoreline OBX Vacation Rentals

After road tripping from Norfolk to the Outer Banks, you’ll want to have a place to kick off your shoes and relax. When you stay in one of our Shoreline OBX Vacation Rentals, you’ll have all the comforts of home while enjoying your vacation. Our Summer Wind property has two bedrooms and two bathrooms along with an oceanfront view. Located in Kill Devil Hills, this property is perfect for a quick getaway with the family.

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