The Best 5 Outer Banks Beaches to See This Summer


Start planning your summer vacation today to the Outer Banks beaches in beautiful North Carolina. The Outer Banks is made up of 100 miles of narrow barrier islands along the northeast coast of North Carolina. Each town has a unique feel with miles of beautiful sandy beaches. Plus, the area is rich in history, has plentiful shopping and dining, and activities for the whole family. From great places to surf to pet-friendly beaches, you are guaranteed to enjoy your time in the Outer Banks. Many people vacation to the Outer Banks solely for the beaches, so here is our list of the best Outer Banks beaches.

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The Best Outer Banks Beaches

1. Kitty Hawk 
As one of the best towns in the Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk is well known for many things including its magnificent beach. The beach in Kitty Hawk, like Kill Devil Hills, receives some of the largest waves in all of the Northern Beaches. At this beach, feel free to experience some excellent surfing and skimboarding, as those are the most popular activities.

2. Duck
Known as one of the most pet-friendly beaches in the country, Duck allows dogs to be off-leash. Bring your favorite companion with you while visiting this beach for some fun in the sun.

3. Southern Shores
Featuring public beaches, you’ll have everything you need for the perfect beach day. Parking is limited in this area so make sure to plan accordingly when heading out for the day.

4. Kill Devil Hills
Just like Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills is known for some of the best surfing and skim boarding in the area. Accompanied by big waves you’ll definitely want to get in on the fun.

5. Nags Head
After finishing a 12+ mile beach nourishment program, this beach now features more beach which automatically means more fun. Grab your sunscreen, beach towel, and games for a great family day at the beach.




What to Bring to the Beach

Spending the day in the sun is an exciting experience. Make sure you are prepared and have everything you might need for your day in the sand.

  • Beach towels
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Beach Umbrella
  • Beach Blanket
  • Change of clothes
  • Lounge chairs
  • Music
  • Entertainment
  • Book or Magazine
  • Flip-flops
  • Sunglasses

Plan Your Vacation to the Best Outer Banks Beaches Today

Don’t worry about bringing the larger items with you on your trip, with your free $250 beach gear credit, you can rent everything from beach chairs to kayaks and it will be delivered right to your rental home before you arrive your first day. Make your trip to the Outer Banks beaches complete with a stay at one of our rental homes. Here at Shoreline OBX we choose only the best properties to be a part of our rental family. Our rental homes are located between the towns of Corolla and South Nags Head putting you in the perfect position to enjoy a great beach day! So, contact us today to book your next Outer Banks stay!