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The Outer Banks of North Carolina has long been home to stunning landscapes, inspiring lighthouses, savory restaurants, and historical landmarks. Combined, these features have earned the Outer Banks a reputation as being an amazing vacation destination. For travelers from near and far, the Outer Banks continues to be a place where the possibilities for exploration and discovery seem endless. As of November 2020, travelers will be delighted to learn that fishing in Outer Banks is now also considered one of North America’s greatest fisheries according to the experts over at

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Ranked Among the Best in North America

The team at took time to evaluate the ultimate fishing locations across North America in 2020 and the Outer Banks has proudly earned its place on this list amongst an elite group of only 16 other destinations. These destinations have been recognized on both national and international level as the best and most inspiring places to cast a line. Those with a passion for angling clearly understand that where you fish and what you reel in are equally important when planning a journey. The Outer Banks made its way onto the list of greatest North American fisheries in 2020 by consistently captivating anglers with its versatile waters and pairing it with a charming and inviting ambiance.

A Year-Round Destination for Fishing in Outer Banks

Incredible and diverse options for getting out on the water and making great catches also propelled the fishing in Outer Banks up the list of must-experience fisheries in North America this year. Those anglers with a heart for offshore fishing excursions will find the waters surrounding the Outer Banks teeming with marlin and giant tuna. Those that prefer a backcountry approach to angling can access drum and trout in abundance. Annual fishing tournaments bring in the most skilled of professionals each year while the dynamic terrain and variety of fish species in this area are ideal for those who are new to the sport as well. No matter where anglers head to cast their lines, the Outer Banks pairs the fun with a side of inspiring scenery that makes all the difference.

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Come See for Yourself!

At Shoreline OBX, we’re proud to be in the Outer Banks and truly believe every visitor will find a reason to return time and again. Whether you’re here for the sightseeing or in town for the fantastic fishing, this top-rated destination is well worth checking out for yourself. Contact us today to learn more!

You’ve decided to embark on your dream vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Now you’re wondering how you should spend your time so you can make the most out of your trip. To learn about all of the best things to see and do during your first time visiting the Outer Banks, keep reading!

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Your Guide to Your First Time Visiting the Outer Banks

Stay in the Perfect OBX Vacation Rental Home

Searching for the perfect Outer Banks vacation rental can be overwhelming. Make things easy and take your pick from Shoreline OBX’s long list of pristine beach homes. Our beautiful Outer Banks rental homes are available year-round and can comfortably accommodate groups of varying sizes. Our vacation homes are located in many communities throughout the Outer Banks, so you’re sure to find the perfect home that will provide you with a stunning place to relax and recharge during your time here.

Hit the Beach

The Outer Banks is home to the most stunning beaches, featuring windswept dunes and miles of pristine Atlantic Ocean coastline. Some of the must-see beaches are found in Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Kill Devil HillsNags Head, and Corolla. If your four-legged family member is joining you on your trip, you’ll want to visit Duck. Known as one of the most pet-friendly beaches in the country, Duck allows dogs to be off-leash and roam the sand and waters freely (under owner supervision, of course).

Gaze at the Wild Horses

Did you know that Corolla is home to a population of beautiful wild horses? These wild horses are descendants from horses brought over in the 1500s by Spanish explorers. It’s possible that you can visit Corolla on your own and find the horses roaming the beach, or you can take a tour packed with excitement with Corolla Outback Adventures.

Dine at Delicious Restaurants

With over 170 locally-owned restaurants on the Outer Banks, it can sometimes be challenging to decide where to eat while on vacation. Some of our favorite eateries include Red Sky CafeBlack PelicanCoastal Cravings, and Kill Devil Grill.

Explore Historic Sites

The Outer Banks holds a rich history. It’s home to the site of the Wright brothers’ first flight! Plus, the area has connections to pirates, including the notorious Blackbeard. During your Outer Banks vacation, you don’t have to look far to find historic sites and museums. Some popular sites include the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

Stroll the Duck Boardwalk

The Duck Boardwalk offers an incredible opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the coast and some of the most exciting things to do in the area. The boardwalk features boutique shops, delectable restaurants, charming cafes, and more!

Stay in the Perfect Outer Banks Rental

When it’s your first time visiting the Outer Banks, you’ll need a fantastic vacation home to stay in while you make lifelong memories. Shoreline OBX provides stunning homes, including oceanfront rentalspet-friendly rentals, homes that are available for partial-week stays, and homes near our famous wild horses. Our OBX vacation rentals also feature stunning decor, convenient beach access, unbeatable ocean views, and state-of-the-art amenities, such as private pools and hot tubs.

As you can see, it’s easy to find the perfect Outer Banks vacation rental for you and your family and friends. Stop daydreaming about your dream getaway and start living! Browse our OBX rentals and find the perfect one for you.

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