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Plan a Summer Journey to the Outer Banks

Summer in the Outer Banks brings warm weather, sunny skies, and all the beach and water activities you could desire. Soak up long summer days with family and friends in the barrier islands and find out what to do in the Outer Banks, NC!

Live the Coastal Life

Life along the coast is filled with memorable days of sea breezes, sand beneath your toes, and fun-filled water activities. With 100 miles of beaches lining the coast of the Outer Banks, take your pick from being in the midst of all the action or discovering a secluded stretch of shoreline all to yourself. Spend your days relaxing and unwinding with a new novel in hand or get active in the water with water sports such as surfing, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, kiteboarding, and more! Don’t forget to take romantic walks after dark, enjoying the beautiful clear skies filled with stars. Spending your days at the beach until sundown is what makes up the fabric of summer coastal living, and no matter what you choose to do there, you’ll make memories that will get you through the worst of winter.

Go on a Boat Ride

No trip to the Outer Banks would be complete without heading out onto the water, whichever way you prefer to do it. If you love to fish, then make your big-catch dreams come true with a day spent on a fishing charter. If you’ve got young children who love to explore, then a tour with Family Water Adventures is just the thing: they’ll take you fishing, clamming, beachcombing, or whatever else your heart desires; they are super knowledgeable and can show you all the best spots. If you prefer to power the boat yourself, consider a tour with Outer Banks Kayak Tours. They cater to all ages, and offer a variety of options, so whether you’d like to explore the history of Roanoke Island, check out the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, or see bioluminescence at night, they’ve got you covered.

Cross an Adventure Off the Bucket List

The Outer Banks are known for the outdoor, active lifestyle they permit. If you’ve been mulling over the idea of challenging yourself to a daring thrill such as skydiving, parasailing or hang gliding, this summer’s trip might just be a perfect time to try these Outer Banks, NC activities. Check out Skydive OBX, just a short drive from Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, and Kill Devil Hills for your skydiving adventure. Kitty Hawk Kites offers parasailing and hang-gliding adventures, along with a host of other ways to enjoy a thrilling time in the Outer Banks.

Take to the Skies

What better way to see the sights of the Outer Banks than from the air? If you love to get a complete picture of things, and maybe some gorgeous photos from above, you’ll want to get up in the air for sure. For a fun, family-friendly adventure, book a flight with OBX Airplanes, and choose from a Cessna or an open cockpit Waco biplane! They offer both short and long flights, depending on what areas of the Outer Banks you’d like to fly over, and are quite affordable. They even offer flying lessons!

If you’d prefer a helicopter over an airplane, Outer Banks Helicopters is waiting to take you on the ride of a lifetime! Helicopter tours offer you the chance to see not only beaches and gorgeous ocean views, but also lighthouses, marine life, wild horses, and shipwrecks. Tours range from 15 minutes to 1.5 hours, so you can decide how long you’d like to be in the air. You’ll never forget this flight!

Visit Top Outer Banks Attractions

From wild horses on the beach to historic sites and picturesque lighthouses, there is so much to see in the Outer Banks. Set aside some time to go on a Corolla wild horse tour, visit the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, and see the site of the Wright Brothers’ first flight at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Check out the site of the first English settlement in the Americas at Fort Raleigh or enjoy some AC while you have fun learning about the area’s natural history at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. Challenge yourself on the zipline at Corolla Adventure Park or go for a fun ride on the beach with Back Country Safari Tours. There are so many great attractions in the Outer Banks!

Summer Activities in the Outer Banks

The summer months in the Outer Banks are alive with excitement and opportunities. Be sure to squeeze in a few days of rest and relaxation lounging around your Outer Banks vacation rental! The vacation homes offered through us at Shoreline OBX boast amenities such as a private swimming pool, relaxing hot tub, and ocean views, making it easy to enjoy every moment of your summer. Make the most of this summer by spending it in the Outer Banks!