It doesn’t take long to realize that the Outer banks, or the OBX as it is affectionately known, is more than just a summer destination, it’s more then just a weekend getaway. it’s a beach community where the water is cool and clear, the beaches are clean and the people are friendly.
Just to start with the obvious: Sand, Swimming, sunbathing, beach walking, Surfing, jet skying, snorkeling and scuba diving are just a few of the activities available to occupy your time in this paradise we call the OBX.
Whether you are an early riser and want to experience a beautiful sunset over the Atlantic and our beaches or you enjoy a cool evening relaxing to the peaceful sounds of the crashing waves over out beaches. there is something for everyone. All of this, and that’s just at the Beach.
When your ready to wash the sand off you’ll find an abundance of sightseeing attractions, wonderful restaurants, souvenir shops and great getaway locations.
Did you know the story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island, why the outer banks has been called the land of beginnings or the legends of how the towns of OBX got their theirnames?
The Outer banks is home to much of our nations history.
You can explore, and often climb, historic Lighthouses and here about the lost colony as it springs to life in a theatrical performance. You can walk the very path the Wright brothers fly in the first mechanical heavier than air machine, as you hear about how the Brothers and the events that lead up to the historic flight in 1903. You can find out why the coast off the Outer Banks is known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, Find out why the OBX is called the land of new beginnings or learn about Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America.
Find out about the Pirates used to frequent these barrier islands including Blackbeard, who is said to have had a home on Ockrokoke.
This is more than just a site for the Outer Banks, this is intended to be an on line community, and to have your questions answered and give you the information you want and need to create your perfect vacation and memories, as well as giving your own thoughts and experiences …but be warned, when you visit the OBX, you may not want to ever leave. Find out about,
- The best beaches
- Absolute “must do” on the Outer Banks
- Best resorts and places to stay (for any budget)
- Delicious OBX restaurants
- Most rewarding stops for scuba diving, fishing and swimming
- The history that surrounds the island
- Number 1 tips for exploring the Outer Banks
and of course
- all the “extras” the OBX has to offer
Don’t forget to check out our blog where you will find regular updates on all the extras here on the OBX.