For countless years, the Outer Banks is a destination tourists cannot resist. With attractions ranging from natural to historical, everything about Outer Banks brings satisfaction to the eyes and pleasure to the senses. This string of barrier islands is world-famous due to the magnificent Atlantic beaches, quaint fishing villages, and gigantic shipwrecks. Because of a full array of attractions leading to the great outdoors, the Outer Banks is a place worthy to explore.
Most of the watersports come to life in the Outer Banks, and there is a huge room for water activities in this part of North Carolina. When it comes to beaches, there is one in every corner such as the ones found in Cordova, Corolla, Southern Shores, and Nags Head to name a few.
When sand and beach happenings are achieved, it is time to discover other natural wonders of the region, such as the great dunes in Jockey’s Ridge State Park. On the south side of Outer Bank, there is Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, a temporary habitat of over 400 migratory birds like cormorants, pelicans, shorebirds, and snow geese. Happening in this wildlife refuge is nature trailing and birding festivals which add to the reasons why tourists and nature-lovers are fond of going to this tourist spot.
Apart from the region’s rich natural beauty, it is worth knowing Outer Banks’ interesting history as well. important lighthouses are found in Cape Herras, Bodie Island, Cape Lookout, Currituck, and Okracoke. It is also worth seeing the spot where the Wright Brothers flew the first engine-operated airplane—the great sandy dunes of Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk. Called Wright Brothers National Memorial, this attraction pays tribute to the famed brothers for their remarkable contribution to mankind. Conversely, it is also worth heading to Jennette’s Pier, a cultural treasure and historical attraction, named as the very first pier on Outer Banks.
Because Outer Banks is strategically placed on the coasts of North Carolina, the trip here is not complete without feasting on its fresh catch. Another inviting feature of this region is its unbeatable seafood dishes, and a great number of seafood restaurants serve them any time of the day. But remember that all restaurants here serve a wide variety of dishes, ranging from local staples to international bestsellers. Some of the restaurants and eateries tourists rave about include The Black Pelican, Awful Arthur’s Raw Bar, Jolly Roger, and Mako Mike’s.