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Outer Banks Activities & Programs

It doesn’t matter if it’s the middle of winter or the height of summer, there are always Outer Banks things to do. Life has changed quite a bit on these outer sand islands over the past decade. It used to be that the main Outer Banks activities began on Memorial Day and finished right after the last Labor Day visitor headed home. But now, year-round Outer Banks programs are available to entertain you, broaden your mind, invigorate your body or sweeten your soul. Outer Banks activities center around our glorious natural playground that offers sea and sound waters, vast open skies, giant sand dunes, woods and nature preserves filled with wildlife.

The geography of the Outer Banks is unlike that of any other place in the world, and many Outer Banks activities take advantage of this defining factor. You can check out Jockey’s Ridge State Park or one of the several nature preserves located along the Outer Banks. Or seize the chance to dip your toes in the ocean or sound with paddle trips, surf lessons or fishing expeditions.

Outer Banks programs are also rich with the local history and culture (no, we’re not talking about sitting on the beach, contemplating how many years it took to beat the shells down into the fine grains of sand running through your fingers). Visit the settlement site of the Lost Colony and come up with your own idea of what really happened to the settlers. Check out Whalehead in historic Corolla to get a taste of the beach in the 1920s.

Don’t forget that Outer Banks programs can be family-friendly, too. Parents and kids can learn important skills ranging from swim lessons to surf lessons to crabbing. Now that you know that Outer Banks activities extend beyond building sandcastles and body surfing, there’s no excuse not to add a little variety to your vacation. Check the listings below to find what you can do and where you can do it.

Duck
This evening concert series features a variety of live music to entertain all. Bands... More info
Duck
Grab the kids, a bucket, twine, and a net! That's all you need to enjoy watching the kids... More info
Duck
Stroll along our boardwalk, check out the beautiful sound and nature, and stop in one of... More info
Duck
Bring your kayak to the park and launch right from our kayak-launch! Cruise around the... More info
Duck
The Town of Duck has several events and live performances throughout the season: Children... More info
Nags Head
Memorial Day to Labor Day Birding/Boat Cruises/Boating & Sailing Need a break from... More info
Nags Head
Memorial Day to Labor Day Birding/Boat Cruises/Boating & Sailing Join us on the Miss... More info
Nags Head
May 1 to Labor Day Birding/Boat Cruises/Boating & Sailing Grab the family, pack your... More info
Avon, Corolla, Duck, Duck, Kill Devil Hills
By Park-n-Sun, features regulation size net, ball, and boundary marker. The ultimate... More info
Avon, Corolla, Duck, Duck, Kill Devil Hills
The Footrest is compatible with "Beach Bum" & "The Classic" oak chairs. It makes... More info
Avon, Corolla, Duck, Duck, Kill Devil Hills
Adult bikes and kids bikes available for rent by the day or week. Don't forget the... More info
Avon, Corolla, Duck, Duck, Kill Devil Hills
Models for 1 or 2 people available. Includes lifevests and paddles. Several models are... More info
Avon, Corolla, Duck, Duck, Kill Devil Hills
Our Deluxe Stainless Steel All Terrain Wheelchair is the only model we are now offering.... More info
Avon, Corolla, Duck, Duck, Kill Devil Hills
The original beach/party game for all ages.  Take it with you and have some fun! ... More info
Avon, Corolla, Duck, Duck, Kill Devil Hills
Explore the surf or the sound in a new & exciting way!Stand up Paddleboard!Ocean... More info
Avon, Corolla, Duck, Duck, Kill Devil Hills
Soft surfboards are geared especially with the beginner in mind! Performance is not the... More info
Avon, Corolla, Duck, Duck, Kill Devil Hills
Ultimate umbrella and chairs for rent. Can be used at the beach or pool side! Single... More info
Nags Head
To ensure the best workout, a smoothie bar is located at the entrance. Each smoothie... More info
Nags Head
Outer Banks Sports Club offers the top of the line equipment. Free Weight Systems are... More info
Wanchese
The custom 23' Chawk is powered by a 140 Suzuki outboard.  It can accommodate up to 3... More info
Wanchese
Hatt’ras Bound is a 41’ Hatteras sportfishing yacht with twin diesel motors.  She is a ... More info
Manteo
Check our calender of events for upcoming children's shows -- held in the Indoor Theatre.
Manteo
Explore Coastal Algonquin culture and history in American Indian Town, an exhibit that’s... More info
Manteo
A wooden boardwalk surrounds the 25-acre park. Come take a tranquil walk and get close to... More info