Local businesses are vital to the Outer Banks experience. People might be drawn to these islands for the ocean, sounds and natural beauty, but it’s the hotels, vacation rentals, restaurants, stores, outfitters and service providers that make living and visiting here a pleasant experience. In the 120 miles from Corolla to Ocracoke there are thousands of businesses that make the Outer Banks a better place to be.
What makes the Outer Banks business community special is that the vast majority of businesses are locally owned and in most cases operated by the owners themselves. This gives the local businesses individual character that you just won’t find anywhere else. From motels and campgrounds to dive bars and burger joints, pet boutiques and swimsuit stores to charter fishing boats and kayak tour operators – and everything in between – the local businesses and their owners are worth getting to know a little better. Our Spotlight Videos shine a light on some of the Outer Banks’ most loved businesses. We hope you enjoy learning the stories behind these Outer Banks businesses, and be sure to tell them you saw them on OuterBanksThisWeek.com.