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 activities available. 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.

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