Welcome to Outer Banks
A string of barrier islands more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) long, the Outer Banks offers the serenity of an old-school beach vacation—think: quiet boardwalks, seafood shacks, and boutique B&Bs. Spanning Duck to Hatteras, you’ll find a surprising amount of things to do in the Outer Banks, from wandering Cape Hatteras (the country’s first national seashore) to hang-gliding off sand dunes, and following in the footsteps of the Wright Brothers to searching for wild horses and the lost colony of Roanoke. Here, there are no skyrises and no sprawling resorts. Just wild, nostalgic adventure.