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Outer Banks, North Carolina Travel
The Outer Banks is a 200-mile chain of narrow barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. People are drawn to their beautiful beaches, state parks, delicious fresh seafood, and shipwreck diving sites. Visitors can spread out over 100 miles of pristine shoreline.
England’s first settlement in America was what is known as the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island. The Wright Brothers’ first flight took place in 1903 at Kill Devil Hills near the town of Kitty Hawk. Ocracoke was the last refuge of the pirate Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard. He died there in 1718 after a battle with troops from Virginia.
Each of the Outer Banks’ six lighthouses is unique. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the best known and the tallest lighthouse in North America.
The reason many people love to go to the Outer Banks is for the thrill of driving on the beach. If you enjoy this, you’ll find miles of shoreline to explore on the uninhabited beach along Ocracoke Island. The beaches of Carova are only accessible by 4 wheel drive vehicles.
In addition to swimming, sunbathing, shelling and all manner of water sports, there’s a lot to see and do on the Outer Banks. You can go on a dolphin-watching cruise.
The Outer Banks is said to be one of the most haunted spots in this country, so be sure to take a Ghost Tour.
There’s currently a sale on hotels on the Outer Banks and you can get up to 67% off the regular rates when you book one or more nights. Don’t delay – these prices are too good to last very long.
- Best Western Ocean Reef Suites, Kill Devil Hills 67% Discount
- Outer Banks Motel 66% Discount
- Comfort Inn On the Ocean 63% Discount
- Colonial Inn Motel 59% Discount
- Comfort Inn South Oceanfront 57% Discount
- Seahorse Inn & Cottages 56% Discount
- Baymont by Wyndham Kitty Hawk Outer Banks 52% Discount
- Day Inn by Wyndham Kill Devil Hills Oceanfront – Wilbur 52% Discount
- The Inn at Corolla Light 52% Discount
- Outer Banks Inn 50% Discount
- Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Nags Head Oceanfront 50% Discount
- Sea Gull by Kees Vacations 48% Discount
- Travelodge by Wyndham Outer Banks/Kill Devil Hills 47% Discount
- Avon Motel 46% Discount
- Driftin Sands 41% Discount
- Hatteras Island Inn 40% Discount
- Days Inn & Suites Wyndham Kill Devil Hills – Mariner 37% Discount
- TownePlace Suites by Marriott Outer Banks Kill Devil Hills 36% Discount
- Quality Inn Carolina Oceanfront 30% Discount
- Island Guesthouse & Motel 29% Discount
- Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk 28% Discount
- Ocracoke Harbor Inn 28% Discount
- Fin ‘n Feather Waterside Inn by Kees Vacations 24% Discount
- Scarborough Inn 24% Discount
- Outer Banks Motel – Village Accommodations 23% Discount
- Swell Motel 23% Discount
- The Village at Hatteras Landing by Kees Vacations 21% Discount
- John Yancey Oceanfront Inn 20% Discount
- Sea Ranch Resort 20% Discount
- Pierhouse Ben & Breakfast 18% Discount
- Hampton Inn & Suites Outer Banks – Corolla 15% Discount
- White Doe Inn 15% Discount
- Sandbar Bed & Breakfast 13% Discount
- Nags Head Beach Inn by Kees Vacations 12% Discount
- Cypress House Inn 11% Discount
- Shutters On The Banks 11% Discount
- Beachwoods by Diamond Resorts 10% Discount
- Oceanside Court by Kees Vacations 10% Discount
- Cane Pines Motel 8% Discount