The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a long string of barrier islands that stretch south from the Virginia line in the northeast part of the state. Floating between the Atlantic Ocean and an inland system of wide, shallow sounds, the islands’ best qualities are their remoteness from the mainland ways, while still being easily accessible via bridges and ferries. Dotting the islands are 16 unique communities, each with its own distinct character and charm. All of them family-friendly and oriented for year round and/or vacation living. Over one hundred miles of beach stretch south, much less crowded than many other East Coast vacation destinations, along the Atlantic shoreline.
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The Outer Banks offers the 7 million yearly visitors more than just fun in the sun. All along the islands we have so much culture and history to offer starting in Corolla at the Whalehead Beach Club, to the four lighthouses that span the three counties the Outer Banks stretch through including the Currituck Beach, Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke Island, the site of the Wright Brother’s First Flight Monument in Kill Devil Hills, the largest sand dune on the East Coast Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head, America’s oldest outdoor drama The Lost Colony and the Roanoke Island Festival Park (home of many outdoor concerts throughout the summer season) in Manteo, the North Carolina Aquarium which was recently rated among the top ten aquariums in the United States and a host of family activities including water sports, hang gliding, bird watching, museums and art galleries.