Outer Banks Outdoors

Only on the Outer Banks..

The Outer Banks is home to some of the most diverse and thrilling outdoor activities that you will find on a family vacation. Although some of these activities are popular in other parts of the country, ours are unique because the Outer Banks offers the full package. Nowhere else on the East Coast can visitors enjoy such an array of activities and adventures all on one tiny stretch of coastline.

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Outer Banks Distilling – Kill Devil Rum

Kill Devil Rum FoundersThe history of the Outer Banks includes a number of unsavory characters, namely, derelict pirates. This brings to mind the old saying, “Ho, ho, ho and a bottle of rum,” and the exciting new topic of an upcoming business, Kill Devil Rum and Outer Banks Distilling, that has everyone talking.

Located in the town of Manteo, partners Scott Smith, Matt Newsome, Adam Ball and Kelly Bray just opened the first Outer Banks distillery. Or, more accurately, the first legal distillery on the Outer Banks! The partners have an extensive background in beer brewing, having worked at the Outer Banks Brewing Station before venturing into the world of distilled spirits.

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Outer Banks Fitness Centers

For many of our guests who come to the Outer Banks, a visit to the gym is an important part of their daily ritual. For others, an Outer Banks getaway includes a chance to include a good daily workout that seems impossible at home. For those who want to include a vigorous work out during their stay, there are some very good local gyms that offer everything from treadmills to kickboxing.

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Outer Banks Beach Combing

OBX Beach CombingAfter the front passed out to sea, a clear and cool day dawned on the Outer Banks. The Atlantic Ocean, still in turmoil from the passing storm, was thundering ashore, and the crescendo and decrescendo of each wave as it collided into and retreated from the beach carried easily a half mile inland.

The waves were not that large, yet there was a thunderous power to them as they crested and then crashed into the surf with the slowly retreating tide. At its highest point the storm had pushed the sea’s waters to the very base of the dunes, but those mounds of sand held and the ocean never encroached upon the homes or road along the shoreline.

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5 Outer Banks Winter Activities

The first flight of the Wright brothers in Kitty Hawk, NC.


The cooler Outer Banks winter months bring a slowdown in activities but that doesn’t mean the fun ceases to exist. It’s true that some restaurants and businesses close after the holiday season and don’t reopen until March, and others reduce hours and services, but there remain some very good reasons to visit the Outer Banks. Here are just a few:

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