When planning your vacation to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the strip of barrier islands extends down the coast offering miles of unspoiled beaches on the Atlantic Ocean side, and an equal amount of calmer waters and grassy shores on the sound side. In fact, quite a few places allow you to see the Atlantic Ocean and the Pamlico Sound from the solitary two-lane highway that runs the length of the Outer Banks. If you’re looking for fun things to do here, you won’t be disappointed!
When visiting the Outer Banks, a vacation rental home is the perfect choice of accommodations to fully experience the friendly little hamlets that make up this part of the Tar Heel State. In fact, this area is literally filled with these properties. Many homes have fish-cleaning stations and outdoor showers to make life a little bit easier. Although this might seem like an odd choice for a preferred amenity, you’ll understand the benefits once you’re there.
Depending on your needs, you can rent a veritable mansion fronting the ocean or save a little money with a cottage across the road from the beach. Don’t worry if you go with a more affordable option. Across the street simply means you’re about a block or less from the ocean. All of these islands are very narrow, and you can walk from sound to ocean in minutes.
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