North Carolina Beach Vacations – The Outer Banks

North Carolina Beach Vacations – The Outer Banks

The Outer Banks is one of the more popular of all the state’s coastal communities.  Because it’s a barrier island, the landscape is completely different from one part of the island to the next. From the pristine waters of the Atlantic to the more salty waters of the sounds – if you are headed down to the Outer Banks, you’ll find a variety of choices. There are roughly fourteen villages on the shore that make up the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Corolla: This small town is known for it’s wild ponies that playfully patrol the shores. They are descendants of Spanish Mustangs and  for years they were allowed to roam free along the beaches. Preservationists have since sanctioned them to one part of the island This makes for wonderful pictures and experiences for all who come. Corolla has a rich history, and remains a popular stop for visitors to the North Carolina beaches.

Kitty Hawk: Most widely known for the Wright brothers historic flight, Kitty Hawk boasts wide beaches, plenty of wildlife and vegatation. This is the perfect beach for a family weekend getaway, particularly if your family enjoys hiking, bike riding and bird watching.

Hatteras: Often referred to as a fishing mecca – Hatteras beach is of course located on the Outer Bank’s Hatteras Island. Hatteras is like a heaven for sport fishermen as part of the area around the sound is where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Gulf Stream. You can fish for mahi-mahi, King Mackerel, Tuna and even Blue and White Marlin. You can take a ferry tour around the Graveyard of the Atlantic museum, catch a glimpse of a a school of dolphin – or just relax along the shores.

There’s plenty of lodging available in the OBX area, including inns, lodges, bed & breakfast’s and motels. However the most popular choice for visitors to the Outer Banks are the vacation rentals. Because the Outer Banks is such a popular destination for travelers, it’s common for families to join together to rent homes for weeks at a time. The Outer Beaches Realty company is one of the premiere vacation rental companies in the area. Outer Beaches manages more than 500 homes ranging from 1 bedroom condos to 9 bedroom luxury resort homes.

Whether you’re staying in the Outer Banks for just a few days, or a few weeks – they can handle your needs.

Bella is the author of several lifestyle and travel blogs including http://www.generationytravel.com and http://www.beachesandbikinis.com.