Surrounded by 900 miles of water, the wide sandy beaches and refreshing waters of North Carolina’s Outer Banks beckon visitors from all over the country. But there is more to the Outer Banks than just laid-back days on the beach. Enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, golf and tennis, or visit one of the many art galleries and vineyards.
No matter the season, you can explore miles of national parks and wildlife refuges. This is what North Carolina’s beaches must have looked like, when English settlers first arrived.