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North Carolina’s Outer Banks offer plenty of things to do during spring’s inevitable arrival, including relaxing beach days, wildlife adventures, and even exciting nightlife options. The beach provides plenty of cost-effective activities that the entire family will enjoy. Adventure enthusiasts can also try various water sports, horseback riding, and even hang gliding. Let us explore some of the most popular things to do in the Outer Banks together.

1. Relax on the Beaches

One of the most popular things to do in the Outer Banks is to relax on the beach. The best part about this destination is the 100 miles of beaches that stretch along the barrier islands. There are many different beaches, and all of them are clean and family-friendly. If you are interested in water sports, check out our 4×4 rentals for an exciting day driving along the sandy shoreline. There are also some dog-friendly beaches here, so don’t leave your pet at home!

2. Pea Island Wildlife Refuge

The Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge spans many acres of land, making it one of the most impressive natural areas in the state. There is a wide variety of wildlife here, including over 400 bird species, white-tailed deer, and red wolves. Visitors can indulge in hiking, fishing, and kayaking.

3. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

For over a century Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has protected ships from one of the most hazardous sections of the Outer Banks Atlantic Coast. This stunning structure has endured several renovations over the past several decades, proudly donning its trademark white and black stripes. Visit this coastal landmark to learn more about its fascinating history. Don’t forget to pack a camera so that you can take several photos of the spectacular view from the top of this lighthouse. 

Now that we have had a look at some of the best things to do in the Outer Banks, you can look for a place to stay. For a family vacation to Outer Banks, look no further than Shore Details. We have beautiful vacation homes throughout the region, including Avon, Frisco, and Buxton. Just one look at these spectacular homes and it will take your breath away. To book, please check availability online.

Hatteras Island is no longer a secret destination for romance-craved couples in need of a healthy dose of relaxation, intimacy, and seduction, thanks to Nicholas Sparks’ beloved 2002 novel, Nights in Rodanthe. Six years later, Richard Gere and Diane Lane effectively pulled at our heartstrings in the film adaptation, mostly shot here on sunny Hatteras Island. Ever since, sweethearts cannot resist the allure of this peaceful, remote, and undeniably beautiful isle. With the “Month of Love” only days away, we couldn’t think of a better excuse to embark on a well-deserved romantic escape to the Outer Banks, a remote island paradise.

Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, a honeymoon, or Valentine’s Day, you’ll both quickly fall in love with Hatteras Island’s idyllic blend of offerings, including its natural beauty, invigorating mid-day pursuits, and oceanfront vacation homes, managed flawlessly by Shore Details. After all, a fairy-tale getaway is a perfect way to say, “I love you.”

Exciting, Tantalizing Island Adventures

There’s never an off-season for romance in the Outer Banks, primarily because Hatteras Island boasts approximately 50 miles of sandy beaches. Greet each day with an Atlantic Ocean sunrise, where the horizon transforms into a kaleidoscope of color, including vibrant hues of amber, canary yellow, mauve, and baby blue (especially when a few clouds momentarily capture the color combinations).

Photo of the Cape Hatteras Light Station, a Must-See During a Romantic Getaway in the Outer Banks.During the daytime, couples typically stroll the beach in search of seashells and sea glass before or after a picnic, an hour of kite flying, and a light beach jog. In the afternoon, climb aboard a majestic steed and gallop along the Atlantic’s sandy shoreline on a guided excursion led by Equine Adventures. Enjoy a flight of craft beer at 1718 Brewing, relish a couple’s massage at In Touch, explore the lush terrain near the Cape Hatteras Light Station, walk through Buxton Woods, and observe thought-provoking local art at Pea Island, Sandcastles, and Sweet Art. Don’t forget to visit Hatteras Landing at dusk to watch a genuinely awe-inspiring Pamlico Sound sunset.

Hatteras Island Vacation Rentals: Waterfront Romance

Photo of a Row of Pamlico Sound Homes at Dawn. Hatteras Island is the Perfect Place for a Outer Banks Romantic Getaway.Shore Details manages the area’s finest selection of waterfront rentals on Hatteras Island, ranging from Daddy Mac’s Beach Shack to End of the Line and The Crab Shack. Most vacation rentals feature ocean (or sound) views, private pools, outdoor hot tubs, spacious decks, full kitchens, distinctive decor, flat-screen televisions, and instant beach access. Homes, cottages, and condos include discounts on 4×4 rentals, the best way to explore the island! Shore Details also has the region’s premier private chef, Nicole Oden, on-call. Let Oden craft a masterful gourmet meal while you bask on your private deck with a glass of wine in hand.

To book a well-deserved romantic getaway to the Outer Banks, please call us directly at 252-357-7121 (or check availability online).