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Visit the Outer Banks, just off the coast of North Carolina and Virginia, for a destination that has much to discover both day and night. Beach bars here are family-friendly, while the night sky is lit with an abundance of stars. When you choose an Outer Banks oceanfront vacation rental, you’ll find plenty of activities to enjoy by the beach and in the town.
One of the most famous parts of the Outer Banks is Kitty Hawk. Situated on Bodie Island, Kitty Hawk is the site of the Wright brothers' first flight, and there are some excellent vacation accommodations on offer here too. There's an abundance of wildlife to see across the various islands, as well as miles of open-sea beaches that are ideal for your next adventure.
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Popular Rental Amenities in the Outer Banks
Listed above are the most selected filters in Outer Banks and the number of accommodations that have them. You can easily find a vacation rental meeting your expectations in Outer Banks if you can't imagine a vacation without internet or you want to tune out with some TV time, as most accommodations provide "Internet" and "TV." Plan your vacation in advance if you love sweating the stress away in saunas or you need a crib for your baby. There are just 309 listed properties with "Sauna" and 553 rentals providing "Crib."
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Vacation Rental Price Information in the Outer Banks
We rendered price information data on the above graph to give you more insights on prices in the Outer Banks. Prices reach their highest point in July, where prices are an average of $714 a night (7/1 - 7/8). Outer Banks is cheaper in a week of January (1/14 - 1/21), where prices are on average $316 a night.
Rental Availability Information in the Outer Banks
Our availability graph helps you identify the busiest months in the Outer Banks. The week with the least available rentals is in January (1/14 - 1/21), with only 30% of the rentals available. August (8/26 - 9/2) has got the highest percentage of available rentals.
The Weather in the Outer Banks
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You can see our climate diagram above. The highest average temperatures are in the month of July. On the contrary, the coolest month is January. The rainiest month is June while the driest month is October.
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Accommodations for your vacation in the Outer Banks
9,839 out of the 16,289 offers in the Outer Banks are house rental. They account for most of the properties in this destination (81.35%). Additionally, the average nightly cost of house rental there is $747, and the median size is 241 m². Furthermore, if you are going in a group of 11, house rental are the perfect property type in Outer Banks, as they usually welcome this exact group size. If you are searching for another type of accommodation, you can look for many other available options, such as cabin, which are the other very typical property type in Outer Banks. While house rental in Outer Banks have an average size of 241 m², cabin have an average size of 124 m².
Where to find the best food in the Outer Banks?
Dining Outside of Your Outer Banks Beach House Rental
As can be expected, the culinary hallmarks of the Outer Banks include plenty of fresh seafood, generous portions, and classic American dining. To enjoy excellent local cuisine, try the fish and other delicacies on offer at the historical Black Pelican Restaurant. Alternatively, head to the Ocean Boulevard, known for its tasty fine dining and international standards. Fast food joints, such as the Rundown Cafe, offer something less refined. Here, you can dig into giant burgers while you enjoy an ocean view.
What is the weather like in the Outer Banks?
Best Times to Enjoy Your Vacation: Weather in the Outer Banks
The hot and humid season (which has the potential for hurricanes) usually runs from August to September, so schedule your trip to the Outer Banks during the spring or early summer months and consider vacation rental with a private pool to get the most out of your visit.
What are the top sights in the Outer Banks?
Discover Fascinating Aviation History
It was in 1903, after four years of dedicated experimentation, that the Wright Brothers' first flight took off four miles south of Kitty Hawk. They had chosen this location as the sandy dunes offered the perfect terrain for launching their aircraft. You can learn more about their revolutionary exploits at the Wright Brothers National Memorial at 1401 National Park Drive, Manteo.
What are the best places to discover the arts and culture of Outer Banks?
Theater Under the Stars
For a truly memorable experience, check out the play "The Lost Colony" by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Green. Performed nightly during the summer, this play tells the story of the legendary Native American colony that existed long ago in Manteo, eventually disappearing. Staged outdoors, the production is presented by a theater company of over 100 performers.
What are the best nightlife spots in the Outer Banks?
Perfect Evenings in the Outer Banks
Nightlife in the Outer Banks has something fun for everyone. From family walks to Monday night football to local bars with welcoming atmospheres, there's plenty to keep you entertained. After a day at the beach, why not gather your family and friends for a round of karaoke? The locals love to party, and many of the towns in the Outer Banks have their own late-night activities planned, such as karaoke and live bands.
Even children can get on the microphone before 10 pm. If you would rather hear a professional serenade, then head to Kinnakeet Shores Beach Club in Avon, which also has more than enough space for you to get up and dance. In larger restaurants of the Outer Banks, such as the Port O'Call Restaurant, you can catch live music performances, especially around the busy summer season.
Visitors to the islands will find a movie theater in Nags Head, plus the smaller Pioneer Theater, which lays claim to being the state’s oldest film theater. If stand-up comedy is more of your kind of thing, then head to the Comedy Club of the Outer Banks in Kill Devil Hills.
Where are the unique attractions in the Outer Banks?
The 3 Best Beaches for Fishing, Surfing, and Swimming Near Your Outer Banks Beach House
Outer Banks is a haven for everyone, where you and your family can engage in a wide range of beach activities, including surfing, swimming, and fishing. You will soon discover your favorite spots on these idyllic beaches.
1. Cape Point
This is one of the best beaches for fishing in Outer Banks, attracting passionate fishers from many countries around the world. Aside from traditional fishing, you can also try your hand at surf fishing on this beach. The best time for fishing is at the end of summer. However, there are still plenty of fish in the ocean during the rest of the year, so fishing is a year round activity here. Also, there are plenty of other activities on offer like sunbathing, building castles, windsurfing, or kite-boarding. You can access this beach by using a 4WD vehicle if you have a beach driving permit. Alternatively, you can reach the beach with public transport and a short walk.
2. Kitty Hawk
Kitty Hawk Beach is stunning, and it is a great favorite with surfers, as it gets some of the best surfing waves in Outer Banks. If you’re a surfer, you are bound to love Kitty Hawk’s waters. Experience the best surfing and skim-boarding conditions without worrying about your safety, or that of your family, as the beach is well guarded. Three lifeguard stations secure the beach from 10am to 7pm. Near the beach, in the town of Kitty Hawk, you will find opportunity to discover the area’s rich history, go shopping, or dine out with your family.
3. Southern Shores
Have you ever imagined a perfect beach day? If you have, then your daydream probably looked something like Southern Shores Beach. The water at Southern Shores is crystal clear, making it the ideal beach for swimming, and the long stretches of golden sand are an invitation to languorous sunbathing. The beach also has lifeguards who make sure you are safe at all times. On sunny days, you can have lots of fun swimming, picnicking, and building sandcastles with your family at Southern Shores.
What are the must-see attractions in the Outer Banks?
5 Unbelievable Attractions at the Outer Banks
1. North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Discover the magic of the outdoors at the Outer Banks' best loved outdoor center. You'll be stunned by the largest shark group in North Carolina, the snapping alligators, and the tales of experienced scuba divers. Touch the stingrays and watch the otters play.
2. Currituck Beach Lighthouse
Differentiated from other lighthouses in the region by its distinctive coloration, Cerrituck Beach Lighthouse is also home to a museum, plus inspiring views at the top of its 122 steps.
3. Wright Brothers National Memorial
Learn all about the history of aviation in the very place where air transportation first found its wings.
4. Jockey's Ridge State Park
The largest state park on the east coast, Jockey's Ridge has the tallest active sand dune system in the eastern United States.
5. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Painted like a black and white candy-cane, Hatteras Lighthouse overlooks the "Graveyard of the Atlantic", where the Gulf Stream collides with the Labrador Current, creating tempestuous conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many vacation homes are available to book in the Outer Banks?
Currently there are 16,289 vacation home rentals from 15 different providers in the Outer Banks.
What are the most popular amenities for holiday houses in the Outer Banks?
If you're looking to book a holiday rental in the Outer Banks, the most common amenities are: Internet, TV and Pool.
How many How many holiday houses are there in the Outer Banks?
There are 16,289 home rentals across 15 providers in the Outer Banks.
Are dogs allowed in holiday houses in the Outer Banks?
In case if you are traveling with a dog in the Outer Banks - 22% of vacation homes allow pets.
What's the best month to travel to Outer Banks?
The warmest months in in the Outer Banks are July and June, with temperatures around 86 °F. The coldest months in the Outer Banks are January and February, with 30 °F on average.
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