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Ranked #1 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: State Parks; Geologic Formations; Parks

As most people familiar with Jockey's Ridge, it is famous for the being the largest sand dune on the east coast. The views from the top are spectacular, as you have a beautiful... more »

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Frisco Beach (Frisco)
Ranked #2 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #3 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: National Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Beaches
A national seashore preserve that has the most extensive stretch of undeveloped seashore along the Atlantic coast.
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Ranked #4 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Beaches

Life guards are at the beach, and minding the beach. Water is warmer than at other OBX locations. The location is highly regarded, but the beach is not really crowded. The... more »

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Carova Beach (Corolla)
Ranked #5 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #6 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Beaches

Pea Island isn't as close to many of the places listed on this site as the mileage notes indicate although they are within 30-45 minutes so refer to a map when planning. Pea... more »

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Currituck Beach (Corolla)
Ranked #7 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Beaches
Location of the only lighthouse in the state of North Carolina that is still located where it was erected.
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Ranked #8 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #9 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #10 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Gardens
A reproduction of a garden of the time of Elizabeth I located on Roanoke Island.
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Nags Head Woods Preserve (Kill Devil Hills)
Ranked #11 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Forests
Located in the Outer Banks, this preserve is one of only a few maritime forests left in its natural state.
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Ranked #12 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Ships
History comes alive with a replica of Elizabeth II's era and costumed-sixteenth-century characters.
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Ranked #13 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
An off-beat wildlife refuge that is interesting for children.
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Ranked #14 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Beaches; Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Your information center for sightseeing, attractions, accommodations and dining.
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Anchorage Marina (Ocracoke)
Ranked #15 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Marinas
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Ranked #16 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Trails
A nature trail that takes hikers through some interesting terrain.
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Salvo Beach (Salvo)
Ranked #17 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Beaches
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Avon Pier (Avon)
Ranked #18 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Beaches

Avon, NC is a laid-back, relaxing, beautiful place to vacation.  The beach houses are truly well maintained, clean and nicely furnished. Avon pier, fishing, sound and the ocean... more »

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Sweetgum Swamp Trail (Kill Devil Hills)
Ranked #19 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Part of a gentle five-mile hiking trail at Nags Head Woods.
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Canadian Hole (Buxton)
Ranked #20 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Beaches
Beach located along North Carolina's Outer Banks that is recommended for windsurfing.
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Ranked #21 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Ranked #22 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
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Sandy Run Park (Kitty Hawk)
Ranked #23 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
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Grog's Watersports (Nags Head)
Ranked #24 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Get Wet at Grog’s! We're the premier spot on the Outer Banks for your watersports fun. Enjoy the thrill of parasailing or the... more » Owner description: Get Wet at Grog’s! We're the premier spot on the Outer Banks for your watersports fun. Enjoy the thrill of parasailing or the excitement of waverunner, kayak or dolphin tours. We offer every water adventure imaginable. You can also rent waverunners, kayaks and boats. When you're done with your activity, bring a lunch and enjoy it at one of our picnic benches on the beach. We take online reservations to make your vacation planning easy. « less
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New Inlet (Hatteras Island)
Ranked #25 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Beaches
Part of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, this area is ideal for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and enjoying nature.
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North Pond Trail (Hatteras Island)
Ranked #26 of 26 Outdoors in Outer Banks
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
This half-mile trail, which offers spectacular wildlife observation year-round, is fully disabled accessible.
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