One of the most frequently asked questions about the Outer Banks is “Where should we stay?” The simple truth about this question is that you really can’t go wrong with any choice. Every town on the OBX is special in its own way – every town is beautiful and has a unique charm.
But that’s not much of an answer – especially for vacationers that haven’t been to the Outer Banks before. So, I’ll elaborate a bit. Let’s take a quick tour of the northern towns of the Outer Banks.
Corolla is home to generous unspoiled beaches and historic landmarks. Take a day to visit the Whalehead Club, the Currituck Lighthouse and Historic Corolla Village. Corolla, an unincorporated community located along the northern Outer Banks in Poplar Branch Township, is home to more than 100 wild Spanish Mustangs. The horses can be found on 12,000 acres in Corolla, north of populated areas. Approximately 500 permanent residents call the community home.
You can find additional history, a list of communities and search Corolla vacation rental homes on our website.
Moving south from Crolla, we reach Duck. Duck is an ocean to sound community with miles of beaches and spectacular sunsets over the Currituck Sound. Duck Village is easily navigated and pedestrian friendly.Duck was once home to a thriving commercial fowl industry. Today’s residents still serve as game or fish guides to visitors.
You can find additional history, a list of communities and search Duck vacation rental homes on our website.
Just south of Duck is Southern Shores. Southern Shores is a beautiful town, with much of the natural vegetation left intact, and has a marvelous stretch of beach with low-density oceanfront development. Southern Shoers beach accesses are not public; only residents and vacationers staying in the area are allowed to use them. The soundside of the town offers dense maritime forest vegetation and canals leading to the sound.
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Continuing on our southbound OBX journey, we hit Kitty Hawk next. Kitty Hawk is located in the geographic center of the Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk offers access to golf, fishing, mini golf, restaurants, nightlife, fine dining, shopping and movies. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the East and the Albemarle Sound to the West, Kitty Hawk is a water enthusiast’s paradise.
You can find additional history, a list of communities and search Kitty Hawk vacation rental homes on our website.
Kill Devil Hills
Next stop, KDH. Kill Devil Hills, home of the Wright Brothers Memorial, has easily-accessed beaches with parking, fishing, crabbing, mini golf, restaurants, night life, fine dining, shopping and movies.
You can find additional history, a list of communities and search Kill Devil Hills vacation rental homes on our website.
To wrap up our OBX tour, we’ll hit Nags Head. Nags Head was named #1 family-friendly beach by TripAdvisor® for 2007. Home of the east coast’s largest sand dune, the area features attractions, shops, restaurants, night life, water sports and more. Jockey’s Ridge State Park is the perfect spot to fly kites, hang glide or sand surf. Close to Roanoke Island, historic Manteo and Oregon Inlet.
You can find additional history, a list of communities and search Nags Head vacation rental homes on our website.
Hope you enjoyed the tour. Please watch your step as you exit.
Do you know where you’re going to stay now? Let me know. I’d love to know what helped make the decision for you.
Happy hunting. See you on the beach!