The Outer Banks-North Carolina

Ouetr0Banks-N.C.The Outer Banks located along a sandy stretch of about 200 miles of North Carolina’s ocean front shores is perhaps one of the most sought after tourists destinations in N.C.  With a little over 5 million visitors each year the Outer Banks are full of shipwreck secrets and beautiful beaches. You will find that the Outer Banks coastline separates Currituck Sound, Albemarle Sound and Pamlico Sound from the Atlantic Ocean.  Because of the treacherous waters found in this area there are many shipwrecks that dot the coastline and make up the Outer Banks. In fact this area has also been nicknamed the Graveyard of the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can also find the Graveyard Museum in Hatteras Village next to the local Coast Guard facility. Also located near by is Cape Hatteras National Seashore which boasts 4 different cramp grounds open to visitors.  

Along the Outer Banks you will find different barrier islands as well.  These islands consist of:

  • Bodie Island
  • Hatteras Island
  • Ocracoke Island
  • Portsmouth Island
  • Core Banks Island

There are an abundance of unusual weather patterns which makes these islands and the area greatly affected by hurricanes. Some other interesting facts about the Outer Banks include:

Outer Bank Fact

  • Cape Hatteras lighthouse stands 208 feet and 12 stories high
  • Cape Point located on Hatteras Island is one of the best fishing spots andbodie-island-lighthouse also home to Hatteras Lighthouse
  • The Outer Banks & the Virgin islands are the best known places to catch Atlantic Blue Marlin
  • Roanke Island holds the mystery of the Lost Colony. The single word Croatoan was found carved into a tree lending even to the mystery
  • Pirates once roamed the Atlantic Ocean and the shores of the Outer Banks
  • 16 towns and villages are located along the vast shores of the Outer Banks
  • The Outer Banks is known as the windsurfing capital of the East CoastGraveyard-of-atlantic-museum

There is a ton of history and wonderful tourists destinations disbursed all throughout the great state of North Carolina.  A state that is filled with southern hospitality and so much beauty you are sure to find a destination for everyone in your travel group.  Should you be venturing to N.C. in the summer months especially we highly recommend a visit to the Outer Banks!

 

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