The Outer Banks or OBX is a great place to visit for any frequent beachgoer. The Outer Banks is most notably known for their beaches. Beaches in the Outer Banks stretch up to 100 miles long. Many people from around the country visit the Outer Banks for their beaches. The beach is not all the Other Banks has to offer. When visiting the Outer Banks in North Carolina, be sure to take in all available attractions.
Known for having the tallest sand dune on the east coast. This sand dune provides tourists with a half mile long trail up the dune for unbelievable sight-seeing opportunities. A 360-foot boardwalk is available for other tourists not wanting to hike up a steep sand trail to get to the top of the dune. Activities like sand boarding and hang-gliding are open to the public. Tours are offered in an all-terrain vehicle that will take you to the top of the dune.
Currituck Beach Lighthouse is one of many lighthouses in the Outer Banks. The lighthouses are now dormant but were once used to guide ships safely to shore in aggressive Atlantic Ocean storms. The Currituck Beach Lighthouse still has its initially exposed brick to showcase its origin and beauty. Tourists can climb to the top of the lighthouse and have the opportunity to have spectacular views of the beach and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Outer Banks is known for its magnificent showing of wild horses on their beaches. In the town of Corolla, tourists have the chance to see the stunning beauty of wild horses roaming the landscape. The horses are descendants of Spanish horse brought over to America in the 1500’s. People from around the world visit the Outer Banks to get a glimpse of these mysterious horses. Guided tours are offered to tourists to ensure they get an up-close experience of these horses.
The Aquarium is home to all sea creatures that are sharing the water with you on the Outer Banks beaches. The main attraction is an exhibit on top of the remains of the sunken USS Monitor where sharks and sea turtles alike swim freely in a 285,000-gallon tank. If you are looking for a more hands-on experience, the aquarium offers a touch exhibit with sea turtles.
The Outer Banks is a great place to visit with your family or significant other. Be sure to add the Outer Banks to your next vacation visit!