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Reasons to Visit the Outer Banks

Visit the Outer Banks The Outer Banks of North Carolina is one of the top vacation spots on the Eastern Seaboard. If you are looking to get away from it all and want a family friendly, relaxing place to do it, OBX is the place for you. OBX is just a fond name given to the region by its fans, plus it fits perfectly on front license plates.

OK.. so why the Outer Banks of NC and not somewhere else you ask? Why not Myrtle, Virginia Beach, or some other place?

  • Top 10 Beaches-It is rated among the work top ten beaches.
  • Crystal Blue Water- the waters off the crystal coast are crystal blue unlike the others
  • Wild Spanish Mustangs- left here 500+ years ago these horses are a rare treat
  • Ship Wrecks- Graveyard of the atlantic with more than 1,000 ships have sunk in these waters since records began in 1526. Great for diving and treasure hunters.
  • Dolphin Tours- The outer banks provide a barrier and allow dolphins to thrive. People have seen up to 200 dolphins at one time!
  • Wildlife Refuges- From Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge to Alligator River. The obx has some of the most pristine natural habitats in the united states.
  • 4x4 Beach Access Spots- Rent or drive your own 4 wheel drive vehicle up and over sand dunes, and find yourself a spot to fish, nap, or just take in the sun!
  • First in Flight- We were the first in flight. The Wright Brothers National Memorial tells it all.
  • North Carolina Aquarium- Located in Roanoke Island this aquarium features sharks, alligators, and river otters as well as programming that includes dive shows, live animal encounters and feeding programs.
  • Go Fly a Kite- Kitty Hawk Kites has hundreds of kites to choose from, and the outer banks provides some of the best kite flying conditions in the world.
  • Dune Gliding- Jockeys Ridge at 100 ft is the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States. Hanglide from its peak and the see world like never before!

These are just a few of the things that set the Outer Banks of North Carolina apart from the other beaches in North and South Carolina, as well as Virginia. Of course if you are looking for packed beaches, limited shopping facilities, traffic, murky water, and over priced food you should probably go elsewhere.

All joking aside if you are going to the beach and want to have what may be the best time of your life, come to the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Mike Koenig

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