5 Fall Activities That Will Make You Start Planning Your Visit


While the summer season is over, fall is the season many locals and few visitors come to enjoy on the Outer Banks. Here are 5 reasons locals love fall on the Outer Banks and you should too…

1. Enjoy R&R in one of our quaint coastal towns.

Now that the summer season is over so are the lines – you have plenty of time to leisurely explore the Outer Banks! Relax on the quiet beaches with a cup of coffee and book. Enjoy your favorite local restaurant without a wait. Visit new shops and attractions – the choice is yours.

2. OBX Eats – local specials, restaurants and much more.

Seafood is in Season! Make it a new family tradition. As the temperatures drop the fishing season heats up both on and off-shore. Cast your rod at one of the numerous fishing piers across the Outer Banks or from the beach. Red drum or rock fish could be for dinner! Head off-shore to bring home tuna for the family.

Let’s not forget the local breweries and the NEW Outer Banks Distillery. We have all heard the local pirate history from the Graveyard of the Atlantic and across the Outer Banks. However, the rum was the original secrets hidden on these barrier islands. Rumored to be so strong it could “kill the devil” referencing the rum barrels that were once hidden in the dunes of Kill Devil Hills. Visit Outer Banks Distilling for a rum tasting with a little history!

3. Beach Bonfires

Sure to make a lasting memory with a group of friends or as a romantic evening with your significant other. As the sun sets, warm up by a fire on the beach. Let your imagination run wild while sharing a new pirate story or local legend. Now allowed in Nags Head and Hatteras Island (permit required).

4. Long Drives on the Beach

It may be a little chilly but that will not stop you from spending the day on the beach. Pack up the family and take a ride on the beach. Note: new regulation in 2016, all vehicles are required to have an Off Road Vehicle Pass (ORV) with the exemption of Carova beaches.

  • Learn more: www.outerbanks.org/plan-your-trip/beaches/driving-on-beach/

5. Oh, and so many activities!

11/11 free entry at National Park – Wright Brothers Monument, NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
11/12 8th Annual Manns Harbor Holiday Craft Show
11/10-11/13 10th Annual Outer Banks Marathon and Southern Fried Half Marathon
11/12 Veterans Appreciation Day at Pigman’s BBQ
11/17 Nationally Recognized – Poulos Family Christmas Lights Illumination (on-going)

November’s Holiday Festivities

  • 11/24 21st Annual Running Of The Advice 5K Turkey Trot (Duck)
  • 11/24 5th Annual Surfin’ Turkey 5k & Puppy Drum 1/2 Mile Fun Run (Hatteras)
  • 11/24 6TH Annual OBX Turkey Trot 5K And 1 Mile Fun Run (SS)
  • 11/24 Outer Banks Running Club OBX Gobbler 5K & Fun Run (Nags Head)
  • 11/25-11/26 Garden To Hearth; Heritage Cooking And Food Preservation
  • 11/25 Grand Illumination of Christmas Lights at Elizabethan Gardens (on-going)
  • 11/25 Whalehead Candlelight Christmas Tour (on-going)

Want to stay longer? Start your search for a second home or vacation property on the Outer Banks. There’s no better time than the fall to get acquainted with new areas or fall back in love with your favorite town on the OBX. Call or send me an e-mail so I that I can assist you in your Outer Banks real estate needs.

Call (252)202-6920 or send me an e-mail, so I can assist you in your Outer Banks real estate search.