Known for its scenic beaches and level climate, the Outer Banks has become a major tourist attraction for Americans to enjoy the vast expanse of its many islands. Starting near the southeastern region of Virginia Beach, these barrier islands cover a reach of 200 miles in total and finish halfway through the North Carolina coastline.
On the northern Outer Banks are herds of horses in Carova Beach. Called by the colloquial name ‘banker ponies’, these feral domestic horses are a wonderful edition that provide value for both child and adult alike. All Carova Beach real estate is accessible only by 4-wheel drive vehicles. Which makes it a secluded getaway.
Among the top places to fish in the United States, the Outer Banks boasts some of the best seafood and fresh fish in the country. The Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park ships seafood worldwide and manufactures and fixes a multitude of sport and fishing boats. Many amateur tourists even choose to go crabbing in the local waters during the popular months of May, June, and July.
Activities along the famous beaches and beautiful coast of the Outer Banks are endless and activities can be taught and learned with ease. Hang gliding is a popular sport to pursue along the sand dunes while jet skiing and surfing are popular water sports.
Aside from the myriad of physical activities that are hosted on the Outer Banks, cultural and historical sites are popular ways to spend time quietly absorbing the essence of the land. Dating from the sixteenth century, families and individuals alike can visit the Elizabethan Gardens and enjoy the picturesque flower bordered walkways and Shakespearean herb garden. The Wright Brother’s National Memorial is a museum and exhibit devoted to the appreciation of the site where the two brothers held the world’s first
controlled power flight.
The arts are rampant across the Outer Banks and it is a must for visitors to take part in the plays in theaters offered around the islands. The Lost Colony is a famous outdoor drama which is a production of the Roanoke colony that disappeared during colonial times. With award winning actors and actresses, this mystery includes music and dance along with the action one might find in a film.
The Outer Banks cannot be summarized in a single word, but if it had to, it would be: glorious. Seemingly exclusive because they are islands, Hatteras Island, Bodie Island, Roanoke Island, and Ocracoke Island look as though they are distant, but they are pieces of paradise. There are too much wonderful experiences lost if someone misses the chance to visit.