Expert Travel Advice to Outer Banks

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Top Answers To Outer Banks Travel Questions

  • Alistair answered:
    Technically, the southernmost community on the Outer Banks is Hatteras, which you can access from the mainland via Ocracoke Island. The Cedar Island-Ocracoke ferry is probably closest for you (sailings also leave from Swan Quarter a little further north). Although not technically part of the Outer Banks, Cape Lookout National Seashore might be another spot worth checking out, as it's a little closer and easier to access from Surf City.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    I lived there for 4 years and favorite time of the year was off season. Typically "the season" would end after Labor Day. Temps are still nice. I personally love the beach in the mid/late fall,winter,and spring (before Memorial Day)quiet and peaceful. Enjoy your trip when you go!
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Wow, sounds like you're on the right track! I've heard good things about Huntington. Of course, the Outer Banks -- and in particular Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke Island -- offers excellent camping. Further south, Little Talbot Island State Park in northeast Florida is worth a look. Lastly, check out Virginia's Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, which offers an awesome hike-in route to False Cape State Park and primitive, beachside camping at Barbour Hill (look out for loggerhead sea turtles, who nest on the beach between May and September!).