Lighthouse view in Outer Banks, Corolla, North Carolina (Currituck Outer Banks Travel & Tourism)

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Outer Banks, North Carolina (PhotoDisc)

Wild horses and surf in Outer Banks, Corolla, North Carolina (Currituck Outer Banks Travel & Tourism)

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What to do in Outer Banks

Visitors to North Carolina’s Outer Banks are typically drawn to the 200-mile-long chain of barrier islands for one of two reasons. Some seek ocean adventures, like deep-sea fishing and scuba diving, kiteboarding and surfing. Others, aficionados of American history, come to discover the place where Sir Walter Raleigh established England’s first New World settlement in 1585 and where Orville and Wilbur Wright took their first flight in 1903. Linked by bridges and ferries, the islands range from deserted coves with well-photographed lighthouses to quiet communities with sprawling vacation homes to more heavily developed tourist towns with roadside fish-taco stands and pay-per-day beach rentals. Regardless of your travel tastes, a destination where wild ponies roam free and your dinner is shucked by hand promises to please any palette.

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