Outer Banks Information

The Outer Banks (also known as OBX) is a 200-mile (320-km) long string of narrow barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina and a small portion of Virginia, beginning in the southeastern corner of Virginia Beach on the east coast of the United States. They cover most of the North Carolina coastline, separating the Currituck Sound, Albemarle Sound, and Pamlico Sound from the Atlantic Ocean.



The Outer Banks is a major tourist destination and is known for its temperate climate and wide expanse of open beachfront. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore has four campgrounds where visitors may camp.

The Wright brothers' first flight in a powered, heavier-than-air vehicle took place on the Outer Banks on December 17, 1903, at Kill Devil Hills near the seafront town of Kitty Hawk. The Wright Brothers National Monument commemorates the historic flights, and First Flight Airport is a small, general-aviation airfield located there.

The English Roanoke Colony—where the first person of English descent, Virginia Dare, was born on American soil—vanished from Roanoke Island in 1587. The Lost Colony, written and performed to commemorate the original colonists, is the longest running outdoor drama in the United States and its theater acts as a cultural focal point for much of the Outer Banks.

The treacherous seas off the Outer Banks and the large number of shipwrecks that have occurred there have given these seas the nickname Graveyard of the Atlantic. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is located in Hatteras Village near the United States Coast Guard facility and Hatteras ferry.

Outer Banks Weather
OBX Animated Radar
Local Radar
10 Day Forecast
Marine Forecast
Local NOAA Forecast
Duck Research Pier
Buoy Reports
Tropical Radar
Kitty Hawk Tides

Local Government
Dare County
Currituck County
Duck
Southern Shores
Kitty Hawk
Kill Devil Hills
Nags Head
Manteo
Hatteras Island
Outer Banks Recreation
Fishing Report - Stop N' Shop
Fishing Report - TW's
Fishing Report - Reel Buzz
Bicycling - Outer Banks Chamber
Bicycling - OuterBanks.org
Birding

Parks & Preserves
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Nags Head Woods
Currituck Banks NC Estuarine Research Reserve
Kitty Hawk NC Coastal Reserve
Buxton Woods NC Coastal Reserve
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Roanoke Island Festival Park
Currituck Beach Lighthouse
North Carolina Aquarium
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Outer Banks Essentials
Outer Banks Visitor Bureau
Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce
Outer Banks Voice

Outer Banks Surf Reports & Surf Cams
OBX Surf Info
OBXLiveSurf
Surfline Forecast
Surfline - Nags Head Cam
Surfline - Rodanthe Cam
Surfline - Buxton Lighthouse Cam
OBXCams

Outer Banks Beach & Ocean Web Cams Jennette's Pier
Duck Research Pier
Kill Devil Hills Bath House
Nags Head Fishing Pier
Avalon Fishing Pier


Outer Banks Golf Courses
Sea Scape Golf Links
The Pointe Golf Club
The Carolina Club
Kilmarlic Health & Racquet Club
Duck Woods Golf Club
The Currituck Club
Nags Head Golf Links