Outer Banks Family Vacation Advice

posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 2
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2720 posts
Sugar bee

Check out this website: http://www.vrbo.com

Their rentals are usually Saturday to Saturday. It gets hot in June, July, and August. Enjoy your stay. 

Post # 3
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610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center

Hi! I think I can help a little bit.

My aunt owns a home in Nags Head and from my experiences there, it is nice, quiet, and the beach is VERY close to the homes, even if you’re not on oceanfront property.

The Outer Banks is a popular tourist spot so late June, July, and August are usually pretty busy. It really depends if you like the idea of having the beach to yourself or not – if you don’t mind the people then any time in the summer is fine, if you’d rather it be quiet and peaceful, then I’d suggest going either early June or early/mid September.

There’s a LOT of things to do in the Outer Banks, but since things are spread out a bit, plan on driving. The closest thing to the rental houses is the beach. In Nags Head, there is the Bodie Lighthouse you can climb, the fair runs between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Jeanette’s pier for fishing. If you want, you could go out on a boat and fish, too. You can also check out the dunes at Jocky’s Ridge which are cool. There are surfing lessons which the kids might like when going to the beach, and Full Throttle Speedway go-carts which they would probably like, too. There’s several mini-golf places. I think there is also a baseball team, and there is definitely a skatepark which the kids might like, as well.

There are definitely enough things to keep you guys going for a week!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  cwedding14.
  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  cwedding14.
Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

My family has been going to Rodanthe for decades. Its a farther drive, but as such its more remote and the only people next to you on the beach will be the family in the house next door. Its right by a gorgeous stretch of State Park beach, theres a fishing pier, and its a short drive to the ferry to visit Okracoke island where there are wild ponies.

But the real attraction is the beach!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Also in Rodanthe the beach front houses are closer to the beach then other towns (which have dunes inbetween). Those dunes can be a real b*tch in the hot sun.

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