Best Beaches in the Outer Banks

best beaches in the the outer banks

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Pristine waves, dunes, piers, seclusion or amenities, and vibes, determining which is the best beach in the Outer Banks was no easy task!

The Outer Banks (also called OBX) of North Carolina is home to one of the most pristine swaths of coastline in the United States.  Comprised of four barrier islands, each with its own unique beaches, dunes, piers, seclusion or amenities, and vibes, determining which one contains the best beach in the Outer Banks is no easy task.

But don’t discount present-day culture either. The highly-popular TV series, Outer Banks, a mystery involving a group of teenagers from the wrong side of town who stumble upon a treasure map, has intrigued many new tourists to visit OBX.

Below are my picks for the best beaches in the Outer Banks.

8 Kitty Hawk

7 Pamlico Sound

6 Cape Hatteras National Seashore

5 Graveyard of the Atlantic

4 Rodanthe

3 Nags Head

2 Pea Island

1 Avon

About the Author

Patti Morrow is a freelance travel writer and founder of the award-winning international blog Luggage and Lipstick and southern travel blog Gone to Carolinas. TripAdvisor called her one of “20 Baby Boomer Travel Bloggers Having More Fun Than Millennials.”  Patti is the author of the book “Girls Go Solo: Tips for Women Traveling Alone,” and has over 150 bylines in 40 print and online publications, including The Huffington Post, International Living Magazine, Washington Post Sunday Travel, Travel Girl, Travel Play Live Magazine, and Ladies Home Journal.  She has traveled six continents looking for fabulous places and adventure activities for her Baby Boomer (and Gen X!) tribe.