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Off the Beaten Path Things to Do on the Outer Banks-Visit Roanoke Island

When you think of the Outer Banks, you probably imagine miles of large, beautiful beaches, amazing sunsets and watersports over the sound, sandy sheets, sun kissed skin and endless seafood. While these are the things that help make the Outer Banks truly memorable, there is so much more to this beautiful area than meets the eye.  If you enjoy being near the water while shopping, eating, and taking in rich cultural history, the town of Manteo on Roanoke Island is the perfect excursion for a day trip for you & your family.

Rainy Day Activites on the Outer Banks

Rainy days while on a beach vacation can be a bummer, but luckily, the Outer Banks has got some great family-friendly indoor activities! Aside from enjoying some of the famous local fare at any one of the many restaurants dotting the OBX, shopping at the small locally-owned businesses, or catching a movie at the theater, here are a few more options you and your family are sure to enjoy!

Celebrate National Lighthouse Day!

August 7th is National Lighthouse Day! It was on this day in 1789 that Congress approved an Act for the establishment of lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers. Because the Outer Banks is known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic due to the thousands of shipwrecks caused by perilous channels, dangerous coastlines & hazardous shoals and reefs, generations of seaborne travelers and mariners have sought the comfort of these beacons' reassuring light as an aid for safe entries to harbors. 

Sun Realty Celebrates 37 Years of Outer Banks Vacations

Representing the Best of the Outer Banks Since 1980 On May 15, 1980, Sun Realty opened our first office on the Outer Banks. Since then, we have had the pleasure of assisting countless families with finding their ideal vacation rental property. We are proud to say that we have the largest selection of vacation properties for all budgets, all family sizes, and all OBX areas of interest. We thank our loyal guests, awesome homeowners, top-notch vendors and gold-star staff for nearly four decades of success here on the Outer Banks!

More Outer Banks Beach to Love

Beach Nourishment Protects the OBX This summer, the Outer Banks will be expanding many of its beaches with beach nourishment projects, pumping sand onto the eroding shoreline to widen the existing beach, and giving us more beach to love! Stretches of beach in the Towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Buxton will be undergoing these projects.

Spend Your Spring Break on the Outer Banks

Enjoy Spring Break on the Outer Banks It’s officially springtime, and we’re ready for warm sun and light breezes. There are so many reasons to visit the Outer Banks in the spring, including lighter crowds on the beaches and in the shops, great restaurants opening back up with fresh updates, and unique events and activities celebrating all that is great about the OBX community. Check out more reasons to visit the Outer Banks in spring here.

Benefits to Booking an Outer Banks Vacation Rental Early

When booking your summer vacation rental, there are probably a lot of considerations going through your mind. Is this the location I want? Is this house big enough? Will everyone like it? Don't let these questions make you push off booking your dream home until the last minute, just to find out it's unavailable! Here are just a few of the many perks of booking your summer vacation rental early:

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