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Take this Quiz to see which Outer Banks town is right for you!

Trying to decide which area on the Outer Banks is right for you and your family can be confusing, considering each individual town on this 130-mile stretch of barrier islands offers such a unique vacation experience! From Carova beach to Hatteras Island, whether you're visiting for the first time, or you're a seasoned OBX vacationer looking to switch it up, this quiz will help you decide which area is right for you!

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.