Imagine the warm sunshine on your face, the sound of the ocean, and … the smell of pumpkin spice? OBX is a popular summer destination, but one of the best times to explore the Outer Banks is in the fall. The offseason is the perfect time of year to go on a beach vacation. Before you put your flip flops on and head to the beach, make sure to take a look at our free Vacation Guide. It gives you a glimpse at the best places to go and things to do on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
An Outer Banks Fall
No matter what part of the country you’re from, we can all agree that air temperatures between the 60s and 80s are ideal, especially for fall! In addition to experiencing the gorgeous weather, imagine having the beach to yourself. Most people tend to vacation on the banks during the summer, leaving you plenty of room for beach activities in the fall.
Outer Banks Fishing in the Fall
The best fishing experiences of your life await on the Outer Banks, especially in the autumn months! Fall is when schools of fish migrate south, so if you come at the right time, you could encounter mahi and red drum as they travel down the Carolina coast.
There are tons of options for surf fishing, pier fishing, kayak fishing, and deep-sea charter fishing in the area for beginner anglers and seasoned pros. You can even sign up for one of the Outer Banks’ annual fishing tournaments.
Then, get ready for oyster season which begins in mid-October and continues to April.
Local tip: Only eat oysters in months that have an “R”.
Outer Banks Fall Festivals
Explore the barrier islands by getting to know the community. There are tons of exciting annual events and festivals in the fall. Music lovers sing and dance with joy when they attend any of several music festivals. Some of those include the Mustang Music Festival and the Duck Jazz Festival.
For the Runners
Athletes, your Outer Banks vacation is your time to shine. Show off your athletic abilities in the annual Outer Banks Triathlon in September.
Or, participate in the Dare to Scare 5K Walk and Run and Sweet Treat Fun Run at the Dare County Center. It’s the perfect way to get a view of the scenic woodlands and marshes on Roanoke Island.
If you love running, you might also want to try the Wanchese Woods Haunted Trail in October. It’s not an athletic race, but you’ll definitely be running away from the monsters, but only if you dare!
Treat Yourself in a Luxury Vacation Rental With Paramount Destinations
Relax after a refreshing, fall day of exploring the Carolina coast in an elegant beach home. Paramount Destinations offers the perfect home away from home in Corolla, Duck, Currituck Club, and Southern Shores.
Reserve our Sugar Shack vacation property in Corolla for the ultimate peaceful getaway. Soak in the hot tub with the sweetest view of Currituck Sound. We also offer access to a private and community pool, the fitness center, and courts for volleyball, basketball, and tennis. Your fall escape awaits!
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