Here’s Why You Need to Visit the Outer Banks in September

If you’re considering a trip to the coast of North Carolina, you may be wondering, “When’s the best time to visit the Outer Banks?” Well, it depends on what you want out of a vacation! There are certainly unique seasonal attractions during different times of the year. If you’re looking for mild temperatures and fewer crowds, the Outer Banks in September is a great option! Read on to discover what we love about September in the Outer Banks! 

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What to Expect During Your Trip to the Outer Banks in September 

Mild Temperatures 

September is the bridge between summer and fall. In the late summer months, temperatures in the Outer Banks dip down into the 70s and low 80s. These mild temperatures make it easy to explore the outdoors without overheating. Spend an entire day of your getaway soaking up the sun and salty breeze on the best Outer Banks beaches. September is truly one of the best times of the year for Outer Banks outdoor activities! What will you discover? 

Fewer Crowds 

Peak season in the Outer Banks spans from June through August. These months are especially popular for family-friendly getaways because the kids are off school! As much as we love that families are making lifelong memories here, come September residents and visitors alike rejoice at fewer crowds! September is a great month to visit the Outer Banks if you’re looking for quiet days on the beach and no wait times at your favorite restaurants. 

Things to Do  

Fewer crowds don’t mean there’s less to do! The Outer Banks in the fall boasts as many exciting activities as other times of the year. Extend your end-of-month September trip into early October to attend the Mustang Music Festival! This weekend-long live music event highlights talented artists, North Carolina-style BBQ, and fresh oysters. Did we mention that September is the first month of oyster season in the Outer Banks? You must check out all the cool things to do during September in the Outer Banks! 

Don’t forget to request access to our Outer Banks Vacation Guide for a full list of seasonal events, festivals, and things to do! 

Choose Your Rental with Paramount Destinations  

Are you ready to take a trip to the Outer Banks in September? Be sure to book your Outer Banks rental home with Paramount Destinations! We have nearly 80 rentals from Corolla to Hatteras Island. This situates you near all the best things to do in South Nags Head, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Roanoke Island, and beyond. 

Browse a full inventory of our Outer Banks rental homes to start planning your trip!