Have the thrill of your life on your next vacation when you venture out with the best outdoor activities on the Outer Banks. The barrier islands have so many water sports to partake in, whether you plan to kayak, parasail, jet ski, or more! Plus, the Outer Banks of North Carolina are known for their magnificent, wild horses that roam the beach! But before we dig in any further, make sure you check out our free Vacation Guide. It includes everything you need to plan your dream vacation on the Outer Banks.
Outer Banks Outdoor Activities For the Adventure Seeker
Encounter Corolla Wild Horses
Outer Banks is famous for its stunning mustangs on the beach. Horses, that is! If you’re an animal lover, give horseback riding on the beach a try. Kids and adults alike all love this experience, and it’s not something you usually see in other vacation destinations.
You can go on a one–hour horseback riding journey with gorgeous views. Whether you have horseback riding experience or not, you’re sure to love this classic OBX outdoor activity.
Corolla Adventure Park
If you’re looking for outdoor fun for the whole family, look no further than Corolla Adventure Park. Climb high up on a giant jungle gym and let your inner child run wild. They offer 66 different obstacle courses and eight zip lines! Then, enjoy a snack and a beverage between courses at their outdoor bar.
Hang Gliding on the Outer Banks
Get your dose of adrenaline and soar high over the sand dunes with Kitty Hawk Kites. They offer experiences for everyone, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced flyer. Plus, they offer other fun outdoor activities like kiteboarding, parasailing, jet skiing, and more!
Golfing on the Outer Banks
Enjoy a day on the green with a competitive game of golf with your buddies. The Outer Banks offers fantastic options for golf courses with breathtaking ocean views, uncrowded greens, and gorgeous landscapes. Check out our golf guide to help you plan out the perfect golf trip.
Participate in Water Sports on the Outer Banks
Kayaking Tours on the Outer Banks
There are so many fantastic rivers and marshes to launch a kayak. If you’re a beginner, no worries! An expert will guide you through the basics before taking off in the Kitty Hawk Maritime Forest. The tour is two hours long, and you can take your sweet time enjoying the views. It’s the perfect way to spend quality time with your family and nature!
Fishing on the Outer Banks
The Outer Banks is one of the best places you can go to reel in an impressive catch. Pier fishing, charter fishing, surf fishing, and kayak fishing are all popular practices in our local waterways. If you’re feeling daring, give deep-sea fishing a shot! Spend a day on the big blue with Corolla Bait and Tackle. They are a bait and tackle shop that also offers fishing charters and excellent advice so that you can let out your inner angler.
Meet Some Friendly Outer Banks Dolphins
There is no better way to experience family fun on the Outer Banks than with some dolphin watching! Take a dolphin tour to encounter some of the cutest residents of the OBX. Spot a bottlenose dolphin when you hop on board with Captain Johnny’s Dolphin Tours near Nags Head. They offer two-hour tours on weekdays between May and October. Then, choose a dolphin tour in the morning, afternoon, or at sunset.
Discover Land’s End With Paramount Destinations
Once you’ve had your daily dose of sunshine and fantastic OBX weather, head back inside in one of our luxury vacation rentals. Paramount Destinations offers gorgeous vacation rentals on the beach, so adventure is always just steps outside of your door.
Stay in our Land’s End vacation property in Corolla, NC, for a modern, oceanfront escape. This seven-bedroom home accommodates 16 of your closest friends and family. Make tons of family memories when you make use of the game area, hot tub, and private oceanfront pool.
Your dream vacation starts at Land’s End! Check our availability and book your outdoor getaway today!