4 Romantic Things to Do on the Outer Banks

Is it time to plan your honeymoon? Anniversary? Valentine’s Day? Or, is it date night? There are plenty of romantic things to do on the Outer Banks. The hardest part is narrowing down all of your options into one vacation! To help you get the sparks flying, we’ve created a list of the most romantic Outer Banks activities and places. But before you get ready to set the mood, make sure you use our free Vacation Guide. It includes all of the best restaurants, attractions, and entertainment on the Outer Banks!

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Romantic Things to Do in the Outer Banks

1. Watch an Outer Banks Sunset

Outer Banks is known for its incredible places to watch a sunset. You have it all. The sound of the waves crashing, your special someone, and a sky full of pink, blue, and purple streaks of colored clouds. 

One of the best places to watch a sunset on the Outer Banks is Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head. Climb to the top of the sand dune for a full view of a watercolor painted sky. But, make sure you check their hours. During the winter months, the park closes at 6 p.m., and during the summer, they close at 9 p.m.

2. Horseback Riding on the Outer Banks

OBX is set apart from most beach destinations because we have majestic, wild horses on our shores! You can set up a horseback riding tour on the beach for a romantic excursion as you explore the forests and coastline. 

Equine Adventures takes you on a journey along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The two-hour tour also allows you to see the beautiful Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.


3. Explore the Hatteras Island Villages

Hatteras Island sits under seven charming villages that you need to explore. The long stretch of shoreline is full of incredible wildlife areas. As you explore each of the towns, you’ll find that each has its own style and personality.

The villages include Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras. The closest town is Rodanthe, which is home to the 13-mile long Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. If you’re looking for some fantastic fine dining, head a little further south to Cafe Pamlico in Buxton. You’re encouraged to make a reservation as this is one of the best dining spots on the island. Then, indulge in excellent OBX cuisine as you enjoy breathtaking waterfront views!

4. Get Cozy in Summer Love

Make Paramount Destinations your home away from home on the Outer Banks. We offer stunning vacation rentals on the gorgeous barrier islands of North Carolina. All of our pristine properties are within close distance of the best beaches and Outer Banks attractions.

Stay in Summer Love and indulge in captivating sunsets over Currituck Sound. It’s best to enjoy the sunset as you spend a tranquil evening in your private pool. You can also enjoy Currituck Club’s fantastic amenities, including a fitness center, basketball court, and putting green.

Your romantic getaway awaits on the Outer Banks. Check our availability and book your vacation today.