An Undisturbed Coastal Paradise
Undisturbed beaches splattered with exotic shells and ocean treasures, dolphins dipping playfully through the ocean waves, wild horses playing in the rolling surf, sand dunes rising to the sky.The Outer Banks is a virtual paradise for the true beach connoisseur and nature lover! And it's a vacation paradise for travelers on a budget! It includes the towns of Corolla, Duck, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, and Roanoke Island, and all the way to the undeveloped shores of Hatteras Island. There are a myriad of ways to explore the coast and enjoy the family-friendly recreational activities and history that abound on the Outer Banks.
The Lost Colony play on Roanoke Island is less than an hour's drive from the heart of Nags Head. Queen Elizabeth directed Sir Walter Raleigh to send a party of 100 soldiers and scientists to explore Roanoke Island. The rest is history and is played out from June 1 to August 20 in the live production in an outdoor theatre.Aviation history was made in Kill Devil Hills on the Outer Banks and the Wright Brothers Memorial is a tribute to the success of Orville and Wilbur Wright. A replica of the first airplane and other historical artifacts and reproductions of the early days of flight are on display throughout the museum. Aviation recently celebrated its 100th anniversary at the Wright Brothers Memorial and a stop here along the way is both memorable and nostalgic. Fiery displays of color sparkle in the Elizabethan Gardens on Roanoke Island. You won't want to miss this incredible garden with its foliage, flowers, herbs, antique garden fountains, and statues. The Gardens were created to honor the Elizabethan heritage of Roanoke Island and North Carolina. The Gardens are a memorial to Sir Walter Raleigh's legendary lost colony of 1587, which settled, lived, and vanished on the very site where the Gardens now stand. They provide an incredibly beautiful and quiet solitude just beyond the beach. Nags Head is one of the most well-preserved beaches on the east coast, with miles of rugged shoreline, natural dunes, wildlife refugees, surf and pier fishing, affordable recreation, and historical sites. Every year we spend time there, we fall more in love with the coastal paradise. Once you give it a try, we're sure you'll be back year after year!
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