The Outer Banks of North Carolina are barrier islands with 125 miles of shoreline on the Atlantic Ocean. The strong current and winds have caused many shipwrecks along the years.
A trip to the Outer Banks is really worthwhile. The area is rich in history and has a unique culture. Clapboard buildings on stilts that help to withstand the storms, line the coastal area.
Points of interest in the Outer Banks include:
Cape Hatteras National Seashore covers approximately 45 miles on the Outer Banks. It is the most extensive stretch of undeveloped seashore on the Atlantic Coast. Attractions include: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Cape Lookout National Seashore, which extends 55 miles along the Outer Banks.
Corolla with the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Whalehead Club.
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site with Elizabethian Gardens, The Lindsay Warren Visitors Center, The Lost Colony,
Frisco with Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center
Knotts Island with Moonyard Bay Vineyard. Winery.
Manteo on Historic Roanaoke Island. North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. Roanoke Island Festival Park.
Nag’s Head, Jockey’s Ridge State Park.
Wright Brother’s National Memorial
Visitors to the Outer Banks can find some primitive beauty along with rich history. Following are some of the best hotels in the Outer Banks:
Comfort Inn by Choice Hotels
Newest hotel on Hattera’s Island, located in quiet, serene village. The hotel is designed after a turn of the century lifesaving station, just steps from the beach. A comfortable hotel with upscale furnishings and outdoor swimming pool. AAA Three Diamond.
Hampton Inn and Suites
Oceanfront setting with luxurious comfort. The inn is located directly on the pristine sand beaches. Standard guest rooms and one room studio suites with an array of amenities. Features private balconies, complimentary high-speed Internet access, indoor swimming pool, kiddy pool, lazy river, exercise room and game room. Rooms have coffeemaker, 27 inch color TV with cable, microwave, refrigerator, and more. AAA Three Diamond.
Voted 22nd Top Resort in Mainland U.S. in 2006 by Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Amenities include fitness center, Internet access, business services, spa, indoor swimming pool, and much more. Dine at the Lifesaving Station Full Service Restaurant,, The Left Bank Fine Dining, The Pine Island Diner Casual Dining. AAA Three Diamond.
Best Western Ocean Reef Suites
Kill Devils Head, NC
All suite hotel on the oceanfront with spectacular views of the ocean. Located just one mile from the Wright Brothers Memorial. Feature include full kitchen with over, refrigerator, stove-top and utensil, living area with sofa, chair, coffee table, cable TV and in-room movies. Murphy bed for additional guests. Private balcony is a great place to enjoy ocean views and a cup of coffee or glass of wine. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The premise have an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, huge sundeck and jacuzzi. AAA Three Diamond.
Clarion Oceanfront Hotel – Nags Head Beach
Kill Devils Hills, NC
Rooms are equipped with color television, microwaves, refrigerators, in-room coffee makers and mores. Hotel amenities include outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, children’s wading pool, deck overlooking ocean and workout room. AAA Three Diamond.
Comfort Inn North
Kill Devil Hills, NC
Excellent location near many attractions of the area. Room amenities include microwave, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, and more. Hotel amenities include free deluxe continental breakfast, outdoor swimming pool with sundeck overlooking the ocean. AAA Three Diamond.
Sea Ranch Hotel
Kill Devil Hills, NC
Recently renovated oceanfront hotel with enclosed heated swimming pool, microwaves, and CATV with HBO. Dine at the Oceanfront Trellis Restaurant. Hotel is near two 18 hole championship golf courses.
Comfort Inn Oceanfront South
Nags Head, NC
Seven story hotel is the tallest on the island, offering some of the best views around. Amenities include outdoor oceanside swimming pool, deluxe complimentary breakfast over looking the ocean. Room amenities include wireless high speed Internet, microwaves, refrigerators, in-room coffee makers, safes, and more. AAA Three Diamond.
The Surf Side Hotel
Nags Head, NC
Oceanfront resort. AAA Three Diamond.
Information subject to change. Contact the hotel for information and to make reservations.