Outer Banks Beaches to Visit This Summer

A view of the Outer Banks beaches

Experience all the best beaches during your OBX vacation this summer! From private feeling, undeveloped beaches to ideal spots for surfers, we have your guide to the beaches that you can’t miss during your visit to the Outer Banks! Plus, with a stay in one of our Outer Banks 4x4 vacation rentals, you can enjoy beach access just a short walk from your home-away-from-home.  

Kill Devils Hills 

Kill Devils Hills is a premier beach in the Outer Banks. With a short jump over dunes, enjoy a gorgeous stretch of sand beach. Beachside shops are the perfect spot to grab a refreshing beverage or an ice cream cone. Fishermen will be glad to know that surf fishing is permitted with the proper permits along the sandy shoreline. Larger waves can also be found at this beach, making it a favorite spot for surfing and skimboarding. Be mindful that walking on the dunes is not permitted and to pack out anything you bring onto the beach.  

Kitty Hawk 

Kitty Hawk is a prime destination for surfers and skimboarding with some of the biggest waves crashing on Outer Bank’s northern beaches. The town of Kitty Hawk features 7 public beach accesses. Three of the beach access points have lifeguards during the summer season and make for the perfect place to have a beach day! The Kitty Hawk Pier is also a perfect place to grab lunch during a day on the beach.  

Coquina Beach 

Coquina Beach feels like a piece of private paradise with stretches of undeveloped sandy shoreline. This beach is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore allowing it to shine a natural beauty without any development. The beach is accessible either by foot or driving a 4x4 (with proper permits) making it easy to bring along your favorite beach setup or perhaps even your surf fishing gear. Shelling and beachcombing are also a popular activity as well as surfing and bodyboarding when the swell is right for it! This beach is perfect for those looking to get a bit off the beaten path! 

Carova Beach Park 

Lastly, we have the Carova Beach Park. Accessible only by unpaved beach roads, Carova Beach Park is the ultimate 4x4 beach destination. Permits are required to park on the beach but anyone can drive along. The main draw of this beach park are the gorgeous white sand beaches and the wild mustangs that still run free on the island. Enjoy the peace and quiet for yourself with a stay in one of our OBX 4x4 vacation rentals, where you can enjoy the remote feeling of the location and maybe even watch the wild mustangs graze from your deck! 

Start Planning Your OBX Vacation!

With out vacation rentals that have oceanfront locations and even feature private pools, we're sure to have a property that will be your dream getaway! Plan a trip to experience the more remote beaches that only come with a 4x4 drive on unpaved beaches and keep a look out for the wild mustangs that call the area home!

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