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Outer Banks Beaches near Elizabeth City, NC

In under an hour from Elizabeth City you can dip your toes in the Atlantic Ocean. With more than 100 miles of shoreline, you’ll come to find out no two Outer Banks beaches are alike. Come find the beach that is the perfect fit for you.

Currituck Beach Lighthouse
1101 Corolla Village Road
Corolla, NC 27927

This red-brick lighthouse towers above the northern Outer Banks landscape in the historic Corolla Village. Visitors can climb the winding staircase, 220 steps in all, to the top of the lighthouse for a panoramic view of Currituck Sound, the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Outer Banks.
Grave Digger
5650 Caratoke Hwy
Poplar Branch, NC 27965

Grave Digger fans, get an up-close look at the Grave Digger monster truck, pay to ride in one, pose for pics with one and check out Digger's Dungeon for great merchandise.
H2OBX Waterpark
8526 Caratoke Hwy
Powells Point, NC 27966

Whether you're looking for wild family fun or an upscale resort getaway, H2OBX is the place to be in the Outer Banks. Come see all that the best water-park in North Carolina has to offer.
Jennette's Pier
7223 South Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959

Hook into world-class fishing, personalized angling instruction, youth adventure camps, an exceptional banquet facility as well as clean, wide, public beaches, bathhouse and free parking all at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. Inside the pier house, come face to face with fish while peering into one of our large aquariums.
Jockey's Ridge State Park
300 W. Carolista Drive
Nags Head, NC 27959

The tallest living sand dune on the Atlantic coast is a premier location for kites, sightseeing and sunsets, with a view arcing from the ocean to Roanoke Sound.
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
374 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954

The "Waters of the Outer Banks" are waiting to be discovered. Marvel at the largest group of sharks in the state. Interact with scuba divers. See an alligator. Touch the stingrays. Wonder at the playful river otters. Witness our conservation efforts in the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center.
Roanoke Island’s Freedom Trail
1500 Fort Raleigh Road
Manteo, NC 27954

Soon after Confederate forces were defeated on Roanoke Island in 1862, hundreds of freed and runaway slave flocked to the island. It was well known that if one crossed the creek to Roanoke Island they would find “safe haven.”
The Lost Colony
1409 National Park Dr.
Manteo, NC 27954

See epic battles and Indian dances. Experience the sorrow and heartbreak of tragedy and loss. Witness the pageantry of the Queen and her court and celebrate the birth of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. There is music, laughter, romance and dance.
Whalehead
1100 Club Road
Corolla, NC 27927

Set on 39 pristine acres along the Currituck Sound in Historic Corolla, the Whalehead is a beautifully restored 1920s-era Art Nouveau-style mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Wright Brothers National Memorial
1000 North Croatan Highway
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Wind, sand, and a dream of flight brought Wilbur and Orville Wright to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where, after four years of scientific experimentation, they achieved the first successful airplane flights on December 17, 1903.

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