August 4, 2022

Shoulder Season – The Outer Banks Worst Kept Secret

There are only a few weeks left of summer on the Outer Banks. The days will once again shorten and the busy traffic will wind down. Fall on the Outer Banks is the best season to be here! The extreme heat has come and gone, the water is still warm, the times up with your dinner reservations, and recreational activities are still in full swing. Here is a master list of all the things you must try during an Outer Banks fall.

Fall Outer Banks Bucket list

  • Host a bonfire with smores and cozy blankets. Make sure to get a permit the day of!

  • Wake up to see a fall sunrise over the ocean

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  • Take advantage of the 4WD ability in Nags Head (with the proper permit)

  • Stroll downtown Manteo
  • Visit the Outer Banks Kite Festival – September 9-11

  • Hit one of the lighthouses on a crisp, fall day

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  • Check out a local coffee shop and try a fall blend
  • Go on an OBX ghost tour in Manteo

  • Visit the pumpkin patch at Island Farm
  • Attend the Seafood Festival on October 15

  • Take a trip to the Wright Brothers Memorial
  • Fish all 5 piers from Kitty Hawk to Nags Head

  • Take a hang gliding lesson at Jockeys Ridge.

  • Attend Outer Banks Brewtag, a celebration of and flight on October 22nd

  • Play a few rounds of golf at Kilmarlic Golf Club in County
  • Go Black Friday Shopping at Kitty Hawk for the best deals on the
  • Visit the OBX Distillery and try some fall-inspired rum flavors

  • Take a day trip to and be sure to keep an eye out to see which North Carolina College your ferry is themed after!
  • Take advantage of partial week rentals with reality companies like Seaside Vacations or First Flight Realty.
  • Stop by Kites with Lights on Jockeys Ridge and the Winter Lights Display at Elizabethan Gardens

There is always something to get excited about here, and we hope you’ll share something with us this fall. We have a great Back to School sale going on at Kitty Hawk and Kitty Hawk Surf Co. If you cannot make it back for fall break or a long weekend, take a little of the with you! Check out the sales we are running on our Instagram, and happy shopping!

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