Fun Facts about the Outer Banks.
- Jockey's Ridge is home to the largest sand dunes on the East Coast.
- Ocracoke Island is 16 miles miles and ranges from a half mile to 2 miles in width.
- The Bodie Island Lighthouse has stood guard over Oregon Inlet since 1848.
- The cemetery on Ocracoke island is officially located on British soil. It contains the graves of British sailors washed ashore during WW2
- The first Nazi submarine destroyed during World War II by Americans was sunk off Bodie Island.
Where to stay.Booking a Wimdu accommodation in Outer Banks, vacationers will find plenty of rental options. Small families who simply need a place to stay when they're not out and about enjoying the beach will find lots of 2-4 bedrooms cottages with cozy furnishings, comfy bedrooms, well-supplied kitchens, and oceanside decks. You simply wont miss out on your first choice apartment or vacation accommodation in Outer Banks. Many of these classic cottages have been well-loved vacation destinations for decades, and are perfect, budget-friendly accommodations for families who just need a quiet place to relax on the Outer BanksOur apartments are occupied and looked after by authentic Outer Banks residents, people who know where to find the best restaurants, secret beaches and the liveliest local bars. They also know where to avoid and what not to waste your time doing, allowing you to get the most out of your holiday. Our Wimdu hosts are passionate about their home town are keen to impart their knowledge and give recommendations. Rather than staying in a uniform hotel which could be located anywhere, why not stay in an authentic Outer Banks accommodation, complete with high ceilings, wooden floors and bay windows?
What to do on the Outer Banks.
The Outer Banks has a wonderful way of changing vacationers by opening their eyes to new experiences. Think of it as like visiting a world you never knew existed. In the Outer Banks, there’s never a dull moment, but instead days filled with good fun, friendly people and endless outdoor recreation. Thanks to the wind and the waves, this spectacular natural stage has been set. For hang gliding off sand dunes. For some of the world’s finest kiteboarding. For touring historical lighthouses. For biking, hiking and birdwatching. For days spent on the beach. For nights in Rodanthe. For all the great things to see and do in the Outer Banks. But the best part? There’s always more around each and every corner.
Getting around the Outer Banks
Some drive. Some fly, Some even cycle! Either way, getting to the Outer Banks and navigating the islands once you're here are both easy. Simply ask your Vacation rental host for the best directions to the secret beaches and local restaurants. The Outer Banks is one of those magical place where it's virtually impossible to get lost. Surrounded by the ocean, the Outer Banks is easily navigable and easily accessible from Norfolk International Airport (82 miles north) or Raleigh Durham International Airport (192 miles west). You will understand the true beauty and hype on your drive in here, its one of the most scenic experiences you will ever have!