We always knew that our beaches were among the best in the world but a little validation never hurts. This week Dr. Beach, released his Top 10 Beaches in America List and guess who made the list??? Our very own Ocracoke!
Our Outer Banks beaches stretch along 200 miles of North Carolina coastline including 5 lighthouses, 12 parks, more than 100 wild horses and boasting some of the best offshore fishing charters in the country. With more than 5 million visitors each year, the Outer Banks popularity continues to grow and with it so do the great restaurants, attractions and activities. This year two new fun activities for visitors will include OBX H20 water park which expects to open to guests in June and OBX Escape room that opened in late May. Our foodie scene has always been strong and continues to grow with new additions like Grandstaff & Stein, a new speakeasy themed bar & restaurant in Kill Devil Hills that supplements all the old favorites like Blue Moon Beach Grill in Nags Head, FishHeads Bar & Grill in Nags Head, Blue Point in Duck or Avenue Grill in Manteo. Our charter fishing fleet has long been known for some of the best offshore fishing along the east coast bringing in everything from bill fish to tuna & mahi. Follow along as our charter captain’s bring in their catch by watching Pirates’ Cove Marina or following one of the charter pages like Synergy Sport Fishing.
And so, Dr. Beach has validated what we’ve known all along, you can’t beat our OBX beaches. Our area has everything you can want for food, fun & fishing.. just bring your flip flops! Just another reason to take a deep breath and be grateful to be in this beautiful place.