Five things to do in the Outer Banks
I wrote this travel piece about visiting the Outer Banks in North Carolina for The Prince George’s Sentinel, a weekly newspaper in Maryland.
Sun and surf attract summertime beach-goers to North Carolina’s Outer Banks. But, this Atlantic coastline also offers visitors thrilling adventures, seaside sights and insights into America’s maritime and aviation history.
Catch some waves and rays
Build a sandcastle, watch for dolphins or sunbathe on more than 100 miles of shoreline. The Outer Banks beach experience can vary, depending on whether you set up your towel and umbrella on a public-access beach with a paved parking lot off the beach road or drive an off-road vehicle to a natural, undeveloped waterfront in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Thrill-seeking beach-goers will find lessons, guided excursions and rentals for kiteboarding, surfing, kayaking, wake boarding, jet skiing, parasailing and stand-up paddle boarding, particularly in Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk.
You can read the rest of my Outer Banks travel tips on The Prince George’s Sentinel’s website.