Have you and your family been wanting to explore the Outer Banks on your next vacation this winter? The Outer Banks is a great location to enjoy the beaches, fishing and exploring the island. Staying in one of our Outer Banks vacation rentals will allow your family to stay close to the surf and sand. Let’s look below at a few of the things that you and your family can do on your next vacation to the Outer Banks this winter.
Winter Weather on the Outer Banks
Vacationing to the Outer Banks during the winter months can
be fun and your family can enjoy some pleasant weather too. The temperatures
can vary between 55° – 60° during the day and between 38° – 40° during the
night. It typically rains between 8 – 9 days during January & February,
allowing you to enjoy the sunshine more along the coast. Even though the ocean
is going to be a lot cooler than it would earlier in the season, it’s still
pleasant weather to enjoy.
Vacationing to the Outer Banks in the winter can have some great perks. During the winter months, we often run specials that you and your family can take advantage of. One of the specials that we offer is book any week during the month of January or February and you can receive 30% off the weekly rental rate on select rentals. Saving money on your vacation can not only help on the wallet but will also allow you to enjoy the beach during the off-season too without the crowds.
Enjoy the Outdoor Activities
Some of the fun things that you and the family can enjoy
while you are on vacation during the winter months would be enjoying the beach.
You may find that the kids will enjoy an empty beach where there is enough room
for them to run, scream and play together. Another fun activity that you can
plan is fishing from the beach. This is a prime time when many loves to explore
the beach as you find your new place to fish from. There are so many different
things that you can do outdoors together as a family while on vacation to the
Outer Banks during the winter.
While there are so many other reasons to vacation to the Outer Banks during the winter, these are just a few we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to the OBX this winter, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family in the next few months making new traditions and memories!
Coming to the Outer Banks during the off-season can be just as fun as coming during the warmer months and we encourage it. The past few years, the North Carolina Coast has seen a change when it comes to the “chillier” times of the year or off-season. Normally the summer season on the Outer Banks is where visitors can enjoy the warm sunny salt air and the sandy beaches. Now that winter has made its appearance, you can still enjoy the beaches but with cooler air. Staying in one of our beautiful Outer Banks vacation rentals will help keep you and your family close to where the wintertime fun happens to be on the North Carolina Coast.
The Outer Banks is known to be the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” because of all the shipwrecks found along its coast. The barrier islands have a wealth of history to them and getting to learn more about the 3000 shipwrecks can be pretty neat. Head over to the NC Maritime Museum that has plenty of exhibits dedicated to its grave namesake and learn why the North Carolina Coast have been known to be some of the most dangerous for seafaring. Plus, there are a few places on the shore where you can go see some of these shipwrecks.
Oh, My Shells
Coming to the Outer Banks during the winter can have its advantages. You and your family can look for shells which normally during the summer may be hard to find with it being so crowded. Before you head on vacation to the Outer Banks, be sure to pick up a mesh seashell bag for your day on the beach. This bag will allow you to collect the seashells without having to bring back with you all of the sand. Once you are back in your vacation rental, have a mason jar for each family member and add your collected shells into it. This way you can take home your shells but without the added mess that they may bring with the sand. This can be a fun and exciting souvenir you can take home after every trip!
Coming to the beach isn’t the only thing that you can do on the Outer Banks. Head on over to Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge which is where you and your family can enjoy some wildlife. Open 7 days a week you can spend all day at the park if you’d like. They do offer 90-minute guided walk if you’d like to learn about the nearly 400 species of birds who call the Outer Banks their home. If you and your family would like to wander on your own, then take advantage of the 13-mile-long sanctuary. But keep an eye out for a few endangered species such as the Red World or the Loggerhead Sea Turtle.
See the Light
While on vacation, you have to visit one of the lighthouses on the Outer Banks. If you’d like to see all of the lighthouses in a day here’s how we suggest you do it. Begin your trip out, start by visiting the northern area of the Outer Banks by visiting the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Next visit the Bodie Island Lighthouse in Nags Head followed by the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse on Roanoke Island. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse would be next, and finally visit the Ocracoke Lighthouse. The ones you can climb are Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Cape Hatteras and Bodie Island Lighthouse. The others you can visit but climbing is not open at the time. What a great way to spend the day learning about these amazing lighthouses on the coast of North Carolina!
With so many fun things to do during the wintertime on the Outer Banks, these we thought you’d enjoy. And when staying in one of our Outer Banks vacation rentals, you will be near it all. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!