Did you ever consider visiting the Outer Banks for the autumn “shoulder season”?
Did you know:
- the temperatures on the Outer Banks in September and October are much the same as those in May and June (75 – 85 degree days) but… the water is actually warmer!!!!
- most of our fabulous restaurants remain open until mid-October through Thanksgiving weekend and some are actually open year-round?
- the fishing on the Outer Banks is some of the best from mid-September through October?
- the surfing, sailing, kayaking, bird-watching, book-reading, card-playing, music-enjoying, drink-on-the-deck-sunset-watching are all just as much fun?
There is so much going on during this time of year. Surfing contests, bluegrass, jazz, and music festivals, seafood festivals, a triathalon, a pirate festival, a charity walk, and a whole weekend of marathons are just some of the great fall season reasons to come to the Outer Banks.
So, as the vast majority of visitors to the Outer Banks settle back into their routines at home, driving their kids to soccer practice, commuting to work, grocery shopping, etc., life on the Outer Banks remains beautifully warm and incredibly peaceful. There is less traffic, the grocery stores shelves are better stocked, there are no lines for dinner at most restaurants, and there is a sense of calm that settles in over the Outer Banks.
Local residents breathe a collective sigh and meet once more at their favorite haunts to enjoy a meal or a game and a drink together. We welcome those who have chosen to visit during this season like long lost cousins and enjoy the chance to actually get to know our guests.
There is a certain warm romance to the light of autumn on the Outer Banks. Bathed in this glow and breathing in the serenity of the season, visitors and residents alike can rejuvenate, relax and enjoy the beauty of everything the Outer Banks has to offer.