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Discover the Outer Banks– North Carolina
Just off the Coast of North Carolina, lies a 200-mile stretch of picturesque barrier islands. With its rich history and extraordinary lay out, the Outer Banks offer unique experiences for the adventurous and the relaxed, alike. Set up camp at one of the award-winning RV resorts or stay over at a cozy bed and breakfast. You will no doubt go from frolicking in the warm surf at pristine beaches to experiencing interesting museums and historic lighthouses. The Outer Banks will take your breath away with its pristine beauty. Like a small child in a candy store, you just won’t be able to get enough of each place you stop and see along the majestically scenic Outer Banks of North Carolina.
From the First Flight and the Lost Colony, to the exquisite Elizabethan Gardens, there is much to discover, experience, and appreciate, including the “Graveyard of the Atlantic.” With the help of notoriously powerful storms, constantly-shifting underwater sandbars, and treacherous shoals, just offshore the Outer Banks lay some 3,000 shipwrecks that litter the ocean floor from Kitty Hawk to Ocracoke. The wreckage dates all the way back to the 1500’s with the first colonial ships. The Outer Banks also claimed the most German U-boats that sunk off of any state’s coast in the United States. This “Graveyard of the Atlantic” offers some exceptional sightseeing: from shore, while snorkeling, or some thrill-seekers may want to get the best view and scuba dive.
By the end of your visit, you will inevitably become enamored with the Outer Banks, especially once you’ve experienced the oceanfront views from the tables of heart-wrenchingly delicious seafood restaurants, clean, uncluttered beaches, and famous lighthouses. Plus the countless informative museums will help shape your view of this pristine landscape with its mysterious history and mercurial sandbars.