Top Ten Spots For Dad on the Outer Banks


Summertime is always a fun time for dads (and the rest of the family) to get outdoors. The weather is nice and it’s a great time of year to hit the road for that long-awaited Outer Banks vacation. Most importantly, though, it is a great time of year to get away from it all and reconnect with your family – creating memories for years to come.

With that in mind, and in honor of dads everywhere, here is our list of the Top 10 Dad Spots on the Outer Banks:


1. The beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks.

For the dad that likes to relax.  Which, after all, is any dad, right?


2. Reeling in the “big” one.

From the ocean to the sound, fishing piers to offshore charters, dads will find an unparalleled array of catch when it comes to Outer Banks fishing. The Outer Banks is often called “The Billfish Capital of the World”…and the International Game Fish Association lists 92 world records for fish caught on the Outer Banks.


3. A board meeting – Outer Banks-style.

As a Seaside Vacations guest, dads get to experience the local culture with Club Seaside events – like surfing and paddle boarding.


4. High atop the dunes of Jockey’s Ridge.

For the truly outdoors-y type, head on over to Jockey’s Ridge State Park.  This 426-acre park has the largest natural living sand dune on the East Coast and is home to hang gliding, kite flying, hiking, a visitor's center, museum and picnic facilities.


5. Catching a glimpse of Corolla’s Wild Horses

From guided jeep tours to do-it-yourself excursions, dad (and everyone else!) is sure to love breathtaking views of the beautiful Spanish mustangs that can still be seen roaming the beaches of Carova.


6. Climbing the steps of any of our Outer Banks lighthouses

Even dads will love these giant nightlights. Our beautiful string of renowned lighthousesstretch from Corolla (northern end) all the way to Ocracoke Island (southern end).


7. Exploring nature at Pea Island.

Grab a kayak and check out this 6,000-acre refuge that is a haven for more than 360 species of birds. From spring to autumn, a large variety of wading, shore and upland birds can be seen at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.


8. Partaking in seafaring tales at The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum.

For dads that like tales of ghost ships and angry seas, take dad to check out this unique maritime museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich maritime history of the Outer Banks and the more than 1,500 known ships wrecks off this coast.


9. At the top of his game at Kilmarlic Golf Club.

In addition to the special guest rates, Seaside Vacations guests also have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary golf clinic with a member of Kilmarlic Golf Club's instructional staff. Consistently rated one of the top courses on the Outer Banks, let dad play his way through canopies of giant oak, pine and dogwood that exemplify the natural beauty of North Carolina's Outer Banks.


10. Hanging with the family in a Seaside Vacations home.

From cozy condominiums to large private homes, dad can choose from nearly 300Outer Banks vacation rentals – each with their own special features. Whether he prefers luxurious living or simple seaside comfort, Seaside Vacations has the perfect Outer Banks vacation to show dad he’s the best.



These are just a sampling of many activities that dads are sure to love on the Outer Banks.  Check out the full list of Outer Banks activities and attractions and get out and explore!



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