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OBX: 5 More Fun Things To Do

Bodie Lighthouse
Bodie Lighthouse Sara Kendall

In case you missed Sara’s earlier posts on the Outer Banks, be sure to see them here before planning your OBX vacation:

Amazing OBX Accomodations

6 family-friendly activities in OBX

Spanning over 200 miles in a long string of narrow barrier islands, there are so many fun activities to participate in while vacationing on the Outer Banks. I just couldn’t write just one post on them. Here are 5 more fun must-dos while living a coastal life for a while.

Horseback Riding on the Beach in Hatteras

Horsebacking Riding in Hatteras by Sara Kendall
Horseback Riding in Hatteras SaraKendall

Is riding a horse on the beach on your bucket list? If it is, this is the place to check this adventure off your list by going on a ride to the beach with Equine Adventures. Your ride starts with an hour ride through the only Maritime Forest in the Outer Banks. You’ll then pass over a series of sand dunes to reach the most desired location, the beach.

As your horse makes its way to the sandy shores, your destination will beckon you with a cool ocean breeze. Once there, you will have an unforgettable experience that will become a favorite memory of your summer vacation.

Closed toe shoes, long pants, and bug spray are essential items to have on this ride.

For more info, check out…equineadventures.com.

Make Your Own Beach Souvenir at Studio 12 in Avon

MakingWaveSuncatcheratStudio12bySaraKendall
Making Wave Suncatcher at Studio 12 Sara Kendall

If you’ve gotten too much sun or a rainy day has you down, then take your family to Studio 12 for some creative fun. Paint pottery, create a mosaic, or make a glass fusion wave sun catcher – one of the most popular items to make. Just look in one of the jewelry display cases and decide which piece you would like to make. The friendly staff will assist you in any of your creative endeavors. All ages are welcome here. Kids and adults can sign up for summer classes.

For more, check out…studio12hatteras.com.

Scale Bodie Lighthouse in Nags Head

Bodie Lighthouse by Sara Kendall
Bodie Lighthouse Sara Kendall

Tucked into the Roanoke Sound, the black and white candy stripped lighthouse stands alongside the lighthouse keeper’s quarters. Built in 1872 with bricks leftover from the Hatteras Lighthouse construction, this lighthouse still uses it’s original Fresnel lens from Paris.

After 219 steps and eight landings, you’ll reach the observation platform at the top. Catch your breath as you gaze over coastal landscapes. Only 12 people are allowed up every 15 minutes, so be mindful of your time.

For more, check out…nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/lighthouseclimbs.htm.

Walk Along the Boardwalk in Duck

Town of Duck Boardwalk by Sara Kendall
Town of Duck Boardwalk Sara Kendall

Meandering along the Currituck Sound, a family can stroll together on the Town of Duck’s Boardwalk. Being not quite a mile long makes it very doable for any family member. Pass beautiful sound views, retail shops, and a variety of restaurants on your walk. If this outing doesn’t make it on your day’s plans, then go in the evening to catch a beautiful sunset across the sound.

There is plenty of parking and access throughout this small town. If you want to get here by boat, there is canoe and kayak access. Day use boat slips are available as well.

For more, check out…. townofduck.com.

60 Free Family-Friendly Events in Duck

Along Duck Road in the heart of the town, you can find the Town Park and amphitheater. Here the Town of Duck host up to 60 free family-friendly events throughout the summer including movies, live music, children’s story time, and magic shows. It’s advised to go early, because it gets packed especially since these events cost no more than the gas it takes to get your family there.

For more, check out…. townofduck.com.

Also, browse outerbanks.org for more information on OBX.

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