a couple of fishing rods in the surf

Find the Top Surf Fishing Spots on the Outer Banks

07/18/2019 | by Joseph Mitchell | Outer Banks Outdoor Recreation

What’s your favorite way to spend your beach vacation? Do you enjoy laying out on the beach? What about swimming in the ocean? Or maybe you enjoy exploring the area to discover new and exciting adventures. Well, you can do all of those things and more along the North Carolina Coast! In fact, one of our favorite beach activities is surf fishing in the Outer Banks. Cast your line in the ocean while you relax and take in the beautiful ocean views with your family!

For more fun things to do and places to see in our area, request our free Manteo Vacation Guide!  

Your Ultimate OBX Surf Fishing Guide

Nags Head

Nags Head offers some of the best surf fishing in the Outer Banks. Pack up your gear, a lunch, and any extra beach essentials that you need for a day under the Carolina blue sky and head to this beautiful strands of sand. Surf fishing in Nags Head is incredibly easy. All you need to do is make sure that you are a safe distance away from swimmers frolicking in the surf and cast your line in! Common fish swimming in the area includes Bluefish, Spot, and Pompano among a handful of others. 

Kill Devil Hills

Pack up the family in the car and venture to Kill Devil Hills for a day of surf fishing in the Outer Banks. The pristine beaches along this stretch coastline are similar to Nags Head, with the only difference being that the Kill Devil Hills stretches are not as wide. You’ll find identical varieties of fish here as you relax and take in the sun. Surf fishing also provides a fantastic opportunity for those wanting to spend a leisurely day with their families at the beach!

Oregon Inlet

The fast-flowing waters of the Oregon Inlet make this one of the most unique Outer Banks surf fishing spots along the coast. The inlet is less than a 15-minute drive south of Nags Head, and there is plenty of parking located on the sound side of the highway. After you cross the road, vast untouched stretches of sand await you in every direction. There are no condos or homes for miles, so it’s the perfect place to disconnect from the rest of the Outer Banks. The change of tides and constant current going in and out of the inlet are prime for mullet and kingfish in addition to a long list of other great catches.

Tip: A recreational fishing license is a requirement for all residents and non-residents aged 16 or older. 

Plan Your Outer Banks Adventure

BP50 - Ballast Point 50

Book your Outer Banks vacation with Pirate’s Cove! Our incredible selection of homes and condos on Roanoke Island offer the ultimate stay that’s just minutes away from Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills. Whether you’re bringing the entire family for a big beach trip or escaping for an extended weekend with your special someone, we have the perfect property for your vacation!


Start planning your Outer Banks trip by booking one of our homes today! We look forward to welcoming you to the Pirate’s Cove family!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.