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How to Make the Most of Your Trip to the Outer Banks in September

07/24/2020 | by Joseph Mitchell | Outer Banks Travel Tips

You’re sitting at home thinking about all of the fun times you had during the summer months and can’t wait until the holidays roll around to get out and enjoy your vacation. Well, who says you can’t extend your summer trip? The Outer Banks in September is home to an incredible selection of activities and attractions awaiting you and your family! So, what are you waiting for? Come explore our coastal paradise! 

For more ways to make the most of your Outer Banks getaway this fall, be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide! 

What to Expect When Visiting the Outer Banks in September 


September is arguably the best time to visit the Outer Banks, especially because of the weather. Temperatures range from the high 60s to the low 80s, making it a perfect month to relax on the beach and enjoy the sunshine. Being that it’s the coast, rain comes and goes somewhat frequently. The summer crowds also tend to dissipate once September hits due to school, so you can expect plenty of space to yourself outside of Labor Day weekend. 


Relax on the Beach 

There’s nothing better than relaxing on the beaches of the North Carolina coast, especially when the summer crowds are gone. Head to Nags Head Beach and Kill Devil Hills Beach during your trip to the Outer Banks in September for plenty of family fun. The weather is still warm enough to play in the ocean, build sandcastles, and suntan throughout the day!  

Discover Outer Banks History 

The North Carolina coast is full of rich heritage revolving around centuries of maritime history. Roanoke Island is home to a handful of these attractions, including Fort Raleigh National Historic SiteRoanoke Island Festival Parkand “The Lost Colony” play. You can also head over to the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills to see the location of the first flight. These are all fantastic places to check out during your visit to the Outer Banks in September. 

Explore the Great Outdoors 

The Outer Banks is full of adventures for even the most intrepid explorer. Whether you love watersports, hiking, biking, or swimming, there’s something here for everyone. The Alligator River National Wildlife RefugeNags Head Woods Preserve Trail, and Jockey’s Ridge State Park are just a few of the unique wilderness areas that are unique to the coast. 

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Pirate’s Cove Realty has the perfect property for your next escape to the North Carolina coast! Our collection of rentals on Roanoke Island feature condos, large homes, and charming cottages at a variety of locations around Manteo. From a private gated community on the water to downtown Manteo, you’ll find the ideal fit for your family. 

Start planning your getaway today by booking one of our properties. We look forward to welcoming you to the Outer Banks soon!