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What Makes the Outer Banks One of the Best East Coast Beaches for Families?

02/19/2021 | by Joseph Mitchell | Outer Banks Attractions and Activities

Are you searching for the perfect spot to enjoy the sun and sand along the Atlantic? Well, if you want to combine exciting outdoor activities, unique history, and miles of pristine shoreline, the Outer Banks is home to the best East Coast beaches for families. Keep reading to discover what makes our stretch of coastline the amazing place we love.   

For more information on how to make the most of your time in the Outer Banks, be sure to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide! 

Your Guide to Exploring the Best East Coast Beaches for Families 

Renowned Beaches 

Some of the best East Coast beaches for families sit along the Outer Banks. Whether you go to Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, or Kill Devil Hills, you won’t find a better time or place to soak in the natural beauty of our enchanting coastline.   

We recommend taking a nice long walk on the sand to watch the sunrise before staking your spot on your favorite beach. Between playing in the ocean, building sandcastles, and running around on the sand, your little ones will have plenty of opportunities to tire themselves out! You can’t beat our stretch of beautiful shoreline. 

Beautiful Outdoor Adventures 

There is more to the Outer Banks than our sandy shores. Our coastline is home to 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.  

Unique History 

The extensive and fascinating history of the Outer Banks is another reason why our coast is home to some of the best beaches on the East Coast for families. You can explore unique attractions and museums throughout our area in between beach time. From nautical history to the location of the first flight, below are some of the top attractions that both adults and kids will love in the area.   

Small Beach Towns 

Roanoke Island may be small, but it packs in plenty of fantastic things to do and places to see. Manteo is one of the best beach towns for families to explore together! Here, you’ll find local shops, restaurants, and attractions that are fun for everyone! It’s a great escape from the crowded beaches during the summer. Plus, it’s only minutes away from your Pirate’s Cove rental!  

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If you want to make the most of your East Coast family beach vacation, Pirate’s Cove Realty has the perfect vacation rental for you! Our collection of condos and homes on Roanoke Island feature several incredible locations, including the town of Manteoour private gated community (near the marina), and Shallowbag Bay! Roanoke Island is full of shopsrestaurants, activities, history, and more. We love it here, and we know that you will too!    

Start planning your trip today by booking one of our rentals. We look forward to welcoming you to the Pirate’s Cove family.