Outer Banks at sunset

Why Is July One of the Best Times to Visit the Outer Banks?

05/28/2021 | by Joseph Mitchell | Outer Banks Travel Tips

There’s nothing quite like a summer vacation on the North Carolina coast. The combination of incredible weather and fantastic stretches of sand make it one of the best places to spend long days under the warm summer sun. Keep reading to discover our favorite ways to spend your time in the Outer Banks in July. 

If you want to find more ways to make the most of your time in our area, be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. 

Outer Banks Weather in July 

Summer kicks off in the Outer Banks in July. Daily temperatures stay in the mid to high–80s during the day, making it one of the best times of the year to spend time on the beach and work on your summer tan. Being that it’s the coast, rain comes and goes somewhat frequently, so you shouldn’t have to worry about long, drawnout storms. Sunsets are simply incredible this time of the year, especially since evening temperatures sit in the low 70sAlthough summer Outer Banks crowds are in full force in July, it’s still one of the best times to visit solely based on the weather. Plus, there are plenty of events and happenings to enjoy 

What Are the Best Things to Do in the OBX in July 

Make the Most of the Fantastic Summer Weather  

Make the most of your Outer Banks July adventure by exploring the beautiful outdoors. 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 unique to the coast.   

Hit the Water  

Renting a boat, kayaking, jetskiing, and paddleboarding are just a handful of the fun and exciting ways to hit the water during youOuter Banks July getaway. There are plenty of places on Roanoke Island, and in Nags Head, to rent one of these and explore the waters of Roanoke Sound. 

See a Couple of Firsts  

The Outer Banks is not only home to the first attempted English settlement in the United States, but it is also the site of the first flight. You can explore both the beautiful outdoor areas around the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Nags Head and Fort Raleigh National Memorial on Roanoke Island.  

Relax on the Beach   

There’s nothing better than relaxing on the beaches of the North Carolina coast, especially when the warm summer weather is in full force. Head to Nags Head Beach and Kill Devil Hills Beach during your trip to the Outer Banks in July for plenty of family fun.    

Book Your Summer Vacation With Pirate’s Cove 

Now that you know how to make the most of your July getaway to the OBX, it’s time to start organizing your accommodations! Whether you want to explore the rich local history of the first English settlement in America or relax on the beach (which is only a 10-minute drive), there are endless ways to make the most of your stay. Don’t forget to check out our Things to Do page 

Browse our collection of condos and houses and book your Outer Banks family vacation today! We look forward to welcoming you to the Pirate’s Cove family.