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4 Ways to Make the Most of Your August Vacation to the Outer Banks

06/22/2021 | 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 August. So, what are you waiting for? Come explore our coastal paradise! 

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 August 

Summer crowds begin to wind down during the month of August in the Outer Banks. Daily temperatures remain in the mid to high–80s during the day, continuing the fantastic trend for sunbathers and beachgoers. Being that it’s the coast, rain comes and goes somewhat frequently, so you shouldn’t have to worry about long, drawn-out storms. Sunsets are simply incredible during summer, especially since evening temperatures sit in the low 70s.  

What Are the Best Things to Do in the OBX in August?  

Relax on the Beach   

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

Make the Most of the Fantastic Summer Weather  

Make the most of your Outer Banks August 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.   

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. 

Hit the Water  

Renting a boat, kayaking, jet-skiing, and paddleboarding are just a handful of the fun and exciting ways to hit the water during your Outer Banks August 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. 

Book Your August Getaway to Roanoke IslandBallast Point Aerial 

Pirate’s Cove Realty offers the ultimate summer experience in the OBX. Our rentals provide visitors with a variety of locations on Roanoke Island! These locations give you easy and convenient access to the beach, nature preserves, historical attractions, and more! Whether you want to stay in a condo in downtown Manteo or a home in Pirate’s Cove Resort, you’ll find the perfect property for your needs.  

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