It’s no secret that the North Carolina Coast and the Outer Banks are known for their stunning and unique landscape along the Atlantic Ocean. It’s easy to see how this area can create some of the most breathtaking sunsets you’ll ever see. Here’s are all the best places to catch beautiful Manteo, NC sunsets!
For more ways to make the most of your trip to the OBX, be sure to request access to our complimentary Manteo, NC Travel Guide. It’s full of the best things to do and places to see during your stay.
Best Places to Catch Stunning Manteo, NC Sunsets
Sand Dunes at Jockey’s Ridge State Park
Jockey’s Ridge State Park is the most popular state park in North Carolina. That’s because the tallest living sand dune in the eastern United States calls the park home. This is such a popular place to watch the sunset there is actually an event celebrating the natural beauty! The Sunset Festival is a summer-long event that takes place Monday through Friday nights.
When most people think of lighthouses in the Outer Banks, they probably picture a tall, stately structure with a distinct striped pattern along the coast. Well, the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse ducks all of the stereotypes in our area. This small building sits on a dock extending into Shallowbag Bay in Mateo. The unique lighthouse is a great place to catch a beautiful sunset over the bay.
At a Waterfront Dinner
No trip to the North Carolina coast is complete without grabbing a bite to eat while watching the sunset dip below the coastline. We compiled lists of our favorite Outer Banks restaurants, from Nags Head to Kill Devil Hills to Roanoke Island.
On the Water
There’s nothing quite like watching a sunset over the water, especially when you’re on the water yourself! Across the Outer Banks, you’ll find boat charters, sunset cruises, and sunset kayak tours. The options are endless!
At the Beach
A long walk on the beach during sunset is just good for the soul. The Outer Banks is known for some of the best beaches in the United States. Some of the best Manteo, NC sunsets can be seen at Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills, just 10 minutes away from the town.
Your OBX Vacation Rental
If you’re too worn out and your rental is just too cozy, many of our properties offer incredible views over waters like the Roanoke Sound, Shallowbag Bay, canals, and harbors. Catch a beautiful sunset over the Outer Banks right from your rental home. Or, take a walk along Pirate’s Cove Resort exclusive miles-long boardwalk with stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
We offer an array of property options, including homes and condos in a gated community and downtown Manteo. We also have several condo complexes bordering the scenic Roanoke Sound. Each location gives you easy access to the shops in town and attractions like the Outer Banks Aquarium and Elizabethan Gardens. You’re also just a quick 10-minute drive from the sandy shores of Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills.
Heard enough? Start planning your North Carolina beach vacation today by booking one of our properties! We look forward to welcoming you to the Pirate’s Cove family.