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Find the Best Things to Do on the Boardwalks In OBX

04/21/2023 | by Joseph Mitchell | Outer Banks Attractions and Activities Outer Banks Outdoor Recreation

The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a destination designed to inspire travelers from across the map. Many head this way year after year to make the most of amazing ocean views, admire the sweeping dunes and explore marshes and towering lighthouses alike. Whether you’re here on a solo adventure, traveling as a couple, or in the company of family and friends, a great way to spend time savoring the sights and pairing it with local fun is to explore the activities available on the boardwalks. While there are plenty of boardwalks across the Outer Banks to be explored, Manteo and Duck offer up a comprehensive place to enjoy dazzling vistas as well as easy access to restaurants and shops. The combination of features makes these boardwalks inviting places to linger longer than you originally planned.

Find the Best Things to Do on the Boardwalks In OBX

Taking time to stroll the Manteo boardwalk is an opportunity to enjoy waterfront views that are one-of-a-kind. This particular boardwalk extends from downtown Manteo all the way to Marshes Light development marina. Along the way, visitors will pass everything from playgrounds and gazebos to waterfront docks where boats sail by all day long. There are many annual festivals held along the Manteo boardwalk so it’s always worth a traveler’s while to check out the event calendar when they’re heading this way. On the far end of the boardwalk, guests also have the option to leave the hustle behind and simply settle in on a bench overlooking the sand and marsh grasses too.Manteo, NC at sunset

When you’ve had your fill of tranquil moments, the Manteo boardwalk offers up access to a variety of restaurants and storefronts that are fun to explore. There are also an array of kayak and boat tours that depart from the Manteo boardwalk near downtown, making it a great place to pair a time strolling with time exploring the waves. Looking for even more in the way of a view? Walk over the Cora Mae Basnight Bridge and enjoy a view of the Elizabeth II as well as the Manteo waterfront marina and the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse in the distance.

Check Out the Duck Town Park Boardwalk

If your travel plans have you spending some time in nearby Duck, the boardwalk here is equally delightful. Located at 1200 Duck Road, the Duck Town Park and Boardwalk spans 11 acres of terrain complete with inviting green space, a village area, a playground, a canoe launch, restaurants, and shops too. The boardwalk hugs the sound and extends a mile, making it a great place to stroll and savor the sights. This area is pet-friendly for those heading to the Outer Banks with a beloved canine companion in tow and you’re likely to find Duck Town Park putting on a festival or event year-round.

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