The best time to visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina is anytime! There are so many unique aspects of this diverse barrier island all year long to enjoy. Experience bird watching in the spring and shell collecting in the winter to sunbathing in the summer and deep-sea fishing in the fall. Your next Outer Banks Vacation is sure to exceed all of your expectations no matter what time of year you decide to book your visit to Hatteras Island. Pick the perfect village to stay in during your next Hatteras Island Vacation: Avon Vacation Rentals, Buxton Vacation Rentals , Frisco Vacation Rentals, Hatteras Vacation Rentals , Rodanthe Vacation Rentals, Salvo Vacation Rentals and Waves Vacation Rentals
Summer on the Outer Banks is no longer a secret, the crowds are a bit thicker, but the beaches are still gorgeous, offering a wonderful getaway from the summer heat. The ocean in the summer is a bit calmer and the water is warm and inviting. Summer on the OBX is nothing short of magical, with fireflies dancing at night & dolphins jumping in the morning. There is no better place to be than on the porch of your oceanfront vacation rental during the sunsets on a long summer's day in the OBX unless it's on the private dock of your soundfront vacation rental home. Summer on the OBX is known to the locals as peak season. Peak season means many vacation rental homes are rented, and the island is bustling with excitement. Read our suggestions on how to find an OBX Summer Vacation Rental on a Budget
Spring on the Outer Banks brings new life! The birds are chirping and the flowers are in bloom. Spring is a great time to plan your Outer Banks trip, the temperature is starting to warm up but, the crowds haven't arrived yet. Hatteras Island is an excellent place for your OBX spring vacation. With over 7 villages scattered down the North Carolina coastline, you are bound to find the perfect spot for your beachside getaway. The days are in the 60s in March and warm up to the mid to high 70s by May with evenings that are just a bit more brisk. Learn more about fun spring activities: 5 Reasons to Visit Hatteras Island This Spring
Winter on the Outer Banks brings in the waves! If you want to see some fantastic surf, this is the time to visit the Outer Banks. Build a bonfire on the beach and bundle up with some hot cocoa to watch the sunset on a sunny winter's day. Shelling is another great activity to try in the Winter on the OBX. The waves and weather tend to wash up treasures along the Hatteras Island shores. Vacation Rental rates during the winter months are usually lower, making an extended stay even more affordable. Fishing on the Outer Banks is fun all year long, read our guide to finding the perfect accommodations for your next fishing adventure.