What cities are in the Outer Banks of North Carolina?

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This is a common question that many vacationers have when planning a trip to the Outer Banks… and if you ask a group of five area locals, you’ll probably hear three different answers!

So why is there so much misconception about the subject?

Well, I’m not really sure! I suppose that it might be because the area wasn’t always referred to as the Outer Banks or OBX. The term is fairly new, and not indicated on most maps.

Below is a comprehensive list of cities that make up the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Southern Shores
Kitty Hawk
Kill Devil Hills
Nags Head
Pea Island
Hatteras Village
and Ocracoke Island

If you haven’t visited these barrier islands yet, and you’re considering a trip, take the plunge and book your vacation! You won’t be disappointed.

With award-winning beaches, dozens of amazing adventures and activities, and plenty of fresh local seafood to go around, a trip to the Outer Banks is always a good idea. And if you can, consider visiting during the months of September and October!

When you plan a fall vacation to the North Carolina coast, you’ll save hundreds if not thousands of dollars on your vacation rental home or condo, and you can enjoy less traffic, uncrowded beaches, and no waiting at many of the area’s top restaurants.

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