Best Beach Vacations for Families with Young Children

Outer Banks Vacation Ideas for Families with Babies & Toddlers

outer-banks-vacations-babies-and-toddlersThe Outer Banks is the perfect destination for families with young children. Why? Staying in a vacation rental is much more convenient than being cooped up in a hotel room when you have a baby and/or toddler. You’ll have plenty of space to let your little one play, sleep and eat. The Outer Banks has the largest selection of vacation rentals than any other beach destination. Compared to other east coast beach destinations, the Outer Banks offers a peaceful, family friendly environment with neighborhoods, slower speed limits and easy beach access. You’ll also find plenty of Outer Banks attractions, restaurants and shops that cater to little ones. We’ve compiled a list of recommendations for Outer Banks vacations for families with babies and toddlers.

 

When to come: Off season – April/May or September/October

No parent wants to be stuck in traffic with a baby or toddler in the back seat. Avoid the Summer crowds and take advantage of ideal weather in the Spring and Fall! You’ll also take advantage of off-season rental rates! Start your search.

 

What to do:

Visit the Sound Beach at Jockey’s Ridge for shallow, calm water that your little one can splash around in!

Spend a day in Manteo to visit the NC Aquarium, take a stroll through the Elizabethan Gardens, stop by Island Farm and check out Pirate Adventures!

Look for seashells on the beach.

 

Where to stay: All Outer Banks towns are family friendly, although we recommend Corolla, Duck and Southern Shores for their Oceanside communities with convenient beach access. View our list of top Outer Banks Rentals for Families with Young Children below….

Top Outer Banks Rentals for Families with Babies and Toddlers

These Outer Banks Rentals are well-equipped for families with babies and toddlers:

 

Four Seasons Haven #3541
Four Seasons Haven #3541

Four Seasons Haven #3541

Oceanside, Duck

7 Bedrooms
This home is located in the gated community of Four Seasons which offers an indoor and outdoor community pool, playground, Summer Trolley Service & convenient community beach access. You can also stroll to the heart of downtown Duck via convenient bike paths!

 

Included inside the home:

  • Baby Gate
  • Highchair
  • Porta Crib
  • Pack-N-Play
  • Crib
  • Extra Portable Baby Gates for Doorways

Easy Living #3000
Easy Living #3000

Easy Living #3000

Oceanside, Duck

6 Bedrooms
This home is located in the gated community of Four Seasons which offers an indoor and outdoor community pool, playground, Summer Trolley Service & convenient community beach access. You can also stroll to the heart of downtown Duck via convenient bike paths!

 

Included inside the home:

  • Elevator
  • Highchairs 2
  • Metal Cribs 2
  • Umbrella Strollers 2
  • Golf Cart to Drive to the Beach
  • Large Video and Book Library
  • Puzzles / Books / Games

 


 

 

Carolina In My Mind #407
Carolina In My Mind #407

Carolina In My Mind #407

Oceanside, Corolla

5 Bedrooms
This home is located in Ocean Sands Section P of Corolla, NC which offers convenient beach access and quiet neighborhood streets.

Included inside the home:

  • Beach Cart
  • Beach Umbrellas & Toys
  • 2 Pack-N-Plays
  • 3 High Chairs
  • 2 Baby Gates
  • PUR Water Filter
  • Extensive DVDs/Books/Games

 

 

 


 

 

Raspberry Duck #595
Raspberry Duck #595

Rasberry Duck #595

Oceanside, Duck

5 Bedrooms
This home is located in Duck Landing of Duck, NC which offers an indoor heated community pool and kids pool available year-round!

 

Included inside the home:

  • Baby Gate
  • Pack-N-Play
  • 3 Highchairs
  • Baby Strollers
  • Jacuzzi Tub in Grand Master Bedroom
  • Beach Cart, Beach Chairs
  • Beach Toys

 


 

Ducks In A Row #596
Ducks In A Row #596

Ducks In A Row #596

Oceanside, Duck

7 Bedrooms
This home is located in Duck Landing of Duck, NC which offers an indoor heated community pool and kids pool available year-round!

 

Included inside the home:

  • Baby Gate, Highchair
  • Pack-N-Play
  • 2 Porta Cribs
  • Booster Seat
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Cart
  • Beach Umbrella

 

 


 

 

OBX Vacations with young children
Beach Cabana #2099

Beach Cabana #2099

Oceanside, Southern Shores

7 Bedrooms
This home is located on the Oceanside in Southern Shores which offers convenient beach access and quiet neighborhood streets.

Included inside the home:

  • Elevator
  • Gated Decks
  • Highchair
  • Pack-N-Play
  • Baby Gate
  • Color Changing LED Pool Lights
  • Beach Cart
  • Beach Chairs

Runaway Bay #501
Runaway Bay #501

Runaway Bay #501

Oceanfront, Duck

5 Bedrooms
This home is located in Sanderling of Duck, NC which offers convenient beach access and quiet neighborhood streets.

Included inside the home:

  • Highchair
  • Pack-N-Play
  • Playpen
  • Jacuzzi Tub
  • Books / Games

Outer Banks Top Things to Do with Kids

things to do logoTraveling to the Outer Banks with kids? If so, you’ll want to check out our list of top things to do with kids on the Outer Banks. Obviously the beach is great for building sandcastles, flying kites and collecting shells, but the Outer Banks offers many more kid-friendly adventures that are sure to make your Outer Banks Vacation one they’ll remember forever. Ready to start planning your Outer Banks vacation? Start your search for the perfect Outer Banks vacation rental at BeachRealtyNC.com.

 

1. Jockey’s Ridge National Park

The tallest natural sand dune in the Eastern United States. Kids love to run (or roll) down the dunes, explore the big open space and may even opt to take a hang gliding lesson!

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2. Wright Brothers Memorial

Climb the giant hill for a beautiful view from atop. Learn about the history of flight, tour the facility and end with a photo op on in front of the Wright Brothers Monument!

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3. Sound Beach at Jockey’s Ridge

Wade in the shallow warm waters of the sound beach behind Jockey’s Ridge. It is a public beach access but not everyone knows it is there. For young kids who don’t know how to swim or are intimidated by the crashing waves of the Ocean, this is the perfect place to spend the day.

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4. Spend a Day in Manteo

Visit the Aquarium, Elizabethan Gardens, Roanoke Island Festival Park, The Lost Colony, Marsh’s Lighthouse and tour a replica of the Elizabethan II on the waterfront.
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5. Visit Currituck Heritage Park

Climb the Currituck Lighthouse, tour the Whalehead Club or take advantage of free programs for kids at the Center for Wildlife Education!

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6. Wild Horse Tour

The kids will love seeing the Wild Mustangs roam the dunes and beaches of Carova. The may also get a kick out of driving on the beach.

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7. Learn to Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)

The calm sound waters of the Outer Banks allow for kids to learn how to kayak or stand up paddle board.

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8. Go Fishing

Whether it be pier fishing or a charter fishing trip, the Outer Banks fishing experience is unforgettable! Fishing licenses are required.

Fishing piers include: Kitty Hawk Fishing Pier, Avalon Fishing Pier, Nags Head Fishing Pier, Jennette’s Fishing Pier, Outer Banks Fishing Pier

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Ready to start planning your Outer Banks vacation? Start your search for the perfect Outer Banks vacation rental at BeachRealtyNC.com.

 

Top Five Outer Banks Vacation Rentals for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about getting together with family to eat delicious food and create memories to last a lifetime. The Outer Banks brings families together, under one roof, in a one-of-a-kind vacation rental home where lasting memories are created every week of the year! Many times hosting Thanksgiving dinner in your home can be overwhelming.  We have over 450 solutions to this problem. Here’s our list of top five Vacation Homes to host your family’s Thanksgiving!

 

5. Aerescape 3901

3901 Aerescape. 5 Bedrooms, Soundront in Duck

You’ll be sure to catch an amazing Sunset nightly from this soundfront 5 bedroom home in Duck, NC. With 5 bedrooms and a spacious layout, Aerescape offers all of the Thanksgiving dinner essentials: 2 microwaves, 3 ice makers, 2 ovens, 3 dishwashers, 2 refrigerators. Check in Sunday 11/23 for 7 nights @ $1799/week. Book Now.

 

4. Crow’s Nest #131

Crow’s Nest #512. Oceanside, Corolla. 5 Bedrooms

This bright and airy oceanside home in Corolla is going to WOW the whole family. Guests rave, “It looks like a spread from Coastal Living Magazine-vaulted ceilings, white wood walls and hard floors in the greatroom”. You can bring the dog too! Check in Sunday 11/23 @ $1200/week! Book Now.

 

3. Villa Corolla

Villa Corolla. Oceanside Corolla, 7 Bedrooms.

You won’t want to leave this 7 bedroom Oceanside home in Corolla. Soak in the hot tub and enjoy the peace & quiet of the northern Corolla beaches in November! Check in Saturday 11/22 for 7 nights @ $1595/week. Book now.

 

2. Lions, Tigers and Terps, Oh My #6002

Lions, Tigers and Terps, Oh My #6002, Oceanside, Corolla, 8 Bedrooms.

If luxury is what you’re seeking for your Thanksgiving accomodations – look no further! This 8 bedroom home located in Pine Island has a superior kitchen for cooking a Thanksgiving feast: Granite counter tops, 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers, 2 refrigerators and Jenn-Air cooktop/grill are a few of the kitchen amenities awaiting the most discriminating cook. Check in Saturday 11/22 for 7 nights @ $3150/week. Book Now.

 

1. The Summer Wind #1012

The Summer Wind 1012. Oceanfront, Nags Head. 8 Bedrooms

Spend Thanksgiving in this 8 bedroom Oceanfront home in Nags Head! Use the elevator for easy transport from level to level – no need for excess stair climbing after a hefty Thanksgiving dinner! You’ll literally be steps away from the gorgeous beaches of Nags Head. Check in Sunday 11/23 for 7 nights @ $3,599/week. Book now.