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Top 10 Reasons to Visit OBX in the Off-Season

15 Jan 2021
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Enjoy Uncrowded OBX Beaches

The Outer Banks is a great place to visit in the fall. The weather is a little cooler, the water is still warm, the beaches are less crowded, the fishing is at its peak, and there are plenty of awesome events. Stay in the Outer Banks during the offseason, and still enjoy all it has to offer, at a discounted price.

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Outer Banks in the Fall

#10. Fishing

The Outer Banks is famous for fantastic fishing, for more details check out our fishing blog.  Whether you choose pier fishing, surf fishing or charter fishing, you’re bound to have a catch! Learn more about the fishing piers here. Also, don't forget to check out the fishing tournament events as well.

#9. Running - The Outer Banks Marathon

The Outer Banks Marathon and other 5Ks and race are great reasons to visit the Outer Banks! There are many different events and themes held throughout the year. Check out our outdoor events for more information

#8. Golfing in the Outer Banks

The off season brings ideal temperatures for golf getaways! Choose from several prestigious golf courses on the Outer Banks! Rent one or multiple Kilmarlic Club Cottages and enjoy golf discounts, community pool and fitness center, on-site bar and restaurant, and more. Browse all golf courses here.

Disc Golf

New to Outer Banks is the Casey Logan Disc Golf Course.  Featuring 18 holes for all levels of players, this course is nestled in the woods down Colington Road.  This is truly a hidden gem and perfect for a new adventure.  Grab a disc from Kellogg's Supply Company in Kill Devil Hills and hit the trails!

#7 Festivals & Concerts

The Outer Banks has tons of annual events, along with several beautiful venues for concerts and festivals!

#6 Water Sports

#6. Watersports

Whether your sport is surfing, kiteboarding, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding or another awesome water sport, be sure to rent a wet suit! Rent watersports gear from Ocean Atlantic Atlantic Rentals so that way you don't have to travel with it. Beach Realty guests receive an exclusive discount!

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#5 Outer Banks Parade of Homes

The Outer Banks Parade of Homes usually takes place in October. It is a self-guided tour of some of the finest new homes on the Outer Banks! Come check it out! More information.

#4 Outer Banks Seafood

Great fishing means great seafood! You’ll enjoy fresh fish, crabs, oysters and other catches in our many local seafood restaurants. You may also consider coming for the Outer Banks Seafood Festival!

#3 Less Traffic/Fewer Crowds

#3. Less Crowds and Less Traffic

The main reason why the off season is the locals' favorite time of year is that there is less traffic and crowds! Since school has started for most, you’ll enjoy the beach mostly to yourself and you’ll get into restaurants with little to no wait!

#2 Affordable Vacation Homes

#2. Affordable Vacation Rentals

Weekly rates on Outer Banks vacation rentals drop dramatically. You can take advantage of peak weather at an affordable rate. Specials or deals may be available but off season weekly rates are usually great, to begin with and the best bargains book up fast! Search available homes for your Fall vacation now.

#1 Weather

#1. Fall Outer Banks Weather

The Fall, especially September and October, offers ideal air temperatures in the 70s and 80s. The water temps are usually warm in the high 60s/low 70s (but this can change daily with the wind direction). When you live here year-round, September and October quickly become your two favorite months! Less hot and humid and more breezy! Come visit the Outer Banks in the Fall and you’ll understand.

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