Flowers at the beach

Spring is a wonderful time to live in or visit the Outer Banks. The temperatures tend to be warm and the natural landscape and wildlife come to life. 

Patio Dining – enjoying a great meal in the sunshine with a beautiful view over the water is the perfect way to spend a Spring afternoon or evening. Here are some local restaurants offering up expansive patios and excellent food:  

  • The Black Pelican – This former lifesaving station, originally constructed in 1874, offers panoramic ocean views while serving up wood-fired pizza, seafood, and more. 
  • Masala Bay Grill – Featuring mouthwatering, authentic Indian cuisine and an outdoor dining area with sweeping soundfront views, this is the perfect destination for patio season. 
  • FishHeads Bar & Grill – Located right on the Outer Banks Fishing Pier, this casual eatery is known for its steamed shrimp happy hour. 

Parks – whether you’re looking for a place for the kids to play for an hour, seeking the serenity of the woods, or craving a day of hiking, parks across the Outer Banks have the perfect option:

  • Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge – for a more wild park experience, head to Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Pull on your boots and hike one of the wildlife trails. Both are relatively flat and fully accessible. There are many wildlife viewing platforms along the way. 
  • Nags Head Woods Preserve – this maritime forest is home to towering trees – some of which are hundreds of years old. The preserve has trails along the ponds and wetlands.Keep an eye out for river otters! 
  • Jockey’s Ridge State Park – Jockey’s Ridge is the largest living sand dune on the Atlantic coast. Adventurous visitors can learn to hang glide while those who would rather keep their feet on the ground explore the dune and surrounding landscape. 
  • Whalebone Park – if you have kids, this park should absolutely be on your list of springtime activities. The park has swings, slides, and other play equipment – all with a nautical theme! There are also shaded picnic tables so bring your lunch.  

Scenic Drive – the gorgeous natural landscape of the Outer Banks makes for a wonderful mini road trip:  

  • Outer Banks Scenic Byway – One of the best options for a scenic drive in the Outer Banks is the Outer Banks Scenic Byway. The byway runs for more than 137 miles and takes more than 5 ½ hours when you take into account the amount of time you’ll spend on ferries. Roll the windows down, plan to make stops at points of interest along the way, and go explore!

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