The new School year is almost upon us. Before we all go back to the structure, schedules and school activities- why not get some last minute adventures in? We have compiled a list of fun things to do on the Outer Banks with your family to make the most of the last few weeks of summer vacation, enjoy!

Go Fishing:
Try pier fishing from one of the Outer Banks public fishing piers:

  • Avalon Pier
  • Nags Head Pier
  • Outer Banks Pier
  • Jennettes Pier

Pottery Painting: The OBX Art Store, located in MP 6 shopping center, is a great place to choose and paint your own pottery

Jewelry Making-Cloud Nine, located in the Pirate’s Quay shopping center, is a fun place to create your own jewelry.


Putt Put Golf-There are so many great places on the OBX to mini-golf. Checkout Paradise Golf & Arcade in Kill Devil Hills, next to Dunkin’ Donuts. They also offer go-carts, arcade games and more!

Seashell & Sea Glass Hunting-Discover your perfect spot for shelling and collecting sea glass on the beach.

Take a road trip-Ocracoke is a great day trip!

Beach Picnic-Try Soundside Beach, located down Soundside road in Nags Head, for a quiet spot on the sound. The sunsets here are epic!


Visit H2OBX Waterpark-Get your tickets here.

Fly a kite at the beach or Jockey’s Ridge- Get your kite at Kitty Hawk Kites, they have the best selection!

Paddle Board in the Sound-If you don’t own one, you can rent one from Ocean Atlantic Rentals for the day!

Visit a Farmer’s Market-Dowdy’s Market at Dowdy Park in Nags Head is a fun market. Every Thursday there is local vendors, fresh produce, sweets and more. Plus, there is so much to do at Dowdy Park!