If you’re worried about sharks & swimming in the ocean on your OBX vacation…
Take a kayak or stand up paddle board tour with Outer Banks Kayak Adventures instead! It’s been a rough couple weeks here in OBX with multiple reports of shark attacks. It’s incredibly sad for the victims and their families and thankfully there haven’t been any fatalities.
People are definitely getting worried about going into the ocean and it’s pretty hot on the beach today; at least 90 degrees. If you’re looking for something to do that doesn’t involve swimming in the ocean I have listed a few of my recommendations below:
1. Kayak or stand up paddle board with Outer Banks Kayak Adventures (of course I listed this as #1)
2. Visit Roanoke Island and watch the Lost Colony play, walk through the Elizabethan Gardens, stop in at the Fort Raleigh Visitor Center and the US Fish and Wildlife Visitor Center for Pea Island and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. The aquarium is also a great place to go to cool off and to watch the sea turtle rehab program in action.
3. Watch the sunset from Jockey’s Ridge. By far the best sunset on the Outer Banks!
4. Climb the Lighthouses. There are 4 beautiful lighthouses from the Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla to Ocracoke Lighthouse.
5. Check out the Wright Brother’s Monument in Kill Devil Hills. The hike up only takes a few minutes and the reward is a fantastic view. Well worth the hike.
6. Howl at the wolves! The Red Wolf Recovery Program and US Fish and Wildlife offer summer howlings on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm.
7. Hike in Nags Head Woods. A hidden gem here in the Outer Banks. Yes, we really do have hiking trails and even some hills! I recommend the Roanoke trail, it’s my favorite!