Outer Banks Boardwalks and Parks

The Outer Banks is home to one of the most beautiful geographic locations in the world. From its Carolina blue skies, rolling sand dunes, swaying sea oats, isolated marshes and mighty ocean, you will be constantly in awe of the majestic environment. In order to help you take advantage of this picture perfect landscape, Outer Banks boardwalks and parks are situated all over the coast for your enjoyment. Take a stroll through a nature preserve as you examine wildlife and plants local to the North Carolina coast. Visit colonial settlements that will take you back to the 16th century. Check out parks that combine history, art, nature and English ship reproductions all together. Check out the landscapes of gardens that will make you feel like you fell down a rabbit hole and into Wonderland. Hang out on a boardwalk to watch the sky light up with yellows, oranges, reds, pinks and purples as the sun sets and the moon brightens. Musicians sometimes visit Outer Banks boardwalks and parks, which will enliven your visit with their acoustic entertainment. Check out the below listing to see the Outer Banks boardwalks and parks that are near you.


Outer Banks Attractions by Area

Corolla | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Attractions by Category

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Outer Banks Boardwalks & Parks
374 Airport Road, Manteo
(252) 475-2300
(800) 832-3474 x4

The North Carolina Aquarium is one of the most popular attractions on the Outer Banks, and it got a fantastic renovation that was completed in the summer of 2016. Yes, it's perfect for a rainy day, but you will also appreciate the cool, quiet environment when you've had enough of the sun. Just stepping into the aquarium’s lobby is like diving into the ocean’s depths.... read more

The North Carolina Aquarium is one of the most popular attractions on the Outer Banks,... read more

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center

Outer Banks Boardwalks & Parks
98 N.C. Highway 12, Nags Head
(252) 441-6301

Charter a variety of fishing excursions at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center year round (weather permitting). Nearshore, inshore and head boat vessels offer half-day or full-day trips, while offshore vessels offer full-day trips. Anglers go for a variety of species depending on the season including billfish, tuna, wahoo, Spanish mackerel, flounder, drum, bluefish, cobia and more. Anglers aboard charters do not need to purchase fishing licenses,... read more

Charter a variety of fishing excursions at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center year round (weather permitting).... read more

Roanoke Island Festival Park

Outer Banks Boardwalks & Parks
1 Festival Park, Across from the Manteo Waterfront, Manteo
(252) 475-1500

Did you know that the first Roanoke Island settlements predate the Jamestown settlement of 1607? The Roanoke Island settlements took place 20 years earlier, between 1585 and 1587. Though the Roanoke Island colonies didn’t prove successful as far as longevity, they were the foundations of English-speaking life in America and provided much-needed information about the New World that helped the later colonies succeed. Roanoke Island... read more

Did you know that the first Roanoke Island settlements predate the Jamestown settlement of 1607?... read more

Whalehead

Outer Banks Boardwalks & Parks
1100 Club Road, Historic Corolla, Corolla
(252) 453-9040

Whalehead is an historic house museum on the northern Outer Banks. The grand residence, dressed in bold yellow and striking copper, stands on a vast green lawn bordering the Currituck Sound. At first sight of the more than 21,000-square-foot Art Nouveau home, so out of place in the Outer Banks landscape, it’s immediately apparent that it has an intriguing past and a fascinating story to... read more

Whalehead is an historic house museum on the northern Outer Banks. The grand residence, dressed... read more