Outer Banks Boardwalks

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. To help you take advantage of this picture perfect landscape, Outer Banks boardwalks are situated all over the coast for your enjoyment. Boardwalks let you walk on the edge of the sound or marsh, providing up close views of fish, crabs, snakes, birds and other critters that inhabit this area. And, when the marsh grass, bushes and trees slide right up to the side of the boardwalk, you can examine the flora in detail. Two Outer Banks boardwalks that are the most popular are along the waterfronts in Duck and Manteo. Both boardwalks take you past restaurants and shops and connect you to parks. And both provide front row seats to the spectacular Outer Banks sunsets that dazzle most evenings. Hang out to watch the sky light up with yellows, oranges, reds, pinks and purples as the sun sets and the moon brightens. Other boardwalks carry you over creeks, into bird-viewing areas and through maritime forests. Take some time to amble along a few while you're here.


Outer Banks Things To Do by Area

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

Outer Banks Things To Do by Category

Duck Town Park

Outer Banks Boardwalks
1200 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 255-1286

Be sure to visit the Duck Town Park and Boardwalk. This fabulous 11-acre soundside green space is tucked inside the Village of Duck. The soundside boardwalk extends nearly a mile along the Currituck Sound and connects the town’s commercial village area. Park amenities include an amphitheater, the Town Green, a playground, a public kayak/canoe launch, a crabbing area, a picnic shelter, walking trails through the... read more

Be sure to visit the Duck Town Park and Boardwalk. This fabulous 11-acre soundside green... read more

Jennette's Pier

Outer Banks Boardwalks
7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 16.5, Nags Head
(252) 255-1501

Jennette’s Pier is a state-of-the-art educational center and fishing pier complete with a pier shop, classrooms and banquet hall. It's one of the Outer Banks' star attractions, drawing thousands of visitors each year. The pier features wide, clean public beaches, free parking and a bath house with outdoor showers. With its motto of Fishing, Family and Fun, Jennette’s offers something for everyone. There’s world-class fishing,... read more

Jennette’s Pier is a state-of-the-art educational center and fishing pier complete with a pier shop,... read more

Roanoke Island Festival Park

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

Experience a new adventure in an old world at Roanoke Island Festival Park. This 25-acre historic site allows guests of all ages to experience first-hand what life was like for the first English settlers in 1585. Historic costumed interpreters are featured through Indian Town, the Settlement Site and the Elizabeth II ship to show and tell how the first settlers lived worked and played on... read more

Experience a new adventure in an old world at Roanoke Island Festival Park. This 25-acre... read more

Whalehead

Outer Banks Boardwalks
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