Beach houses North Carolina

Visitors from the UK & Ireland can now discover the Outer Banks of North Carolina from beautiful beach houses

The Outer Banks of North Carolina offer a backdrop of incredible beauty. Visitors will find wildlife, coastal lighthouses (including Cape Hatteras - America’s tallest lighthouse), amazing scenery and they can partake in a variety of activities. They can see where the Wright brothers took flight; then watch wild horses run free along towering dunes and stretching shores.

For the first time, holiday homes are now available for rent through UK and Irish tour operators, making it even easier for visitors to enjoy this part of North Carolina. 

Read on to learn more about the activities available in the Outer Banks.

Lighthouses - Seven coastal lighthouses dot the shoreline and they draw visitors with incredible views.

Cycle – The striking Outer Banks Scenic Byway offers a 111-mile ride that’s easily broken down into shorter legs. The ride takes cyclists through many charming island towns, including Rodanthe and Hatteras.

On Hatteras Island, the stunning, 25-mile coastal bike route runs along North Carolina 12, visitors will see the ocean to one side, and the Pamlico Sound to the other. The route will get bikers to the historic Cape Hatteras lighthouse for epic views. Visit this page for more information on cycling routes in North Carolina.

Watch the sunrise - Cape Hatteras National Seashore is the state’s easternmost point and the first to see the sunrise.

Brunswick Islands are the five southernmost barrier islands. Before summer sunrises, visitors can watch for nesting sea turtles. Winter brings another special treat, when the sun is low in the southern sky, the islands’ east-west orientation means they’re among the only places to see sunrises and sunsets from the same beach.

Golf - On Currituck’s mainland, just over the bridge from the main island, Kilmarlic Golf Club flows through maritime forest and wetlands in a harmonious blend of nature and golf created by Tom Steele. 

The 45 miles of coastline that comprise North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands are home to dozens of fine golf opportunities. The 1,400 acre Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort offers 27 holes of golf and luxury accommodations.

Watch wild horses roam – Wild horses roam on the Currituck Outer Banks,  historians believe they arrived with Spanish explorers 400 years ago. Today, the protected herds roam near where paved N.C. Highway 12 ends in Corolla.

Explore pirate legends - According to the legend, Nags Head was home to pirates and proggers, or shipwreck salvage artists, who would lead a mare along the crest of Jockey’s Ridge. Sailors would see the beacon and think they’d found a safe harbour only to wreck on submerged sandbars, providing treasure for those waiting onshore.

Visitors can explore pirate legends including Blackbeard’s supposed pact with the devil by taking the Graveyard of the Atlantic Walking Tour in Manteo or visiting the Whalehead Club in Corolla. The Outer Banks Pirate Festival, held annually in August, includes a treasure hunt, pirate-themed games, a Scallywag School where kids can learn pirate ways, and more.

Water sports – The North Carolina coast also offers plenty of water sports options such as stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking or kiteboarding.

Where to stay?

Vacation rentals across the Outer Banks can now be booked via UK and Irish tour operators upon request. Visitors will find a variety of vacation rentals from 1 to 15 bedrooms, placing them just steps away from the action.

To find more information on North Carolina please visit and follow and @VisitNC on twitter.


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For the first time ever vacation homes on the Outer Banks of North Carolina are now available through UK and Irish tour operators. Please do not hesitate to contact us for pricing. 

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