It’s here! Fall is here! The air has changed, football is going strong, and pumpkin spice is in just about everything. It’s also the PERFECT time to pack up and head to the beach.
I know, I know. You probably thought once we got past Labor Day, it was time pack away the beach towels and beach chairs. No way! If you want to experience the Outer Banks of North Carolina like a local, plan your trip during the fall.
How does your own private beach sound?
This is probably my favorite reason to hit the beach once summer comes to a close. Planning your beach vacation after Labor Day means you will bask in the glow of the warm OBX sun on what feels like your private beach. If quiet, calm, relaxation is what you’re hoping for, I don’t know if I can think of a better time. The beach isn’t the only place you’ll notice the calm either. Local restaurants and shops that stay open during the off season will have more time and space to offer you an incredible experience.
You simply can’t beat the OBX fall weather.
North Carolina summers are hot and sticky. Even with the infamous OBX breeze, sitting on the beach during the dog days of summer is HOT. Once that fall air moves in, everything just gets a little more comfortable. The average daily high is usually around 80 in September and still in the 70’s for October. With water temps still hanging out in the 70’s until the end of October, you have got some amazing beach weather.
There are SO MANY things to do!
No matter when you decide to plan your vacation to the Outer Banks, you will have no trouble finding something to do. This area is rich with history, natural beauty, and adventure. You can head to the Wright Brothers National Memorial to see the actual site where flight first took off. For the ultimate coastal nature hike, you can check out Jockey’s Ridge, the tallest natural sand dune system in the United States. (Just be sure to bring your sand board or hang glider if you have one. They ARE allowed. :)) Horseback rides on the beach, a trip to the new First Flight Adventure Park for obstacle course fun, or a fun day at the NC Aquarium at Roanoke Island. The list goes on and on.
Check out the fall festivals and events.
One of the best ways to visit the beach and live like a local is to enjoy the local festivals and events. With several annual events in the Outer Banks, you can enjoy local beers, food, and music.
- Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival (September 23 – September 26, 2015)
- Outer Banks Brewtäg (October 3, 2015)
- Mustang Music Festival (October 9 – October 10, 2015)
- 9th Annual Duck Jazz Festival (October 11, 2015)
- Outer Banks Seafood Festival (October 17, 2015)
- Outer Banks Restaurant Week (October 30 – November 7, 2015)
Who doesn’t like a deal?
If your schedule has some flexibility, planning your beach vacation in the off season can really save you some money. Many of the local attractions offer discounts once September rolls around and you will have no trouble finding a deal on your accommodations. Twiddy is no exception. Check out the specials and available rentals to start planning your fall getaway today.