About the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks of North Carolina offers a welcome relief from crowded cities and overrun vacation spots. In fact, you won’t find any cities on the Outer Banks, just 100+ miles of wide-open shoreline, charming seaside villages, and a mix of towns brimming with personality and fascinating connections to our nation’s history. Although we’re just a drive away, these barrier islands feel remote. Choose an oceanside vacation rental home, and just pop in the keycode for your rental and start vacationing on your own stretch of beach. Or, go for a different home experience at one of the romantic B&Bs of Roanoke Island and enjoy the walkable waterfront downtown of Manteo. This is where our country started (only makes sense to start a vacation here, too). You’ll find a variety of Outer Banks hotels, motels, cottage courts, campgrounds suitable for whatever experience you choose. See for yourself why Forbes and Dr. Beach ranked the Outer Banks as a top spot to get away to!


Pirate's Cove Resort Rentals

Location of the Ceremony
Townhouses & Condos Available for Rent

Pirate’s Cove Resort is a gated waterfront community located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina nestled between historic downtown Manteo and Nags Head, just minutes from many beautiful North Carolina beaches. This beautiful resort vacation setting has it all, with over 80 Outer Banks resort rentals, including both vacation condos and villas for rent, located in a private island community that is surrounded by the Roanoke Sound.
Accommodations range from cozy one-bedroom waterfront condo rentals to exclusive seven-bedroom sound front vacation home rentals with exquisite views, private pools, elevators, and game rooms. Pirate’s Cove Resort also features a club house, a state-of-the-art fitness room, an excellent on-site restaurant (Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar), Mimi’s Tiki Bar (offering seasonal live music and fine spirits), a fully stocked ship’s store, and a famous world-class marina.

Oasis Suites Hotel

3 Star Hotel
1.7 miles from the Pavilion

Welcome to Oasis Suites Hotel! Located on the beautiful Roanoke Sound, we are the only boutique hotel in Nags Head. Our 17-suite hotel was designed and decorated to offer all the comforts and amenities of home. Here you will find Honeymoon, Executive, Family, and Handicap Accessible suites. hp-bedEach suite offers a full kitchen, a jet spa-inspired tub with a separate shower, a private master bedroom, a private balcony, and beautifully appointed furnishings.

Our guests take pleasure in waterfront views from all suites, a dock that extends the length of the hotel, and a gazebo that is perfect for that morning cup of coffee, afternoon cocktail or just simply enjoying a magnificent sunset. Oasis Suites is only minutes from the beach, historic Roanoke Island, and some of the best Outer Banks restaurants. In fact, we’re within easy walking distance of some of the ones that locals frequent the most.

Fin 'n Feathers Waterside Inn

2-Star Hotel
1.6 miles from The Pavillion

Fin N' Feather Waterside Inn is located on the Nags Head/Manteo Causeway, the Inn offers comfortable and well-appointed rooms and efficiencies overlooking the beautiful Roanoke Sound. The historic inn first opened in 1968 and closed in September of 2011 after a bout with Hurricane Irene. Now open after an extensive renovation, the Inn is perfect for anyone fishing the Outer Banks or surfing the Nags Head beaches.
**This hotel is pet-friendly. Guests that will be bringing their pet during their stay will be required to pay our one-time Pet Fee.**

Burrus House Inn

3-Star Hotel
1.9 miles from The Pavillion
Burrus House Inn is an all-suite luxury hotel in the Outer Banks. Ideally located on Roanoke Island in historic Manteo, North Carolina, boasting breathtaking waterfront views of Shallowbag Bay from each of our twelve unique guest suites.

Every suite at the inn has breathtaking water views and outside seating areas. On the inside, you will have a separate, well-appointed sitting room and a kitchenette with a sink, mini-fridge, microwave, and a Keurig stocked with premium coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Enjoy the same premium mattresses and bedding you would find in a Ritz Carlton. Our bathrooms are simply luxurious – several with 2-person showers and jetted spa tubs.

When you are feeling adventurous, we invite you to use our bicycles, kayaks, and paddle boards. We have free Wifi when you need to connect and concierge service to help you disconnect. Relax with us on our expansive decks or by our outdoor fire pits to take in the majestic waterfront views.

-15% savings year-round for our valued returning guests and also for active-duty and retired military
-10% savings year-round for AAA or AARP members
-Stay longer and save … 5 nights or more – 20%, 7 nights or more – 30%
*To keep with the tranquility of the Inn, no children (under 16 years) are allowed unless the entire hotel is booked by a single party.

Comfort Inn South Oceanfront

2-Star Hotel
3.3 miles from The Pavillion

The Comfort Inn South Oceanfront offers the perfect location for your next Outer Banks vacation. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the Outer Banks and is the gateway to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. We are just a short drive from many of the Outer Banks' greatest attractions including the area's most iconic lighthouses, the beautiful and historic downtown Manteo on Roanoke Island, where legends of the Lost Colony come to life, Jockey’s Ridge the home of the largest sand dune and some of the greatest fishing on the eastern seaboard from Oregon Inlet, Pirate’s Cove, and the Outer Banks Marina.

Our oceanfront hotel has all the comforts of home with the added pleasure of the beach, the sun, and lots of fun! All of our rooms are fully furnished with a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, alarm clock, and cable TV. We also offer a complimentary full hot breakfast, a business center, a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, and free high-speed wireless internet.

First Colony Inn

3-Star Hotel
3.8 miles from the Pavilion
Experience real Southern hospitality at the unique First Colony Inn on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Begin your day with a deluxe, hot breakfast and end the afternoon with our wine and dessert social.

Lounge by the pool or follow the boardwalk to the beach. Read or play games in the library. End your afternoon with a friendly game of croquet. After dinner, enjoy the sunset from a rocker on the encircling verandas. The Outer Banks sunsets are spectacular.

The rooms at First Colony Inn are as individual as our guests. Each has a private bath with fluffy towels on a heated towel bar and English toiletries. A television, telephone, and refrigerator are standard in each room. Luxury rooms boast wet bars and kitchenettes, and some have Jacuzzi whirlpool tubs, sitting rooms, or private screened porches.

Holiday Inn Express - Oceanfront

3-Star Hotel
5.8 miles from The Pavillion

Check-In at 4:00 pm
Check-Out at 11:00 am

The only oceanfront Outer Banks hotel featuring over 4 acres of pristine oceanfront, located in the quiet, residentially-zoned area in Nags Head, NC. Our entire building was freshly renovated in 2016. Our state-of-the-art and fully equipped rooms have either one King bed or two Queen beds. Oceanfront and City views are available. All of our rooms are equipped with in-room Keurig coffee makers, irons, ironing boards, hairdryers, refrigerators, microwaves, and a 32' flat-screen TV. All oceanfront rooms have private balconies. We offer a full complimentary hot and cold breakfast bar for all of our guests. We have an indoor pool and an outdoor sun deck with a full view of the ocean. In addition, we have an on-site fitness center, 24-hour business center, complimentary guest laundry

Things to Do

Outer Banks Lighthouses and Life Saving Stations

Tour some of the beautiful lighthouses and life-saving stations that have protected the East Coast. Generations of seaborne travelers and mariners have sought the comfort of these beacons' reassuring light as they navigated the perilous channels and shoals that mark the Graveyard of the Atlantic.


OBX Walking Tour

OBX Walking Tours is your premier tour company for the Outer Banks featuring ghost and historical tours. From pirates to pioneers to planes, the Outer Banks has incredibly rich tales just waiting to be told.

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Aero Tours in the Outer Banks

Get a birds eye view of the incredible Outer Banks with one of Kitty Hawk Kites aero tours! This unique perspective can be displayed from the windows of an authentic WWII Bi-Plane trainer, Cessna tours, and even in helicopter rides!

Address: 410 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954

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Wright Brothers National Memorial

Enjoy the newly remodeled visitor center and the interactive activities and exhibits on aviation, historic preservation, and STEAM-based activities (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) provided by local and regional partners.

Phone: 252-441-7430
Address: 1000 N Croatan Hwy.
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

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Buffalo City Exhibit - Logs & Moonshine

The rise and fall of a moonshine capital. The exhibit features photos, moonshine stills, railroad relics, and more. Located inside the Bluegrass Island Store in the Phoenix Shops.

Address: 107 Budleigh Street
Manteo, NC 27954

The Lost Colony

An experience not to be missed! The Lost Colony, adapted from Paul Green's original symphonic drama, celebrates its 86th Anniversary in 2023. Set on the sound front on Roanoke Island, enjoy this 86-year-old musical under the stars. Become immersed in the story of the discovery of a new world with newly enhanced musical and theatrical direction and dynamically stunning choreography.

Ph: 252-473-6000
Address: 1409 National Park Dr.
Manteo, NC 27954

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Breakfast Options

The Dunes Restaurant

Address: 7013 S. Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959

Henry's Restaurant

Good southern breakfast food and southern atmosphere

Address: 3396 S Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Lunch Options

Dune Burger

Lunch, Dinner, Fast Food. Hamburgers, hot dogs. BBQ, french fries and ice cream.

Address: MP 16.5 BEACH RD
Nags Head, NC 27959

Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar

Located at the Pirate's Cove Marina

Nags Head Pizza Company

Nags Head Pizza Company offers a variety of classic and gourmet pizza options to feed the whole family. Dining is available outside on the sound side with peaceful views of the water.

Address: 4036 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone: (252) 715-3455

Dinner Options

Captain George's Seafood Buffett

Address: 705 S. Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Dinner Buffet with over 70 items including Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, steamed shrimp, scallops, Oyster Rockefeller, sirloin steak, broiled salmon, BBQ ribs & more.

Tale of the Whale

A family-owned restaurant in Nags Head with wonderful seafood and tasty drinks!

Address:7575 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone: 252-441-7332

Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe

The Lone Cedar Cafe specializes in fresh and local seafood. If you’re craving the freshest fish, clams, crab, shrimp, and oysters from local North Carolina waters, you’ll find them at the Lone Cedar Café.

Address: 7623 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone: 252-441-5405

Single Fin Bistro Bar & Grille

Wonderful sushi bar with Asian fare!

Address: 2424 S. Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone: (252) 715-3983


Ceremony & Reception

5:30 pm - Ceremony
6:00 pm - Cocktail hour with Hors D'Oeuvres
7:00 pm - Cocktail hour ends
7:10 pm - Bridal Party's Entrance
7:15 pm - Newlywed's Entrance
7:20 pm - First Dance
7:25 pm - Welcome Speech/Blessing
7:30 pm - Reception/Dinner
7:45 pm - Toasts & Speeches
8:15 pm - Cake Cutting
8:30 pm - Special Dances
9:00 pm - Party
10:00 pm - Garter & Bouquet Toss
10:45 pm - Last Dance
11:00 pm - Grand Exit

Things to Do - With Kids

First Flight Adventure Park

Address: 6714 S. Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone: 252-715-3622

Located at MP 15.5 in Nags Head, First Flight Adventure Park is designed for ages 6 and up and thrill seekers of varying levels. Bring your family along for the adventure of a lifetime by testing your mental and physical limits. Now boasting over 50 obstacles and 14 ziplines! Each year we add and change out obstacles on the course. Night climbing starts in Late June 2022
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Laughing Lollipop

Address: 101 Budleigh Street
Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: (252) 473-2579

Not just for little kids, but kids of all ages! Enjoy an 'ol timey candy store!

The Laughing Lollipop is your personal guide – leading you to old favorites and hard-to-find treats while presenting new flavors of pure joy. Over 200 candies in stock.

OB-Xscape Rooms

Address: 1 Ocean Boulevard
Southern Shores, NC 27949
Phone: (252) 564-9636

Make OB-Xscape Rooms your New Family Tradition Each of our five themed escape rooms are a real-life adventure game in which participants are figuratively locked in a room and have to use its objects and elements to solve a series of puzzles, discover hidden clues, and make logical connections in order to find the way out (hence, escape) within an hour. It is an interactive thrilling unique experience for you and your family and friends to complete a challenging task together. ​ Escape rooms in the Outer Banks are a great way to either: Beat the Heat, Still Have Fun on a Rainy Day, Celebrate a Special Occasion, Plan an Interesting Date Night, or Team Building for Employees.

Jockey's Ridge State Park

Address: 300 W. Carolista Drive, Nags Head, NC 27959

Highly recommended to bring a change of clothes after this trip! Sand will be everywhere! Moderately active hike as well.

Located in Dare County in the Outer Banks, Jockey's Ridge State Park is home to the tallest living sand dune system on the Atlantic coast and provides an ideal location for flying kites and watching sunsets. Hang gliding is a hallmark activity at the park, and a private concessionaire offers lessons. A second access area takes visitors through wetland habitats and allows for swimming, paddling, kiteboarding, and windsurfing on the Roanoke Sound. The park also marks the eastern terminus of the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail.