For some kids, a plastic bucket, shovel and plot of sand are all they need for a day’s worth of entertainment. From swimming to sandcastle building, shell searching to just plain goofing around, family fun on the beach is what makes an Outer Banks vacation so memorable.
Here, the beach is their playground, and kids of all ages find a variety of ways to entertain themselves with surf, sand and maybe even their siblings. But beyond poking at jellyfish and covering your body with wet sand, there are numerous beach activities the whole family can enjoy. Try a family surf lesson and see who has the best balance when tested against the waves. Or just rent a few body boards and watch as the youngsters and teenagers unite over the wave-riding fun.
From playing sports to spotting wildlife, racing go-karts to exploring maritime forests, the Outer Banks is full of fun and enriching ways to entertain the whole family. And no matter what time of year you are visiting, be sure to take in one the dozens of festivals and special events designed with family fun in mind.