What are the best things to do in the fall on the Outer Banks? We are glad you asked ;)!
- Have a beach bonfire
- Enjoy an oyster roast
- Attend an annual festival
- Avoid a hurricane
- Catch a wave
- ..or cast a line!
Brush up on fire safety and ensure you've secured a town permit before lighting up. Then pull out those marshmallow-roasting skills and enjoy seaside s'mores and warming up by the fire.
The fall is prime time for oyster lovers! The saying goes that oyster season is during the months that end in "-er".
Speaking of seafood, the annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival takes place in the fall. For the music lovers, Bluegrass Island Festival takes place over a few days on the gorgeous Roanoke Island Festival Park grounds.
The excitement this time of year is something many water sports enthusiasts and weather lovers excitedly anticipate. Surfers, kite boarders, and windsurfers relish the big wind and wave action. Watching storm projections and seasoned surfers take to the sea is definitely entertaining. Of course, we strongly discourage taking any safety risks during a pending storm - and recommend purchasing trip insurance, just to be on the safe side.
Speaking of storms, let's talk swells! When the storms are brewing, so are the waves. Off-shore storms upwell the ocean and send some pretty amazing wave action our way. If you're a surfer, you know this is the best time of year. Not the surfing type? We'll be the first to admit how entertaining it is to watch the surfers shred. Grab your beach chair and hit the local break for some authentic OBX entertainment.
Fall isn't just great for surfing, seafood, and festivals, but also for fishing. The Outer Banks is a fishing paradise and this is especially the case in the fall. As fish migrate for the season, you have a good chance of catching something. Red Drum, in particular, are a great fall catch, and what's more: they're also phenomenal eating.