What are the best things to do in the fall on the Outer Banks? I’m glad you asked 😉
- Have a beach bonfire
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 a seaside s’mores and warming up by the warmth of a fire.
- Enjoy an oyster roast
The fall is prime time for oyster lovers! The saying goes that oysters season is during the months that end in “-er”.
- Attend an annual festival
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.
- Avoid a hurricane
The excitement this time of year is something many water sports enthusiasts and weather lovers come to look forward to. Watching hurricane projections and ultimately having them miss us is such an awesome feeling. We do recommend purchasing trip insurance, just to be on the safe side.
- Catch a wave
Speaking of storms, lets talk swells! When the storms’a 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.
- ..or cast a line!
Fall isn’t just great for surfing, seafood, and festivals, but also for fishing. The Outer Banks is a fisher’s 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 whats more: they’re phenomenal eating as well.