I am a firm believer that impromptu trips can be some of the best. Spontaneity can lead to adventure in ways that only the unknown can. Over Fall Break, one of my friends invited me to go with her to the Outer Banks. I have been to the Outer Banks countless times in the summer with family but never just with friends, and never in the Fall. We left the next morning.
The beach in the off-season is a beautiful thing. The long stretch of sand is peaceful and calm and the ocean seems to move at a different speed. The few people there are locals and enjoying long walks on the beach is part of their daily routine. Our first stop was the Airbnb that we had rented. It was a quaint little house tucked away in Kill Devil Hills and filled with all the comforts of home.
The next few days we explored the barrier islands, had some amazing seafood and saw some of the icons of our great state. The Bodie Island Lighthouse was closed for the off-season but we were still able to walk on the boardwalk around it. We also ventured to Jockey’s Ridge State Park and watched the sun set on Hatteras Island near the Graveyard of the Atlantic.
The Outer Banks are truly some of the most beautiful beaches that I have been to. They prove to be a great destination during all times of the year and new experiences can be had every time you visit.