1 . The Sea Ranch Resort

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 9543

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Overlooking nothing but the pure blue Atlantic, Sea Ranch Resort holds nothing back when it comes to a luxurious family stay. And as the oldest resort that sits directly on the white sand beach along the ocean shores, the Sea Ranch boasts exceptional accommodations and recreation, giving you the perfect place to stay for your family beach getaway. Take in the spectacular ocean views on their oceanfront decks. Their on-site facilities include an enclosed swimming pool, and rooms have either two Queen size beds or one King with a sleeper sofa. There’s something for everyone with a stay at Sea Ranch Resort. You’ll have plenty to do if you’re into sport fishing, kite flying, hiking, or just relaxing by the pool. In nearby Nags Head, the whole family can learn to hang glide at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Or hike to the top of dunes and slide down the other side! You’ll create lasting memories on the shores of the Atlantic with Sea Ranch Resort.

Address

1731 N. VA Dare Trail MP 7 Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Related activities

Sea Ranch Resort is home to the Beachside Bistro where you'll enjoy gorgeous views and the best local seafood dishes around!

Related Onsite Offerings

If you’re planning a wedding, the Sea Ranch Resort is a beautiful place to tie the knot! They can manage your entire affair from boutonnieres to the wine selection. Whether you’re getting married barefoot on the beach or wanting something more formal, the Sea Ranch Resort’s luxury accommodations are perfect for this special occasion.

2 . The Winds Resort Beach Club

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 929 - 1158

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A cozy family-operated, family-fun resort, The Winds Resort Beach Club is the ideal Ocean Isle Resort surrounded by white sand, palm and banana trees. The Winds' complex is a lush and tropical paradise, offering a variety of rooms, suites, and resort cottages. Relax or play alongside one of their three large pools or rejuvenate in one of the many whirlpool spas! Enjoy a refreshing tropical drink at the poolside Tiki Bar while listening to the ocean waves, island tunes, and children’s giggles. There’s a lot to do in Ocean Isle! With just 525 year-round residents, Ocean Isle offers a quiet beach atmosphere with quaint shops and restaurants serving up some of the best seafood you ever tasted! And golfers will find over a hundred excellent courses offering challenging play and spectacular greens. Set out on a family fishing excursion or visit some of the historical sites. The Winds staff gives friendly, Southern hospitality and planning advice to make your stay here memorable and fun!

Address

310 East 1st Street Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

Fun facts

The Ocean Isle Beach Concert series starts in June! The stage is in the parking lot at the Museum of Coastal Carolinas on Ocean Isle Beach.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Winds Resort Beach Club has designated several of their units as pet-friendly, so bring your pet with!

3 . Bald Head Island Limited

Bald Head Island, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 841 - 9180

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A peaceful yet adventure filled family vacation awaits at the Bald Head Island Limited. Surrounded by fourteen miles of flawless sandy beach and a spanning seaside golf course filled with natural greenery and native four-legged and winged friends, Bald Head Island Limited is a refreshing family getaway. Vacation rentals are located around the island on the shore, atop a high dune, or tucked in the maritime forest and provide all the space and comforts of home. You’ll leave your car and worries behind when you head to Bald Head Island. Cruise from here to there in a golf cart, on a bike, or by foot while exploring the beauties of the island and sea. Head to the marina and set your sails into the sunset. Kids are always busy with the Bald Head Island Club’s camp program filled with golf lessons, swimming, crafts, and other activities to keep them smiling.

Address

P.O. Box 3069 Bald Head Island, NC 28461

Highlights

Take advantage of the fun and relaxation of Bald Head Island Limited with their naturally set golf course and full spa.

Related Onsite Offerings

Bald Head Island Limited is home to a number of delicious dining options including the Latin cuisine of Delphina Cantina, the breakfast and lunch offerings of Maritime Market Cafe, fresh seafood favorites of Mojo's on the Harbor, Sanpiper Ice Cream and Coffee as well as The Bald Island Club and The Shoals Club.

4 . Ocean Isle Inn

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 927 - 7141

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Uncrowded, Unhurried, and Unforgettable. The Ocean Isle Inn is situated on the South Brunswick Island in Ocean Isle Beach, and offers families the ideal beach vacation. The Ocean Isle Inn provides the perfect balance of resort accommodations and the simple pleasure of white sandy beaches. It offers beautiful views of the Atlantic, Intercoastal Waterway, and scenic marshlands from their private balconies. And their rooms are tastefully decorated with hand-made teak wood furniture and beautifully tiled floors. Relax and unwind by the pool at this tropical getaway or explore the great Ocean Isle Beach. Ocean Isle Inn offers a variety of seasonal activities for children such as miniature golf courses, a water slide, grand prix racetrack and arcades. There are many unique boutiques, galleries, gift shops, and surf shops on Ocean Isle and the nearby Fishing Village of Calabash. For entertainment, see one of the spectacular shows at the Alabama Theatre, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Land Stampede, Legends, and the House of Blues. The Ocean Isle Inn is your one stop family vacation destination for fun!

Address

37 West First Street Ocean Isle Beach, NC, 28469

Highlights

The Ocean Isle Inn offers a “Create the Rate” program where guests can make a reasonable bid on a room of choice for their Oceanfront or Soundview rooms. Bids are either accepted or a counter offer is rallied.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Ocean Isle Inn is the your stay directly on Ocean Isle Beach that offers high-speed wireless internet.

5 . Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 418 - 5263

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Choose your coastal stay with Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals, located throughout the neighboring cities of the Outer Banks. Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals has a variety of accommodations so you can find the home you’re looking for. Choose from luxury oceanfront homes with private pools and hot tubs or simple and elegant living near the beach. Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals is splashed throughout the Outer Bands. View the wild mustangs of Corolla or browse the quaint shops of Duck. The Southern Shores and Currituck Sound have beautiful weather for enjoying the beach, and the sunrises are breathtaking at Kitty Hawk. Visit historical sites in Kill Devil Hills, and ride the waves in Nags Head. No matter where you choose to stay, Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals has exactly what you’re family is looking for.

Address

PO Box 2684 Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Fun facts

Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals is a family owned and operated rental business with uniquely characterized rentals for your vacation needs.

Related Onsite Offerings

Carolina Shores provides basic kitchen amenities for a convenient stay such as utensils, glassware and china, pots, pans, coffee maker, etc.

6 . Outer Banks Inn

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 968 - 1844

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Outer Banks Inn provides friendly customer service all within a cozy family atmosphere near the Atlantic coast. You find spacious accommodations and comfortable furnishings inside every room at Outer Banks Inn. Modern amenities such as HD television a flavorful continental breakfast bring the comforts of home to you. The whole family will find the pool and surrounding sunning deck a relaxing and fun retreat after a day of seaside exploration. The surrounding area is filled with family friendly activities that are sure to create lasting memories. Fly over the ocean waves on a thrilling hang gliding experience with Kitty Hawk Hang Gliding. Or, spend an evening with at an entertaining show with The Lost Colony. The North Carolina Aquarium and Currituck Lighthouse are great stops. Of course, you may just wish to grab a free shuttle to the beach to soak up the sun.

Address

1003 S. Croatan Hwy Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Population

As of 2012, the population of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina is 6,827.

Related Onsite Offerings

Your stay at Outer Banks Inn includes a free YMCA pass and lovely scented Bath and Body Works amenities.

7 . Hampton Inn & Suites Outer Banks

Corolla, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 920 - 1236

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Find relaxation and a wealth of family fun on the Northern Beach of Carolla during your stay with Hampton Inn & Suites Outer Banks. Set directly on the beach filled with crystal sand and dunes, you have an oceanfront paradise at your fingertips. You’ll find clean and comfortable guestrooms and suites with panoramic views of the Currituck Lighthouse and shoreline. While staying with Hampton Inn & Suites, you and your family will find endless fun in the Outer Banks area. Tour the wonders of the Whalehead Club mansion or hit the links at the Pointe or Carolina Club where you’ll find lush and rolling greens. With the Atlantic only steps from your stay, make the sea your playground with surfing, kayaking, swimming, and sunbathing.

Address

333 Audubon Drive Corolla, North Carolina, 27927

Population

As of 2010, the population of Carolla is 925.

Getting there

From Norfolk Int'l Airport & points north - Take I-64E to Exit 291B US-168S. US-168S becomes US-158E. Turn left onto NC-12N and travel 12.5 miles. Hotel is on the right. From Raleigh & points west - Take US-64E to US-158W. Turn right onto NC-12N and travel 12.5 miles. Our Outer Banks hotel is on the right. From points south -Take I-95N to US-64E to US-158W. Turn right onto NC-12N and travel 12.5 miles. Hotel is on the right.

8 . Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 5368

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It's all about the beautiful beaches at the Hilton Garden Inn Kitty Hawk. Whether your family wants to swim, beach-comb, fish or even fly, you’ll find what you’re after at this Outer Banks hotel! This resort offers the finest in accommodations, amenities, and service. Every sizable guestroom and suite enjoys its own spectacular view of the ocean. Their fitness center features state-of-the-art fitness equipment to get your feet moving and your heart pumping. And enjoy complimentary tennis at nearby Kilmarlic Health and Racquet Club. Grab a pole and stroll out onto their on-site pier and reel in a catch. In a mood to explore? Well, you and the family won’t need to go far to find something to do! Enjoy a guided hike at nearby Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Rising 110 feet, Jockey’s Ridge is the tallest active sand dune on the east coast. Or explore marine life at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. It features the largest aquarium in the state – a 285,000 gallon ocean tank complete with sharks, sea turtles, and hundreds of fish!

Highlights

Kitty Hawk’s annual Hang Gliding Spectacular event is scheduled each year during the third week of May. Over 60 competitors from all over travel to Kitty Hawk to fly and compete.

Getting there

Located on the beautiful coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Kitty Hawk, it’s just one-half mile from the bridge to the Outer Banks.

Related Onsite Offerings

For your dining pleasure, enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at their Great American Grill, serving signature American dishes, regional seafood specialties, and casual family fare.

9 . Oriental Marina and Inn

Oriental, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (252) 249 - 1818

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Enjoy a family getaway along the Neuse River on Oriental’s town harbor at Oriental Marina & Inn. Oriental Marina & Inn has spacious and comfortable accommodations filled with modern amenities to provide a home away from home. Each one to three bedroom suite has a sparkling water view and kitchenette, and all guests may enjoy the soothing pool and tiki bar. Of course, there’s so much to discover outside of your stay with Oriental Marina & Inn. As the “sailing capital of North Carolina,” Oriental is the ultimate place to hit the marina for a sailing adventure or an array of water fun. Your stay is only steps from tasty restaurants such as fresh seafood at Toucan Grill, quaint gift shops, and galleries. Explore the inner and outer banks or head over to the links at Minnescott Golf Club.

Address

103 Wall Street Oriental, NC 28571

Population

As of 2012, Oriental, North Carolina has a population of 899.

Average temperature

Average summer highs in Oriental, North Carolina reach the low 90s while average winter lows hover in the mid 30s.

10 . The Villas of Hatteras Landing

Hatteras, North Carolina

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 560 - 2753

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Sunshine, sand, and simplicity highlight your family's stay at The Villas of Hatteras Landing. Overlooking the calming shores of the Atlantic Ocean, this resort is an exercise in tranquility. Fifty-three Spacious condominium suites feature private balconies, access to the sparkling pool, and are just steps from the powdery beach. Though you will find all the comforts of home at Hatteras, you'll know you're on vacation when you peek out your window into the tropical paradise. While the kids splash around in the pool, adults can catch a tan on the sun-soaked beach. After a relaxation session, head off for exploration. The Atlantic Ocean is teeming with water sports. Try surfing, parasailing, kite boarding, kayaking, surf fishing, charter fishing, or diving. Nature lovers can go bird watching On Barrier Island or witness the wonders of the sea turtles nesting. If you'd prefer to stay dry, try horseback riding along the shoreline, biking through the buzzing city, or hiking the beautiful nature trails. Come drift away on North Carolina's coast!

Address

58822 Marina Way, Hatteras, NC 27943

Extra Stops

Visit The Graveyard of The Atlantic Museum and discover the area's rich maritime history.

Related activities

People come from all over the world to try their hand at tuna, marlin, shark, and other large catches in the Gulf Stream waters.

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