A North Carolina summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful coastal weather! Enjoying the outdoors doesn’t have to be limited to the beach. We’ve come up with a list of our top 10 Outer Banks outdoor activities for your next Outer Banks vacation! 1. Climb the Currituck Beach Lighthouse With sprawling views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound, the climb up the Currituck Beach lighthouse staircase opens up to panoramic views of the Outer Banks horizon! Fun fact, the Currituck Beach Lighthouse’s light can be seen for 18 nautical miles! 2. Take a stroll through the Kitty Hawk Woods Kitty Hawk Woods is a winding trail bordering the Currituck Sound filled with maritime forest and swampland! Lace-up your walking shoes, stretch your running muscles, and tighten your bike chain for a dynamic trip through the coastal Outer Banks! In addition to Kitty Hawk Woods, check out these other OBX Hiking Trails and Scenic Bike Routes! 3. Fish off one of newly renovated Avalon Pier Avalon Pier located in the community of Kitty Hawk is a bustling fishing destination and a recently added beach bar! Cast a line off the railing of Avalon and on your way out stop for a local brew at their newly built bar! 4. Bike down the Corolla Greenway Paralleling the northern part of Route 12, the Corolla Greenway offers convenient access to the ocean and the sound! Traverse the island visiting local shopping centers, beach accesses, and historic sites like the Currituck Lighthouse and Historic Whalehead Club! 5. Gear up for a family cornhole tournament Warm up the family cornhole bracket for a fun afternoon beach break! The bags will be spinning and competition fiery! Cornhole boards are available from Moneysworth and Ocean Atlantic Rentals! 6. Take a Beach Yoga Class Practice your breathing and take in the beautiful Outer Banks with a group or personal vinyasa yoga class! Classes at Corolla Yoga are instructed by Chelsea Miller, an RYT-200 certified yoga instructor. 7. Relax on the beach Take a load off with a well-deserved beach day! Get those umbrellas open and towels down for a perfect sandy sit! If between sand castles building and beach reading you want beach service, check out Mac Bros Beach Setups or OBX Beach Cabana Service! 8. Tour the Currituck Sound Looking for a day off from the beach? Learn more about the Currituck Sound with a kayak or paddleboarding tour with Coastal Explorations! Their intimate sized tour groups and outgoing guides are some of the pillars that make a Coastal Explorations tour so special! 9. Visit the 4×4 beach and wild horses Take in the beauty of Colonial Spanish Mustangs with Corolla Outback Adventures or Wild Horse Adventure Tours! Traverse the dunes of the 4-wheel drive beach while listening to a personalized tour by one of the talented tour guides! 10. Charter a boat for a day Get your daily dose of sunshine while getting a brief beach break, immerse yourself in the Outer Banks fisherman’s paradise! Tour the coastal Outer Banks and catch a fresh fish for dinner on one of these recommended charters! The Outer Banks is much more than just a beach vacation! There are plenty of activities for those beach lovers and non-beach lovers on this island. Let us know which of our Top outdoor Outer Banks activities is your favorite!