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Outer Banks Best Beaches and Bargains 2009


Coquina Beach, located just south of Nags Head, NC in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is ranked by respected travel website as one of 7 Best Family Beaches in the East.  Free parking, free access and free of development, this “best kept secret” beach offers full amenities from restrooms and showers to handicapped access.  Photo courtesy Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

Top Travel Lists And Great Offers Make NC Barrier Islands Smart Choice

(Outer Banks, NC) June 25, 2009 – The Outer Banks of North Carolina is fast becoming the preferred choice for families looking for value-added vacations closer to home with all the fun in the sun this summer.  Here is some of what the world is saying about our barrier islands:  Coquina Beach in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, near Nags Head, NC is listed by Fodor’s as one of the 7 Best Family Beaches in the East, and Forbes Traveler has named Nags Head, NC as one of America’s Favorite Beach Towns.  The town of Kill Devil Hills, NC is ranked by Surfer magazine as #6 of its Ten Best Surf Towns in America.  The Travel Channel lists Duck, NC as one of its Best Beaches.  And national beach expert Dr. Stephen Leatherman a.k.a. "Dr. Beach" has ranked Cape Hatteras as one of his 2009 Ten Best Beaches in America.  With accolades like these this summer, coupled with the value-added travel incentives and specials put forth by our local businesses to grab your attention, the Outer Banks is the smart choice for your summer getaway.


The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau is excited to announce Great Summer Offers feature on the homepage of the official website  Here local restaurants, retail businesses and accommodations providers like hotels, bed and breakfasts and cottage rental companies post specials designed to make your Outer Banks trip more enjoyable, and most importantly, more affordable this summer.  But we’re not just tooting our own horn.  Trusted journalists and travel review outlets are celebrating the Outer Banks of North Carolina for its diversity and broad appeal to families, couples and seekers of outdoor recreation and adventure.


And it’s absolutely gorgeous.  In just a few hours drive, you can reach 130 miles of seemingly endless island beaches that will make you forget that you’re still in America’s backyard.  Along with some of the largest remaining tracts of undeveloped coastline left in the country, that’s the beauty.  We’re just a few hours away, but you’ll feel a million miles from the cares of home.  You’ll also never have to worry about finding a place to park, or having quarters handy.  Parking is free, and there’s enough for everyone.  Our beaches are free to access, and with three islands, you can be as secluded or as sociable as you like. is your first stop to planning that perfect beach vacation that won’t break the bank.  You can find all of our accommodations, restaurants, outdoor activities and historic attractions here, as well as our brand new for 2009 Great Summer Offers including great retail savings.  Give us a to get your free travel guide at 877-629-4386, or go online to download our paper-free eGuide with links to all there is to see and experience on the Outer Banks.


Outer Banks Visitors Bureau
One Visitors Center Circle, Manteo, NC 27954
252.473.2138 • 877.629.4386 • 252.473.5777(fax)

Duck • Southern Shores • Kitty Hawk • Kill Devil Hills • Nags Head
Roanoke Island • Hatteras Island • Dare Mainland

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