Geography and Maps of the Outer Banks of North Carolina
Outer Banks of North Carolina, abbreviated as the OBX, is located in the East Coast of the USA, which mainly consists of island's and beaches and approximately hundred miles in length. This is what makes the Outer Banks of North Carolina a great place to spend a peaceful and relaxing vacation!
About fifty percent of of North Carolina's Atlantic Coast belongs to the Outer Banks Map. It is composed of several cities, towns and communities. Each region possesses distinct beauty because of their own beaches, lighthouses, fishing piers and other unique attractions.
In the Northern part of the Outer banks, you will find Bodie Island. This area consists of Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head. Lighthouses and beaches are great attractions in this area. Additionally, you can visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills and learn about the first manned flight..
Located in the Dare County is the Hatteras Island that is composed of several communities such as Avon, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras, Rodanthe, Salvo and Waves. But because of Hurricane Isabel, this island was separated into two on the 18th of September 2003. However, the Army Corps of Engineers has re-established its original formation. This Outer Banks area offers a wide selection of vacation homes that you can rent, purchase, or lease..
Manteo and Wanchese, which are both located in Dare County, make up the Roanoke Island. The beautiful Elizabethan Garden attracts many visitors to visit this island. While visiting you can also partake in Roanoke's Cultural Events like the Festival Park and The Lost Colony.
The Outer Banks also has the Ocracoke Island and Crystal Coast. Most part's of Ocracoke Island are inhabited while Crystal Coast is composed mainly of beaches. Because of this, the ferry is the only means of transportation to the Oracoke Island. Moreover, during the early times of the Outer Bank's, the famous pirate called Blackbeard lived in this specific region.
So whether you are up for an adventurous trip, educational tour, or romantic getaway, you will surely find a majical and favorite spot in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
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