THE FIRST ENGLISH SETTLEMENT... the FIRST POWERED FLIGHT...
the FIRST OUTDOOR DRAMA.....
In so many ways, America begins on North Carolina's Outer Banks!
The land of beginnings, some call it. This is where England first attempted to colonize the Americas, with disastrous results for the 'lost' Colony. The Wright Brothers defied gravity from a sandy dune not far from the windswept beach and brought mankind into the aviation age.
And the American government, determined to protect this fragile environment, set aside much of these islands as the country's first National Seashore. Cape Hatteras National Seashore now preserves some of the finest beaches in the country.
from touchy-feely aquariums
to really big fish
to wild horses!
so many places... so many things to do...
Directions, Ferry Schedules, & Travel Information. You might need a map.
Check out the 7-day forecast, via the National Weather Service and the OuterBanks.com weather site.