Oregon Inlet is one of the most dynamic waterways on the East Coast, so it is fitting that the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center is the home of the coast’s largest, most modern fishing fleet. Situated on the northwest corner of the inlet overlooking the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, the fishing center offers a full service marina and some of the best inshore and offshore charter fishing opportunities on the Outer Banks --- a vast improvement from its humble beginnings in 1953 when a bulkhead and small bait shop were first built at the site.  

Located eight miles south of Whalebone Junction off N.C. 12 on the north end of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the fishing center includes a well-stocked store with ice, fishing and camping supplies, clothing, boating equipment, and food and beverages. The National Park Service maintains a boat launch behind the center, and there is plenty of parking for vehicles and trailers. Even for those who don't fish, there is plenty to appreciate in the spectacular location.  On a good fishing day, it's fun to watch all the charter vessels come back through the inlet at about 4 p.m ,and then see the happy fishermen offload their catch at the dock.   



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Surfing in the Outer Banks

Surfing in the Outer Banks

Forget Hawaii and California - on the East Coast, the best place for surf is on the Outer Banks, and this region is renowned as one of the best surfing destinations from New York to Florida. Surfers from all over the country and the world flock to the Outer Banks for the annual ESA tournament, or just after a storm swell, to paddle out to the Atlantic and enjoy some of the best waves on the coast.