The Outer Banks provides a smooth ride for local sailors, with miles of soundfronts to explore, local marinas that are happy to take in newcomers, and exceptional parcels of shoreline that provide some of the East Coast's most scenic waterways.
Sailing enthusiasts are encouraged to make the trek from the mainland to the Outer Banks, via the Albemarle, Currituck, Croatan or Pamlico Sound, and discover the miles of open water the area has to offer. Consistent winds makes sailing along these shores an easy venture, and new arrivals will find plenty of docking stations and local attractions located along the Outer Banks' arbors in Manteo, Hatteras, and even Ocracoke. Lessons are even available for folks who've always wanted to learn the art of sailing, taught by local experts, ensuring that everyone can enjoy a scenic ride.
Does a day gliding across the water sound tempting? Then on your next Outer Banks excursion, bring the sailboat along, or simply sign up for a local class or two. A long sailing trip across the waters of the Outer Banks is the perfect way to explore the area, while respecting the inherent, laid-back lifestyle of OBX beach living.
Located on the edge of the Roanoke Sound, Kitty Hawk Water Sports offers nearly every water recreation you can enjoy on the Outer Banks. The site claims to be the only Hobie Cat dealer on the beach, and the only windsurfing school north of Hatteras Island. You can also get introductory to advanced kiteboarding less...