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Thanks to the Outer Banks' cooperative weather, golfers can easily swing a club year-round. Several 18-hole golf courses offer challenging layouts, paired with ocean breezes and scenic views.
Nags Head Golf Links, a particular favorite among past visitors, is an 18-hole Scottish-style championship course designed by Bob Moore. Though visitors say it's a challenging course, they also praise its beautiful views, particularly at sunset. The clubhouse is home to the Links Grille, with a bar and restaurant (and more photo-worthy views), plus there's a golf shop. Clinics and lessons are also offered.
Sea Scape Golf Links, which is located near the Kitty Hawk Maritime Forest, is another 18-hole championship course lauded for its gorgeous ocean views among sand dunes and maritime forest. It was designed by former PGA tour player and Masters Champion Art Wall. Other courses open to the public include Duck Woods Country Club, the Pointe Golf Club, the Carolina Club, Currituck Club and Kilmarlic Golf Club.
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#1 Outer Banks Beaches
The beaches in the Outer Banks stretch for more than 100 miles along barrier islands that frame the eastern coast of North Carolina. These sands are known for their cleanliness and their family friendliness. Each beach has something different to offer travelers, but take note that lifeguards are on duty on all beaches between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
The shores at Hatteras Island are known for their fishing and sailing (the lighthouse at Cape Hatteras is the tallest in the United States) as well as their campgrounds and 4x4 beach driving. The northern shores (specifically Kitty Hawk and Kill Devils Hills) are ideal for water sports like surfing and skimboarding, as they see more waves than the southern beaches. Nags Head also completed a 12-mile beach nourishment program that widened the sands so visitors have more room to spread out. Travelers should be mindful that the public parking is limited in Southern Shores. Those bringing their four-legged friend can head to Duck where dogs are allowed to be off their leash as long as they're under control.
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