Outdoor Adventures for Your OBX Vacation

There’s nothing quite like a summer beachside vacation to mix things up this summer. Some of the best childhood memories derive from fun family getaways. Atlantic Realty beach houses in the Outer Banks are conveniently located near a plethora of sweet, summer activities certain to be cherished by your family for years to come. 

Family Flying Kite on Beach
Enjoy all of the outdoor activities the Outer Banks has to offer

Kiteboarding

You’ve heard of paddleboarding and snowboarding, but you’ve never encountered a boarding quite like this. Accessible to people of all levels of experience, kiteboarding is easy enough to learn. Kiteboarding is not for the faint-hearted, but thrill-seekers from near and far thoroughly enjoy this watersport. In addition to kiteboarding, you can check out the other adrenaline-pumping water activities that Kitty Hawk, NC, has to offer during your OBX vacation: 

Jet Ski Rentals & Tours

The Outer Banks has two convenient jet ski rental and tour locations: Kitty Hawk Kite in Duck, NC, and Whalebone Watersports, Nags Head, NC. Their oceanside jet ski rentals are perfect for the whole family. Tour the beautiful blue waters of the Outer Banks or just zoom around on a jet ski for an afternoon.

Fun N Sun Pass

Want to explore all these marvelous marine activities and more? Take advantage of this exclusive offer from Atlantic Realty. Fun N Sun Pass grants access to several Outer Banks summer activities complimentary with your Atlantic Realty OBX beach house rental. A few of these perks include: 

  • Free beach chair rentals
  • Free dolphin watch cruise
  • Free garden pass
  • Free mini golf 
  • Free Kitty Hawk kayak & surf school

And that’s just scratching the surface!

An OBX Vacation Your Family Will Never Forget

If your family loves adventure, then an OBX vacation is exactly what you need this summer! Atlantic Realty’s diverse Outer Banks beach house selection ensures that there’s a perfect vacation rental for every family. For more information on our Fun N Sun Pass, or to make a reservation, give us a call at 878-858-4795.

North Carolina Spring Break for Families

Spring Break is a great time for families to visit the Outer Banks before the summer rush

Year after year, families chose to vacation in North Carolina for spring break, especially in the Outer Banks. The oceanside towns offer countless activities for children of all ages. Whether you’re splashing in the water, strolling through downtown, or decorating a sandcastle, Outer Banks will keep your family smiling all vacation long. Each town offers a unique set of activities, so regardless of your Atlantic Realty’s vacation rental location, there will be many things to do “near me.” 

Water Sports

One of the most popular Outer Banks activities is exploring several nearby water sports. If you’re hoping to reserve Outer Banks equipment rentals watercrafts, such as jet skis and boats, the sound is an ideal place to explore. However, use these rentals with caution since certain areas are very shallow. When it comes to non-motorized water sports, such as kayaking, windsurfing, kiteboarding, parasailing, paddleboarding, and surfing, visitors can utilize several more areas in the Outer Banks. 

Kiteboarding and windsurfing are quickly rising to be a top activity in the Outer Banks. Spend the day learning this new skill with lessons from Kitty Hawk Watersports. Your family will laugh all day long while watching each other face plant into the water. Our team loves Kitty Hawk Watersports because they boast several other watersports rentals, such as jet skis, kayaks, parasails, paddleboards, and more! For an extra treat, our Fun N Sun Pass gifts Atlantic Realty guests one free on-site stand up paddleboard or kayak rental per day, thanks to Kitty Hawk Kayak & Surf School

Beachcombing & Hunting for Ghost Crabs

ghost crabbing on the Outer Banks is a fun day or night time activity.
Ghost crabbing is a fun daytime or nighttime activity for kids and adults alike.

If you’ve ever taken a stroll down the beach at night, you must have noticed the highly-active tiny Ghost Crabs. These nocturnal creatures are best revealed under the glowing moon or a flashlight. However, you can also go hunting for Ghost Crabs during the day—dig in the shallow water and along the tide’s breaking point on the beach. You’ll be surprised by just how many critters live below the surface, such as sand daggers and sand crabs. 

North Carolina Aquarium

One of the top things to do during your Outer Banks family vacation is spending time at the North Carolina Aquarium. Children and adults of all ages enjoy watching aquatic animals swim and splash about in the aquarium’s realistic habitat. The aquarium’s exhibits feature rare animals, such as Alligators, Black Widow Spiders, Diamondback Rattlesnakes, Sea Otters, and more! One highlight of the North Carolina Aquarium is the mock Sea Turtles healing center and Observation Center. Here, visitors can pretend to assess Sea Turtles’ health, determine a diagnosis, and nurse some Sea Turtles back to health.  
At the end of your long day exploring Outer Banks activities, return to your Atlantic Realty vacation rental. We boast a wide selection of beach houses in the Outer Banks to accommodate various family sizes, so we’re confident you’ll be eager to visit North Carolina for spring break the following year. Start planning your epic spring break and give our staff a call today at 855-486-2150.

Visitor’s Guide to Outer Banks Bike Rentals

When vacationing in Outer Banks, North Carolina, it’s essential to take in every picturesque view. There are roughly 105 miles of shoreline that offer ample amounts of sunshine, sugary sand, and piercing blue water. Luckily for you, Outer Banks bike rentals make it possible for you to see every inch! When it comes to biking, our team here at Atlantic Realty knows the ins and outs for you to have the Outer Banks Vacation possible. If you don’t know where to begin, start with our favorite OBX bike rentals listed below. 

Family on Bikes
Biking is a great way to see the Outer Banks

Ocean Atlantic Rentals

Location: Corolla

Price: $30 – $125

Rental Options: Tandem bicycles, beach cruisers, electric bicycles, fat-tire bikes, and “kiddie kart trailers” for children to be pulled in. 

Why Choose Ocean Atlantic Rentals? We enjoy Ocean Atlantic Rentals because their inventory accommodates all visitors regardless of build, gender, age, or physical ability. Our guests also love Ocean Atlantic Rentals because their equipment is delivered right to your door. However, you may also choose to visit their store in person to check out their other beach equipment rentals, such as umbrellas, golf carts, coolers, and even beach play yards for young children. 

Kitty Hawk Kites

Locations: Corolla, Duck, Nags Head, Manteo, Rodanthe, Avon, and Hatteras

Price: $10 – $45

Rental Option: Beach cruiser

Why Choose Kitty Hawk Kites: Our staff loves Kitty Hawk Kites because there are several locations across Outer Banks, North Carolina. So no matter our guests’ OBX beach houses are, they can nearly guarantee a Kitty Hawk Kites is nearby. Our past guests have expressed that they enjoy Kitty Hawk Kites because their shop is full of other exciting beach rental equipment. After trying out the Outer Banks bike rentals, consider trying out hang gliding, parasailing, jetpacking, surfing, or any one of their adrenaline-inducing adventures.

Just for the Beach

Locations: Corolla, Duck, and Kill Devil Hills

Price: $10 – $62

Rental Options: Beach cruisers, tandem bikes, fat-tire bikes, and kiddie carts 

Why Choose Just for the Beach? Atlantic Realty’s team loves Just for the Beach because they’re a part of our Fun N Sun Program. In addition to bike rentals, they also offer water sports gear, beach supplies, baby equipment, and cottage necessities. Forget waiting an unreasonably long time to receive your Outer Banks bikes rentals because Just for the Beach offers an express delivery option that guarantees your rental will arrive before your arrival. 

Moneysworth Home Equipment Rentals

Locations: Kitty Hawk

Price: $45 – $55

Rental Option: Beach cruiser

Why Choose Moneysworth Home Equipment Rentals? Moneysworth Home Equipment Rentals is best known for being the only company in the Outer Banks with free delivery and free pickup. All you have to do is order your rentals online, and they’ll be waiting for you at your Atlantic Realty rental.

OBX Beach Cabana Services

Locations: Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores

Price: $40

Rental Option: Beach Cruiser

Why Choose OBX Beach Cabana Services? Many of our guests like OBX Beach Cabana Service because they’re a full service set-up company. This means they’ll deliver you equipment, set it up, and take it down at the end of the day.  They also offer drop off service at your rental home.  

Are There Additional Bike Paths Near Me?

If you find yourself loving the Outer Banks bike rentals, consider extending the equipment’s lease and explore the local cycle trails. The Outer Banks is an active biking community, so you’ll frequently see neon yellow signs reading, “Bicycles- Share the Road” along busy roads such as NC 12, US 264, US 64, and US 158. These trails are slightly wider than the shoreline trails because more experienced cyclists travel quicker and may pass fellow riders. Keep in mind; cyclist paths are most crowded during our summer months, so check them out soon! 

Atlantic Realty

After your long day exploring Outer Banks on bike rentals, head back to your Atlantic Realty vacation home. We’re confident that our wide variety of beach houses in the Outer Banks will not only make you feel at home but help create memories that last forever. To learn more about how you can start planning your Outer Banks vacation, talk to our friendly staff at 877-858-4795.