5 Activities You Should Try in Salvo Day Use Area

The Salvo Day Use Area provides Outer Banks visitors with a fun and serene atmosphere on the Pamlico Sound. The sandy shoreline paired with the calm water makes for a wonderful place for younger children. There is plenty of parking, restrooms, showers, changing rooms, picnic tables and charcoal grills! Families love the convenience of this spot in Salvo, North Carolina.

1. Swim 

The water is shallow and calmer than the ocean, perfect for the young ones. If you want the water to go past your waist to swim, you will have to walk out much further than you would at the beach. 

2. Paddleboard

If you have ever paddleboarded before, you know how important it is to have minimal waves when you go out to keep it simple. This is why the Pamlico Sound is an ideal location to paddleboard or SUP board (stand up paddle). Ocean Atlantic Rentals has SUP boards and they have a location on Hatteras Island, which offers delivery services. 

3. Kayak

Adventure out into the sound to discover the natural beauty of the Outer Banks. Don't forget to bring along your fishing rod because the Pamlico Sound is known as the fishing gem of North Carolina! Ocean Atlantic Rentals also has kayaks and life jackets that you can rent. 

4. Kiteboard

The Outer Banks is a well-known destination for kiteboarders. You will likely get to see kiteboarders out in the water on your vacation. If you are a beginner, Kitty Hawk Kites offers lessons and for the more experienced, they offer rentals.  

5. Have A Picnic

A unique part of vacationing on the Outer Banks is that you can wake up early and see the sunrise over the ocean, then head over to the sound in the evening to watch it set. The Salvo Day Use Area is a spectacular place to have a family picnic and watch the sky change colors as the sun disappears over the horizon. If you want to make it extra special, Boho Beach Picnix offers setup services for your memorable evening.  

Check out Salvo Day Use Area on your next vacation! 

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