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.
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.
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.
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.
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.