While being one of the smaller islands along the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Roanoke Island is one of the most unique and charming locations that make up the chain of barrier islands.
Its geography is unlike any of its neighboring towns; although the island is not along the coast of the Atlantic, it is surrounded by popular waterfront settings. Distant yet easily traveled to, it’s also effortlessly accessible from South Nags Head and connected by the major highway. With the Roanoke Sound on its eastern shoreline and the Croatan Sound along the west, the views are scenic and the location couldn’t be more ideal for fishing and boat excursions.
The bodies of water aren’t the only things that separate it from the mainland. Aesthetically, it provides a variety of different settings than the typical Outer Banks landscape with its forested environments, historic attractions and quaint Manteo downtown and waterfront.
Visitors to the Island can spend their whole vacation just within this tranquil area. From the Elizabethan Gardens to the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and the Lost Colony exhibits, Roanoke is home to plenty of exploration. A fantastic area for watersports, spend a day out on the Sound and take in the picturesque setting. Roanoke Island has plenty of entertainment options throughout the Island, and some of the OBX’s top rated shopping and dining are minutes from your vacation rental.
Stay on Roanoke Island and experience a different side of the Outer Banks.