beauty of obx in the fall attracts national press
Ask anyone who lives on the Outer Banks what their favorite time of year is and the answer is almost always, “Fall.” As Necee Regis writing for the Boston Globe discovered, there’s a reason why locals feel that way. The combination of awesome weather, beautiful scenery and not quite as many visitors as the summer makes for a perfect vacation getaway.
“Summer in New England is too damn short. When September arrives, I imagine the earth turning away from all the things I love — warm and humid days, light-filled evenings, water warm enough for outdoor swimming — and begin dreaming about the windswept barrier islands of North Carolina.
The Outer Banks, or OBX, is a narrow strip of barrier islands and peninsulas. Beginning in the southeastern corner of Virginia Beach and extending more than 175 miles along much of the North Carolina coastline, it separates the Atlantic Ocean from the mainland.
The beaches rival those of the Outer Cape — minus the towering dunes. For those who want to extend summer into the fall, the Outer Banks water and air temperatures are much higher than in New England meaning one can squeeze in extra days of swimming, shorts, and flip-flops.”