Peaceful Paradise: Discovering the Perfect Relaxation Spots in the Outer Banks

7 November 2023 | Published By: Hotels OBX

By Christine Flanagan, Marketing Manager and Facilities Coordinator

The Outer Banks, NC, a Popular Vacation Destination 

Have you been looking for the perfect relaxation spot for an upcoming weekend getaway? Since it’s off-season, OBX hotels on the beach might not be the first location that comes to mind. Hear me out, though, because it should be! The Outer Banks, with its beautiful beachfront hotels, is possibly more relaxing in the off-season! Even though the Outer Banks is known as a popular summer vacation destination. Surprisingly, Fall can be the most relaxing time to visit due to the low crowds and lovely weather.

The Allure of Beachfront Hotels in Outer Banks

There are many benefits to staying at surfside hotels in OBX. Choosing a room with an oceanfront view and balcony will always be preferred by guests. There is something so relaxing about sitting on the balcony any time of day and listening to the waves roll in. Talk about having an ideal spot to watch the sunrise or sunset, too! The stunning ocean views are worth the Outer Banks, NC trip. OBX hotels on the beach allow you easy access to the beach area. You won’t have to spend time searching for parking and lugging all your supplies from the car to the beach. Your beachfront hotel room means you’re just steps away from the sandy shoreline! Saving you time and energy.

Top Beachfront Hotels in the Outer Banks

Comfort Inn on the Ocean

The Comfort Inn on the Ocean is a first-rate beachfront hotel in Outer Banks, NC. This surfside OBX hotel is in the heart of Kill Devil Hills. The hotel provides a complimentary continental breakfast buffet every morning. The Comfort Inn is a charming beachfront hotel with a bar in the lobby and a restaurant open for dinner. The deck out back is perfect for relaxing and sipping your favorite beverage.

Sightseeing in Kill Devil Hills

  • Nags Head Woods Preserve, located in Kill Devil Hills and bordering Nags Head, NC, protects one of the largest remaining maritime forests on the East Coast. An ADA tail loop is a .5-mile trail around a freshwater pond and through the maritime swamp forest that leads to an overlook of a brackish marsh. There are longer hiking trails, over 8 miles, in Nags Head Woods.
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial Just 2 miles away from the Comfort Inn on the Ocean is the Wright Brothers National Memorial. This memorial should be at the top of our sightseeing list. Walking along the hill up to the memorial allows you to see the area differently. There is a small picnic area at the base of the hill. Pack a few snacks and enjoy the views!

Food and Drinks in Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is an excellent destination for foodies. Plenty of local spots to eat offer a wide variety of options. Each of the following options has its unique style. In the off-season, check out their website or call before you go, as their hours of operation may vary from peak season. Our favorite local spots to eat in Kill Devil Hills, in no particular order,

Comfort Inn South Oceanfront

Another excellent beachfront hotel is the Comfort Inn South Oceanfront. This Nags Head property has the most amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean. Located centrally, the property is close to Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Bodie Island Light House, Jennette’s Pier, the Outlets, and many other fun attractions. The beachfront hotel in Outer Banks also has event space for meetings or social functions. There is a complimentary continental breakfast daily. The spacious deck overlooking the beach begs you to sit awhile.

Relaxation Activities in Nags Head

Stroll along the beach, looking for seashells. In the winter, you may even be one of the lucky ones to experience a whale sighting. Bonfires are permitted on the beach in the fall. There’s something extra cozy about sitting on the beach warming up by the fire.

Spa and Wellness

If you are a fan of yoga, there are plenty of options in the Outer Banks. If you’ve never tried yoga, now’s your chance. And while it might be a bit chilly now, there are also paddleboard Yoga options, or perhaps stick with hot yoga to keep you warm! There are also various options if a spa day is more your speed. At Aqua Spa in Duck, NC, there are pricing specials during the fall and winter months. Now’s the chance to make a plan to spend time in this peaceful paradise. It is a beautiful experience. And you deserve it! Whether at the spa or hiking various natural trails, allow yourself to disconnect from the world. Beachfront hotels in the Outer Banks, NC, allow you to relax completely. Contact us about booking your reservation at the Comfort Inn on the Ocean or the Comfort Inn South Oceanfront. Safe travels and we will see you soon!  Follow us on Instagram at @HotelsOBX for updates and inspiration.

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