The Best Time to Visit the Outer Banks: Weather Considerations

28 August 2023 | Published By: Hotels OBX

By Christine Flanagan, Marketing Manager and Facilities Coordinator

A personal opinion on the Best Time to Visit the Outer Banks!

As native Outer Banks residents, we can attest to the unparalleled beauty and charm this coastal region in North Carolina offers. Explore the best time to visit the Outer Banks, with a focus on weather considerations for a delightful stay at our 2 oceanfront hotels in the Outer Banks.

Spring (April to May)

Springtime in the Outer Banks is a delightful season to visit. The weather is mild and pleasant. The oceanfront hotels in Outer Banks, including the 2 Comfort Inn OBX properties, are ideal for springtime stays when the weather is just starting to warm up. The spring break season attracts families and college students, so booking hotels in the Outer Banks in advance is recommended to secure your preferred accommodations. If you're planning a springtime visit to the Outer Banks, there's plenty to do and see beyond just enjoying the mild weather. Here are some suggestions for things to do during your stay:
  • Take a hike while the weather is perfect: Explore hiking trails like the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve.
  • Visit historic sites: The Outer Banks is home to many historic sites, including the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. 
  • Enjoy local seafood: Spring is a great time to sample the local seafood, including fresh shrimp and oysters. Our oceanfront hotel staff can provide recommendations - ask!
  • Try water sports: The water will be chilly so think about kayaking, paddleboarding, or kiteboarding. Our Outer Banks Oceanfront hotels can provide information on companies that provide rentals. 
No matter what you choose to do during your springtime visit to the Outer Banks, be sure to book your accommodations in advance to ensure the best selection. The 2 Comfort Inn OBX hotels are a comfortable and convenient place to stay. Read more on Ultimate Guide To Your November Vacation In The Outer Banks

Summer (June to August)

The summer months are undoubtedly the peak season in the Outer Banks and for good reason. The weather is at its finest! With temperatures ranging from the high 70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit. Creating the perfect beach vacation weather. Oceanfront hotels in Outer Banks, such as Comfort Inn South Oceanfront and Comfort Inn On The Ocean, are in high demand during this time. 

Summer Activities

Visiting the Outer Banks during the summer means you can soak up the sun and enjoy beaches. However, there's more to do than just sunbathing. Here are some activities to add to your Outer Banks summer itinerary:
  • Take a surfing lesson or try stand-up paddleboarding.
  • Explore the stunning Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
  • Take a sunset dolphin-watching cruise.
  • Attend one of the many festivals that take place during the summer, such as the Outer Banks Seafood Festival or the Lost Colony Outdoor Drama.
Just be sure to book your accommodations at Outer Banks hotels early, as they tend to fill up quickly during this popular season.

Fall (September to November)

Fall is often considered the best-kept secret of the Outer Banks. The weather is typically warm during the day and cooler in the evening, often in the mid-60s to mid-70s. The summer crowds have disappeared. It's an excellent time for a relaxing vacation. You have the opportunity to witness the migratory birds. Don't forget about the stunning foliage along the coast. Staying at oceanfront hotels in the Outer Banks during the fall, such as the 2 Comfort Inn OBX properties, allows you to enjoy the beach serenity while taking advantage of lower rates and fewer crowds.

Winter (December to February)

While the Outer Banks are generally known for their summertime allure, winter has its own unique charm. The weather is chilly. Making it ideal for those who prefer milder winters. During this season, oceanfront hotels in the Outer Banks, like Comfort Inn South Oceanfront and Comfort Inn On The Ocean, often offer special rates and packages. An attractive option for budget-conscious travelers. Winter beachcombing, fishing, and bird-watching opportunities abound, providing a quieter, more contemplative getaway.

Hurricane Season:

It is crucial to consider the hurricane season when planning your visit to the Outer Banks. Hurricane season officially runs from June 1st to November 30th, with the peak typically occurring between August and October. This area is typically well-prepared for hurricanes, but it is up to you to stay informed about any potential storms. Oceanfront hotels in the Outer Banks, such as Comfort Inn OBX properties, are well-equipped to handle emergencies during hurricane season.

Book your oceanfront hotel in the Outer Banks

Choosing the best time to visit the Outer Banks largely depends on your preferences, budget, and willingness to deal with crowds. Spring and fall offer mild weather and fewer tourists. Those who love the beach and hot sun should plan to visit in the summer. Winter provides a more secluded experience with its serene charm and special rates at oceanfront hotels in the Outer Banks, including Comfort Inn South Oceanfront and Comfort Inn On The Ocean. So, pack your bags, Reserve your room in our hotels in OBX like Comfort Inn South Oceanfront and Comfort inn on the ocean on the beach or  Contact us at 2524416333 and 2524416315  Safe travels! We will see you soon!

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