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Outer Banks North Carolina

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Ocracoke Island. Photo courtesy of North Carolina Tourism.

Ocracoke Island.

Photo courtesy of North Carolina Tourism.

Off North Carolina's coast and reachable by car lies a string of barrier islands that stretches for 130 miles.


The Outer Banks islands are:

  • Bodie Island, the northern most island of (and actually a long peninsula extending from Virginia.)
  • Roanoke Island, which lies between Bodie Island and the mainland.
  • Hatteras Island, 50 miles in length, one of the longest islands in the US. The Cape Hatteras National Seahore extends the length of the island.
  • Ocracoke Island, the southernmost idland, reachable only by boat or ferry.

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