Winter in the Outer Banks doesn’t mean you’ll be spending your days beachside. Over the past few decades, this coastal area of North Carolina has seen a significant change when it comes to the chillier months of the year or the off-season. Typically, the Outer Banks would only be around for the summer season where visitors can enjoy the sunny elements and the soft, sandy beaches. Now, the winter activities extend far past Labor Day, and all the way to Memorial Day. Wintertime makes for a snowy adventure in most North States, but if you’re looking to get away from the cold, experience North Carolina with the Sea Ranch Resort and our fantastic Outer Banks condo rentals. This winter, your family will enjoy these three fabulous wintertime activities here along the Atlantic Shore.

Star Gazing at the Sky

Grab a blanket and bundle up, because you’re going to want to watch the stars right on the beach! As your Outer Banks condo rentals are within walking distance to the sandy shores, you can quickly head out when the sun goes down. Watch the sunset or when the night sky is dark set up camp near the coast. You’ll be surprised by what you catch in the starry sky, we recommend keeping your eyes towards the sky for shooting stars. Just don’t forget to make a wish!


Shelling is one of the top things to do in the wintertime. As the beach and shores aren’t full of visitors looking to catch some sun rays, you’ll have plenty of space to dig through the sand. Find your favorite seashell or bring a whole collection back home. You can fill up a mason jar with your finds, or you can glue them onto a picture frame as a cute remembrance gift of your trip!

NC Ship History

There is lots of history when you visit the Outer Banks! We’re known as having the most substantial amount of shipwrecks on the east coast with the “Graveyard of the Atlantic.” You can learn about these 3,000 shipwrecks at the NC Maritime Museum with exhibits dedicated to its grave namesake, and why the North Carolina shores have been known as some of the most treacherous for seafaring.
No matter what you choose to do during your ultimate winter vacation, take a look at our Winter Getaway Special then start planning your family vacation, today! Your Outer Banks condo rentals are waiting for you at the Sea Ranch Resort, stop by, relax, enjoy the beach, and experience winter in our quaint town of Kills Devil Hills!