Going on vacation is one of the top ways to make memories that’ll last a lifetime. Whether planning a long weekend getaway or a seven-day escape, the Outer Banks is filled with countless adventures that are sure to leave a lasting impression. One of the best ways to remember your time in this North Carolina region and at Sea Ranch Resort is by taking pictures of your Outer Banks excursions.

A Checklist of Photo-Worthy Outer Banks Attractions

Nowadays, you don’t need a big fancy camera to take photos while on vacation. You can get Insta-worthy images with just your phone. While candid moments out and about are some of the best pictures, there are some Outer Banks landmarks you should also try to shoot.

  • Visit the Wright Brothers Memorial to see where the pair achieved their successful flight on Dec. 17, 1903. Stop by the First Flight Boulder and Flight Line that mark where the flight took off and landed.
  • The shoreline is dotted with lighthouses that once guided ships into shore. Take photos of Roanoke Marshes and Bodie Island lighthouses to remember these quintessential Outer Banks landmarks.
  • See where parts of the first New World settlements were from 1584 to 1590 at Fort Raleigh National Historic Society. This spot also preserves the cultural heritage of other groups like African Americans and Native Americans who once called Roanoke Island home. 
  • Add some beautiful flora to your photo collection by planning a visit to the Elizabethan Gardens. Found in Manteo, this attraction is filled with flowers and plants that bloom throughout the year, so there is always something to see.
  • A unique natural attraction in this region that deserves some attention is Jockey’s Ridge State Park. The sand dunes here are the largest on the East Coast and home to incredible activities. Be sure to capture those flying over the dunes hang gliding or sliding down them sandboarding.


You never know what else you’ll stumble upon while exploring, so make sure your phone is always charged and ready.

Unwind Beachside at Sea Ranch Resort

The shoreline of an Outer Banks hotel near top attractions to take pictures of.Thanks to our beachfront location, you can also capture stunning pictures of Outer Banks sunsets and scenery right at Sea Ranch Resort. Enjoy the ultimate beach day right outside our doors before stopping by The Beachside Bistro for a bite to eat.

When you’re ready to turn in for the night, you won’t have any trouble relaxing in the comfort of your cozy yet spacious room. Our Outer Banks resort features a range of accommodation options, perfect for everyone from families to couples. Learn more about our lodging options, phenomenal amenities, or ways to save on your stay by calling 252-441-7126.