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Places to Capture the Best Photos in the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks has many great opportunities to take beach photos including sunrises and sunsets on both the ocean side and the sound side of the barrier island. There are also many other beautiful areas to get some great photo ops that include aerial views, nature and wildlife. Here are our choices we would like to share with you.


Top Spots for Snapshots in the Outer Banks Area

1. Lighthouses

Spectacular views can be seen from the top of the three lighthouses that are available to climb. Panoramic views of different areas of the Outer Banks can provide views of both the sound side and the ocean side of the barrier islands. Cape Hatteras in Buxton is the tallest but Bodie Island and Currituck Beach also offer fantastic views.

2. Duck Town Park & Boardwalk

The boardwalk is a mile long and is perched along the edge of the Currituck Sound. Not only can you get photos of the water but keep an eye out for waterfowl and otters along the shore, as well. The Duck Town Park surrounds the boardwalk and consists of 11 acres that include trails through maritime forest, willow swamp and open green space.

3. Wild Horses

Corolla is home to the wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs that have roamed freely in this area for hundreds of years. They are now kept within 7,544 acres of mostly undeveloped land north of Corolla and only accessible with a 4-wheel drive vehicle. A great way to see them comfortably is to plan a tour through the Corolla Wild Horse Fund where all the proceeds benefit the wild horses.

4. Fishing Piers

Fishing piers are a great place to take photographs. Not only are you getting some great beach scenes but you can also capture some of the history of the area as most piers have been around for quite a while. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets can be captured whether taking your photos on land or out at the end of the pier. From 600 feet long to 1,000 feet long there are several piers throughout the Outer Banks that will provide great photo opportunities. Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head is the longest  and Avon Fishing Pier is the shortest. Be aware that some of the piers close for winter. Visit Fishing-NC.com for a listing of piers throughout the Outer Banks.

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