Outer Banks
Water and wind influence all aspects of life on the Outer Banks. The long string of barrier islands, once home to colonists in search of a new world, later a pirate haven, and eventually the birthplace of human flight, is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Albemarle, Pamlico, and Currituck Sounds to the west. Today, the Outer Banks attracts visitors looking for a slower pace and Southern hospitality.