On the OBX many vacationers spend their evenings chasing the beautiful OBX sunsets. Here you can watch the sunset set over water, which can be hard to find in many other east coast locations.
Lucky for you the Scott Team Realty did the hard research and is providing you with the best places to watch the Outer Banks sunset:
Jockey’s Ridge in Nags Head
Jockey’s Ridge is located in Nags Head and is a 427-acre state park with the tallest sand dunes in the eastern United States. While tall sand dunes are great for sunset watching and weather protection, it can be a little more difficult to be accessible to all individuals. To get that perfect sunset view, you will have to climb up dunes. Many times of the year you can watch the sunset over the sound from here. The Albemarle Sound is 60 miles long so the sun will set over the water.
So, where do I park now? → Kitty Hawk Kites is a good place to park. You can go shopping before or after there. If you don’t want to cross the highway, then a good place to park is the Jockey’s Ridge State Park parking lot off of Hollowell Street in Nags Head.
Kitty Hawk and Hayman St Accesses
Tateway St and Hayman St sound accesses are located on Kitty Hawk Bay so you will almost always see the sunset over Kitty Hawk Bay, Colington Island, and Kitty Hawk. These sound access are easy because they are centrally located and parking is right there. There’s also a nice walkway and bike path nearby these accesses so you can ride up on your bike. This is a good option if you don’t have a bunch of time and you don’t want to be climbing sand dunes. There is even a Gazebo available if you are lucky enough to be early enough to snag it!
Duck Boardwalk is located in Duck and stretches .78 miles on the Duck sound front. On the boardwalk, you will find great shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and ice cream. The boardwalk is the perfect place to get dinner or enjoy an ice cream while watching the sunset over the beautiful sound. It starts at Scarborough Lane and ends just after Marlin Drive.
There are ample well-labeled parking lots for the boardwalk. But, if you have trouble finding a place to park in the town lot or one of the sound side business lots then there’s almost always parking spaces at the Duck United Methodist Church. Only occasionally will they have something going on in the evening. It’s such a beautiful church you might try a service there too. The Duck Boardwalk is extremely accessible for the entire family, including ramp accesses, and railings. If you are looking to bounce around between shopping and dinner, and still get that sunset in, Duck Boardwalk is the perfect option for you and your family!
Salvo Access is located on Hatteras Island. This access is located at mile marker 43, near ramp 23 just south of the three villages. At the Salvo Access the mainland is at least ten miles away and as far as 20 miles away. It’s unlikely you’ll see any land with your sound view sunset! If you are ever down on Hatteras Island, be sure to find Salvo Access. There is a big parking lot available here with over 75 spots for visitors.
Next time you visit one of Scott Team Realty’s Sunset Spots, take a selfie, post it, and hashtag #sunsetswithscott