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Are there alligators in the Outer Banks ocean?
Alligator sightings on the Outer Banks are rare, but they’re not impossible. Alligators are shy Outer Banks animals that like to spend their time in the water. Sometimes, you can even catch them sunbathing on a log in the summer!
Which Outer Banks is the least crowded?
Kitty Hawk is the least populated of the three central OBX beach towns, and features relatively skinny shorelines as well as oceanfront homes that are just steps away from the sand.
What is the best week to go to the Outer Banks?
The best time to visit the Outer Banks is between March and May or September and November, when lodging rates drop and crowds dissipate.
What is peak hurricane season on the Outer Banks?
The official hurricane season for the Atlantic basin is from June 1 to November 30, but tropical cyclone activity sometimes occurs before and after these dates, respectively. The peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is September 10, with most activity occurring between mid-August and mid-October.
When can you see dolphins in OBX?
Bottlenose dolphins use the coastal waters of the Outer Banks year-round, however, they are very seasonal in the sound only occurring from May through October. When the wind picks up (as it often does!), dorsal fins are hard to see among the whitecaps.