Getting that perfect vacation pic can end up being such a hassle if you don’t know the right places to shoot. The Outer Banks has tons of great locations to get the perfect selfie or big group photo and we are here to help! We have found some of the most unique and beautiful locations to snap that perfect selfie, star in your own OBX photoshoot, or get that family pic that’ll go on the mantle.
Nags Head Hammock
This hammock store has everything you could need as far as instaworthy outdoor furniture. This includes a huge hammock seat right outside where you can get the perfect shot. If you love it, stop inside and take one home so you always have the perfect porch pics!
Jennette’s Pier isn’t just an aquarium in Nags Head. This 1,000 foot long pier is any instagrammers dream. Possible shooting locations include outside of the huge, renovated building, on the pier, under the pier, at the aquarium, and more! Not to mention, the sunrises and sunsets here are some of the most breathtaking in all of the Outer Banks. Google for more amazing pics.
Ashley’s Espresso Parlour
This hot spot is pretty new to the OBX, but you wouldn’t know it! Next time you’re in Kill Devil Hills, stop in for coffee, baked treats, and local beer. Two amazing murals take over the outside of the building. We won’t give any spoilers, but these are a summer dream and a can’t miss!
If exploring an underwater shipwreck is something you’d love then this is for you! The two ships that lie beneath the water happened to come ashore in the same location, but sank years apart.It is best to go on days when the sea is calm and clear. The wrecks can be seen from kayak, SUP (stand up paddle board), or diving. This Kill Devil Hills location is perfect for a waterproof camera or GoPro. The wreckage is only about 100-200 yards off shore in about 15-20ft deep water, so if you’re looking for a little more high action selfie taking this is the place!
Corolla Wild Horses
This one is a given. Seeing the Corolla Wild Horses is a must on any Outer Banks vacation, but getting an awesome pic with them is even better. Try taking a guided tour to find the horses and get that perfect shot. They even swim in the ocean! Ps. Be ready to zoom in! People are only allowed within 50ft of the horses.
Wright Brothers Memorial
The Wright Brothers Memorial is definitely a hot spot in Kill Devil Hills. This huge landmark provides sky high views and gorgeous photos outside of its granite walls. This is an educational and beautiful stop along your OBX journey. Perfect for the selfie, family pics, or photographing the amazing views!
John Yancey Inn
We may be biased, but you can take some beautiful pictures at our favorite place, the John Yancey Inn! With brand new, renovated rooms, beaches and pool the perfect summertime selfie awaits. Check out the renovated bathrooms for the perfect mirror selfie or capture the kids on the swingset outside, either way you’ll be making memories you’ll never want to forget!