Spending Fourth of July on the Outer Banks has been a tradition for families for decades and will continue for years to come. In honor of the upcoming busy holiday weekend, we want to take a look back at the early history of the Outer Banks…
In 1903 the Wright Brothers brought more history to the Outer Banks with the first engine powered flight. The first flight is something that most people associate with Kitty Hawk and the Outer Banks and has brought us a legacy of visitors for over a century.
Kitty Hawk became a vacation destination in the 1930s with the building of the three mile wooden Wright Memorial Bridge connecting the Outer Banks to mainland North Carolina.
Below is a picture of the beach road in Kitty Hawk in the 1950s. You can see a few of the houses that are still around today and the famous Wink’s shop and a local’s favorite, Ocean Blvd.
Old Nags Head beach cottages are iconic OBX vacation homes. These traditional beach cottages, that are still here today, are a great reminder of the rich vacation history the Outer Banks holds for so many people. Its amazing to see how much has changed throughout the years and comforting to see the history that still remains.