4. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
You may not think of North Carolina as being a surfing hotspot, but if you haven’t tried it, don’t knock it. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina offers some of the tastiest Atlantic waves to be had.
Located on the outer banks of the state, Kill Devil Hills offers a very unique surfing experience. Sparsely populated it is more of a surfer’s commune than a hot vacation spot, but it offers some of the best and most consistent surfing on the east coast. Tall Atlantic swells and rolling barrel breaks are sure to satisfy even the choosiest slicer and when hurricanes roar, out of the south, it is definitely not for the faint of heart. You can trunk it from June to October but if you don’t mind a hood and gloves you can enjoy relative solitude year round.
Perhaps the best part of visiting Kill Devil is just the atmosphere. Remember, it is south of the Mason Dixon and southern hospitality is the rule. Life is a slower here; the people are little friendlier and smiles are mandatory dress of the day.
Be sure and visit Food Dudes Kitchen for a fried Mahi sandwich or Black and Blue Burger and the Colington Café for some home southern cooking with desserts that are “slap yo momma good” as they say down there.
For lodging, you can pick your poison and your price range. You can choose anything from a beachfront condo or historical B&B to a 5 star luxury resort all either on the water or within sight of it.