The Outer Banks played a key role in yet another historical milestone, as the birthplace of aviation. The Wright Brothers Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, a towering granite monument, pays homage to this history changing event, which occurred on the tall sand dunes of the Outer Banks just over a century ago.
Beachwoods Resort, formerly Barrier Island Station, offers perhaps the most unique vacation experience on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Beachwoods property is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound in the middle of a 100 acre Maritime Forest surrounded by lakes, woodlands, rolling dunes and wildlife, and lies adjacent to a 700-acre nature preserve. This sprawling Destination Resort has undergone a $1oo Million Dollar transformation into an exceptional four-seasons vacation experience. Today the resort has almost 3,500 owners who call Beachwoods their home away from home for their Outer Banks Adventure.