The beach in Nags Head on 4th of July as summer comes to the Outer Banks.

The beach in Nags Head on 4th of July as summer comes to the Outer Banks.

Summer is officially here on the Outer Banks. Oh, sure, the summer solstice was two weeks ago. And really our summer season begins just about the time of Father’s Day. But after the spectacular weather we have just had for the 4th of July weekend, it really feels as though summer has hit us full blast.

We could not have asked for any better weather. Daytime highs were in the upper 80s—a bit warm, but with ocean temperatures in the 70s the water felt great.

An added bonus, the water quality was amazing. Azure blue, almost clear. Just perfect.

One of the nicest things about our Outer Banks beaches, even in the summer when things get pretty busy, there’s still a bit of room for families to have their own space.

Especially right now when it’s kind of important to keep some space from people we don’t know, it’s nice to have that ability.

For this coming week, Monday and Tuesday are looking really good. After that? We’ll have to see how it goes, but the weather is looking pretty unsettled toward the end of the week.

With the return of summer, things have opened up quite a bit. Live music is part of the Outer Banks again. However, we’re not going to have any music indoors for quite some time. But the Outer Banks Brewing Station, Jack Browns, Ocean Boulevard, Tap Shack and more are getting local musicians back to work.

Don’t Forget Your Face Mask

While you’re visiting with us, don’t forget, face masks are required in retail stores and any indoor public location where maintaining social distance will be difficult. That’s a state requirement and we’re seeing very good compliance with that.

You do not have to wear a mask while dining out.

It’s so nice to see so many people back on the Outer Banks. Don’t forget, fall is just around the corner. Make your reservations for an autumn getaway with Brindley Beach Vacations.