Welcome to The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway Web Site!
The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway traverses one of the nation’s great wild and scenic coastal landscapes encompassing the unique maritime culture of 21 coastal villages.
The U. S. Department of Transportation found the traditional maritime culture along the Byway worthy of the National Byway designation in October, 2009. The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway is one of only 150 nationally designated byways.
The Byway follows the North Carolina coastline as it juts east into the Atlantic Ocean. The Byway stretches over 138 driving miles and 25 ferry-riding miles along barrier islands, Pamlico Sound and two inlets and through coastal villages.