National Geographic : 1955 Oct
Q National Geographic Society 505 Kodachrome by National Geographic Photographer J. Baylor Roberts Sun-drenched Sands and Rolling Surf Invite Bathers to the Outer Banks Uncrowded beaches line the pencil-thin chain of islands shielding the North Carolina coast. Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area, the first of its kind in the United States, stretches along an 80-mile segment of the narrow sands. With completion of a paved road to Hatteras village, numerous commercial resorts have sprung up in the once-isolated region. These vacationists enjoy warm waters at Nags Head.