The region’s year-round mild weather means outdoor activities rule in Oriental and Pamlico County, N.C. Sailing and boating, fishing, golfing, kayaking and canoeing, hiking and biking are enjoyable and available. This site offers the information necessary for getting started with any of these activities. Oriental is known for its sailing schools and charters. Those seeking to learn to sail or to obtain a bareboat captain’s license, will find this the place to do it. Sailors meet sailors in Oriental, and non-sailors are often converted, but there is more. Nearby Aurora has a very interesting fossil museum. Oriental offers several noteworthy annual events.
In this section is information about attractions, annual events, nightlife, salons and day spas, arts, watersports, sports, volunteering, planning a wedding and good places to play. For a good start, consider our Daytrips section for an idea about the best way to spend a day in Oriental.