Outer Banks ranked best beach for families on 2 national lists

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is seen from the porch of the light keepers house in Buxton, N.C.., Sunday, May 10, 2015. The lighthouse was put in service in 1870 and is the world's tallest brick lighthouse at 208' ft. tall. It's beacon can be seen twenty miles out at sea. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

OUTER BANKS, N.C. (WNCN) – The Outer Banks earned the top ranking for family beach vacations on not one, but two national ranking lists.

Both U.S. News & World Report and Family Vacation Critic ranked the Outer Banks as the best beach in the United States for families.

U.S. News & World Report considered factors like safe waters, kid-friendly attractions, dining options as well as overall accessibility.

Family Vacation Critic specifically listed Cape Hatteras national Seashore as its top pick. Some of the reasons why it was rated top for families in the U.S. were due to its historical attractions, including the Wright Brothers National Memorial and The Lost Colony.

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