The Norfolk International Airport is only 1 hour and 30 minutes away. It is right off the highway and an easy drive to the Outer Banks and Kiity Hawk. You can also check flights into Newport News. That drive would be about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Pitt-Greenville is about three hours away.
Surfing, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Parasailing, you name it. Try Hang gliding in Kitty Hawk, where the Wright Brothers first managed to fly.
Cypress Moon Inn Bed and Breakfast http://www.cypressmooninn.com/
Hotels and Motels
Hilton Garden Inn http://www.hiltongardeninnouterbanks.com/
Buccaneer Motel Outer Bankshttp://www.buccaneermotelouterbanks.com/
Holiday Inn Express Outer Bankshttp://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/kitty-hawk/kitnc/hoteldetail