Shows like 'Outer Banks' to sate your adventurous side until season 4

From 'Summertime' to 'Dive Club,' our go-to shows like 'Outer Banks' are chock-full of mystery, romance and the sea

The best shows like Outer Banks. Pictured: Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron, Jonathan Daviss as Pope, Carlacia Grant as Cleo in episode 309 of Outer Banks
(Image credit: Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix)

Every once in a while, even the Pogues need a break, but shows like Outer Banks will keep you busy while Sarah (Madelyn Cline), John B (Chase Stokes) and the rest of the crew take a breather from treasure hunting. 

This season on OBX, the stakes are high and the intense search for El Dorado is palpable. Throughout the 10 episodes, fans have plenty to grapple with: what's going on with the villainous Rafe? What did Topper just do? Do Sarah and John B break up?

Although the Pogues emerge victorious in the Outer Banks season 3 ending, the adventure has only just begun: next on their list is tackling the mystery behind the nefarious Blackbeard and his legendary loot in Outer Banks season 4. Since we have quite a while to go before the next chapter, have a look at these shows like Outer Banks to satisfy your craving for adventure, love, and sun and sand.

The best shows like 'Outer Banks' to watch next:

From book-to-screen adaptations to new favorites, the best shows like Outer Banks offer lots to love. Which series will you start with?

1. 'On My Block' (2018-2021)

  • Where to watch: Netflix

While there might not be a treasure hunt involved, Netflix's On My Block is a coming-of-age story that grapples with the same themes as Outer Banks: romance, friendship and a class divide. Catch the show's spinoff, Freeridge, which just premiered in 2023.

2. 'Dive Club' (2021)

  • Where to watch: Netflix

This Australian teen drama/mystery is a must if you can't get enough of the Pogues. The series focuses on a group of divers' quest for the truth after a friend inexplicably vanishes after a storm in their coastal town. OBX stans will, of course, feel very comfortable in the seaside setting. 

3. 'Panic' (2021)

  • Where to watch: Prime Video

Based on Lauren Oliver's smash-hit YA novel, a group of high school seniors in Texas attempt to escape their mundane surroundings by competing in a series of challenges. But is this truly the best way to break free from small-town life? 

4. 'Summertime' (2020-2022)

  • Where to watch: Netflix

No treasure here, but those venturing to the Adriatic coast for this Italian romance will find a lot of similarities from OBX: two characters from different worlds, a blossoming romance and plenty of adventure. If the story intrigues you, check out Summertime in its original format: novels by Federico Moccia. 

5. 'Blood & Treasure' (2019-2022)

  • Where to watch: Paramount+

An unlikely duo with bad blood—an FBI agent and an art thief—join forces to stop Karim Farouk, a terrorist who funds his cruel acts by stealing rare, precious artifacts. Matters only grow more serious when they find themselves smack dab in a centuries-old battle for the cradle of civilization. 

6. 'The Wilds' (2020)

  • Where to watch: Prime Video

What happens when a group of teen girls from all walks of life ends up on a desert island? As if enduring an unfathomable plane crash wasn't enough, they realize they're now part of a bizarre social experiment. How will they fare throughout the whole frightening ordeal?

7. 'Bloodline' (2015-2017)

  • Where to watch: Netflix

You can't always trust family. This Netflix thriller digs deep into one Floridian family's dark past and what comes to the surface when they're reunited.

8. 'Yellowjackets' (2021)

  • Where to watch: Paramount+ and Prime Video

In a Lord of the Flies-esque tale, a girls' soccer team ends up in a horrific plane crash in the wilderness. How will they attempt to escape and return to normal?

9. 'Riverdale' (2017-present)

  • Where to watch: The CW and Netflix

The small-town, coming-of-age tropes get a twist when a group of friends are forced to dig into the mystery of Jason Blossom's death.

10. 'National Treasure: Edge of History' (2022)

  • Where to watch: Disney+ 

While on a quest to uncover secrets about her family, Jess gets the opportunity to search for and save a lost Pan-American treasure.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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