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The Beach Buzz is your one-stop blog for everything OBX.  Read, post comments, and share with friends. Our local Outer Banks bloggers give you the inside scoop on beach life, activities, food and news. Click on the blog categories to the left, or browse through recent posts.

Hang in there - your next Outer Banks vacation is right around the corner. In the meantime, the Beach Buzz is the next best thing to actually being here. Just think of it as your daily dose of beach therapy!

2014 Pink Road Race

Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 5:27pm by natalie.painter
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Our 5th Annual All Out Pink Road RaceWho? OBX Runcations and Sun Realty present the 5th Annual All Out Pink Road RaceWhat? 10 Mile Bridge Run & 5K CourseWhen? September 6, 2014 at 8:00 amWhere? Elizabeathan Gardens in Manteo, NC (see map here) Register Now! The All Out Pink Road Race begins in the scenic venue of Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, NC. This challenging and calculated course will take you toward Old Manns Harbor Bridge through a series of beach roads. 5K group will not be crossing the Bridge.

Labor Day at the Beach

Posted Monday, August 25, 2014 - 2:33pm by natalie.painter
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2014 Labor Day Weekend Events in the Outer BanksLabor Day is the last hurrah of summer for many families. One long last weekend together before all the kids are back in school and the household settles into a workaday routine. While the water is still warm and the beaches are more spacious... Why not make that last sweet weekend of summer an occasion to remember? The Outer Banks of North Carolina may only be a small island of land.

Fall Fun in OBX - BrewTag

Posted Monday, August 25, 2014 - 1:49pm by natalie.painter
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BrewTag is Fun for the Whole FamilyHave you ever thought that the one thing your Outer Banks vacation was missing was the chance to watch 25 teams try to make beer kegs fly? Of course you have. Hasn't everyone?Well, now you have the opportunity of a lifetime, to attend the inaugural Brewtag in Nag's Head, NC on Saturday, September 6th, 2014.What Is BrewTag All About?Brewtag is a festival. Like all great festivals, it includes the finest locally-brewed refreshments and the best music possible. This festival is particular is dedicated to the wonders of flight.

2014 OBX Photo Contest

Posted Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 3:50pm by natalie.painter
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Sun Realty's 2014 OBX Photo ContestDo you have memorable photos you would like to share? Send us your best Outer Banks vacation photos and you’ll be entered to win a free Outer Banks vacation!Our “2014 OBX Photo Contest” is now open for voting! See our Sun Realty NC Facebook page to cast your vote today. Each Facebook user is allowed one vote per day through the duration of the contest. How to EnterYou may submit your photo on our Facebook page here ( under the “2014 OBX Photo Contest” tab at the top of the page.

OBX Runcation | Active Vacation Ideas

Posted Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 4:05pm by natalie.painter
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Tips for Running on the BeachStaying fit and healthy is a struggle many of us have while on vacation.Running is a great, easy way to stay fit on vacation. The only thing you need to for this exercise is the motivation. What makes for better motivation than our beautiful surroundings. Here are a few tips when running on the beach:1. Pick Your PathStart out by locating a distinct starting point; whether it's a major beach access point, pier or lifeguard stand it is important to remember this point. Plan to run out and back, which will work both sides of your body equally.

10 Ways to Avoid Labor on Labor Day

Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 7:49pm by natalie.painter
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 You have been hard at work all summer! So hard, you haven't stopped to realize that the end of summer is almost here. Take some time, before the kids head back to school, to chill and grill out in one of our Outer Banks rental homes.Here's a 10 Step Program to guide you through a labor-free Labor Day.  1. Reserve your cottage. Begin your search here!      2. Pack all necessary beach gear.        3. Gas up your vehicle.4.

Guide to Public Beach and Sound Accesses

Posted Friday, July 25, 2014 - 1:44pm by natalie.painter
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This map contains public beach and sound access points throughout the Outer Banks, NC. The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau has provided a printable list of all beach and sound accesses complete with the amenities available at each location.

Baby's First Visit to the Beach

Posted Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 7:22pm by natalie.painter
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The Outer Banks is a key destination for family-friendly travel. Our spacious beaches feature miles of entertainment for children of all ages. From building sand castles to taking to the waves - there's an activity for everyone in the family! With many of our visitors returning year over year, we are privileged to see our guests and their families grow over time.

Sun Realty Agents Featured on "Buying the Beach" on Destination America

Posted Monday, June 2, 2014 - 8:41pm by shannon.k
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Sun Realty Agents Selected for June Episode of “Buying the Beach”Nags Head, NC – Sun Realty agent Hugh “Scooter” Willey, head of the Willey-Lilley Team, will be featured in an upcoming June episode of “Buying the Beach,” kicking off the summer season of Destination America. The series features house hunters looking for their dream home. Buyers work with local agents and are presented with three different properties.

Sun Realty's 34th Anniversary Special

Posted Monday, April 21, 2014 - 8:41pm by Amanda
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It's our birthday!
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