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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!

Spooky (& Not-So-Spooky) Events for an Epic OBX Halloween

Posted Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 5:56pm by natalie.painter
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BOO! It’s the creepiest time of the year! Halloween is upon us, and there’s no spookier place to be than on the North Carolina coast. Whether you’re looking to travel a haunted trail, or if you want paint pumpkins with the kids, the Outer Banks is the place to be to make all of your spooky, and not-so-spooky Halloween dreams come true.PsychoPathWalk the Path, if you dare. Months after the hopefully birth of the first English child born in America, the entire Roanoke Colony settlement vanished without a trace. More than 100 men, women, and children disappeared.

HalloWIN Photo Contest

Posted Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 6:10pm by natalie.painter
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As a fall tradition, each year our 7 Sun Realty locations compete in an annual costume and pumpkin decorating contest. This year we have decided to include our Sun Realty guests, past/present/future, in the fun!Submit your best Halloween or Fall themed photo for the chance to win $75 off your new 2015 reservation. Our “HalloWIN Photo Contest” is now open for voting.

Explore Fall Events in the Outer Banks

Posted Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 12:33pm by natalie.painter
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 Discover why fall is the best time to plan your Outer Banks vacation. Enjoy a long fun-filled weekend this Columbus Day. Arrive Thursday to begin exploring the new coastal homes showcased in this year's Parade of Homes. Or welcome a weekend of leisure by arriving Friday for the start of the Duck Jazz Festival.

8th Annual Duck Jazz Festival

Posted Monday, October 6, 2014 - 2:49pm by natalie.painter
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The Town of Duck will host an array of talented individuals for this year's Duck Jazz Festival. Both local and national musicians will share the stage on Sunday, October 12th. Gates will open to the public at 10am. See full event schedule and artist details below.  About The ArtistsRené Marie is a powerhouse vocalist with a flair for entertaining her audience. Her style incorporates a distinctly American mélange of jazz, soul, blues, folk and gospel and an innate theatrical ability to interpret a song deeply and live its truth.

2nd Annual Wounded Warriors Beach Blast

Posted Friday, September 26, 2014 - 3:00pm by natalie.painter
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2nd Annual Wounded Warriors Beach BashThe Beach Bash is a week filled with coastal activities for our veterans and their families. From diving at the NC Aquarium to Kayaking with the Kitty Hawk Kayak and Surf School, this week is geared toward empowering and strengthening our Warriors and their families. Join Us!Saturday, September 27th at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke IslandEnjoy free admission, food and live music by The Southern English Band. Cookout and raffle will begin at 6:30 pm.

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.
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