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The National Park Service at Cape Hatteras National Seashore is offering a rare glimpse of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse at night, this Thursday, June 3. The full moon tours are limited to 30 people each. Tickets can be purchased at the lighthouse ticket booth. The tour will require visitors to climb the 257 stairs to the top of the lighthouse. Park Rangers will tell stories and folklore about the lighthouse during the tour. This event is one night only and a rare chance to witness the operation of the beacon. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity!
Captain James of Direct Fishing Charters is Sun Realty’s guest blogger on all things sport fishing. With over 50 years of full time fishing experience, the Phideaux and the DogHouse is the perfect charter for your Memorial Day Weekend adventure! What could be a better time than gathering your favorite friends and family and going offshore fishing this Memorial Day weekend? With the positive reports pouring in, chances are you’ll have the adrenaline rush of a lifetime! Still a scattered tuna around, with dolphin, gaffers and bailers making up most of the catch.
Legendary surfer, Robert August will be in Cape Hatteras for an Endless Summer Weekend, May 28th - May 31st, at REAL Watersports. Starring in the surf classic ‘The Endless Summer’ (1966), August catapulted surf travel into the mainstream. ‘The Endless Summer’ is a must-see for all ocean lovers and surfers. The film directed by Bruce Brown, follows two surfers around world in search of the perfect wave.
AOL News featured the Outer Banks on a list of “Secret Beaches of the US”. The home featured in the picture with the article is Sun Realty’s own “Laughing Gull”, unit PH-6 and is located in beautiful Carova Beach, Outer Banks, North Carolina. Carova Beach offers experiences of a lifetime with a beautiful natural setting of wetlands and wildlife reserves. The breathtaking environment offers an abundance of wildlife with wild horses roaming freely, and opportunities for dolphin and sea turtle watching.
Captain James of Direct Fishing Charters is Sun Realty’s guest blogger on all things sport fishing. With over 50 years of full time fishing experience, the Phideaux and the DogHouse guarantees you will have the time of your life on the OBX! The offshore fishing report for the Northern Outer Banks of North Carolina continues to be positive. Positively TUNA!! From 10 lb. Blue finn, 50 lb. Yellow finn, and 200 lb. Big Eye, it’s been tuna city here for three months and continues to be this last week in May. In a day you might catch one species or a mixture of all three.
Happy Memorial Day! The Memorial Day holiday represents more than just the unofficial beginning of summer. It is a national holiday which recognizes the brave men and women who died during military service. Many observe this holiday by visiting cemeteries and memorials but in addition to rememberance, families use it as a time for gathering and appreciating each other as well as the beginning of summer.Whether it’s a picnic, a cook out, or sports, Memorial Day is a great time for families to savor the extended weekend.
Bentley: Our Newest (and Smallest) Beach BumAllow me to introduce you to Bentley... He may only weigh 5 pounds, but I'm guessing he has ample "big dog" attitude to compensate for his diminutive size. :)Bentley had a very busy time while on the Outer Banks. This trip was the lil' man's first beach experience, but he had no problem acclimating to the coast. Bentley had a blast romping in the sand and socializing with the other beach doggies. However, he didn't spend too much time in the water. This is certainly understandable given the fact that Bentley is on the petite side.
Every year throngs of vacationers come to Outer Banks to relax and play. But even the most seasoned visitor sometimes wonders, what are the essential OBX activities everyone must try at least once? We’ve come up with just a few things we’re convinced all our guests should try at least once. Kiteboard No doubt the hottest new water sport to sweep the world, kite boarding, or kite surfing, thrives on pure adrenaline! Don’t be intimidated, it’s easy enough for almost anyone to learn!!
As if we needed another reason to book a vacation but it’s now official: children who travel over summer break did better in reading, math and their general knowledge than their peers who did not, says a U.S. Dept. of Education study. “The data is clear – and gives hard-working parents another reason not to put off a summer vacation trip,” said Dr. Bill Norman, Clemson University.
Magnum P.I.The mustache, the Hawaiian shirts, the Ferrari... Need we say more? Celebrate Sun Realty's 30th anniversary with a retro look at good ol' 1980! This video clip will bring back some memories.