Beach Buzz

Trim the Tree with OBX Memories

Deck the halls with OBX seashells by turning those beach treasures into new ornaments! Paint your own design or spray a clear coat on your favorite shell for a more natural look. This simple craft is a perfect way to add vacation memories to the holiday season. Check out our video for some festive inspiration.  

Sun Realty Guests Help Five Outer Banks Non-Profits this Giving Tuesday

The Outer Banks is not only a great place to visit with your family each year, with miles of wide-open beaches, three National Parks, tons of history, and incredible restaurants and unique shops, but we also offer a strong sense of community and togetherness for those who choose to live and work here. Much of that is due in part to the variety of charitable non-profits that serve this community. We come together when it's needed most. And there is no shortage of opportunities to volunteer and give back to the community groups who keep our little string of islands going year after year.

Enjoy a Thanksgiving Feast on the Outer Banks at these Local Restaurants

Heading to the Outer Banks to spend time with family and friends this Thanksgiving? If you’re not in the mood for cooking and dishes, then you’re in luck! Take a load off and check out these local restaurants, all offering full Thanksgiving menus, as well as to-go meals, perfect for enjoying at your beach house! After all, a trip to the Outer Banks is all about relaxing, right?

Searching for a Beach Book? We Got You Covered!

An Outer Banks vacation means escaping the daily grind and doing as much, or as little, as you wish. There’s no shortage of adventures to be had, from sailing the sea to soaring in the sky. But maybe you dream of sitting on solid ground, drink in hand, with your nose in a good book. Discover a new chapter at one of the independent bookstores here on the Outer Banks, or you might find a literary favorite at a Little Free Library.

Beach Days Made Better: An OBX Guide to Convenient Bathhouse Facilities

Picture this: a warm, sunny day vacationing on the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks. Frolicking in the surf, building sandcastles, catching ghost crabs. Could life get much better? Then, just as you sit back in your beach chair to reapply sunscreen and sip a cool drink, the dreaded 7 words from your little ones come tumbling at you faster than the last wave you wiped out on: “I need to go to the bathroom!”

Locals’ Guide to Outer Banks Fishing Piers

We’ll catch you there! Basking in the warm sun, watching the waves crash at the shore; visitors and locals alike can agree that fishing is one of the most relaxing and gratifying pastimes to enjoy here on the Outer Banks. Known for the fresh, local seafood caught in the Atlantic right off our beautiful beaches, the Outer Banks’ coastal waters and accompanying piers are the perfect spot to reel in a fresh catch. Even if you’re not into fishing, several of the piers of the Outer Banks offer food and drinks, live music, and arcade games, attracting beachgoers as well.

Bring the Outer Banks Home this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us! Whether you’re celebrating the holiday on the Outer Banks or at home, it’s easy to bring a taste of the OBX to your turkey day table! With the prices of Thanksgiving meals rising this year, why not choose an affordable (free, actually!) option for your holiday tablescape? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite pieces from the shores of the Outer Banks to create a beautiful and unique setting that also doubles as a conversation piece, so the family can reminisce on vacations of years past, and even start planning next year’s getaway!