Beach Buzz

Town of Duck Summer Events

Don’t miss out on the Town of Duck’s summer events! The Town of Duck host free weekly events during the summer on the Town Green and at their new waterfront amphitheater. This year will be the seventh summer of fun-filled, family friendly events hosted by the Town of Duck. Enjoy children’s story time, live music, family magic shows*, yoga, and more. Remember to bring a blanket or lawn chair for events on the Town Green! Admission to the amphitheatre shows are either ticketed or on a first-come, first serve basis so get there early to get a good seat.

The Lost Colony

Celebrate American History at The Lost Colony . Tony Award winner, The Lost Colony , is the nation’s oldest running outdoor drama. It first opened its doors in 1937 and is widely acknowledged as the precursor to the modern American Broadway Musical. The production is enormous, with the waterfront stage itself being three times larger than most Broadway Stages in New York. More than 200 actors, technicians, designers and volunteers bring The Lost Colony to life every summer.

Gluten Free on the Outer Banks

One of the best parts about being on the Outer Banks is eating out at all the great local restaurants. However, finding the ideal place to dine while on vacation is a challenge if you are allergic to gluten or have celiac disease. That is why we have compiled a list of Outer Banks restaurants and markets that offer gluten-free beer, gluten-free menus, and other gluten-free products. Moyock•    Chips Wine and Beer Market (gluten free beer) Grandy•    Weeping Radish Farm Brewery (call ahead (252) 491-5205)

Spring Outer Banks Restaurant Week | May 10-18, 2013

Bring out the foodie in you this spring and visit the Outer Banks for its annual Outer Banks Spring Restaurant Week May 10 through May 18. Enjoy three-course meals at over 20 participating local restaurants, and indulge your taste buds with local fare that makes the OBX so special.Throughout the week, restaurants are offering price-fixed entrées for $20 to $35* and no tickets or reservations are needed! View participating restaurants below and start planning your week today!

Tour Local Outer Banks Restaurants

Ever wonder where to eat on vacation? Outer Banks Restaurant Tours takes the guesswork out of the equation. Terry Bell, the owner and operator of Outer Banks Restaurant Tours combined her passion for food and her experience as a teacher to create a foodie field trip for adults; a winning combination! Learn about local eateries from the chefs and owners themselves. Get a behind the scenes tour of local budding culinary businesses and learn where to eat on vacation. Read about my firsthand experience on the Kitty Hawk tour.

Sun Realty Celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week

Sun Realty is celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week from May 4th -12th. We would like to sincerely thank our guests for making the Outer Banks your home away from home. Also a big thanks to all the hardworking people in the travel, restaurant, retail, service and entertainment industries here on the Outer Banks, making it one of the top vacation destinations in the United States. Thank you for traveling in 2013!

2013 Outer Banks Guest Photo Contest

A picture is worth a thousand words!In this case a photo from your Outer Banks vacation could also win you a free week at an Outer Banks vacation rental! Submit your best Outer Banks vacation photo, and you will be entered to win a free Outer Banks vacation. How to Enter: • Email your name, city, and reservation number along with your favorite photo from your Outer Banks vacation to Official rules and regulations

2013 Outer Banks Kids Camps

The Outer Banks has been ranked the number one Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA by U.S. News Travel. One reason it is a great family destination is the numerous activities the Outer Banks offers for kids. This summer sign your kids up for a one of a kind Outer Banks summer camp. The camps vary in time from daily, weekly, or monthly and offer an assortment of instruction. Here is a list of some of the 2013 Outer Banks kids’ camps:

Bodie Island Lighthouse Renovation Complete

On Friday, April 19, 2013 after three long years of renovation the Bodie Island Lighthouse will be open to the general public! The Bodie Island Lighthouse has been an important fixture on the shores of the Outer Banks, so much so that the lighthouse was rebuilt 2 times! The first Bodie Island Lighthouse was poorly constructed. Years later when the foundation began to tilt towards the Atlantic Ocean it was decided a new lighthouse needed to be constructed. However, the newly constructed Bodie Island Lighthouse was destroyed during the Civil War.

Outer Banks Golf Courses Rank Among The Top Golf Courses in NC

Three Outer Banks golf courses are ranked in the “Top 100 Places to Play in NC” by Golf Styles Magazine. North Carolina’s Golf Panel determines the top 100 courses by using a scoring system based on the following factors: conditioning, routing, design, strategy, memorability, fairness, variety and aesthetics. Come and judge for yourself. Tee up and enjoy a round or two of golf on some of the finest golf courses in North Carolina.