Beach Buzz

New Regulations for ORV vehicle use on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore

The National Park Services has announced a new permit process for Off-Road Vehicles on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore beginning March 15, 2012. All vehicles must obtain a permit and watch a 7 minute video at any of the three NPS ORV permit offices which will be located at Coquina Beach, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Visitor Center (Buxton) and the Ocracoke Visitor Center.All National Park Service ORV offices will be open year-round, except Christmas Day, seven days a week, from 8:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with expanded summer and holiday hours.

The True Story of Leap Year

2012 is a great year to be living at the beach. Why? Local Outer Banks residents will get to enjoy the beach 366 days of out of the year. 2012 is a leap year. Every year the earth turns 365 and a quarter on its axis. Simply put, every 4th year the calendar has to play catch up and February 29th is added.

St. Patrick's Day on the Outer Banks of North Carolina

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse to get to the Outer Banks. With a variety of annual events every year, it’s the perfect time of year to escape for a weekend at the beach. In 2012, St. Patrick’s Day will be even better as it coincides with the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach. A four day seafood and wine festival with individual events held from Corolla to Nags Head.

The Outer Banks of North Carolina included in CNN'S "Honeymoon Getaways for Less"

CNN Money recently named the Outer Banks of North Carolina in their "Honeymoon getaways for less" article. The Outer Banks of North Carolina has been hosting honeymoons for decades and continues to be a popular spot with newlyweds. With miles of pristine untouched beaches, it's easy to find a quiet secluded spot for some quality one on one time with little effort.

2012 Outer Banks Bike Week

The 10th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week will be held April 21-29, 2012. The nine day non-stop entertainment and riding event is held where some the world’s most famous pirates patrolled nearly 300 years ago. Cool ocean breezes and over 200 miles of scenic byways, make the Outer Banks the ultimate destination for Bike Week and one of the best spring riding rallies on the East Coast.