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Off-Season on the Outer Banks: What Treasures Will You Discover?

The summer crowds are gone, and with wide open beaches, the off-season is a great time to visit the OBX and search the shore for ocean treasures and oddities. Sand Well, obviously you’ll see lots of sand, but did you know that most of these tiny particles travel a long way to get here? They’re transported by rivers all the way from the mountains. The sand here on the Outer Banks is made up mostly of quartz, feldspar, and shells. It’s shifted around by waves and ocean currents, constantly changing the shoreline. 

The Outer Banks is the Perfect Spot for Remote Learning

It’s official! Fall is here, which means back to school, or in many cases, back to remote learning. Need a field trip?  While the relaxing and picturesque beaches are usually the appeal of the OBX, there more to these barrier islands than just sun, sand, and waves. Get out of the house and head to the Outer Banks to learn about and explore the beautiful natural areas that make this area truly magical and offer a little bit of that autumn allure. Nags Head Woods Preserve

Book Direct and Save on Your OBX Vacation Rental

Each year, visitors flock to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to escape city life, reconnect with family and friends, and enjoy the sea and salt air. The Outer Banks is made up of 200 miles of coastline, with ambiance and activities for a variety of ages and interests. Mostly, visitors travel for week-long vacations in privately-owned rental homes. The OBX does offer hotels and motels, from small “mom and pop” style to chain hotels like Marriott, Hilton, Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn, and Holiday Inn.

Another New Bridge for Hatteras Island

July 28, 2022 Update After several delays that prolonged completion, the Jug Handle Bridge has officially opened to traffic! A damaged expansion joint, a mid-May nor’easter, and issues with the pavement markings meeting the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT)'s specifications for quality or reflectivity, postponed the opening of the bridge. March 31, 2022 Update Construction of the Jug Handle bridge is coming to a close, and the community has been invited to see it up close and personal.

OBX Family Friendly Activities

The Outer Banks is known for its incredible, award-winning beaches and amazing mouth-watering local restaurants. But have you ever wondered what else is there to do on this little slice of paradise? If you’re looking for fun-filled activities sure to please the whole family while creating everlasting memories, check out the list we’ve compiled of some of our favorites. Spend a Day on the Water

Plan Your Last-Minute Outer Banks Vacation

We all know the old saying, “the early bird gets the worm.” This saying is usually true in most aspects of life, including reserving your vacation rental. Benefits of booking early include getting that perfect house you’ve been eyeing, with the best amenities, in your most desired location. But what about the rest of us? The undecided, the procrastinators, the fly by the seat of your pants kind of people? We deserve a perfect vacation, too! Have no fear. There are benefits of booking last-minute abound!

New Bridge To Hatteras Island Set To Welcome Visitors This Spring

After almost three years of construction and a few weather-related delays, the much-anticipated and currently unnamed replacement to the outdated Herbert C. Bonner Bridge is nearing completion. Due to open in February or March 2019, the bridge will be 2.7 miles long, with a maximum span height of 350 feet, a vertical clearance of 70 feet, and a 100-year lifespan.