The Outer Banks Vacation Guide – Things you might miss

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We are so happy to have you stay at one of our bungalows! Our goal is to help make your vacation as easy as possible so all you have to do is enjoy! The Outer Banks Vacation Guide lets you know what we provide and suggested items to bring on your trip. We have also included places we love and … Read More

Island Loop: Best Kill Devil Hills Bike Trails +Paths

Kill Devil Hills Bike Trails Island Loop

One of the best ways to explore the any island is on bike. A true beach soul rarely goes without a beach cruiser style bicycle at the beach to get them around. Some simply enjoy the feel of the ocean breeze, others the excitement of exploring new island zones and others simply take the opportunity to refresh from reality. Whatever … Read More

Outer Banks Fish (+Fishing) for Visitors

Outer Banks Fish and Fishing For Visitors

The OBX has over 90 species of common and exotic fish species, so next time your at the fish market or reeling one in you may ask, “What’s this thing?” Now, I may not know all the species but to this question I can confidently respond, “It is some of the freshest fish, you’ll ever find!” The good news is … Read More

Is the Outer Banks Open to visitors due to Covid-19?

We still wake up most mornings and it feels surreal that just a month ago the anticipation of the Outer Banks vacation rental season was beginning to buzz in the air, the weather was beginning to warm up, it looked like John’s Drive In was about to open and this past weekend would have marked the opening of most of … Read More

Outer Banks Seashells: Secrets from the “Shell Whisperer”

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Finding Outer Banks Seashells Finding Outer Banks Seashells is mostly about timing and being first to the shell patch, what we refer to as “First Rake.” Can you wake up early? Real early?  Shells will wash up at all times of the day, however, there are some more likely times and conditions to be mindful of which can increase the chance … Read More

What is OBX – top off the beaten path OBX things to do

Kill Devil Hills Bike Trails Island Loop

Guest Post: By Dillon North Carolina’s Outer Banks, also know as the OBX, is a strip of barrier islands that flank its Atlantic coast and is known for pristine beaches, jaw-dropping sunsets, and an interesting cultural mix of small-town colonial America and a laid-back summertime vibe. Here is our rundown on the best off-the-beaten-path activities in the Outer Banks. Explore … Read More

Let’s find the Outer Banks Sunset

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Outer Banks sunset Sunrises and sunsets are always a fan favorite and somehow you often feel like “this is the best sunset I’ve ever seen.” The OBX proves no different. Join us as we show you some of our favorite spots for the best…Outer Banks sunset! Take a Bicycle Ride around the Outer Banks Sound Grab a beach cruiser or few … Read More

Avalon Pier Outer Banks – Why it could be your favorite pier

Avalon Fishing pier

What makes us grow attached to places? Maybe its the sounds of a loved ones laughter, the baby’s first steps, that dish that just melts in you mouth, the smell of fresh cut flowers, that embarrassing moment that became the inside joke. Whether good or bad, places for whatever reason can start to hold special places in our hearts and … Read More

How to Find a Whelk in the Outer Banks

How to not let a cloudy day rain on your next Surf Trip When you plan a visit to a beach town, its mighty difficult to plan the weather at the time you schedule your trip.  I mean, the weather channels have a hard time predicting weather in the next 72 hours let alone weeks or months out (depending how … Read More

Who Else Wants Uncrowded OBX Waves This Week?

Just so you know, the east coast has some of the best weather and waves this time of year, we are not biased we just know the best places to surf and best beach towns.  A fun sized swell event is lining up this week to litter the mid-atlantic and northeast shorelines.  Whether you surf or not, consider paying the … Read More