What You Need to Know About Outer Banks Surf Fishing in the Fall

Outer Banks Fishing

The fall in the Outer Banks is the best time to go surf fishing. At the end of the summer, the weather is cooler, and there aren’t fewer people. Of course, you don’t have to fish in the fall. Surf fishing is fun any time of the year. It can be a relatively inexpensive hobby compared to other activities such as windsurfing or kiteboarding. Here are the things you need to know about surf fishing in the fall in the Outer Banks. READ MORE

A Brief History of the Lighthouses of the Outer Banks

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

There is perhaps nothing as iconic to the Outer Banks as the lighthouses that stand above the shoreline from Corolla to Ocracoke Island. Soaring above the beach, they were some of the first guardians of the coast, warning mariners of dangerous shoals and treacherous seas. They maintain that function even today, their lights flashing distinctive patterns into the night sky and their particular color and paint arrangements giving sailors visual reckoning as they pass the North Carolina coast. READ MORE

Ecotourism in the Outer Banks: Oyster Reef Restoration

Ecotourism in the Outer Banks Oyster Reef Restoration

If you’re dreaming of a different kind of vacation, or a more active vacation, an ecotourism trip to the Outer Banks may be just what you’re looking for. Ecotourism is defined by the World Conservation Union as “environmentally responsible travel to natural areas in order to enjoy and appreciate nature and accompanying cultural features that promote conservation, have low visitor impact, and provide for beneficially active socio-economic involvement of local people.” READ MORE

Super-Cool Kid Activities on the Outer Banks

kid activities

When you think of vacationing in the Outer Banks the first thing that comes to mind is probably beach related activities. What you may not realize is the Outer Banks is consistently ranked one of the best family destinations and offers some super-cool kid activities not found elsewhere. READ MORE

Top 5 Outer Banks Coffee Shops

Tree House Coffee

Most people need a good cup of coffee to get their morning started, and everyone has a specific way to make the perfect cup. Your perfect cup could be as easy as a little cream and sugar or be something more complicated and long that is sounds a bit like a foreign language. While on vacation pleasing every coffee drinkers’ palette can be difficult, but there is a great personalized experience to be had for everyone and we have a list of our top coffee shops to visit in the Outer Banks that will make your vacation mornings memorable. READ MORE

Top 10 Ways to Make Family Travel to the Outer Banks Easier

family group travel

Whether you are traveling with your own clan, a group of friends, or other families, road tripping as a group has perks. One of the biggest advantages of family travel is congregating in one of those spacious, gorgeous, oceanfront Outer Banks rental houses you’ve always admired. READ MORE

Outer Banks NC Sea Turtles: Nesting, Hatching, & Rescues of Loggerheads

outer banks sea turtles

Visit the Outer Banks between May and September and you may get to witness one of Nature’s most amazing sights: nesting sea turtles. Did you know that sea turtles spend their lives in deep water, only coming ashore to lay eggs? Sea turtles are among the largest reptiles on Earth — some can reach almost 2,000 pounds. It can take up to 50 years for a female sea turtle to be ready to reproduce, and then she can live to be 100. Little is known about these mysterious creatures, which is one of the reasons that locals are passionate about protecting them. READ MORE

Outer Banks Restaurants with Outdoor Eating

outdoor dining at Pamlico Jacks

When on vacation in the Outer Banks you want to be at the beach and enjoying the scenery as much as possible. That’s why there are so many places to enjoy the outdoors while dining out on the Outer Banks. While we missed a few here are some of our favorite places where you can enjoy some amazing food with a view. READ MORE

How to Avoid the Traffic on Your Drive to the Outer Banks – Updated

In 2014, we released this article because summer traffic to the Outer Banks was a topic we knew could use a little insider information on how to avoid this traffic. The article was well received and many people responded with their own tips and tricks. 3 years later avoiding traffic on the drive to the Outer Banks is still a subject that is valuable to our visitors so we decided to update this article with some of the wonderful tips provided by our readers. READ MORE