Memory Monday 5/22/17- Great Memories

Happy Monday!  This week’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to us from Karen Lombardo of Round Hill, Virginia who shares some great memories of her family’s vacation on the Outer Banks.   Our vacation rental properties were built for great memories, and Karen shares with us several examples of how to best enjoy the OBX with your family at the beach! 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

Memory Monday 5/15/17 – Danny’s Necklace

Happy Belated Mothers Day to all of the mother’s out there.   We had a great weekend here on the Outer Banks with sunny skies and warm weather.  Today’s Memory Monday photo submission has a great story behind it and so we step aside to hear the story of Danny’s Necklace from Fred Streb of Chantilly, Virginia who stayed with Outer Banks Blue at the Corolla Vacation Rental property “Island Hopping. 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

Overview of Outer Banks Islands

Outer Banks islands

Curious about the Outer Banks islands? You’re not alone. The Outer Banks, as a whole, stretch across 130 miles along the North Carolina coast. However, each island has its own personality. Here’s an overview to share a few insights that will allow you to choose the best spots for your Outer Banks vacation. READ MORE

Memory Monday 4/3/17 – Family Fun on OBX

Good Monday Morning!   It is a beautiful day here on the Outer Banks and we have several spring break families with us enjoying the warm temperatures and activities around the area.   It is still a little cool to jump in the ocean for our tastes, but still a lot of Family Fun to be had in the area. READ MORE

13 Beach Hacks for Your Next Outer Banks Vacation

beach hacks for your Outer Banks vacation

Days at the beach are one of the best parts of an Outer Banks vacation. Warm sand, picnics, and hours to read, nap, and gallivant in the surf are the main ingredients for a relaxing break. A perfect day at the beach takes a little planning, so here are 13 clever beach hacks to help make your next Outer Banks vacation even better: READ MORE