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

Discover Nature with Outer Banks Land and Sea Tours

outer banks tours

Whether it’s your first time vacationing in the Outer Banks or you’re a regular visitor, one of the top ways to get to know North Carolina’s special barrier islands is to take a tour. Plenty of small group excursions highlight the best of land and sea in almost every area of the Outer Banks. Here are some of our favorite tours: READ MORE

Memory Monday 9/15/14

More Fun Family Vacation Pictures

One of the real treats we get to enjoy at Outer Banks Blue is to provide hard working families a place to stay for their beach vacation.   That is what Memory Monday is all about here at “Everything Outer Banks.”   This week’s Memory Monday photo submissions bring that into view yet again. READ MORE

Self-Guided Lighthouse Tours Top the “Things to Do” List on Outer Banks

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Planning a Self-Guided Coastal Lighthouse Tour on the Outer Banks

Way back in colonial days, lighthouses were built to warn sailors of dangerous coastlines – whether it be rocky shores that would tear the hulls of ships or dangerous shoals (like those in the Outer Banks) that caused ships to run aground or wreck. READ MORE