Dolphins – Memory Monday 6/18/18

Dolphins

Greetings from a sunny, hot and beautiful day at the beach.  It is just about a perfect Outer Banks day, and we hope you are ready to enjoy a stay with us soon.  Today’s Memory Monday photo submission brings us an early morning sign of a good day.  Dolphins frolicking in the surf. READ MORE

Tour the Famous Ocracoke Lighthouse

Ocracoke Lighthouse tour

Ocracoke Inlet is the oldest inlet in the Outer Banks. As an entry point for English colonists who passed through it in 1585 on their way to Roanoke Island (Manteo), it provided a safe, smooth passage. As the colony grew, Ocracoke Inlet became a thriving hub for trade. As trade and traffic increased, the inlet developed a notorious reputation for being dangerous — but not because of the shoals. READ MORE

Memorial Day = Memory Day 5/28/18

Memory day

Greetings from the Outer Banks on a beautiful Memorial Day.  The weather has been perfect for whatever outdoor activities you wanted to do all weekend and the unofficial start of summer has arrived.   With all of the fun family summer activities it is easy to forget that this isn’t just a holiday weekend where we get an extra day with our families.   This past week a letter to the editor from a veteran put it in great perspective for us here at Everything Outer Banks by saying we should rename this day – Memory day. READ MORE

Corolla Wild Horses: An Outer Banks Treasure

Corolla Wild Horses

Summer has settled over the Outer Banks and a little past where the paved road ends in Corolla, the heat of the day is settling in. It promises to be a great beach day, warm temperatures, the ocean cool—but not too cold, and the surf rolling in with one and two foot waves. Families are on the beach enjoying the day…and not just human families. A stallion and his harem—three mares and a colt—are playing in the surf. No one is quite sure why the Corolla Wild Horses seem to enjoy the surf so much, but the most reasonable explanation is for the same reason that people enjoy the beach—it’s a great way to cool off. READ MORE

O’Donnell Vacay – Memory Monday 5/21/18

O'Donnell Princess on the beach

Greetings on this spectacular Monday on the Outer Banks.  Memorial Day is just one short week away, and we are excited about the upcoming season.  The bridge that leads to the OBX has been opened to full traffic after a winter of repair, all of the beaches are wide and beautiful, and the weather has been spectacular.   We look forward to welcoming our valued guests – just like the O’Donnell family. READ MORE

Fresh Outer Banks Seafood

seafood on the Outer Banks

The first written reports of the fishing on the Outer Banks may have been exaggerated. Writing in 1584 Arthur Barlowe told readers that a native “… fell to fishing, and in less then half an hour, he had laden his boat as deep, as it could swim.” A bit of hyperbole, perhaps, since Barlowe’s broadsheet was designed as much for information as it was for marketing, but his wasn’t the only account pointing to an abundance of seafood in Outer Banks waters. READ MORE

Family Reunion – Memory Monday 5/14/18

Family reunion

We hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day yesterday.  Our Mother’s hit the beach yesterday here on the Outer Banks as temperatures were in the 80’s and the sun was out and bright.   What a wonderful weekend we had.   Great to see our Mom’s and visit with our family.   We hope you were able to do the same. READ MORE

Top 10 Museums to Visit in the Outer Banks

museums of the Outer Banks

From early settlers to the birth of aviation, there’s so much history in the Outer Banks that it’s one of the most museum-rich areas in the country. READ MORE

OBX Sunrise – Memory Monty 5/7/18

OBX Sunrise

Good Monday morning from the beautiful Outer Banks.   It is once again time for Memory Monday here at Everything Outer Banks and this morning we get a photo from a guest that stayed with us just two weeks ago and snapped this early morning photo.  We are calling it OBX Sunrise. READ MORE