Wicked Cool! National Geographic Channel’s Wicked Tuna Heads to the Outer Banks

It may be winter, but in the Outer Banks, the competition is about to heat up…

Are you a fan of the National Geographic Channel hit series, Wicked Tuna?  Love the Outer Banks?  The two are about to come together in a new National Geographic Channel series, Wicked Tuna: North vs. South. Filming begins off the coast of the Outer Banks in North Carolina this winter and will premiere in the U.S. and globally this summer. READ MORE

Memory Monday 1/20/14

Day at The Beach!

We hope you are enjoying this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.   Whenever there is a holiday at the beach we think of heading to the beach, and indeed this week’s Memory Monday Photo submission reminds us of that. Loreal Hooten provides this week’s pictures of a day at the beach in the “Four Wheel Drive Territory” of the northern Outer Banks.   As anyone who has been there knows where the pavement ends in Corolla the fun on the beach begins as there is another 12 miles of beach only accessible with four wheel drive vehicles. Loreal’s photos reminds us of that area and a fun day her family had there.
The main attraction
Herd heading North
A Day at the Beach Brings a Smile to Almost Everyone
Sometimes you just need a cool place to take a nap

The northern beach area of the Outer Banks is accessible to anyone with an appropriate vehicle.  You can even catch a glimpse of the Corolla Wild Horses.  Be aware however that you may not approach these magnificent animals or feed them.   READ MORE

FREE Admission Days at the Wright Brothers National Memorial!

Planning to visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial during your 2014 Outer Banks Vacation?  You should!  It’s a must-see historical landmark and they are offering eleven (11) free admission days during the 2014 calendar year.

These “fee free” dates for 2014 include: READ MORE

Memory Monday 1/6/14

Hang 10!

This week’s Memory Monday Photo submission comes to us from Susan DeLaurentis of Doylestown, Pennsylvania who stayed with Outer Banks Blue last summer in the property “Ponducky” in the Sanderling area of Duck. READ MORE

No snow, but we do have a Snowy Owl!

Photo by Sam Bland

As our neighbors to the north are currently drenched in snow, we have no snow to report here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  However, recent sightings of a Snowy Owl have birders and nature enthusiasts excited about its appearance.  It has been a number of years since the last sighting of this beautiful bird along the coast of North Carolina.  They have usually not traveled this far south, so there is no wonder the excitement level is high for those who track this bird! READ MORE