When Outer Banks Tourism Was Young

In 1830, Francis Nixon, a Perquimans County plantation owner, sailing with his family, braved the unpredictable waters of the Outer Banks sounds, finding a dock at a small village at the base of Jockey’s Ridge. His purpose for coming to the Outer Banks was to save the lives of his wife and children. READ MORE

Happy to arrive – Sad to Leave. Memory Monday 1/8/18

Greetings to our loyal Memory Monday followers on this, our first Memory Monday posting of 2018.   After a few weeks off we are back, and better then ever with your favorite photo memories.  This week’s posting is entitled Happy to arrive – Sad to leave, and is brought to us by a visitor who took a picture of the ocean view on their first day here, and then a picture of the sun rising over the ocean on the day of their departure. READ MORE

Girls Trip – Memory Monday 12/18/17

This week’s Memory Monday Photo submission reminds us that there are lots of reasons for folks to come to the Outer Banks.   Family reunions, romantic getaways, a fishing expedition, a guys trip to play golf, or in the case of this week’s picture – A Girls Trip! READ MORE

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane – It’s a Crab! Memory Monday 12/11/17

This week’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to us from Angela Baldwin of Owings Mills, Maryland who stayed with Outer Banks Blue recently in the property “High Dune” in Duck.   In this picture you can see that they are not quite sure what they are looking at….is it a Bird?  What exactly is that thing?  Well it is actually a CRAB. READ MORE

Rodanthe Old Christmas Is Older Than Rodanthe

Rodanthe Old Christmas

Every place develops traditions that mark it as different or unusual, something that indicates that it is truly distinctive from any other place. The celebration of Old Christmas at the Hatteras Island Village of Rodanthe, though, seems to have taken that to another level. It is an observance that goes back to colonial times but its roots can be traced much farther into the past. READ MORE

Christmas Celebrations in the Outer Banks

poulos outer banks christmas

If you’re looking for a special way to spend Christmas this year, the Outer Banks is a magical place to make Christmas memories. The weather is temperate, with average highs of 55 degrees and lows of 37 degrees, so there’s just enough chill in the air to let you know the holidays have arrived. Beach rentals are a great value, and there are no crowds or traffic to interrupt your tranquility. READ MORE

Storm Warning – Memory Monday 11/27/17

We are all a little bit excited around here because this week marks the official end to the Hurricane season (11/30 is the official end to the season).  This has been one heck of a year in terms of named storms and we were very fortunate to have gotten through the storm season unscathed.   We had one minor scare in September, but overall the Outer Banks did very well in 2017 in terms of named storms, but we are glad to see it go. READ MORE

Two golden girls and a guy – Memory Monday 11/6/17

Greetings from a foggy OBX this morning as temperatures are cool this morning, but expected to skyrocket into the 80’s today here.  Great time to be at the beach, just check with two golden girls and a guy- this week’s Memory Monday subjects. READ MORE