No Consenus Reached on Beach Access

The committee tasked with assisting the National Park Service in the development of a long term management plan governing beach access in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area has failed to reach consensus and has adjourned. The committee, which includes 29 members selected by the National Park Service and representing various stakeholder organizations, has been meeting routinely since 2007 to reach unanimous consensus for a preferred alternative to manage the country’s first National Seashore, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area, located on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

It was hoped this final meeting of the group would produce a consensus agreement, but in the end varying interests were unwilling to compromise to a point where consensus could be reached and deadlock was the only achievement of the committee. READ MORE

New Face of OuterBanksBlue.com

I hope you made note of the new design of www.outerbanksblue.com. In our constant effort to be the vacation rental company of choice on the Outer Banks we launched our new design on Monday, February 16th. In response to customer comments and suggestions there are lots of changes can be found on the site including better search parameters, a more clear presentation of available weeks on individual homes, better organization of guest comments, more obvious integration of Google Maps locations on our homes, and just a new overall feel of the site. READ MORE

Outer Banks Taste of The Beach

Well anyone who knows me knows I enjoy the restaurants of the Outer Banks as much as anyone, and so excitement is building as we are all awaiting the “Outer Banks Taste of The Beach.” A huge success in previous years, the Outer Banks Restaurant Association, of which Outer Banks Blue Realty is a proud affiliate member, is expanding the event this year to four full days of Outer Banks Food and Fun! READ MORE

Memory Monday Contest Details

For 2009 Outer Banks Blue will be running a contest for the best entries onto our blog by our rental guests called “Memory Monday.” We know that you enjoy your time on the Outer Banks, and judging from our photo gallery, you all love to show us the visual memories of your stay on the Outer Banks. We can only imagine that when you return home from your vacation that on the Monday after your stay you are probably still nostalgic about your stay, and may even thumb through your photos to have a smile and a warm thought about your time away! We want to be a part of those memories! READ MORE

January’s Memory Monday Winner

Today’s submission is our first from one of our guests. Lyn Pontius and family from Midlothian, Virginia stayed with Outer Banks Blue for two weeks in September 2008, and recently showed us in pictures what a quality Outer Banks family vacation looks like. These pictures are what “Memory Mondays” are all about here at Everything Outer Banks. Thanks Lyn and friends for sharing. We look forward to seeing you all again this September! And for everyone else, enjoy our “Memory Monday Winner” for the month of January! READ MORE

Outer Banks Recognized as One of the Best Beaches

It should come as no surprise to Outer Banks visitors that Southern Living Magazine recently voted the Outer Banks as one of the 10 Best Beaches in the South.

The January edition of the magazine published the results of a survey of the magazine’s readers favorite spots and it is no surprise to anyone here at “Everything Outer Banks” that our favorite beach also turned out to be among the readers’ favorites too. The Outer Banks was specifically mentioned in the magazine as one of the finest family vacation spots in the world. READ MORE