10 Family-Friendly Things to Do in the Outer Banks

Family-Friendly Things to Do

Heading to the Outer Banks with children in tow? You’ll be glad to know that these beautiful barrier islands offer countless opportunities for family-focused fun. Here are a few suggestions. READ MORE

Winter Time- Family Time. Memory Monday 1/13/20


Greetings from a warm and wonderful Outer Banks . We hope you are sitting down when we tell you that this weekend we had temperatures in the 70’s both days, and indeed we are expecting another day in the 70 degree range on this Memory Monday. This Monday we are calling our post Winter time – Family Time. READ MORE

Stolar Memories 7/16/18

Stolar Family pics
Good morning and thanks for stopping by Everything Outer Banks to check out Memory Monday.   Each week we provide you photo memories of our guests and they are always great.  Some would call them Stellar.   That takes us to our title this week as these pictures were brought to us by Kelly Stolar so we have named this week’s blog “Stolar Memories.”   Get it?

Indeed Kelly stayed with Outer Banks Blue a few weeks ago and had a great time as you can see from these shots.

On the list of activities for the Stolar family included walking the dogs on the beach.  Keep in mind Outer Banks Blue has more than 50 vacation rental properties that accept dogs at no extra charge.

There is also a shot of a ghost crab.  No vacation is complete without a nightly hunt of these nocturnal creatures that burrow into the sand through holes they dig down deep into the sand.   It is great fun taking a flashlight out to the beach at night and chasing these fast movers around the sand.   Many times these little guys will be seen running into the ocean.    They do this to keep their lungs moist so they can breath properly, but an interesting fact is that the crabs will drown if they stay in the water too long.  Unlike popular opinion these crabs cannot live in the water.

There is also a shot of the Stolar famil in front of the Currituck Lighthouse taken at the Heritage Park in Corolla.  That is a great day trip for someone to consider during their vacation.   Lots of history to explore, and the climb up the lighthouse is spectacular.

The final shot is from the entire group doing some stand up paddleboarding and kayaking.  This activity (stand up paddleboarding) is taking the Outer Banks by storm and taking a tour of the west side of the Outer Banks is a wonderful family activity.  Here’s a link to a company that offers this service to guests.

Thanks Kelly for sending along your pictures for our Memory Monday.  It sure looks like you all had a great time.  We look forward to serving you again soon.

All the best from the beach!

Memory Monday 3/5/18 – Toddler rules

Greetings from a still very windy OBX.   We have experienced 4 straight days of heavy wind here on the beach, but the weather man promises today will be the last of it the wind for a while.   Thank goodness as we are getting very tired of the heavy breeze we’ve seen for the last 5 days.  We sure hope the weather man is correct because we can use some beach time.  This week’s Memory Monday photo submission reminds us of how much fun the beach can be in a post we are calling Toddler rules.

This photo sequence comes to us from Natosha Anders of Ebensburg, Pennsylvania who stayed with Outer Banks Blue this past September in the Duck vacation rental property “A Sitting Duck.”   It is obvious from these photos that Natosha’s toddler had a great time at the beach.  Natosha tells us this was “our  first family vacation together, and the weather was perfect, and we can’t wait to come back next year!  Our crazy toddler loved the beach life.”

Whether it was hanging out with dad down by the waves….

Swinging with mom on the beach….

Enjoying the wind in her hair…

Or just modeling the latest in sunglasses and swimwear…

That looks like a fun time for this young lady.

We love that she had such a good time and we love that you shared your photo memories with us on Everything Outer Banks.

Keep in mind that you could see your photos posted here too.   Simply send us your best photo memories of your stay with Blue and we post a new picture here every week.  Then each month we randomly draw one of our monthly posts to receive a $100 discount on their next stay with Blue.   We hope it is you!

Thanks again Tosha for sharing your photo memories.  We look forward to serving you and your family again soon.

All the best from the beach!

Water…Beach!: Memory Monday October 23, 2017.

Greetings from an unseasonably warm Outer Banks on this Monday in October.   We share with you another photo today on our Memory Monday photo submission contest, and we entitle this one “Water – Beach!”

This photo was provided to us by Jessica Male of Wheatfield, New York who


stayed with Outer Banks Blue a few weeks ago with her family at the Corolla Vacation Rental property “All Hands On Deck” and provided this adorable picture of her husband and her 19 month old daughter who is tugging at his hand yelling “WATER…BEACH!”

As Jessica says in her message to us “Best vacation ever!”

That pretty much says it all doesn’t it?!

Thaks Jessica for sharing your photo memories with us.

All the best from the beach!

Cute Kid: Memory Monday September 18, 2017.

Greetings from the Outer Banks on this Memory Monday.   We start your Monday off with a cute kid on the beach this week.

Keep a good thought for us this week as we all wait and watch anxiously for the passing of Hurricane Jose.  Forecasts take the big boy storm off of our coast by a few hundred miles, but we are experiencing some clouds, breezy conditions and some off and on rain today.   Enough weather to chase everyone off of the beach and for the red flags to be flying on the dunes today warning swimmers to stay out of the water.  Let’s hoe this is as bad as it gets with regard to the weather this week.

So for this week’s Memory Monday photo submission we give you a shot provided to us by one of guests that just stayed with us in the last couple of weeks at Outer Banks Blue.

Here’s a picture of a cute kid getting ready for his big photo shoot.

Oops…evidently he didn’t realize he was going to have to share the shoot with his brothers and sister! READ MORE

Beautiful beginnings: Memory Monday January 13, 2015.

Beautiful beginnings

This week’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to us from Kelsey Rudd who brings us this photo of “Sister Love.”

There is nothing like connecting with family on the Outer Banks, and this picture of these two embodies the connection that we all share with siblings in a relaxed atmosphere.   Outer Banks Blue loves bringing families together.

Thank you Kelsey for sharing your Outer Banks Blue vacation photo memories.

All the best from the beach!
By Tim Cafferty, President, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services

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