Looking for Things to Do on the Outer Banks? Check Out the Amazing Wildlife

Outer Banks, NC: A Wildlife Wonderland

If you’re an animal lover, there are few places in the country that offer the exceptional variety of wildlife as unique as the Outer Banks of North Carolina. When searching for things to do in this area, don’t neglect a chance to educate and fascinate yourself and your family with up-close encounters. READ MORE

Self-Guided Lighthouse Tours Top the “Things to Do” List on Outer Banks

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Planning a Self-Guided Coastal Lighthouse Tour on the Outer Banks

Way back in colonial days, lighthouses were built to warn sailors of dangerous coastlines – whether it be rocky shores that would tear the hulls of ships or dangerous shoals (like those in the Outer Banks) that caused ships to run aground or wreck. READ MORE

Beach Vacation in Corolla Times 2: Memory Monday July 27, 2014.

Beach Vacation in Corolla times 2

We again have so many entries for our Memory Monday photo submission contest that we are bringing you two again this Monday. READ MORE

Hurricane Arthur Advisory #3

Hurricane Arthur Advisory #3  (2:00 PM 7/3/14) Hurricane Arthur continues to strengthen and is moving closer to the Outer Banks.  The Outer Banks is under a state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation has been ordered for Hatteras Island effective at 5:00 AM this morning. The only condition of the state of emergency is the evacuation of Hatteras Island.   No evacuation orders have been issued for the towns or communities in the north beach towns and communities of Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Duck or Corolla. A hurricane warning remains in effect for the remainder of the Outer Banks including all of the areas where Outer Banks Blue Realty has rental properties. Hatteras Island is to the south of Outer Banks Blue’s property locations and no evacuation order is expected to affect any of Blue’s rental property inventory. As of 2 PM Hurricane Arthur has now strengthened to the verge of a Category 2 storm with highest sustained winds at 90 MPH, and the storm continues to travel along the expected track which will take the eye of the storm very close to or over Hatteras Island before moving out to sea to the north and east. It is not expected that any north beach locations will have a mandatory evacuation ordered. Guests currently staying with us should expect heavy rain and strong winds over the next 12 to 18 hours with conditions improving rapidly on Friday as the storm pulls away from the Outer Banks.

Guests expecting to arrive this weekend should continue with their travel plans as normal. Outer Banks Blue expects to be open for business as usual.

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Tim Cafferty READ MORE

Hurricane Arthur Advisory #2

Hurricane Arthur Advisory #2  (7:00 AM 7/3/14) Tropical Storm Arthur has become a hurricane as of this morning.   The Outer Banks is under a state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation has been ordered for Hatteras Island effective at 5:00 AM this morning.   The only condition of the state of emergency is the evacuation of Hatteras Island. A hurricane warning remains in effect for the remainder of the Outer Banks including all of the areas where Outer Banks Blue Realty has rental properties. Hatteras Island is to the south of Outer Banks Blue’s property locations and no evacuation order is expected to affect any of Blue’s rental property inventory. Hurricane Arthur continues to travel along the expected track which will take the eye of the storm very close to Hatteras Island before moving out to sea to the north and east.  It is not expected that any north beach locations will have a mandatory evacuation ordered at this time. Guests currently staying with us should expect heavy rain and strong winds over the next 24 hours with conditions improving rapidly on Friday as the storm pulls away from the Outer Banks. Guests expecting to arrive this weekend should continue with their travel plans as normal.  Outer Banks Blue expects to be open for business as usual. By Tim Cafferty, President, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services