Currituck Outer Banks Rated Top Beach!

Coastal Living Picks Corolla

Coastal Living Magazine readers named the Currituck Outer Banks area of Corova as their favorite beach over famous resorts including locations in Florida, South Carolina, Hawaii, Texas and California! READ MORE

Where do vacation homes get their names?

  It is an idea we sometimes never wonder, but if you give yourself time to ponder…there is a lot of thought put into the name of your vacation home!  I have selected 3 homes to share with you to see what your thoughts are of their names as it refers to their location & what you can do at the homes. “Always Sunny” 4 bedrooms/4 full bath/sleeping 10 Virtual Tour- click here!     Plan your vacation where it is “Always Sunny” because the house has an indoor pool and you can enjoy being at the beach even when the weather does not wish to cooperate.  The entire down stairs can be closed off, meaning no late night swimmers without permission! “Casa Del Mar” 9 bedrooms/8 full bath/sleeping 26   “Casa Del Mar” meaning  “home-by-the-sea” and will meet your every vacation need!  It is gorgeous inside and out with the perfect location within the community of Pine Island with all of the added perks of a community with pool, bike trails, diner and more!  “I SEA IT” 3 bedrooms/2  full bath/sleeping  9    

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Memory Monday 2/25/13

Ship to Shore This week’s Memory Monday Photo submission comes to us from Erin Sharpe of Purcellville, Virginia in picturesque Loudoun County who stayed with Outer Banks Blue this past August in the property “Four Seasons” in Nags Head. This photo is of some of the children in Erin’s group during the summer of 2011.  That is the summer when the town of Nags Head went through an extensive beach nourishment project, and the boat pictured in the background is one of the many boats that worked just off shore to pump sand from the ocean bottom onto the beach.
Nice Beach!

Erin tells us “We go to the Outer Banks every summer as a family.   My husband and his 3 brothers, 1 sister and their families.  The kids in the picture are all cousins.  I thought it was absolutely adorable that the kids were all sitting together and just looking out at the ocean.  We love spending time on the beach and just hanging out as a family.” READ MORE

Memory Monday

A Grand Forster-Wells Family Reunion

This week’s Memory Monday Submission comes to us from Kelly Forster-Wells of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who stayed with Outer Banks Blue this past August in the property “It’s All Relative” in Southern Shores.  The name of the house seems fitting this week as the entire Forster-Wells gang gathered for a fun week on the Outer Banks! READ MORE

Storm Aftermath in Kitty Hawk (11/1/12

Storm Aftermath in Kitty Hawk (11/1/12)

Memories of Tuesday when traffic from Rt. 158 was re-routed through our parking lot to avoid a flooded roadway

Its Thursday morning here in Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks, and the rumble of heavy machinery and the beeps of those machines as they shift to reverse are constant in the area.   The N.C. Dept. of Transportation has responded to the effects of Hurricane Sandy with unprecedented manpower and machinery to clear the area of the storm. READ MORE

Family-friendly Vacation in Corolla

This week’s Memory Monday submission comes to us from Maria Merritt of Ashburn, Virginia who stayed with Outer Banks Blue this past August in the property “Summer-Set” in the Whalehead Beach area of Corolla.   As you can see Maria has sent us memories of her family having fun at the pool (That is Morgan and Whitney at the pool), and Baby Chase is enjoying the summer at the beach in another photo.   Maria and her family have vacationed with Outer Banks Blue for the last few years, and we are pleased to share her photos here today.   Don’t forget to send your favorite photographic memories of your stay on the Outer Banks. We post new pictures here every Monday and once each month we draw a random winner for a $100 discount on your stay next year with OuterBanks Blue.   Good luck!   All the best from the beach!

Generations Come Together in the Outer Banks

This week’s Memory Monday submission comes to us from Tina Lane of Fincastle, Virginia who stayed with Outer Banks Blue with 4 generations of her family this past June in the property “Green Iguana” in Southern Shores. READ MORE

Our Trip to Jockey’s Ridge

This week’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to us from Pamela Butler of Smithville, Pennsylvania who stayed with Outer Banks Bluein June at the property “Moonstruck” on the oceanfront in NagsHead.  Instead of photos of the ocean or the kids playing on the beach Pamela has shared with us a very popular location on the Outer Banks that we do not have many pictures of – Jockey’s Ridge State Park! These pictures of Pamela and her family enjoying Jockey’s Ridge reminds us of the many, many different activities there are to enjoy here on the Outer Banks.  Jockey’s ridge state park contains the tallest living sand dune on the east coast.  The park covers 426 acres and the tallest point rises more than 100 feet above sea level.  Scientists believe Jockey’s ridge was created at the end of the last ice age some 12,000 years ago and the park has more than 39 million tons of sand for visitors to enjoy. The sunsets from the top of the ridge are epic, and the park also is home to the largest hang gliding school in the world (Kitty Hawk Kites). The Butler clan enjoyed climbing Jockey’s ridge before heading over to Manteo on Roanoke Island where they had dinner at Big Al’s Soda Fountain and Grill.   That’s where the picture of the Butler kids was taken in the oversized lounge chair. Thanks Pamela for sharing your photo memories.  We look forward to serving you again! All the best from the beach!

Corolla Family Vacation in the Outer Banks

Here’s a great picture submitted to us by Gary Szczensny of Tonawanda, New York. Mr. Szczensny and his clan have vacationed with Outer Banks Blue several times over the years, most recently they stayed with us in Corolla at the property “House on The Hill” in early June.
 On a beautiful August Monday morning we thought this picture was a great memory to share with our readers and remind us all of what the beach is all about – friends, family and fun! Thank you Gary for such a great picture.
 Don’t forget to send along your best vacation memory pictures to be placed on our blog each Monday. Once per month we draw a random winner of a $100 gift certificate good towards a future stay with Outer Banks Blue! All the best from the beach! READ MORE