Posted by Tim Cafferty

Top Summer Gear

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and its time to make your vacation plans if you haven't already.   Outer Banks Blue has some availability on select properties over the next few weeks, some with special promotional pricing.

When you come to the Outer Banks you need the latest and greatest beach gear and we here at "Everything Outer Banks" have done a bit of research for you so you can save some prep time for your OBX vacation.

Here's our version of the top 10 "HOT" items for this coming summer!

#1  Rockin' Rollin' Cooler
Rockin Rollin Stereo Cooler
This is a "cool" collapsible cooler with built in speakers, and wheels!  I-pod ready.  Priced   $69.95 from

#2  Convertible Cooler
Cooler with a table
This caught our eye because not only does it have a full cooler for food, but it also has a table that folds out for little ones to have a clean spot to eat.   $61.59 available at

#3  Wonder Wheeler
Beach Cart
The "Wonder Wheeler" beach cart is for the person that can't quite get everything they need to the beach.  This huge cart is large enough to hold a 48 quart cooler.  $69.90 available at

#4  Banger Sunglasses
Polarized mirror glasses
Tired of being recognized at the beach?  Want to fall asleep without anyone knowing you have your eyes closed?   Try these mirror finished polarized glasses.  You can see out, but no one can see in.   $79.99 available at

#5  Bottle opener Sunglasses
Brewsees Sunglasses

I think we've seen it all now.   These are sunglasses that double as bottle openers.   $29.00 available at

#6  Solar I-phone charger
Never wear your battery down
Expecting an important call at the beach, but your battery is low?  Never fear get your solar i-phone charger here.  Starting at $21.95 available at

#7  Waboba Water Ball
Waterproof ball
The waboba beach ball is a cool beach toy for you to take along to entertain yourself and others at the beach.  The water ball actually bounces on the water.   All different sizes and colors available.  From $7.99 at

#8  Handtrux sand digger
Now that is the way to dig at the beach!
Remember the days of digging at the beach with a spoon from the kitchen, or one of those flimsy plastic beach shovels?   Your kids won't after you get them a set of "Handtrux backhoe diggers"  If you want to move some sand on the OBX this is the thing for you.   $17.99 at

#9   Sandbridge Blue Beach Chair

Everyone needs a great beach chair, why not a beach chair from our sister company Sandbridge Blue Realty Services?   Not for sale, but vacations available at

#10   A book

This is a book
In this age of constant connectivity and instant communication we highly recommend a throwback - a book! Available at libraries everywhere grab yourself a novel, biography, even a how to book and head to the beach without anything else but a chair and your book.   Open the cover and do not leave until you've read for at least three hours.    Feel free to take a dip in the ocean between chapters!

That's it.   That's our 2014 version of top 10 beach items for you to take to the Outer Banks this summer.  Now get out there and enjoy our pristine beaches and beautiful water!

All the best from the beach!

By Tim Cafferty, President, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services
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