The Enigmatic Origins of Kitty Hawk: Unraveling the Name’s History

Nestled along the picturesque Outer Banks of North Carolina, the town of Kitty Hawk is steeped in American lore, not only for its pivotal role in the Wright brothers’ historic first flight but also for the mysterious origins of its name. This coastal gem, with its windswept beaches and deep-rooted history, holds a name that … Read more

OBX Shred Fest: A Celebration of Inclusion and Community Spirit

The OBX Shred Fest, held annually at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head, is much more than a sports and music festival. It’s a vibrant celebration that brings the community together, supporting veterans and individuals with special needs while promoting inclusion and respect for all. The Roots and Evolution of the Festival The OBX … Read more

Tips for Planning Your First Beach Vacation to the Outer Banks

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Planning your first beach vacation to the Outer Banks can be an exciting and memorable experience. With its stunning beaches, charming coastal towns, and rich history, the Outer Banks offers a perfect getaway for families, couples, and solo travelers alike. To make the most of your trip, here are some helpful tips to consider when … Read more

Outer Banks Style: Shrimp & Jalapeno Cheddar Grits

Welcome to a taste of the Outer Banks, where the sea whispers secrets of unparalleled flavors and local catch means a feast unlike any other. Here, we’re not just cooking; we’re crafting memories with the ocean’s bounty. Dive into this recipe, where local NC shrimp stars in a dish that embodies the essence of coastal … Read more

A Vacationer Looks At The Outer Banks

The Outer Banks is many things to many people. The diversity this narrow strip of sand offers is truly amazing. The Northern North Carolina barrier islands make up the Outer Banks. Here you will find something for everyone. The Northern tip of the Outer Banks starts at Carova Beach. This area, though only accessible by … Read more

Which Do You Prefer Sunrise Or Sunset?

Being a nearly 30 year resident of the Outer Banks I have come to enjoy the naturalness of the area. The beaches, of course, bring most to a relaxed state of mind and the biggest reason why folks choose to live or own a second home here. Whether it is a walk along the shore … Read more

Thinking About Moving To The Outer Banks?

Most of the time, folks that move here either have vacationed here before or experienced a coastal lifestyle somewhere else. With that said, they usually know the area’s laid back and slow paced. For that reason it’s important to set your expectations before you plan to more. Are You Looking for Adventure? The other ingredient … Read more

Visiting The Lighthouses On The Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Dare County is home to two historic lighthouses, Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras. Lighthouses play an important role in Outer Banks’ history because of our extended continental shelf. More than 2,000 ships have sunk off the coastlines of Virginia and North Carolina, earning the title of “The Graveyard of the Atlantic.” Bodie Island Lighthouse To … Read more