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Recent Northern Coast & Outer Banks reviews

  • Best vacation ever

    "We took my 81 year old Aunt on vacation with us to Nags Head because she hadn't been there in 10 years. We stayed at the Southern Pirate and we couldn't have been happier. The house is clean, roomy and has everything that you need. We enjoyed the views of the ocean from the balcony and was just a short walk to the beach. Everyone also enjoyed going down to the pond to feed the turtles. We are already planning to return next year."
    Guest: Boni L Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 2, 2014
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  • Girls Week

    "At the SandFiddler we enjoyed peace, tranquility and girl talk. What a great house! Clean, all the amenities we needed. Quiet neighborhood! We enjoyed wine on our deck, listening to the pines in the wind. All I can say is ahhhhhhhh! Great place to bring our families nest time!"
    Guest: Weekenders Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 22, 2014
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  • Our favorite OBX rental so far.

    "Wave Watcher was such a lovely place to relax and enjoy some downtime with our family. The home is very comfortable and the location is perfect! A super short walk to the uncrowded beach and a short drive to shops and restaurants. Decks on the front and rear of the home were enjoyed every day. Perfect for sunrise and sunset relaxing. The owner was very easy to communicate with. We would recommend this property to anyone and we would definitely seek to rent it again the next time we visit the Outer Banks."
    Guest: Patricia S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 22, 2014
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  • Property 424382

    "We enjoyed our vacation in this cottage/home. It was well equipped, in a good location, & well decorated also. There were 5 of us including our granddaughter & the home was a nice fit for us, although it would accommodate more. The owner was easy to work with answering all of our questions in a timely fashion."
    Guest: Dave Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 17, 2014
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Northern Coast & Outer Banks Travel Tips

The Outer Banks is a glorious stretch - 200 miles, to be exact - of barriers islands and peninsulas along the North Carolina coast. Though it boasts magnificent beaches, there’s plenty to do here year-round.

What to Do

The options are nearly endless in the Outer Banks.

- Take a hike at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on the northern end of Roanoke Island and visit the beautiful Elizabethan Gardens - a memorial to the first colonists.

- Immerse yourself in the history of flight at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and Museum in Kill Devil Hills, just south of Kitty Hawk.

- Visit the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island to feed stingrays, pet an alligator, learn about sea turtle rescues and be wowed by the largest group of captive sharks in North Carolina.

- Go Kayaking or take stand up paddleboarding lessons in Kitty Hawk Bay from Kitty Hawk Kites or Kitty Hawk Surf Company.

- Do something extreme at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. There are awesome sand dunes here - if you know how to sand-board, get a permit and come here between October 1 and March 31. You can also take hang-gliding lessons from Kitty Hawk Kites and soar over Jockey’s Ridge, or go windsurfing in the shallow Roanoke Sound.

- Play a game of golf at any of the excellent courses, from the Currituck Club up in Corolla all the way down to Nags Head Golf Links.

What to See

The Outer Banks offer miles of scenic beauty and historic treasures.

- See the many historic lighthouses on the coast. Make sure you have your walking shoes on when you climb Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on Hatteras Island - it has 248 stairs on an iron spiral staircase, the equivalent of climbing 12 stories! After all of your work, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning view of the Atlantic. You can also visit the Ocracoke Lighthouse on Ocracoke Island at the very southern point of the Outer Banks, or head to the northernmost point to learn the sordid and mysterious history of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla.

- Visit the Roanoke Settlement Site, the first English colony in the New World and learn about the mysteries of The Lost Colony. It’s an educational experience with games and woodworking to show what life was like back then. You can also visit and board a replica of the Elizabeth II, one of the boats that arrived in the New World in 1585. There’s plenty of activities for both kids and adults to enjoy here. In the summer, the play “The Lost Colony” is performed to educate and entertain.

- Check out the views from Jockey’s Ridge and Jennette’s Pier, both in Nags Head. Sunsets here are simply unmatched.

Events

There are plenty of festivals in the Outer Banks that harness its unique heritage and location. Check out the Bluegrass Island Festival, a newer addition to the fall lineup held the first weekend in October. It features Bluegrass by traditional artists as well as younger revival artists. Don’t forget to come for the homey Southern-style cooking!

The Outer Banks Seafood Festival is another fest celebrating coastal heritage. It’s held for one weekend in mid-October every year in Nags Head across the Roanoke Sound. Aside from enjoying various local seafood and cooking demonstrations, visitors can participate in the Fish House Olympics, including a Mullet Toss - the fish, not the hairstyle - and crab races. There’s also live music and a Dock & Dine event hosted by The Dunes Restaurant.

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