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Recent Northern Coast & Outer Banks reviews

  • Sleeping with the Fishes was a great place to stay!

    "We loved staying at Sleeping with the Fishes! Plenty of living space for our extended family. The grandchildren liked sleeping in the bunk room, and I liked reading in the screened porch. We were close to the beach, the lake and shopping. We were very comfortable during our stay. On a return visit I would consider bringing a large electric frying pan. Cooking breakfast for a large group was challenging, but I noted in a previous review that the owner plans to buy some new pans. It was a wonderful vacation. I would love to return to Sleeping with the Fishes!"
    Guest: Vickie M. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 2014
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  • Wonderful Hospitality

    "My husband and I just visited the beautiful town of Edenton, NC and chose to stay in this lovely home! The hospitality was just as expected with all the southern charm we were looking for! The bed and linens were very comfortable and we had a wonderful nights sleep! The private bath was an expected treat, as some b&b do not have private bathes. We awoke to a wonderful breakfast, which Jaynie had prepared herself, and not only was it delicious, it was so elegantly presented! Jaynie and Tom were a sweet, endearing couple that anyone would enjoy spending time with:) Also, their lab, Blanche, was very sweet, never even heard her bark! The view, towards the sound, is simply breathtaking! You won't be disappointed!"
    Guest: Tennesseans Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 3, 2014
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  • Escape by the Sea

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Seascape Cottage. Its location in Kitty Hawk was ideal for us to access many different activities. The house is very comfy and cozy and has a great layout. The kitchen was modern and well equipped for all of our needs. We were fortunate to have fabulous weather and were able to take advantage of the gorgeous ocean views and easy beach access the cottage provides. We would love to return for another week of walks on the beach and tranquil ocean sounds!"
    Guest: MLB Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 23, 2014
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  • Dodged Hurricane Arthur

    "Great location and owners where great, even through the Hurricane! We had booked the house for 2 weeks, arrived on Sunday June 29th and home was very clean and all the cooking plates you would need, especially since we were there for an extended period. Along came Arthur and mandatory evacuation on Thursday July 3rd, so we got lucky and found an Hotel in Plymouth. The owners called the next day and said they had ridden the storm out with 96 mph winds, their house which in near our rental, neither had lost power or sustained any damage, for us to come back as soon as we were able to get back onto Hatteras Island. We got back on island Sat night, July 5th, and owners had begun to clean out sound water from area including under the house. They were extremely accommodating and apologetic we had to leave and come back! Bottom line, you cannot go wrong with renting this house and from the owners, they are great! The location is about a 5 minute walk to beach and a beach chairs, bogie boards and a cart is provided. The screen porch and crows nest are awesome! Just ask the owners for best places to eat or buy local seafood! Couldn't ask for better treatment from property owners to Dare County officials and NC DOT who rocked to get the Hatteras Island back open so quickly after a Hurricane Cat 2 passing through. We will be back!"
    Guest: gman Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 18, 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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