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Recent Northern Coast & Outer Banks reviews

  • Awesome vacation

    "First time visiting the Outer Banks and it couldn't have been better. Loved Elan and loved the home. Would highly reccomend both"
    Guest: D.B. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: February 24, 2015
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  • Terrapin Station

    "What a fantastic home! 9 bedrooms each with a bathroom. Primo beds and pillows. All new couches. Well stocked with games and DVDs. Tv's everywhere. Plenty of amenities. I highly recommend this vacation home. Short walk to the beach and located on a child friendly street. Loved the hot tub too!!!"
    Guest: Photolazz Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 15, 2015
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  • Weekend Getaway

    "Me and my husband enjoyed Shrimp-N-Grits for a long birthday weekend and it was perfect. The home is beautiful, clean, well stocked and in the perfect location to access all areas of the Outer Banks. The owners replied promptly to any questions that we had and made the whole rental process effortless. I'm looking forward to another stay at Shrimp-N-Grits!"
    Guest: Jill H. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 10, 2014
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  • Beautiful home - needs some attention

    "First, the home was beautiful. Loved the space. The kitchen cooking supplies are very limited, but plenty of dishes. Had two days of rain and several roof leaks. One couple had to relocate their room. Lights were broken and couldn't figure out how to play music at pool - no directions, speakers are there. Couldn't hook computer to TV to watch a football game that was not available on any station. It was a beautiful home, it just needs some maintenance attention."
    Guest: Lori Watson & Bob Bechtel Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 4, 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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