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Recent Northern Coast & Outer Banks reviews

  • Beautiful beach cottage

    "What a beautiful, relaxing cottage in a great location! We loved the cottage and all of its décor. It is well maintained cottage and the photos accurately show its beauty. It was a great place to relax in the evenings with the family and dogs. Its location is in the heart of the Outer Banks and an easy access to the Northern or Southern part of OBX. Sharon was great to deal with. She sent the information by mail and email and responded quickly to any questions we had. I highly recommend the Magnolia Cottage and hope to return soon."
    Guest: Susan W. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 2014
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  • Shrimp-n-Grits

    "Although there was "No Swimming" in the Ocean the entire week of our vacation due to "hurricane cristobal" we truly enjoyed our stay. We visited the Wright Brothers museum, the nature preserve center, the sand dunes and while we were their we stumbled upon a nice little spot where the kids could swim in calm waters (the sound)! It's was a great place where my youngest daughter could go out into the water for yards and it was still shallow and no huge waves. We also went dolphin watching and enjoyed some much needed RR at Shrimp-n-Grits. It was a great location where we were able to walk to the beach and had all the amenities right within a couple of blocks. We also had a great dinner at Awful Arthur's, awesome donuts from Duck Donuts where the kids could watch them be made and ice cream from Kill Devil's custard soooo yummy!!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us we had a great time in OBX."
    Guest: Michelle Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 31, 2014
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  • Relaxing and stress free getaway

    "The Sandpiper was a wonderful retreat. We were impressed with how well this condo was equipped. Nancy thought of the smallest of details. She also gave great suggestions of things to do (the fresh peach pie from a farm stand she recommended was delish). Our favorite spot was the large balcony where we enjoyed our morning coffee and sunset dinners. This condo was very cozy, clean and everything was updated. Please read the other reviews because they are spot on. Thank you Nancy for sharing your condo with us, we enjoyed spending our vacation there. Duck is a fun place and we had a good time exploring the surrounding cities. We found some great resturants and shopping in Corrolla, loved the Wright Museum and the sand dunes at Jockey Ridge State Park. We would definitely recommend this condo to anyone."
    Guest: Kris & Phil Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 2014
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  • Weekend Stay

    "The house was very clean. Only a short walk to the beach! The only complaints I have was the steps to the deck and front door were kind of sketchy. They didn't have a board in the middle of the steps so it kinda made you feel like if you were heavy enough they would break through. The game room had that smell someone said earlier but I think it's normal if it is not used on a regular basis. Overall I would definitely recommend this place and I hope we can rent it again in the future."
    Guest: Weekend get away people Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 14, 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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