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Recent Northern Coast & Outer Banks reviews

  • Wonderful Stay at Rancho Relaxo!

    "We stayed at the Rancho Relaxo the week of July 13. My husband, 2 children (a 2 year old and a 6 year old) and my mother and father in law all had a wonderful time! Although the walk to the beach was a bit too far (with small kids and all of their stuff! :) ), there was plenty of public parking lots. The house was clean and the kitchen was more than adequately stocked! We love vacationing in OBX and would definitely consider staying at Rancho Relaxo again. Mike's communication with all of my questions was wonderful!"
    Guest: Laura M. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 25, 2014
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  • Great location, family friendly place.

    "Awesome condo, easy walk to the beach, pool, basketball courts, playground, shuffleboard, and beach volleyball. We could walk home for lunch. Great resort. Owners called within 1 hour after we ran into trouble with an AC repair guy. spacious 4 bedroom and can't wait to go back!! Very comfortable living space, beach chairs and toys in garage."
    Guest: Jenny S. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 17, 2014
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  • Nice and quite!

    "Great Pet Friendly place to stay. House was everything we expected. Things were clean and nice. A bit far from the ocean, but we packed up the car and found plenty of parking along the coast. Everything really close to the house. Found great local seafood markets, and did a lot of cooking at home. The nice pool rounded out our enjoyable week."
    Guest: Mark Gober Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 2, 2014
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  • Gorgeous views, spacious house!

    "They didn't lie about the sunsets and views this house had to offer!! This sunsets were breathtaking and if you got up early enough, you could see the sunrise as well. The house had so much room, we loved the hot tub and everyone was very comfortable for our week stay. One of the previous posts about bug spray really helped! The community also had a truck that came around and sprayed for mosquitoes, which was great. Crabbing and fishing off the dock was a hit every day! The kayaks provided were fun as well. Also, all the puddles were always fun for our 4 year old son! This house offers everything you need to stay a while."
    Guest: Nicole D. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 9, 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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