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Recent Northern Coast & Outer Banks reviews

  • Mushill's Shell

    "This is our second year at Mushill's Shell. We have vacationed at the Outer Banks since the early 90's and this is by far one of the best family friendly cottages we have ever rented. We love the proximity to the beach and quiet neighborhood. The house itself is very well maintained and cozy. We appreciate the well stocked kitchen and all the beach toys available. We hope to continue renting this lovely home for years to come. Thank you Brenda and Larry for your hospitality!"
    Guest: Karen Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 13, 2014
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  • 322066 Nags Head Beach Cottage

    "Excellent location, on 13th hole Nags Head Golf Links, owner was very accessible for questions, amenities at house great, look forward to return to this location !"
    Guest: Marion H. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 12, 2014
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  • Family Summer Vacation

    "This was my family's first vacation in the Outer Banks. We had such a great time and the house was a perfect fit. The pictures are deceiving as to how big the house actually is. There was six of us and we had plenty of room. The deck is huge and the pool is equally big. We spent our days on the beach and afternoons at the pool. You need to drive to the beach but there is parking on the side streets. We cooked our dinners on the grill and spent our evenings at the house. Our week here went way too fast. My wife and I are looking foward to our next trip to the Outer Banks and we'll definitely book this relaxing home again."
    Guest: Sean Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 28, 2014
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  • True bliss

    "I'm almost reticent to write a review for Loon Court because I want to keep it for myself! The house was immaculately clean and comfortable and Anne was incredibly easy to work with. We were able to bring our two dogs with us (terrier and black lab) which made the vacation even cozier. My goal for this vacation was to spend a lot of time shelling and walking the dogs on the beach, riding my bike and running along the 20+ mile-long bike path, and enjoying great meals. Mission accomplished! We were remotely located (which I loved, and still close to amenities) and only about a mile down the beach from some of the best sea shell pockets I have come across (heaven!!). We were a leisurely 8-mile bike ride to Captain Andy's Pier (our favorite location for extra large pancakes and cocktails - not at the same time), the sand dunes (state park), and many other fun locations. We enjoyed every mini-golf location in the outer banks, had a great time at a Pub Run in Monteo on Thursday night (great little town - Full Moon Pub is awesome), and just plain loved our little home for the week. It is perfect and I can't wait to go back. My only suggestion for this place would be to add an outdoor hose hook-up for bike washing. The salt sea air wreaked havoc on our bike chains (rust set in overnight) and it was really challenging to rinse the bikes in the outdoor shower after our long rides. Because the proximity to the bike path is such an asset to this place, I think others may appreciate this addition. We LOVED our week in paradise!"
    Guest: Liz H. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 28, 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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