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Recent Northern Coast & Outer Banks reviews

  • Great house!

    "We stayed at Totally Beachin for a long girls' weekend and had a wonderful time! There was more than enough room for everyone (6 adults, 2 kids). It was a short walk or drive to the beach, and the backyard pool was very nice! We enjoyed grilling out and eating our meals on the screened in back porch. The owner was great to work with throughout the entire process, contacting us upon arrival to make sure everything was okay and being available whenever we had questions. We had a wonderful relaxing weekend and would highly recommend this house!"
    Guest: CarolinaGirl Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 14, 2014
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  • last minute get away

    "I just want to say my family and I had a wonder time. It was much more than I expected. The weather was really rainy the entire time. So we couldn't enjoy the outside,but we made the best with what we had. Out side the apartment in the barn we had an easter egg hunt , played lots of games and pretended we were camping with sleeping bags. We really enjoyed looking at our grandghildren having a ball. I would highly recommend this place. And I can't forget Michael and Mig . They were wonderful and very accomadating."
    Guest: Diane Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 29, 2014
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  • Great Condo with great location

    "Property was totally as described. We would recommend this property to anyone interested - great views, next to the free ferry and the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. Charter fishing available next door as well as shopping and Tiki Bar & sandwich shop. Groceries 1 mile away - small but has everything you need without price gouging. Lots of great restaurants nearby - Sonny's, Dinky's, Captains Table, Rusty's - NOT Billfish. Lighthouses to visit. Free ferry to Orcacoke Island next door - drive 16 miles to Ocracoke Village - great day trip and neat little village. Permits available to drive 4X4 onto the beach on both islands."
    Guest: Vactioneer Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 30, 2014
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  • BEST VACATION EVER!

    "Honestly, somewhere between all the space, the gorgeous views, the proximity to everything, the view, the views, and the views - this was the best vacation we've had since we took the kids to Bar Harbor in the 90s. The kids jumped off the dock and rode the paddle boats. We slept through the night. Bliss ... We felt at home the moment we came in. I cannot wait to come back."
    Guest: Julie R. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 24, 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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