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Recent Northern Coast & Outer Banks reviews

  • Beautiful Currituck Club Home

    "Rating Details: I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was spotless. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We were only able to stay here for 5 night in early October, but this house was one of the most beautiful we've ever stayed in. The amenities were wonderful as well as the secluded location. The 2 king master suites are what we always look for when traveling with our daughter and her family. Will definitely try to bring them here - we know they will love it."
    Guest: Carol Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 27, 2014
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  • 2nd stay at Blue Dog

    "We again had a great vacation while staying at Blue Dog. We find this home to be very comfortable and cozy while having a terrific location. We rented kayaks for the week and enjoyed exploring the coves and small canals close by and took long walks each day on different beaches. We always enjoy the many restaurants on the island but find it pretty hard to beat cooking fresh seafood from Risky Business and eating on the deck while watching the pelicans dive for fish during the beautiful sun sets. The only problem with this house and it's location and for Hatteras Island is that there's just too much to do and see and never enough time. But we'll be back next year to keep trying."
    Guest: Pat Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 25, 2014
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  • 1st timers in OBX

    "This was our first time to the OBX. Been wanting to come for years and finally did. The drive down the beach to the house was beautiful but just a little bit far (15 miles) to be exact lol but well worth it. There were 9 of us and the house was plenty big enough for all of us. The crows nest was awesome any time of the day. Plenty of kitchenware, cupboard and counter space for everything. I was diagnosed with throat cancer on my bday (dec 2 2013) then my mother-in-law passed away 1 week before Xmas. So thanks to my wonderful husband for suggesting OBX for a well over due well deserved vacation. We will definitely be back, probably next year, for another fun filled vacation. Thank you to the people at Karichele Realty for all of your help"
    Guest: Crusher Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 5, 2014
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  • Fabulous Stay by the Beach

    "We came with our three kids for Columbus day weekend and had a fabulous time! The walk to the beach is short and the shoreline is beautiful! We cooked all our own meals at the house, and the kitchen had everything we needed. The rental was actually bigger and nicer than we expected. They had board games and children's books that the kids really enjoyed. We were also able to use beach towels and sand toys from the house. All in all a fantastic place to stay with kids for a weekend at the beach!"
    Guest: HappyVisitor Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 18, 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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