Local Art Receives National Attention

With the conclusion of 2020 drawing near, many of us are taking time to reflect on the unique 12 months we’ve faced. Every year TIME magazine does a wrap up featuring the most compelling images that illustrate the years events. Among some of the events of this year was the most active hurricane season in[Read More…]


Holiday Sweater Contest

ANNOUNCING: Southern Shores Realty Virtual Holiday Sweater Contest! We are NOW accepting entries! There are no restrictions, sweaters can be ugly, pretty, funny, cute; whatever gets you in the holiday spirit! We will upload entries this week, where voting will be open to the public. Winner will receive an Outer Banks Gift Package (including OBXopoly,[Read More…]


OBX Lighthouses

Guardians of the Graveyard of the Atlantic, the Outer Banks is home to 4 dignified lighthouses. Due to our location at the meeting grounds of 2 major ocean currents, the Gulf Stream and Labrador Current, our waters have been traversed by many a mariner. The currents can wreak havoc on vessels and are known to[Read More…]


Pet-Friendly Outer Banks

Dogs. Not just pets, but also family. With the increasing availability of pet-friendly vacation rentals, it comes to no surprise that more and more folks are asking, “what else is pet-friendly?” Apart from the Fido friendliness of our beaches, there’s plenty more going on! All OBX beaches allow dogs, but with varying rules on times[Read More…]


Dining update

Happy holiday week! We’re into Thanksgiving week and the beach is bustling! For many businesses, this is their last “hoorah” before the off-season sets in. The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau compiled an excellent list of restaurant and dining updates. We’re happy to share their chart for your convenience. For OBVB’s full document, click here.


Surfin’ OBX

Many things attract visitors to the Outer Banks; family reunions, fishing, beach combing, swimming, historical sites, sight seeing, and so much more, but especially water sports — namely, surfing. We have some of the best surf spots on the East Coast. What makes our location such a great place for surfers? Well, there’s a lot![Read More…]


Holiday Happenings

Holiday season is upon us! Who wouldn’t love to get into the jolly spirit on the OBX? We’re happy to share some great ways to enjoy the season! Kites with Lights Novemeber 28 – Jockey’s Ridge – Nags Head Come spread the holiday cheer with Kitty Hawk Kites and a kites light show on Jockey’s[Read More…]


Brunchin’ on the Banks

The best way to kickstart a full day on the NC Coast? A big ole brunch that serves up the most! We’ve got a list of some perfect spots for you and your family to get their fill! ** Check with the individual restaurant for availability, as COVID and seasonal hours may influence operations. **[Read More…]


Fall Events on the OBX

Outer Banks Virtual Parade of Homes Virtual Thursday, October 8th – Sunday, October 11th Oink N’ Oyster Roast3833 N Croatan Hwy (Longboards Bar & Grille) – Kitty Hawk Saturday, October 10th 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Capital City Four Wheelers Surf Fishing TournamentBuxton Beach Access point (the end of Old Lighthouse Road) – Hatteras Saturday,[Read More…]


Coffee Shops

Coffee is steadfast through every season. Ya just gotta have it! In the summertime, kick off a fun filled day with an iced brew; in the off-seasons, savor a hot cup with the chilly coastal weather. We’ve got plenty of places that’ll fill your mug with something yum! Ashley’s Espresso Parlour 100 E. Helga Street,[Read More…]