Shopping Local on the Outer Banks: Jewelry

For several Outer Banks artisans, the North Carolina coast is the ideal spot to craft sparkling crystals and gems into unique pieces of jewelry. Thanks to these talented jewelers, you can wear a lovely reminder of your Outer Banks vacation, even when you’re back home. All Washed Up Jewelry [table id=13 /] A family business[Read More…]

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Beach Books to take on your Outer Banks Vacation

10 Beach Bag Ready Reads

One of life’s simplest pleasures is relaxing on the beach with a juicy book. We’ve rounded up 10 of this summer’s hottest reads to throw in your beach bag. Check out our list below:

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Outer Banks Landmark Capt'n Franks Hotdogs

An Outer Banks Original: Capt’n Franks

Capt’n Franks sailed into town in 1975 and quickly established itself as an Outer Banks icon. This Kitty Hawk classic serves just about every kind of hot dog concoction you can imagine—from a staple Capt’n’s Foot Long, to a Baja Dog topped with enchilada sauce, shredded jack, and sour cream—there’s a hot dog for any taste.   Our favorite: The classic[Read More…]

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Before & After: Canterbury is…Renovated!

One of our favorite OBX vacation rentals, Canterbury, is truly unrecognizable after its extensive remodel. This once traditional property is now a modern and inviting home away from home, thanks to the skilled workmanship of Joe and Lori McGraw of Albemarle Contractors. Living Room Sunshine streams through the new windows in the living room, creating[Read More…]

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More Beach to Love: Outer Banks Beach Nourishment

Our shores are constantly changing. The force of storms, waves, and currents combine to erode beaches and shrink coastlines. Weakened coastlines only allow storms to cause more damage, creating a destructive cycle. These dwindling shores offer less and less space each year, leading to crowded beaches for vacationers and salt water lovers. The solution? Beach[Read More…]

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Sea for Yourself OBX Vacation Rental Before and After

SEA FOR YOURSELF: This Home’s Incredible Transformation

Under new ownership in 2017, Sea For Yourself has undergone a major facelift! A little paint and new furnishings can go a long way in a beloved beach home. Check out the before and after photos to see just how far this home has come! Living Room No more green furniture for this home! Nautical[Read More…]

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Sending Hope with the Little Red Mailbox

There’s a little magic happening at the Glenmere Beach Access in Kill Devil Hills. Hope. The Little Red Mailbox, perched at the beach access to the left of the gazebo, is a place to make a wish, send a prayer, write a love note, share a secret or make your dreams come true. The unmistakable[Read More…]

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Eating Local On The Outer Banks

Experiencing the food of a region is a big part of any travel experience. While there are many restaurants to enjoy the local fare and seafood, the local, fresh-grown produce found at many roadside farm stands are a must-taste experience on the Outer Banks. Fruits and vegetables and country-made jams, jellies and bakery items bring[Read More…]

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When Beach Treasures Become Fashionable Keepsakes

Just walking along the beach on the Outer Banks can feel like opening a treasure trove. There are so many beautiful shells and rocks, and if you look carefully, you’ll find sea glass in many colors. Collecting these treasures while walking the beach is a wonderful and relaxing way to spend your time. But you[Read More…]

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