Local Eats: Rich and Creamy Crab Bisque

There’s no shortage of fresh, local seafood on the Outer Banks. And one of the best culinary experiences on the beach is a smooth and creamy bowl of crab bisque. Crab bisque is made with lump crab meat, cream, and seasonings, with sherry being a key ingredient. Luckily, crabs are easy to come by on[Read More…]

7 Reasons to Visit the Outer Banks in Winter

This week on the Outer Banks, all focus was on the tubes. But not the gnarly waves as you would think, the water pipes! More precisely, how to keep them from freezing as temperatures dipped into the 20s and snowfall cast a frozen sheen on the beaches. Locals know all too well how to make[Read More…]

QUIZ: Where to Stay on an Outer Banks Vacation?

Southern Shores Realty offers hundreds of vacation rental home options all along the Outer Banks, spanning Corolla to South Nags Head. Take this fun quiz to determine the best location for your needs!

5 Reasons to Rent Through a Professional Property Manager

Welcome to our blog and thanks for stopping by. You’re probably here to read about the pros and cons of renting your vacation rental home through a professional property manager vs. big online marketplaces. If that’s your intention – you’re in for a treat! If it’s not, you may want to stick around for a[Read More…]

Hurricane Joaquin OBX Update

Hello all.  Below is some footage of Hurricane Joaquin making his pass by the Outer Banks.  While he was quite far away, the effects are coupling with other storm systems and a pre-existing, saturated OBX.  The fragile stretch of highway 12 in Kitty Hawk by the Black Pelican was weakened by a strong Nor’ Easter[Read More…]

Outer Banks Beach Report | August 28, 2015

It’s Friday on the Outer Banks – that’s a good thing!  Here are the sights and sounds from Kitty Hawk, NC.  The wind is coming strong around 10-15mph out of the NE, so that means plenty of warmth in the water but it’s looking pretty choppy.  The good news: no rain in sight!  There’s plenty[Read More…]