Memorial Day Weekend Beach Report 2015

Another beautiful day on the Outer Banks!  We’re sharing the scenes from Kill Devil Hills and the Hayman Blvd beach access. Don’t forget about Crystal’s article about Kill Devil Rum and head on out to the Beach Music Festival this Memorial Day at the Roanoke Island Festival Park!

The Local Makers of Kill Devil Rum

  Let us take you back in time to the early 1700s, a time when pirates sailed the open seas.  One popular pirate, named Blackbeard, terrorized many ships on the Atlantic Ocean.   Most of the ships he stole from carried grain, molasses, and kegs of rum.   Blackbeard loved his favorite hideaway on Ocracoke Island on[Read More…]

Outer Banks Beach Report | May 13, 2015

What a beautiful week we’ve been having on the Outer Banks…. the sun’s been out, only scattered rain, and plenty of warm days to kick back at the beach!  Today’s shoot is at the Kitty Hawk Pier, just a stone’s throw away from the Southern Shores Realty office. The weather forecast is looking fantastic and[Read More…]

June 2015 OBX Events & Activities

June is one of my FAVORITE months on the Outer Banks!  The summer state of mind is in full swing and there are many events and activities going on up and down the beach.  The “don’t miss” event of the month is definitely Dare Day, taking place on Saturday, June 6 in downtown Manteo.  There are dozens[Read More…]

OBX Beach Report – May 5, 2015

It’s a warm, sunny Cinco de Mayo and we’re reporting from the Lillian Street beach access in Kitty Hawk, NC.  Last week’s Nor’ Easter blew surf up and took out a small patch of the beach road just south of our shoot, but NCDOT will have it up and running in no time! The tourism[Read More…]

Mid-Currituck Bridge Finally Dies, High Speed Hovercrafts on the Way

It is a very exciting time for Outer Banks visitors and residents alike.  Yesterday, Tom Jenkins, a spokesperson for the North Carolina Department of Coastal Transportation (NCDOCT) announced a decision has finally been made regarding the much needed alternate route to the northern Outer Banks.  Beginning June 6, 2015, the very first high-speed car-carrying hovercraft ferry service will[Read More…]

Corolla, NC Shipwreck 2015

What’s in a name?  The “Graveyard of the Atlantic” showed off some memorabilia on the Whalehead Beach in Corolla this week.         See more by visiting our Facebook page and 2/13/15 Corolla, NC Shipwreck photo album.

2015 Lighthouse Climbing Schedules

Get ready to get steppin’!  The Bodie Island Lighthouse and Hatteras Lighthouses will be open to tours and climbs starting April 17, 2015 and continue through October 14, 2015, according to the National Park Service. The opening day is also free admission.   Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and can only be obtained in-person,[Read More…]

Outer Banks Beach Report December 19, 2014

It’s Katlyn’s last HOORAH with Southern Shores Realty.  Join us at the Lillian Street beach access in Kitty Hawk, NC as we break down the news, weather, and surf info for this week on the Outer Banks.

Southern Shores Realty Announces Revitalization of Shopping Center

Southern Shores Realty is proud to announce its new management and revitalization of the Southern Shores Crossing Shopping Center. The number one goal for these improvements is to have a positive impact on area residents, visitors, and businesses.  Another objective has been to make the plaza a place where both business owners and customers want[Read More…]