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…]




Outer Banks Vacationer’s Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again!  Holiday get-togethers aren’t far away and soon gift giving will abound!  For those of you seeking to delight an Outer Banks Vacationer/Traveler I have done some window shopping already for you.  These gift ideas are for the Outer Banks and vacation enthusiast, sorted by category and most are from local[Read More…]