Outer Banks Articles

If you’re like a lot of people – like hundreds of thousands of people – you love the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You might consider us presumptuous drawing this conclusion so quickly, and we would agree with you . . . except for the fact that we’re right. You love the Outer Banks beaches, the Outer Banks watersports, the Outer Banks towns, Outer Banks shops, the Outer Banks events and Outer Banks activities…everything about this place (you wouldn’t be on this site if you didn’t). We do too. And, lucky for you, we also love writing about the Outer Banks. Locals and visitors alike value our Outer Banks information.

Outer Banks Articles Give You the Details

We write about how to negotiate dining out if you have a big crowd. We show you, step by step, how to pick a crab. We’ve written articles highlighting Corolla and the Currituck Outer Banks or about charming Manteo on Roanoke Island or telling you the mysteries of Ocracoke Island. We cover the events happening on the Outer Banks – and, boy, are there a lot of them to cover! Outer Banks activities, everything from water sports to walking tours to lighthouse tours to birdwatching trips, are focal points. Businesses, rituals and legends local to the Outer Banks are detailed in our articles. You’ll find out how that restaurant got its name or the modest history of that now booming business. We give you insider Outer Banks information about staying safe in the ocean; how to navigate those pesky turn lanes; which restaurants to check out for the best southern cuisine in the area and resorts’ present and future aspirations. Our Outer Banks articles are good reading. You’ll feel like a local with all the knowledge you’re sure to collect! And we’re adding to them all the time. Click on in to learn about the Outer Banks from the local’s side!


Ocracoke IslandOcracoke Island

Ocracoke Island is the Outer Banks’ getaway spot. People who live on the rest of the Outer Banks go to Ocracoke for their own vacations, and that says a lot about the character of this island. If you’re looking for some peace and quiet, this island is for you.


Marshes Light Downtown ManteoRoanoke Island

Roanoke Island is the daytrip capital of the Outer Banks. That’s because the island is home to seven of the Outer Banks’ most popular attractions, and not a summer day goes by when there isn’t some kind of special event going on here.


Hatteras LighthouseHatteras Island

Hatteras Island is the playground of the Outer Banks. As home to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, this island has the most open space and more recreational opportunities than the other Outer Banks areas. About 75 percent of Hatteras Island is undeveloped...

Currituck Lighthouse in Corolla, NCCorolla & the Currituck Outer Banks

Corolla on the Currituck Outer Banks is vacationland. This area is, on the whole, the newest, most modern resort area on the Outer Banks, and it exists primarily for summer vacations. Corolla has many miles of beautiful beaches and thousands upon...


Outer Banks Vacation PropertyBuying Your Own Outer Banks Vacation Property

You’re lounging in the hammock of your Outer Banks rental home, a light breeze tickling your sun-tanned skin, when you slip into a daydream about one day owning your own little place by the sea and relaxing like this more often.


Outer Banks Vacation RentalThe Vacation Rental Scene

If your idea of the perfect getaway accommodation is a setting with all the comforts of home plus the added luxuries that make a vacation special, a vacation rental is for you.

A popular alternative to staying in a hotel, a vacation rental is... 

Outer Banks Things to KnowThings you need to know

You’re here and you’re happy-go-lucky, but while you’re out having fun, keep these few things in mind to ensure that you have a relaxed and safe vacation.



Dining on the Outer Banks

When visitors here ask about the best Outer Banks restaurants, locals may hesitate.

Don't worry. It has nothing to do with the food served here. It's because their brain immediately floods with countless Outer Banks restaurant choices, from casual cooking to creative cuisine.

Everything You Need to Know About Outer Banks Fishing

For some fish, the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries limits the size and amount you can harvest. For example, a flounder must be at least 15 inches long to keep it; any fish shorter than that must be returned to the sea alive.

Outer Banks Organic FarmsOuter Banks Organic Farms

Are you invested in where your food comes from? Eastern North Carolina is host to numerous organic farms with passionate farmers. Read conversations with a few of them.