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 Beaches & Wildlife

By Molly Harrison
Ocracoke’s beaches are protected, pristine and a pure joy to behold. Imagine standing on a beach that for miles in either direction is nothing but sand, surf, and dunes. No hotels. No condos. Just the freedom to do as you please. Ocracoke is famous for the natural beauty of its sand, sun and surf. With 16 miles of... Read More

How to Get Around Ocracoke

By Molly Harrison
Ocracoke Island offers golf carts, bicycle rentals and even a tram, so there are lots of ways to get around the island. Feet also work since the village area is easily walkable, and Lifeguard Beach is only 2 miles from the village. For those who like a motor and a top, try a golf cart rental. The speed limit village-... Read More

Ocracoke’s Banker Ponies

By Molly Harrison
On the sound side of the island seven miles north of Ocracoke Village is a 188-acre plot of land. Behind a wooden fence lives the herd of Ocracoke Banker Ponies, descendants of Spanish mustangs who survived a shipwreck just offshore several hundred years ago. Due to the traffic on Highway 12 through Ocracoke, the... Read More

How to Get to Ocracoke

By Beth P. Storie
How do you get to Ocracoke? Well, the fun begins with your journey here. Think of any great adventure movie – especially one with a remote, exotic destination. Typically, the hero doesn’t arrive in first class on some commercial airliner; that would be a pretty boring adventure. Such is the case with your own Ocracoke... Read More

Ocracoke Island's Beloved Annual Events

By Molly Harrison
The people of Ocracoke love to celebrate their island. All year long they host fun, family-friendly events, and they welcome visitors to join them in their island-wide celebrations. APRIL Ocracoke Island Waterfowl Festival Decoy carvers and aficionados will again descend on Ocracoke for the Third Annual Ocracoke... Read More