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!

 

Have Fun Planning Your Outer Banks Visit

By Hannah Lee Leidy
So, you’ve decided to check out the Outer Banks for an upcoming visit! We’re here to welcome you and help you decide some key things that will create your experience here. What town do you want to stay in? Of so many fun options, what do you want to be sure to do while you’re here. What Outer Banks restaurants are... Read More

Let’s Make Some Memories!

By Molly Harrison
Climb aboard the 65-foot Crystal Dawn for half-day fishing trips, sunset cruises, a dinner tour and more.  Every trip is a wildlife-watching and sightseeing adventure! From the upper or lower deck you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the sound, inlet, marsh, islands, sandbars and unique Outer Banks landmarks. You’ll... Read More

Bringing Your Dog to the Beach

By Sarah Pritchard
Your dog is your best friend and you take him everywhere you go. Of course you want him with you to run and play at the beach. He can enjoy the ocean breeze, dig in the sand and splash in the ocean waves. But before you take your four-legged friend with you, you should know that some Outer Banks towns are more dog... Read More

Portsmouth Island History

By Editorial Staff
It's deserted now, except for its ghosts and the intermittent folks in Park Service uniforms. Empty. If you've never had that eerie feeling, then maybe you'll want to take the trip that most Outer Banks visitors never make, to quiet, road-less, unpopulated Portsmouth Island. Here you can literally see the Portsmouth... Read More

Ocraoke History: Early Days, Blackbeard & Growth

By Editorial Staff
Ocracoke Island is the most remote inhabited island of the Banks, and Ocracoke is the southernmost town within the limits of the National Park. From the Outer Banks, it's reached by ferry from Hatteras Village. The trip across is relatively fast – a little more than an hour most days, free and scenic, following a... Read More