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!


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

Hatteras Island – History and Today

By Editorial Staff
Hatteras Island, in many ways, is the Outer Banks. In its over 50-­mile length is wrapped up everything for which the Outer Banks are famous: solitude, unspoiled nature, fishing in all versions, unparalled birding and still-quaint villages. In the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, comprising the northern end of the... Read More

Roanoke Island History and the Roanoke Voyages

By Editorial Staff
The Roanoke Voyages – Discovering the New World Few names in American history awaken echoes as Roanoke does. Roanoke Island . . . this is where, more than four centuries ago, the curtain began to rise on English colonization in the Americas  . . . then dropped, never to lift again for that brave small first colony.... Read More

The Story of the U-85

By Editorial Staff
As you stand on Coquina Beach on Bodie Island, the sun bright overhead, look straight out to sea. If you could take your car and drive outward for 15 minutes, you’d be over one of the strangest yet least known attractions of the Outer Banks. Only 15 miles straight out, more than a hundred feet beneath the glittering... Read More

A History of Portsmouth Island

By Editorial Staff
Southwest of Ocracoke lies Portsmouth Island. It's deserted now, except for its ghosts in National Park Service uniforms. Empty. If you've never had that eerie feeling ... then maybe you'll want to take the trip that most Banks visitors never make, to quiet, unpopulated Portsmouth Island. It wasn't always that way.... Read More