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!


Vacation Rentals: Your Outer Banks Home Away from Home

By Molly Harrison
Should you rent a vacation home on the Outer Banks? Hundreds of thousands of Outer Banks vacationers do it every year. They know that renting a home away from home makes good vacation sense. And maybe it’s time for you to do it too. If you think renting a vacation home is something that only people with lots of money... Read More

Fishing Frenzy: Catching Fish on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison
The Outer Banks is one of the best places in the world to fish. A wide variety of fish are out there swimming in the ocean and sounds, even in a few lakes, ponds and creeks, and there are many people out there who are willing to help you catch them. On the Outer Banks you can choose from head boats, offshore charters... Read More

Top 10 Things To Do on Ocracoke

By Editorial Staff
1. Start the day at one of the local coffee shops, Ocracoke Coffee Co. or Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar. Instead of rushing off with your coffee in hand, sit down outside and savor your breakfast while making new friends, island style. 2. Hit the bike path at the edge of town, riding or walking along N.C. 12 from town... Read More

Save Time and Money: Hire an Outer Banks Realtor

By Jeff Scott
Ok, you’ve fallen in love with the Outer Banks. If this is your year to purchase a property here, what’s the next step? In many locations seller’s agents have listed an acceptable sales price for their property, so you know the maximum you will have to pay for specific properties. Unfortunately, there is no easy... Read More

Outer Banks Seafood How Tos

By Editorial Staff
How to Clean A Blue Crab Steamed crabs are one of the most delectable seafood treats. But there’s a definite art to cleaning a blue crab so that you get every little morsel of meat out of that tricky shell. Here’s how you do it: 1. Remove the two large pincer claws by breaking them off at the body. Set the claws... Read More