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Outer Banks Beach Nourishment Update July 20

Outer Banks Beach Nourishment Update July 20

Beach Nourishment continues on the Outer Banks.  Residents and visitors alike are thrilled at how much wider the beach is after the nourishment is complete.  Here is are a few photos of the beach in front of the Black Pelican in Kitty Hawk.  These were taken at high tide.  If you look north you will see un-nourished beach.    If you look south you can see the much wider nourished beach.    Below are the latest beach...


Outer Banks Fireworks Schedule

Outer Banks Fireworks Schedule

    Coming to the Outer Banks for the 4th of July? Check out this schedule of fireworks events and enjoy your Independence Day celebration Island Style! Tuesday, July 4th (Rain date: Wednesday, July 5th) Nags Head – Start time:  9:25 PM The annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular will take place on The Nags Head Fishing Pier, located at Mile Post 11.5 on NC Route 12, S. Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head. The fireworks display will last...


Things To Do In Duck

Things To Do In Duck

By Lacey House,   The town of Duck with its waterfront dining and pristine beaches – some of the best for shell collecting – is a top notch vacation spot. The origin of the town name, like so many Outer Banks villages, can be traced back through history. Some, like Kill Devil Hills originate in pirate lore. Duck, as you might imagine has more to do with the abundant waterfowl than the crossed bones or swords of the Jolly Roger. Hunters have...


Beach Nourishment Update, June 6 2017

Beach Nourishment Update, June 6 2017

From: Town of Duck Beach Nourishment Update- June 6, 2017  Date: 06/06/2017 2:28 p.m.   As of today, June 6, all three dredges are operational and hard at work. The Liberty Island dredge arrived back on-site June 5 and resumed dredging around 5:45 that evening. As of this morning, June 6, the construction zone for the Liberty Island was widened to just north of access at the South end of Bufflehead to approximately 133 S. Snow Geese...


Outer Banks Storm The Beach PHOTOS

Outer Banks Storm The Beach PHOTOS

By Chad Fournier,  Storm the Beach is an a dventure/obstacle course held on the beautiful oceanfront beach of the Outer Banks. As a team, Seaside Vacations fielded a team in spport of the Sounder Project. The course, held on the beach by Jennettes’ Pier in Nags Head,   offered challenging obstacles like the Flipper, The Lobster Trap, Lifeguard Lookout, Reef Run, Walk The Plank, etc. A beautiful mid 80's day made this years race good...


Outer Banks Double Rainbow PHOTO GALLERY

Outer Banks Double Rainbow PHOTO GALLERY

By Chad Fournier,   If you were lucky enough to be on the island enjoying an Outer Banks rental yesterday, then you most likely saw the awesome rainbow and double rainbow that appeared over the Atlantic when a storm gave way to the sun.  Here are some of our favorite Outer Banks rainbow photos from Instagram. Cheers!                       ...


Outer Banks Kayaking VIDEO

Outer Banks Kayaking - VIDEO

By Chad Fournier,   If you’re a fan of the kayak the Outer Banks is a great place to visit.  Whether it’s the ocean, the sounds, rivers, guided tours, or private rentals multiple kayaking options exist.  You can take a sit-on-top kayak out to the ocean for a day of wave riding, or explore sites like the triangle wrecks in Kill Devil Hills.    Another terrific option, yak the sounds.  Take a guided tour, moonlight...


Outer Banks Beach Nourishment Update May 24, 2017

Outer Banks Beach Nourishment Update May 24, 2017

By Chad Fournier, Beach nourishment has started in Duck. New sand is being pumped to widen the beach, you can see the difference in the photos below.  The dredge is currently in borrow area C, the next pump-out time could be as early as 10:30 – 11 am. The next 2 loads will come from borrow area A, which based on the 2 loads conducted this morning, has a full cycle time of 4.5 hours.  Assuming the next pump-out time is 10:30 am, the following...


Outer Banks Vacation Planning, Hassle Free From A To Z

Outer Banks Vacation Planning, Hassle Free From A To Z

By Kelly Allman, It is clear that there are many advantages to renting a private condo or home instead of staying in a hotel.  Roughly one quarter of all travelers do so annually, and that figure continues to grow every year.  So you’ve committed to a beach rental home for your next Outer Banks vacation, but now what? How do you pick the right one among all those listings? Here are 6 tips to consider on your quest for the perfect vacation...


10 Reasons to Make Sure the Beach is Within Your Reach This Season

10 Reasons to Make Sure the Beach is Within Your Reach This Season

Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard.  Psyche Roxas-Mendoza By Kelly Allman, It’s May on the Outer Banks, the sky is an incredible shade of azure, the ocean temp is rising, and frankly, it’s tough to concentrate at work when all I can do is daydream about sitting Oceanside with my daughter...