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Has The Outer Banks Shelly Island Really Disappeared

Has The Outer Banks' Shelly Island Really Disappeared?

By Chad Fournier, This past summer’s hottest Outer Banks vacation attraction is no more.  It has been reported that Shelly Island of the Outer Banks is gone. Not because the Island has disappeared back underneath the sea from whence it came, but because the island appears to have connected to Cape Hatteras in more than one area and is now basically part of Cape Hatteras.  What is unclear is if this joining of Shelly Island and Cape...


Outer Banks Kill Devil Hills Named 9 Best Surf Towns In America

Outer Banks - Kill Devil Hills Named #9 Best Surf Towns In America

By Chad Fournier, Not surprisingly, the Outer Banks has made yet another top 10 list. This time Kill Devil Hills was ranked #9 on the Best Surf Towns In America 2017 by surfer.com. Cited for fantastic surfing conditions in the winter, the Outer Banks’ secluded location, southern cuisine, and awesome locals, the article names Kill Devil Hills (more specifically the Outer Banks as a whole) as the 9 th best place in the US to “eat, sleep, work...


Hurricane Irma Outer Banks Update Friday 1030am

Hurricane Irma - Outer Banks Update Friday 10:30am

Currently, the hurricane track is taking Irma away from the Outer Banks. Judging by these latest models it appears that the Outer Banks should be fine. The most we may experience would be some high surf, rip currents,  and possible beach erosion. These hurricane models are always subject to change, and like any weather forecast are less accurate the further out the prediction goes. You can look at the storm track from the National Hurricane center...


Hurricane Irma Outer Banks Update

Hurricane Irma - Outer Banks Update

Here is the latest Hurricane Irma update from dare county: DARE COUNTY NEWS
Remain Alert and Prepare Now for Potential Storm Conditions Post Date: 09/07/2017 11:14 a.m. Contact  Dare County Emergency Management Phone 252.475.5655 Dare County officials are closely monitoring Hurricane Irma as it tracks towards the southern coast of Florida this weekend and along the east coast of Florida early next week. While it is too early to determine the path of Hurricane...


The Pittsburgh – Outer Banks Connection

The Pittsburgh – Outer Banks Connection

By Chad Fournier,     I came across a very interesting article today that answers a question that I’ve often wondered. Why do so many Pittsburghers prefer Outer Banks vacation rentals? The article written by Stephen Huba from  triblive.com does a terrific job of answering this question.    The article explains that residents of Western Pennsylvania have been vacationing on the Outer Banks for years:   “Many Pittsburgh district...


H20BX Waterpark VIDEO

H20BX Waterpark [VIDEO]

As an H2OBX partner, we are happy to offer our guests the chance to purchase discounted tickets to H2OBX waterpark. When you book an Outer Banks vacation rental with us, you will be emailed a discounted ticket link.    Now there is even more to do on the Outer Banks!  With the addition of H2OBX waterapark the Outer Banks just got WETTER! COOLER! WILDER! SPLASHIER!   From buried treasure and legendary pirates to windswept dunes and...


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...