Seals Return to Outer Banks Beaches

Yes, that is a seal on the Nags Head beach. There’s not a lot of them, but surprisingly, every winter a few seal do stop by the Outer Banks. For the most part they’re harbor seals, although an occasional gray seal is also spotted. They seem to be following colder ocean water temperatures, as a … Continue reading Seals Return to Outer Banks Beaches

After Dark at All Saints-A Month of Learning

For anyone thinking there is nothing to do on the Outer Banks in the winter, may we present After Dark at All Saints—that’s All Saints Episcopal Church in Southern Shores. This is the ninth year for the month long event and what is offers are evening classes on everything from gourmet cooking to planning for … Continue reading After Dark at All Saints-A Month of Learning

Zack Mexico Rocks Kelly’s Tavern

Zack Mexico took a journey back to their roots on Saturday night, rocking the house at Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern. A local band that’s making a name for itself regionally, the founding members of the group all hail from Kill Devil Hills. It was a great show and if nothing else, it certainly clarified the … Continue reading Zack Mexico Rocks Kelly’s Tavern

Southern Shores and Beach Nourishment

Is Southern Shores moving toward nourishment for its beaches? The Town Council has not taken a vote yet, but if public sentiment is any indication, about a half mile of beach on the southern end of the town where it borders on Kitty Hawk will be nourished. That is the sentiment that seemed to emerge … Continue reading Southern Shores and Beach Nourishment

Outer Banks Humpback Whale Highway

Sticking out into the Atlantic Ocean the way the Outer Banks does, there is a sense that nature is passing right by our doorstep. This winter we seem to be getting an amazing sample of the wonders of the sea. Humpback whales have always migrated past the Outer Banks, and there have been a couple … Continue reading Outer Banks Humpback Whale Highway

Outer Banks Wedding Expo Opens This Weekend

The Outer Banks—beautiful and romantic—has become one of the most popular wedding destinations on the East Coast. As its popularity has grown so has a wide variety of professionals have found a home on the Outer Banks specializing in making that special day a dream come true. The 19th Annual Wedding Expo is this weekend … Continue reading Outer Banks Wedding Expo Opens This Weekend

Cold & Snow Bring OBX Magic to Corolla

It snowed yesterday on the Outer Banks an it’s cold today. By any standards, it’s cold. The daytime temperatures struggled to make to 25 degrees and there was a brisk northwest wind all day to make it seem more like 12 or 15. Even though we didn’t get much snow there wasn’t much melting. From … Continue reading Cold & Snow Bring OBX Magic to Corolla

Dog Friendly Rules for Enjoying OBX Beaches

Along with being a family-friendly place the Outer Banks is also dog-friendly. For our visitors Joe Lamb Jr., & Associates offers a great selection of pet friendly homes, and for visitors and residents Outer Banks beaches and towns offer plenty of opportunity to take four-legged family members to the beach. There are some restrictions and it’s … Continue reading Dog Friendly Rules for Enjoying OBX Beaches

A Mostly Good 2016 Year in Review

2016 was certainly an interesting year. Most of it was really positive and and there is not doubt the Outer Banks is still the best place anywhere for a family vacation. Some of the headlines, though, were not as pleasant as others, and a lot of those unpleasant headlines were all about the weather. From … Continue reading A Mostly Good 2016 Year in Review