Posted on 4/5/2015

5 Reasons to Love the Outer Banks

Spring days don't get much better that what we have today on the Outer Banks, and that's really saying something because the Outer Banks is truly a special place. All of that got us thinking here at Joe Lamb Jr., & Associates. about just what it is that makes this place we get to call home so wonderful, and after a little bit of thought, we came up with our “Five Things to Love about the Outer Banks”-which is by no means a final list.

1. The Beach

It's why everyone comes here. No matter what the season there is something special and marvelous about being at the edge of a continent and hearing the roar of the incoming waves and the receding sound. Warm and soothing in the summer and a great place for a romantic stroll at any time of the year.

2. Fresh Seafood

Any place that is this close to the ocean has to have seafood, and the Outer Banks fishermen are some of the best in the world. It varies by season, but here are a few of our favorites-yellow fin tuna, wahoo, flounder, cobia, sea trout, rockfish. And that's only a partial list. Oh, and don't forget the oysters we're now getting locally and the best shrimp you will ever have.

3. Beautiful Sunsets

If there is a more beautiful sunset than what is experienced from the top of Jockey's Ridge or on the Duck Boardwalk or at the Whalehead Club, it would be hard to imagine.

4. Cape Hatteras National Seashore

An amazing, amazing place to explore with two lighthouses that can be climbed (Bodie Island and Hatteras), miles and miles of beaches, natural beauty-just a fantastic part of life on the Outer Banks.

5. Outdoor activities

Flying a kite, kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing, fishing, kayaking . . . we gave up. There is so much to do on the Outer Banks and it is such a perfect environment to do all of it, that we gave up trying to pick any one, and decided on all outdoor activities.

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