Peak Season (Almost) on the Outer Banks

Now that summer’s just about gone, it’s time to think about what there is to do on the Outer Banks in the coming months. And there is a lot–sort of a subset of the Peak Season. Actually there’s so much to do we’ll just hit a couple of highlights and then put a few links … Continue reading Peak Season (Almost) on the Outer Banks

Outer Banks Tribute to Patsy Cline

Sometimes you kick yourself because you know you should get around to doing something and then when you finally do, you know should have done it earlier. Which perfectly describes Laura Martier in Portrait of Patsy Cline at the Outer Banks Jubilee in Kitty Hawk. Tonight was the last performance of the season, and honestly, … Continue reading Outer Banks Tribute to Patsy Cline

Fine Dining Outer Banks Style

  Here’s some important information about the Outer Banks: there’s probably more really good restaurants per square mile than any other place anywhere. I realize this sounds like pure local boosterism, but I am continually amazed at both the quality of the cuisine and the diversity of what is offered. I took my daughter to … Continue reading Fine Dining Outer Banks Style

Outer Banks Coastal Studies Institute

When our roads are filled with visitors, our houses full and the beach is lined with families camped out on towels enjoying the surf and time together, itâåÛåªs easy to forget that the Outer Banks is actually a geological wonder . . . a series of gigantic sandbars that call the coast of North Carolina … Continue reading Outer Banks Coastal Studies Institute

Outer Banks Sea Turtle Release

I had a chance to see a sea turtle released back into the Atlantic Ocean this evening. It was at Coquina Beach in South Nags Head–actually south of South Nags Head just across from the Bodie Island Lighthouse. It was a KempâåÛåªs Ridley–an endangered species–with the hopeful name of Hernando . . . although Hernando … Continue reading Outer Banks Sea Turtle Release

Outer Banks Weekend Thoughts

Living on the Outer Banks, weekends during the summer is weird experience. On the one hand, there is a real sense of gratification that so many people are coming to visit. But thereâåÛåªs no denying that with 350,000 or 400,000 people all showing up at the same time, thereâåÛåªs a certain amount of inconvenience involved. … Continue reading Outer Banks Weekend Thoughts

Family Time on the Outer Banks

  The Outer Banks is a great place to live, but here’s a little piece of information that everyone who lives and works here knows: we don’t really get much of a chance to do all those things tourists do. Especially in the summer . . . because honestly, we’re all working to hard to … Continue reading Family Time on the Outer Banks

Outer Banks Nightlife

Just about everybody has a favorite late night place to go and unwind. It doesnâåÛåªt mean that any one place is better than another, itâåÛåªs just that particular setting works well for the individual. One of the nice things about the Outer Banks is how many choices there are. For me, though, Trio, in Kitty … Continue reading Outer Banks Nightlife

South Nags Head Sea Turtle Nest

Joe Lamb Realty's Director of Sales, Tim Moore, took this photo of a loggerhead sea turtle track leading to a nest in South Nags Head this past week! Tim is one of about 35 N.E.S.T. (Network for Endangered Sea Turtles) ATV riders that daily ride on the oceanfront from Corolla to South Nags Head looking … Continue reading South Nags Head Sea Turtle Nest

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

I had a chance to fly a couple of kites on JockeyâåÛåªs Ridge the other day. Had a great time, the kites flew beautifully–they were stunt kites–and it really reminded me just what an amazing gem JockeyâåÛåªs Ridge State Park is. Once the largest of a series of sand dunes that marked the Outer Banks, … Continue reading Jockey’s Ridge State Park