Jockey’s Ridge in Nags Head

jockeys ridgeIf you’re planning a stay at one of our Nags Head rentals, you’ll notice numerous signs for Jockey’s Ridge State Park. This is the most visited national park in North Carolina, and with cooler temperatures and refreshing breezes, spring is the ideal time to visit. It is the tallest active sand dune system in the Eastern United States and its picturesque dunes are constantly being reshaped by the shifting winds. Because of this, it is often called “The Living Dune.” The view is amazing and there are numerous activities and events throughout the year. Jockey’s Ridge is only a short distance from our Nags Head rentals, so make sure you include this wonderful state park in your vacation itinerary.

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Five Interesting Outer Banks Facts

Outer_Banks_FactsIt’s hard to imagine, especially during summer months when thousands of people turn our beach towns into cities, that the Outer Banks is much more than a strip of sandy beaches, great restaurants and endless vacation homes. For your enjoyment, here are five interesting facts to educate you on our area, creating fun trivia topics while travelling.

1. The Outer Banks is a giant sandbar.
The Outer Banks rose from the sea between 4,000 and 5,000 years ago. Composed of sand and sediment resting on the seabed and not truly attached to anything, they migrate south and west since formation.

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Final Sandy Update (10/30/2012 6:00 AM)

Sandy is no longer a Tropical System, but effects will continue to be felt across our area. At 6:00 AM, Sandy was moving westward, well inland, across southern Pennsylvania

Watches And Warnings
Coastal Flood Warning and Wind Advisory in effect for Dare County Outer Banks

Evacuation Information
None.

Storm Reports and Other Information
There are still areas in Dare County that are flooded, and there are still impassable roads. Please keep informed by using the following resources.

Dare County Emergency Incident Information
Dare County Sheriff: Road Conditions
The Dare County Channel on YouTube
Currituck County Government Official Website
NC Department of Transportation Travel Info
Dominion Power Interactive Outage Map

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