Outer Banks Rip Currents – Beach Safety Tips

Safety on the Beach Editor’s Note: the Dare County Emergency Management team established a text-to-join group in the Summer of 2018. Subscribe by texting “Join OBXBeachConditions” to 30890 to receive beach related NWS Alerts issued 24 hours a day for the Outer Banks. Millions of visitors come to the Outer Banks every …

Outer Banks Whale Watch

It’s not every day that whales pass this close to the Outer Banks. These are the big guys, too–humpback whales–not the wonderfully playful dolphins and porpoises that we usually see. They’re mostly gone now, or at least probably gone. Superstorm Nemo took care of that, churning the waters up and …

Hurricane Sandy Becoming Outer Banks Memory

Gone, but certainly not forgotten, Hurricane Sandy left its mark on the Outer Banks.  Fortunately, nothing like our northern neighbors are experiencing, but there is still ongoing cleanup.  NC 12 may be one of the most exposed coastal highways anywhere and major storm events remind us of that fact. Here’s …

Listverse.com Top 10 Best Beaches In The World

Listverse.com named Ocracoke Island, North Carolina in their top 10 list for best beaches in the world based on three essential ingredients for a world class sunbathing spot are sun, sand and surroundings. If privacy and seclusion are what you look for in a sunbathing location, then look no further. …