10 Species of Fish on the OBX | Outer Banks Fishing

Fish Stories The fishing on the Outer Banks has always been the stuff of legend. As early as 1584, the  legend began when Arthur Barlowe, writing about his journey to Roanoke Island, reported one of the natives that greeted him fell to fishing and “…assoone as hee was two bow …

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 …

Grand reopening of Jennette’s Pier Scheduled for May, 21 2011

For all locals and vacationers alike, the grand re-opening of Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head marks the end to years of hard work in the making the new state-of-the-art, LEED certified, 1,000-foot concrete pier and 16,000-square-foot one-of-a-kind educational ocean pier house Saturday, May 21, 2011.  Built in 1939, the oldest …

Setting Priorities for an Outer Banks Vacation

The importance of having adequate outdoor open spaces around a large private pool during your vacation on the Outer Banks is emphasized in an article written by Gray Berryman, one of our broker Realtors® at Carolina Designs Realty, titled “The Pool is the New Kitchen.”  Amenities such as a gas …

Fishing for a Tournament?

Planning to be on the Outer Banks for Thanksgiving?  If you are checking in to one of our premier vacation rental homes on Saturday, November 18th, why not start your vacation earlier that day by participating in the 9th Annual Manteo Rotary Rockfish Rodeo that will take place at the …