Shelly Island

Photos courtesy of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Life on a sandbar can be pretty interesting at times. And that’s what the Outer Banks essentially are—giant sandbars. There isn’t anything that really anchors them in place. Humans have done a remarkable good job of stabilizing them, but it’s still a …

By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea

Ah! What pleasant visions haunt me As I gaze upon the sea! All the old romantic legends, All my dreams, come back to me. -The Secret of the Sea by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow There is something extraordinary that occurs as we stand at the edge of a continent and contemplate …

10 Awesome Surfboard Artists That’ll Get You Super Stoked for Surf Season!

We love surfing and felt the need to highlight some of the amazing talent from around the world in surfboard art. Here are ten of our favorite artists with examples of their work. Click the image to enlarge. Fieldey Fieldey, or as her mom calls her, Haylee Fieldes, started out …

Monkey Island Outer Banks

The view from the top of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse is extraordinary. To the east the Atlantic Ocean crashes into Corolla beach in channels of white-crested waves; to the south on the clearest days, the water tower in Duck, 13 miles south, is barely visible. Looking west, the Currituck Sound …

Sea Turtles on the Outer Banks

Soft sand and vast uncrowded beaches are just two reasons thousands of visitors pack their cars, load up their families and head to the Outer Banks.  But, it is not just people who look to the Outer Banks as the perfect summertime haven. From mid-May to mid-September sea turtles emerge …

Outer Banks Outdoors

Only on the Outer Banks.. The Outer Banks is home to some of the most diverse and thrilling outdoor activities that you will find on a family vacation. Although some of these activities are popular in other parts of the country, ours are unique because the Outer Banks offers the …

Outer Banks Beach Combing

After the front passed out to sea, a clear and cool day dawned on the Outer Banks. The Atlantic Ocean, still in turmoil from the passing storm, was thundering ashore, and the crescendo and decrescendo of each wave as it collided into and retreated from the beach carried easily a …