Outer Banks Coffee Shops

Twenty years ago finding a good cup of espresso or a well-made cappuccino was a challenge on the Outer Banks. Now, not so much. The Outer Banks has not exactly become the Seattle of the Eastern Seaboard, but we do have our fair share of great coffee shops. We also …

More than Tourism – Important OBX Industries

Outer Banks’ Other Industries With its wonderful beaches and natural beauty, it’s no wonder the Outer Banks is one of the most visited places on the East Coast. With that kind of popularity, almost everything we do on the Outer Banks centers around our visitors, whether it’s property management and …

Myths of the Lost Colony

The Lost Colony: What We’ve Learned, What We Still Don’t Know As we approach the 81st year of the outdoor drama “The Lost Colony,” it seems like a good time to reflect back on the mystery of Sir Walter Raleigh’s ill-fated attempt at a colony. Written in 1937, Paul Green’s …

Outer Banks Sea Glass

Jewels of the Sand The storm has passed. The beach, still slightly damp from where the waves ran up to the dune line is littered with the detritus of the ocean—shells of every description, pieces of driftwood and the real treasure, small pieces of glass, scoured by salt and sea. …

Outer Banks Brewing Station

With a wind turbine marking its Kill Devil Hills location, and the unique look of a historic lifesaving station, the Outer Banks Brewing Station has become an iconic local landmark. Although the architecture and wind turbine (which really does provide around 10% of the power for the building) are unique, …

Pappy’s Lane Shipwreck

Shipwreck Mystery Solved – Taking the form of mystery novel, a team of marine scientists at the Coastal Studies Institute on Roanoke Island appear to have solved the riddle of the Pappy’s Lane shipwreck in the waters off Rodanthe on the Southern Outer Banks. The site is marked by a …

Outer Banks Fulgurite

Picture this: it’s July or August and the day is hot and humid. To the west white clouds appear, then become darker as a front approaches. Thunder is the first warning of the approaching storm, followed by flashes of lightning. As the storm passes over the beach or crosses a …