Best Outer Banks Fishing Piers

Outer Banks has a well-deserved reputation for fishing. The fishing piers that line the shoreline are an important part of that culture. Different fish run at different times of the year, but there is almost always a chance that something will be biting. Most of the piers have a pier …

Don’t worry, we have power!

Just in case you’ve heard about a power outage on the Outer Banks, we want to assure you that your vacation home has not been affected. The power outage is contained to Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island, and does not affect the northern beaches of the Outer Banks. This includes …

Where to Fly a Kite

Every once in a while the wind sinks to dead calm on the Outer Banks, but that’s really the exception. The wind was the reason that the Wright Brothers came to the here to fly first their kite, followed by their gliders, and finally the Wright Flyer. It’s also the …

The Lost Colony

Now in its 80th season, the production of The Lost Colony is a remarkable tale of its own. First staged in 1937, the play was a part of the nation’s battle against the Great Depression. Waterside Theatre, where the play is still performed, was built with funds from the Civilian …

H2OBX Waterpark

In the quest to ensure that our CDR guests have the best information available when visiting the Outer Banks, we stopped by the just opened H2OBX in Powells Point to try some of the rides and make sure they meet our high standards of fun! H2OBX is geared toward families, …

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 …