Outer Banks News And Views

Welcome to the Carolina Designs blog. Here you’ll find information about the Outer Banks, what’s going on, and what we hope are some entertaining posts, quizzes and articles.

Beach Houses

History of Outer Banks Town Names

March 30, 2021
The towns of the Outer Banks have very distinctive names. Mostly there's nothing at all that sounds ...
Dunes and the ocean just beyond a pool ledge

Busy Year Predicted for the Outer Banks: 2021 Mostly Booked

March 22, 2021
The Outer Banks has been enormously popular as a 2021 destination choice for travelers. Carolina Des...
Red-tailed hawk

Animals of the Outer Banks — Raptors

Soaring over a body of water, or riding the thermals rising from a sand dune, raptors—birds of pre...
Outer Banks Beach

Becoming the Outer Banks

March 8, 2021
Driving along the Bypass or the Beach Road through the main Outer Banks towns of Kitty Hawk, Kill De...
Vacation Rental Checklist

Your Complete Vacation Rental Checklist

March 4, 2021
Whether you're staying with us, or in any other vacation rental, here's a checklist of things you'll...
SS Home

The Sinking of the S.S. Home

February 19, 2021
The bones of ships are constantly sinking beneath the sands of the Outer Banks, then reappearing to ...

Animals of the Outer Banks — Shorebirds

February 9, 2021
The easiest way to experience Outer Banks wildlife is to walk along any beach and check out the bird...
Blue Jay

Animals of the Outer Banks — Songbirds

February 5, 2021
Look out of any window, walk along the beach, hike through any of our Outer Banks nature preserves a...
Yellow-Bellied Slider Turtle

Animals of the Outer Banks — Reptiles

January 27, 2021
There is a tendency to think of wildlife as furry and warmblooded. But, close relatives though we ma...
Working Remote Outer Banks Ocean Views

Online Access Signals Changes in Outer Banks Vacation and Real Estate Market

January 25, 2021
Just about everyone is glad to see 2020 gone. There is little doubt that a pandemic unlike any that ...
American Black Ducks

Animals of the OBX — Migratory Waterfowl

January 18, 2021
Migratory Waterfowl The Outer Banks is a birder’s paradise. Whether amateur or experienced,...

Animals of the Outer Banks — Marine

January 13, 2021
There are so many animals from the wild side stopping by or using our Outer Banks beaches that it’...