Visiting Outer Banks

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Stories and Tips Outer Banks

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Currituck Heritage Park (Corolla)

Written by moatway on 11 Oct, 2006

Take time to drive north to Corolla to see the Heritage Park, where the visitor can access three attractions: the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, the Whalehead Club, and the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. We were most attracted by the Whalehead Club, a 21,000-square-foot mansion…Read More

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Written by moatway on 11 Oct, 2006

No trip to the Outer Banks would be complete without a visit to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Driving south from the Roanoke turn-off, it is 60 miles to Hatteras through a barren strip of dunes, sea grasses, stunted pines, and scrub. Before traversing the…Read More

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Outer Banks with our Dogs

Written by noone on 31 Mar, 2004

This was a great dog-friendly location! We stayed pretty far north in the Outer Banks, in Corolla, and we travelled in the off season, so the beaches were pretty empty, and it wasn't so hot that our dogs couldn't enjoy the beach. First, the house…Read More

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7:00 am - Beach, Lighthouse and Ferry

Written by TennisManu on 10 Jul, 2001

I woke up a quarter to seven - 45 minutes before the alarm was to go off. I am usually not a morning person, but whenever I stay near the ocean I just have to get up early and take a walk on the…Read More

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9:15 am - Ocracoke

Written by TennisManu on 14 Jul, 2001

We disembarked exactly 40 minutes after leaving Hatteras and were now on a 14-mile island with even more secluded beaches and another two-lane highway leading to the town of Ocracoke on the southern tip. We thought it would be best to head straight…Read More

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6:30 pm - Buxton

Written by TennisManu on 05 Jul, 2001

At around 5:30 pm it was time to leave the northern, more populated area of the islands with its billboards and chain restaurants. We drove south on Hwy 12 towards Buxton in search of the solitude that I expected to find on the Outer Banks.…Read More

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Ocean Fishing at a Public-Access Beach

Written by MCJ graduate on 02 May, 2005

Ocean fishing at a public access beach in Hatteras was great fun. But because this was ocean fishing, we had to use ocean poles and more sinker weight due to the depth of the sea. We also used some kind of strange worm (red in…Read More

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Feeding the Turtles

Written by Saphira on 31 Mar, 2005

Not many people know about this, but it is a must if you go to the Outer Banks. There is a pond located on the sight where the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse used to be located. If you go there, bring a box of…Read More

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Scarborough Faire Shopping Village

Written by diminor1929 on 02 Jan, 2005

The best-kept secret of the Outer Banks has to be the adorable Scarborough Faire Shopping Village--a series of 18 upscale, unique shops that provide one-stop shopping for those hard-to-find items to take home and unique, one-of-a-kind gifts that everyone will love.  I started my Christmas…Read More

The Elizabethan Gardens

Written by EPearl on 02 Nov, 2002

On nearby Roanoke Island, there is a wonderful area to escape to on a hot summer day. Stroll around these beautifully manicured gardens. The foliage and blooms change according to the season. There are 10.5 acres of land to explore, with pathways…Read More

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