Outer Banks Articles & Shorts

If you’re like a lot of people – like hundreds of thousands of people – you love the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You might consider us presumptuous drawing this conclusion so quickly, and we would agree with you . . . except for the fact that we’re right. You love the Outer Banks beaches, the Outer Banks water sports, the Outer Banks towns, Outer Banks shops, the Outer Banks events and Outer Banks activities . . . everything about this place (you wouldn’t be on this site if you didn’t). We do too. And, lucky for you, we also love writing about the Outer Banks. Locals and visitors alike value our Outer Banks information.

Our local writers tell you how to negotiate dining out if you have a big crowd. We show you, step by step, how to pick a crab. We’ve written articles highlighting Corolla and the Currituck Outer Banks or about charming Manteo on Roanoke Island or telling you the mysteries of Ocracoke Island. We cover the events happening on the Outer Banks – and, boy, are there a lot of them to cover! Outer Banks activities, everything from water sports to walking tours to lighthouse tours to birdwatching trips, are focal points. Businesses, rituals and legends local to the Outer Banks are detailed in our articles. You’ll find out how that restaurant got its name or the modest beginning of that now-booming business. We give you insider Outer Banks information about staying safe in the ocean, how to navigate those pesky turn lanes, which restaurants to check out for the best Southern cuisine in the area and resorts’ present and future aspirations. Our Outer Banks articles are good reading. You’ll feel like a local with all the knowledge you’re sure to collect! And we’re adding to them all the time. Click on in to learn about the Outer Banks from the locals' side!


At (Your!) Home with Clambake OBX & Outer Banks Grocery Stockers

By Hannah Lee Leidy
"Let us wow you with restaurant-quality dining in the safety of your vacation home." – Doug Combs, owner Planning an event relies on endless moving pieces: There’s the location, the number of people, the time, what people want to eat and more. And while plans can change, knowing that the catering company Clambake OBX... Read More

Naturally Ocracoke

By Molly Harrison
We need the tonic of wilderness. We can never have enough of nature. – Henry David Thoreau Why do we love Ocracoke Island so much? While there are many reasons to love this tiny island, one of its most alluring aspects is its abundance of ways to connect to nature. Surrounded by Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound, the... Read More

A New Age of Vacation Rentals

By Molly Harrison
What’s the secret to keeping a business thriving for more than five decades? In the case of Beach Realty & Construction/Kitty Hawk Rentals, a family-owned Outer Banks company, it’s a combination of perseverance, hard work, team work, exceptional customer service and innovation. Even after 56 years in business,... Read More

Elevating the OBX Socially Distant Scene

By Molly Harrison
Yes, we are in the midst of a new era of social cautiousness, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go out for a great bite to eat and a tasty cold beer. When you’ve got that itch to get out, Outer Banks Brewing Station is an exceptional choice. Space is one of the Brewing Station’s greatest advantages these days, and... Read More

A Half-Century of Ocracoke Shopping

By Molly Harrison
Ocracoke village is a dream destination if you’re the type of person who loves poking in and out of charming, independently owned shops and eateries. Hop on a bike or golf cart or just wander the heart of town on foot, and around every corner you’ll find an irresistible little place just beckoning you inside. While... Read More