Outer Banks Articles & Shorts - Ocean Atlantic Rentals

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!


The Ever-Evolving Ocean Atlantic Rentals

By Katrina Mae Leuzinger
Greg and Eden Honeycutt opened Ocean Atlantic Rentals 38 years ago. Their vision then was the same as it is now: to be the source for any item visitors might need during their Outer Banks vacation — such things as beach chairs, umbrella, bikes, strollers or blenders that they didn’t want to haul from their own house... Read More

It's All About the Simple Things

By Lexi Holian
Picture that untouched stretch of shoreline after daybreak. The sand is soaking up the morning sun, the waves have gently washed away all footprints and little bird prints from yesterday’s strolls and there’s your seaside haven — a blue canvas beach chair and an umbrella that would complete the scene except for one... Read More

It All Started with a Blue Chair

By Beth P. Storie
Consider the iconic, canvas, blue beach chair. It’s the same sort your parents probably sat in years ago when you were a kid playing on the beach — you know, with the wooden frame and the cross pieces of material. For so many of us, it’s a talisman of summer, a steady reminder of relaxing hours spent under the sun and... Read More