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!


Surf or Sound Realty North Carolina

Surf or Sound Realty at 45: The Past, Present and Future

By Leah Wingenroth
For folks who have only recently discovered the Outer Banks, it may be hard to believe that so many successful, modern businesses have been operating here for such a long time, even in the seven quiet and remote villages of Hatteras Island. Surf or Sound Realty is one of these businesses with a long history of success... Read More

The Intersection of Brewing & Fine Cuisine

By Gabrielle Giannone
While the Outer Banks has numerous breweries, only one stands out as a definitive gastro-brewpub. Outer Banks Brewing Station offers not only a diverse variety of small-batch beers, but also a complex, chef-driven menu that complements them. The passionate symbiosis between their brews and fare extends to the Outer... Read More

Trends and Topics in Outer Banks Real Estate

By Molly Harrison
The Outer Banks took a giant leap onto the nation’s radar during the pandemic, when domestic travel destinations and second homes in outdoorsy locations were in high demand. National publications touted far and wide what we known all along: The Outer Banks is among the top beach vacation destinations in the United... Read More

Ocracoke Island: The Great Escape

By Molly Harrison
People from all over the world come to the Outer Banks to take a break from their ordinary lives. So where do Outer Banks residents go when they need to get away from it all? Ocracoke. Accessible only by ferry, boat or private plane, the 16-mile-long island has an enticing off-the-beaten-path appeal. The island’s 13... Read More

From Moonshine to Modern Brewing

By Molly Harrison
A Look at the Brewing, Distilling and Winemaking History of the Outer Banks In a state with more than 300 breweries, 84 distilleries and nearly 200 wineries, it’s no surprise that the Outer Banks is making its own mark on North Carolina’s beverage-crafting scene. The Outer Banks is certainly no Asheville or Durham,... Read More