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!


Bridging the Waters

By Molly Harrison
Here on the barrier islands where the landscape is defined more by water than by land, bridges are a vital part of life. Of course they are necessary physical conveniences that help us get to and from the mainland and between the islands with ease. But the Outer Banks bridges are more than just concrete and steel... Read More

The Atlantic Effect

By Anonymous
In a world where we are constantly connected to digital information and feel the pressures of everyday life, it can be challenging to find moments of calmness and connection with our natural world, with others and even with ourselves. But upon staying at The Atlantic Inn, in the charming island town of Hatteras,... Read More

The Many Facets of Diamond Shoals

By Heather Frese
For Diamond Shoals, Hatteras Island’s classic family restaurant, 30 years in business is a milestone worth celebrating.  While Hatteras is a purely magical place to visit, it’s not the easiest place to run a business. Restaurants that manage to stay open on the island just a few years are considered a success, so if... Read More

Safe Harbor Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison
Whether you’re at the helm of your own boat or looking to get on the water, the Safe Harbor marina complex in Wanchese has everything you need. They take care of transient and local boaters with a ship’s store, fuel docks, bathhouses, wet slips for boats up to 70’ (including transient slips), dry storage and winter... Read More

The Legacy Continues

By Molly Harrison
Back in 2000 Outer Bankers witnessed the creation of Outer Banks Brewing Station, and over the next 23 years, we enjoyed every minute of its evolution into one of the most-loved eating and drinking establishments on the beach. The Brewing Station grew into not only an award-winning brewery and restaurant, but also a... Read More