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!


Outer Banks Oyster Harvesting

All About Outer Banks Oysters

By Molly Harrison
If you want a true taste of the Outer Banks, eat a locally harvested oyster. Nothing tastes more like the coastal environment than our native eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica). They taste like the waters where they grow – salty with the perfect hints of minerality and fishiness. If you love oysters, you love... Read More

Off-Season Surprises at Sanctuary Vineyards

By Molly Harrison
A coastal-area vineyard and winery might be a surprising concept, but once you have visited Sanctuary Vineyards and tasted their award-winning European-style wines, you will discover what a great thing it is. For the last 22 years the Wright family of Jarvisburg has found Currituck County’s rich soil and sunny, warm... Read More

10 Reasons to Spend Your Holidays at the Beach in Currituck County

By Leah Wingenroth
Sure, the summer season on the Currituck Outer Banks is pretty hard to beat. From the watersports, outdoor dining and days spent lounging on the beach, fun in the sun abounds. But there is so much more to Currituck and Corolla than just the bustling summer months. Over the holidays the Outer Banks is magical, too,... Read More

Manteo Magic

By Beth P. Storie
Locals know it, and visitors feel it within a short time of being in town: There’s something magical about Manteo. It’s a respite from busyness, yet it’s full of things to do and see… just all at a slower pace. Stroll the waterfront streets, and you can wander in and out of interesting and unique shops (no chains... Read More
Outer Banks Sports Club

Get Fit with Flex

By Gabrielle Giannone
If a roaring, 7-foot-tall, chest-beating gorilla named Flex stands before you, you are either in very grave danger or you’re at the entrance of Outer Banks Sports Club in Nags Head. For those who have yet to see it for themselves, the imposing gorilla comes to life by way of a power cord. Its presence at Outer Banks... Read More