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!


Have You Ever? Things you might not have done on the Outer Banks

By Beth P. Storie
If you’re brand new to the Outer Banks, there’s no doubt this article will be of interest to you. But let me speak to the old-timers and the mid-timers – basically, to you folks who might have been here more than a few times and to anyone who lives here. You first timers will be in the No basket on every item below,... Read More

Creating Memories at Salt Water Grill

By Heather Frese
People come to the Outer Banks for a multitude of reasons: the ocean air and pristine beaches, the wild ponies and rolling sand dunes, the historic sites and epic watersports. But more than anything, we come to make memories, to laugh and play and to eat with our loved ones in a relaxed setting that we’ll remember for... Read More

The Art of Bookselling

By Molly Harrison
For those who love to read, a cozy, well-stocked, independent bookstore is just about Nirvana. Fortunately for readers, the Outer Banks has seven such bookstores strung at convenient distances from Corolla to Ocracoke. Step inside these local stores and you will meet four owners who have perfected the art of the... Read More

More Beach to Love

By Anonymous
It’s that time of year again! Tan lines are reappearing, days are longer, and no matter where you are on the Outer Banks, there’s fun in the sun to be had with family and friends.  The towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and the village of Buxton on Hatteras Island are excited to see the... Read More

On the Scenic Streets of Duck

By Katrina Mae Leuzinger
There are plenty of places to shop and dine on the Outer Banks, but there's something special about Duck. While you might have to drive from place to place in other areas, in Duck the whole town seems to have been designed with pedestrians in mind. You can ditch the car in favor of a scenic stroll down the waterfront... Read More