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!


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

Taste the Difference at Uncle Ike's Sandbar and Grill

By Maggie Miles
Located at the farthest town north you can venture on the Outer Banks, Corolla is a locals' favorite staycation and the ideal daytrip for visitors staying anywhere on the Outer Banks. Why? It offers that same Outer Banks charm but with a slightly different atmosphere. It's that quaint, remote village magic that... Read More

Outer Banks Heritage in Every Bite

By Molly Harrison
As the owner of five Outer Banks restaurants and a full-service catering company, Beaman Hines is responsible for feeding thousands of people every day. From the hugely popular Pickle-Brined Chicken Sandwich at Sandtrap Tavern to the succulent Shrimp and Corn Chowder at Shipwrecks Taphouse and Grill to the crowd-... Read More

Locally Made in Currituck

By Leah Wingenroth
When you visit the Outer Banks, you come to make memories. And what’s more memorable than an authentically local vacation experience? In Currituck, you can explore the rich maritime history of the area and enjoy locally owned and made products, making it a great destination for that homegrown Outer Banks holiday you’... Read More

A Fresh Start for An Island Art Tradition

By Heather Frese
It’s fitting that the new owner of Studio 12 in Avon, Dawn Eskins, lives with a family of bridge-builders. Her husband and son are part of four generations of bridge architects who have collectively worked on the Bonner, Basnight and Rodanthe bridges that link the islands of the Outer Banks. Dawn is interested in... Read More