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  posted on 6/30/2009 at 08:52 PM
Thinking of going to the Outer Banks at the end of July - has anyone been there? Can you recomend a nice, clean & safe place to stay? You guys always seem to some up with great advice. Keep in mind, I will be bringing along my bro, Tommy who is downs. Tell me about your stay.
Besides music, I dabble in nature photography - I am sure there will be enough for me to do with that.
Thanks for the tips!

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 09:01 AM
Avon and south . It's kind of crowded from Kill Devil Hills to Nags Head . But the further south the better . Stop by Johns Drive in on Beach rd. in Kill Devil Hills for the best fish sandwiches on the Outer Banks. Enjoy the beaches . They're BEAUTIFUL !
 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 09:11 AM
Besure to check the Ferry schedules and make a reservation. Not sure which way your heading in. I live in NC and never have been to the OB. I gotta make that trip one day. If you fish, NC requires a salt water fishing license now. Have fun.

 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 09:14 AM
We stayed in Duck, north of Nagshead. That's nice. We're staying at a place on the sound above Duck this year, 8/16-29. Right in the heart of hurricane season. Should be fun.
 

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There is nothing like Sunday night at the beach watching everyone else head home.......

 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 10:24 AM
I'm heading to Avon first week of August for about a week to do some fishing. I was down there about three or four years ago and stayed in the Nags head area which was just too crowded.

 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 10:28 AM
I'm not the Outer Banks expert, we only vacationed there once.

We stayed in the Avon area (about 6 years ago) and it was nice - a lot less crwoded than areas farther up.


 
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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 10:29 AM
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There is nothing like Sunday night at the beach watching everyone else head home.......


Amen. That's a great feeling.

 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 10:59 AM
hi,
my only experience staying on the OB is the Kure Beach area ..... OOOPS !! Sorry just looked at the map and that's south of the OB ... but I like it there; it's mellow (especially in winter) and there's an Aquarium there - probably some more stuff since I've been out there.

Enjoy the Outer Banks ! It's beautiful there. Note Rottinpeach's ferry schedule comment - obviously, if you need to get to certain areas, plan for that ... it can be a drag to follow a cool route 'on the map', at an odd hour, only to find you've "dead-ended" at a shut-down-for-the-night ferry boat. If ya catch my drift ...

If someone in your family is a skateboarder, there is a solid pool/park scene in several towns on the OB. Good stuff.

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[Edited on 7/1/2009 by Rob_in_NC]

 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 11:07 AM
We always used to stay in Kill Devil Hills, but the part that is north of the pier. It's a little less crowded there. Haven't been down in probably about 6 years or so, but I always enjoyed it.

 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 11:11 AM
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There is nothing like Sunday night at the beach watching everyone else head home.......


Yeah, I'll be out in my chair by the side of the road with a couple of cold ones on the middle weekend toasting everybody as they drive past.

[Edited on 7/1/2009 by michaelsio]

 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 11:16 AM
I have been there once 4 years ago and stayed in Kill Devil hills it was nice but defintely crowded considering it driven by tourism. You defintely need to get crabs at Dirty Dicks crab house good food fun place.

 

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We stayed in Duck, north of Nagshead. That's nice. We're staying at a place on the sound above Duck this year, 8/16-29. Right in the heart of hurricane season. Should be fun.


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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 11:44 AM
Love the NC coastal area - some of the countries most beautiful beaches there, IMO. We stayed in Atlantic Beach when I vacationed there ... basically used the motel as a starting point for the day trips we took along the Crystal Coast area and out to Outer Banks. Like folks have mentioned - keep ferry schedules in mind. You will find plenty of opportunities for nature photography so keep that camera handy. We took one boat trip out to Bear Island trip where dolphins accompanied us on much of the trip, jumping in the water near our boat. Lot's of history in the area if you are interested. There is an old Fort in or near Atlantic Beach which is open to the public and I believe they hold reinactments or some type of program there. It's always a surprise to be on what seems to be a fairly small island in the ocean and discover you are sharing it with wild horses. There is a nice acquarium at Pine Knolls Shores and I believe an area on Emerald Island that is a sanctuary for loggerhead turtles. Lot's to do there that should be fun for your brother (and what a kind brother you are to take him on this trip and give him the opportunity for all these new experiences ) Good luck and enjoy your trip - there is a lot of info on the web re: the many attractions in this area, ferry schedules, etc if you need more specific info on something.

 

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I lived at Nags Head for a Summer a few years ago. I was doing an internship at the Aquarium on Roanoke Island.
It was awesome driving over the sound every morning.
It depends on where you are going on the outer banks , the north or south??
Roanoke Island is near Nags Head and is really nice. It is where they perform the Lost Colony play every Summer, at an outside theater. There is a really nice Elizabethan Garden there also. The lighthouses are nice, especially Bodie lighthouse, near Nags Head!!!
There are some protected beaches with no hotels or anything that are nice and uncrowded.

Ocracoke Island Is Awesome!!!!! A nice little town and there is a little museum, I wouldn't suggest camping out there in the Summer with out a RV though, buggy and hot!
Have FuN!!!!

 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 01:17 PM
I used to go every summer, camp in the Holiday Inn campground...surfing, fishing and playing whiffleball. What great times........

 

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  posted on 7/1/2009 at 01:39 PM
Tell the Sacketts hello.

 

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Well, I would say Rodanthe and south. It is still down the island past the touristy Nags Head and south of Oregon Inlet Bridge which is a good place to fish and the beautiful Bodie Lighthouse is right there as well where there is a cool canoe trail on the inlet side, depending on weather, etc. The Rodanthe Fishing pier is very productive as well. I remember a place called the Sea Sound Motel that was a small but cool efficiency that was very nice, clean and affordable near Rodanthe Pier, Oregon Inlet Bridge area and Bodie Lighthouse. The island is only about 500 yards wide there and you can explore the sound side as well as the ocean side. In fact, some of the coolest pics I've ever taken were at a park at the south end of the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo area where you can watch the sunset.

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Along the way south is the Pea Island Wildlife Refuge, also down Rt. 12 south of Nags Head, and the nature photography chances are very good there. Otherwise, I agree with Avon and on south to the magnificent Hatteras Lighthouse-Diamond Shoals area from the lighthouse to the point, and there are some cool places even further south around Frisco, and at the end of the island you can take the ferry to Ocracoake where there is usually some good music at the few clubs there as well as long stretchs of narrow island and beach on rt. 12 where you can find a beach to yourself, which is also possible from Rodanthe to Hatteras to Frisco.

 

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Wish I was there right now................



 

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That's a beauty.

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We stayed in Duck, north of Nagshead. That's nice. We're staying at a place on the sound above Duck this year, 8/16-29. Right in the heart of hurricane season. Should be fun.


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Love the NC coastal area - some of the countries most beautiful beaches there, IMO. We stayed in Atlantic Beach when I vacationed there ... basically used the motel as a starting point for the day trips we took along the Crystal Coast area and out to Outer Banks. Like folks have mentioned - keep ferry schedules in mind. You will find plenty of opportunities for nature photography so keep that camera handy. We took one boat trip out to Bear Island trip where dolphins accompanied us on much of the trip, jumping in the water near our boat. Lot's of history in the area if you are interested. There is an old Fort in or near Atlantic Beach which is open to the public and I believe they hold reinactments or some type of program there. It's always a surprise to be on what seems to be a fairly small island in the ocean and discover you are sharing it with wild horses. There is a nice acquarium at Pine Knolls Shores and I believe an area on Emerald Island that is a sanctuary for loggerhead turtles. Lot's to do there that should be fun for your brother (and what a kind brother you are to take him on this trip and give him the opportunity for all these new experiences ) Good luck and enjoy your trip - there is a lot of info on the web re: the many attractions in this area, ferry schedules, etc if you need more specific info on something.


I'm his primary care giver and we do a lot together - not easy - but he is my angel on earth. He keeps me grounded among other things. He has been to a bunch of Allman shows at the Beacon, has met Derek, Susan & Oteil. They were terrific with him.

Today we go see his NY Yankees. Have a great & safe Holiday

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From the bottom of my heart
Off the coast of Carolina
After one or two false starts
I believe we found our stride
And the walls that won't come down
We can decorate or climb
Or find some way to get around
Because I'm still on your side
From the bottom of my heart

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Many good times on the OBX. It is, indeed, a special place. Below are some memories from when we rented a house on Pamlico Sound for a week. We'd drive down near Frisco and park and spend the day at the ocean. We'd pack up clean up and get the best sunsets at home in the evenings. Not having to leave after a day or two definitely increased the relaxation factor.

I understand some conservationists are trying to limit driving on the beaches down there. I love the plovers and all but there sure is something special about cruising in that sand and finding your own spot to call home for the next couple of hours.









[Edited on 7/3/2009 by Jeanne]

 

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I'm his primary care giver and we do a lot together - not easy - but he is my angel on earth. He keeps me grounded among other things. He has been to a bunch of Allman shows at the Beacon, has met Derek, Susan & Oteil. They were terrific with him.

Today we go see his NY Yankees. Have a great & safe Holiday

Mike / Brooklyn


Hi Mike,

it sounds like you are a terrific, Class-A human-being ... Hope the Yanks win for him, and y'all have good safe Holidays too !

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  posted on 7/7/2009 at 10:28 AM
I live in Kitty hawk Devon Allman and honeytribe this saturday @ the brewing station in Kill devil Hills, I saw them last summer there they were awesome.

any place you stay here is great Corolla and Duck are pricier and nicer lots of houses to rent go online
www.vacationINobx.com

 
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