NASA Releases Satellite Images of Shelly Island – New Island on Outer Banks

Shelly Island - New Island on Outer Banks

NASA recently released satellite images that show the formation of a new shoal off Cape Point at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

The first image of the new shoal, nicknamed “Shelly Island,” was captured by satellite in November 2016. When the second image was taken in January, waves could be seen breaking on the shallow region off the cape’s tip. Where those waves were breaking is where Shelly Island eventually formed, which is visible in the third image, taken this month.

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Run Swim Run & 5k on Nags Head Oceanfront

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OUTER BANKS RUN, SWIM, RUN & 5k
“SPLASH & DASH”
July 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am – $35

THIS IS AN ALL SKILL LEVEL EVENT

The event is located on the beach at Jennette’s Pier. The course is a short run out, to a 400 meter ocean swim (you can doggie paddle that) and finishes with a 5k. Not Ready for the Swim Portion, join us for the 5k Only. All participants receive t-shirt, finisher medal, chip timing and breakfast.

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Stay with us and enjoy the views from our Oceanfront hotel on the Outer Banks. We have 4 acres of oceanfront and endless beaches to explore, or just relax in our heated indoor pool overlooking the ocean. Our convenient Nags Head oceanfront location is central to all the best attractions that the Outer Banks has to offer:)

Outer Banks Skim Jam

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Outer Banks Skim Jam
July 15 – July 16
Jennette’s Pier

On July 15th & 16th,talented skimboarders will compete at the Outer Banks Skim Jam on the beach at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head starting at 9:00am.

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Stay with us and enjoy the views from our Oceanfront hotel on the Outer Banks. We have 4 acres of oceanfront and endless beaches to explore, or just relax in our heated indoor pool overlooking the ocean. Our convenient Nags Head oceanfront location is central to all the best attractions that the Outer Banks has to offer:)

Outer Banks Newest Island – Shelly Island

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Shelly Island. Born Spring 2017. She’s over 1 mile long, 500 feet long, (and growing) and located just off Cape Point in Hatteras, NC.

This new natural wonder is worth exploring. Watch this Youtube Video:

 

Shelly Island is a short drive from The Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront Hotel .

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Stay with us and enjoy the views from our Oceanfront hotel on the Outer Banks. We have 4 acres of oceanfront and endless beaches to explore, or just relax in our heated indoor pool overlooking the ocean. Our convenient Nags Head oceanfront location is central to all the best attractions that the Outer Banks has to offer:)

Wright Kite Festival

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39th Annual Wright Kite Festival
July 15 @ 10:00 am – July 16 @ 4:00 pm – Free
Wright Brothers National Memorial

Experience flight where flight first began with Kitty Hawk Kites and the Wright Brothers National Memorial at the Wright Kite Festival in Kill Devil Hills, NC on July 15 and 16 from 10AM – 4PM. Walk through the museum and gain knowledge of the birthplace of aviation and then put this knowledge to the test outside with Kitty Hawk Kites. Large kites will be on display throughout the weekend. Learn how to fly stunt and power kites from the pros. Families and individuals are encouraged to bring out their own kites and participate in the event. Kitty Hawk Kites will be offering FREE kite making at the museum each day. The Kitty Hawk Kites Wright Flight Festival is FREE TO THE PUBLIC, although admission to the park is $7. Admission costs help benefit the National Park Service.

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Stay with us and enjoy the views from our Oceanfront hotel on the Outer Banks. We have 4 acres of oceanfront and endless beaches to explore, or just relax in our heated indoor pool overlooking the ocean. Our convenient Nags Head oceanfront location is central to all the best attractions that the Outer Banks has to offer:)

4th of July on the Outer Banks 2017

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Join us for the 4th of July on the Outer Banks! There is no shortage of fun events to experience here on the oceanfront in Nags Head.

Sports:

Kick off your flip flops, lace up your running shoes and join TRI Outer Banks Sports for the 4th season of the Run, Swim, Run Outer Banks “Splash & Dash” Series on Thursday, June 29th at 8am. This is an open water Run, Swim, Run event paired with a casual, walker-friendly 5k held on the beach at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head.

Great Music Events:

The feature event of the week has to be Boyd Tinsley (of Dave Matthews Band) performing with his band, Crystal Garden, at their Summer Tour Kickoff Party at the New York Pizza Pub in Nags Head on Sunday, July 2nd at 10pm. The following night, July 3rd, TR3 featuring Tim Reynolds takes the stage at NYPP with special guest opener, The Ramble. Both shows are sure to be amazing.

Fireworks:

The Town of Nags Head will host, in conjunction with the Nags Head Fishing Pier and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, the annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 9:25 p.m. on the ocean pier located at Mile Post 11.5 on NC Route 12, S. Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head. A rain date has been set for Wednesday, July 5. The fireworks display will last approximately 20 minutes.

Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront Hotel is a great place for viewing these fireworks!

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Soundside Fun Fair in Nags Head

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Soundside FunFair
June 15June 18

The 2nd Annual Soundside FunFair is set from June 15th – 18th at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head. The fair features some good, old-fashioned carnival fun and benefits the Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County (CYP). Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of a carnival with 12 fabulous rides including a giant Ferris wheel, games and classic food concessions, such as cotton candy, funnel cakes, chicken-on-a-stick, and more from 5pm – 11pm each day! >more event info

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35th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival

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35th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival 
June 10 & 11 @ Jockey’s Ridge in Nags Head

Come out and see large kite displays, learn to fly various kites, experience kite-making, and enjoy tons of family fun activities.

The Rogallo Kite Festival includes two days of kite flying to honor Francis Rogallo, NASA scientist and inventor of the flexible wing. The Annual Rogallo Kite Festival will be held at Jockey’s Ridge State Park and is FREE TO THE PUBLIC. >more event info

Stay with us and enjoy the views from our Oceanfront hotel on the Outer Banks. We have 4 acres of oceanfront and endless beaches to explore, or just relax in our heated indoor pool overlooking the ocean. Our convenient Nags Head oceanfront location is central to all the best attractions that the Outer Banks has to offer:)

Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series

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Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series

Thurs, June 8: Featured Musical Performances by : Marco Benevento, Ripe & Fireside Collective

at Soundside Event Site in Nags Head (located within a short walk from the  Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront Hotel )

The Soundside Live Sunset Concert Series is an entertaining, unique and fun-filled music, food and beverage experience at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head. All shows feature performances by Imagine Circus, a cirque-style entertainment troop with aerial arts, acrobatics, fire, flow arts, theatrics, dance & more. Products from beverage partners Mother Earth Brewery from Kinston, NC and Sanctuary Vineyards of Currituck, NC will be for sale as well as local cuisine from Outer Banks restaurants. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Mustang Outreach Program, supplementing cultural arts education in the Dare and Currituck County schools with world class music performances, residencies and mentoring programs.

Stay with us and enjoy the views from our Oceanfront hotel on the Outer Banks. We have 4 acres of oceanfront and endless beaches to explore, or just relax in our heated indoor pool overlooking the ocean. Our convenient Nags Head oceanfront location is central to all the best attractions that the Outer Banks has to offer:)