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USA Today’s “10Best” Visits the Alluring Outer Banks!

In a 10Best featured article for USA Today, "10Best Visits the Alluring Outer Banks." The article notes, "When it comes to beaching it, everybody is different. Some sun worshippers long for action, a busy Boardwalk and plenty of after-dark activity. Then, there's the Outer Banks. This series of North Carolina barrier islands attracts a mellower crowd. A strip of laid back beach towns connected by bridges, the Outer Banks, or OBX for short, is home to about 60,000 residents year-round. That number nears 500,000 during the summer and fall, vacationers drawn by powdery sand, stellar fishing and a shallow coastline dotted with historic wrecks. Most stay in the McMansions that line the beaches; six, seven and eight-bedroom homes that can easily host a multi-gen family getaway, a girlfriend's weekend or a sporty man-cation."

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Shiny New STAR Center Opens At NC Aquarium On Roanoke Island Rehabilitating Amazing Sea Turtles

Built with revenues generated from Jennette's Pier in Nags Head and the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island, not from extra taxpayer dollars, the STAR Center facilitates tireless work by N.E.S.T. (Network for Endangered Sea Turtles) plus dedicated volunteers. When awesome people care and come together for our sea creatures, great things happen!

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Jockey’s Ridge among ’50 States, 50 Spots Natural Wonders’

As the USA gears up for its birthday celebration, CNN highlights its favorite natural wonders across the nation in "50 States, 50 Spots Natural Wonders."

For North Carolina, CNN selected Jockey's Ridge at Nags Head, noting, "The dunes of Jockey's Ridge change with the wind, taking on the character of deserts: hot, bright and windy. Despite the volatile terrain, the tallest sand dune on the country's Atlantic Coast provides a scenic perch for sunsets. Temperatures can get high, with the sand often much hotter than the air. For the full experience of the 80- to 100-foot dune, try kiteboarding or sandboarding, which are allowed by permit during parts of the year in a designated area. Hang-gliding lessons are also available. The park on Nags Head on North Carolina's Outer Banks is bounded by Roanoke Sound to the west, home to big cordgrass, black needlerush, marsh pennywort, marsh-elder, cattail and lance-leaved sagittaria. A daylight-use park only, morning visitors might also spy the tracks of nocturnal animals such as foxes and lizards across the sand."

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Outer Banks Fishing Charters – Fistful Sportfishing

Fistful SportfishingOff-shore charter fishing excursions for trophy billfish like marlin, backwater in-shore sound fishing charters for striped bass, half-day relaxing near-shore fun trips for spanish mackerel and everything in between. Capt Karl Helmkamp brings you a lifetime full of experience to catch anything from white perch to white marlin. Also contact us for our companion business, Albemarle Outfitters, for expert waterfowl and turkey hunting guide services.

 

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Fistful Sportfishing
PO Box 202
Kill Devil Hills NC 27948
252-395-1907 or 252-455-1595
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Wild Mustang Tours – Corolla Wild Horse Fund

Corolla Wild Horse Fund ToursObserve the wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs with experts directly responsible for herd management. Nonprofit Corolla Wild Horse Fund offers several options to fit every budget and need. Each tour is based on the real time experience and daily activities of the horses by the people who actually protect and care for them. Touring respectfully of nature in a spacious, air conditioned SUV, you'll see what the herd managers see. Be involved in the daily documentation or just sit back and enjoy this exclusive "Trip of a Lifetime" Tour. Education plus photo opportunities are endless and best of all, ALL proceeds benefit the wild horses!

 

Corolla Wild Horse Fund Museum

Old Corolla Village

1129 Corolla Village Road

Corolla, NC 27927

252-453-8002
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Outer Banks Kayak Tours – Coastal Kayak Touring Company

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Expertly guided kayak tours in Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary, Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve (Ideal for Kids), Peter Mashoes Creek at Alligator River, Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge (Most Popular & Wildest Tour) and Pea Island Wildlife Refuge, Hatteras Island (Best Birdwatcher Tour). Some destinations also feature Stand-Up Paddle Board Tour Options. Reserve in person at North Beach Outfitters, Duck Waterfront Shops or call 252-441-3393 if within 24hrs of tour date … or if planning in advance, Book Kayak Tours Online

SPECIAL: $5 off Kayak Tour Special for Nags Head Inn Guests

 

Coastal Kayak Touring Company
1240 Duck Rd
Duck NC 27949
252-441-3393

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SPECIAL: $5 Off Kayak Tours for Nags Head Inn Guests!