Staying at one of our homes? Here are some nearby places and their mileposts:

YMCA – 11
Kitty Hawk Kites – 12 1/2
Outer Banks Dive Center – 12 1/2
Jockey’s Ridge – 12 1/2
Outer Banks Mall (with Food Lion grocery store and Dollar Tree) – 14
Outer Banks Hospital – 14
Kitty Hawk Water Sports – 15
Putt-Putt (2) – 15
Go-Karts – 15
Jennette’s Pier – 16 (One block from Shell Town and 2 miles from the 4 Capes)
Tanger Outlet Mall – 16

National Park Service – Map of the Outer Banks
http://www.nps.gov/archive/caha/map.htm

Outer Banks Wedding Info
http://www.outerbanksbeachguide.com/weddings/weddings.htm

North Carolina’s Outer Banks Enterprise Calendar of Events
http://www.outer-banks.com/calevents/

North Carolina’s Lighthouses
http://www.outer-banks.com/lighthouses.asp

Most people visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina want to visit at least one of the lighthouses. And we have lighthouses! The following is a driving tour from north to south along coastal North Carolina. Of the existing towers, you have a choice of seven lighthouses to visit, and you can see the ruins of an eighth. These light stations are so interesting that days can be spent in the surrounding area of each one, but you can adjust the length of your stay according to the amount of time you have, whether it is to make a quick stop or to linger. Visit a lighthouse soon! North Carolina has gained two “new” lighthouses. A reproduction of the Roanoke River Lighthouse can be visited on the lovely waterfront in Plymouth. Another reconstruction is located on the beautiful Manteo waterfront. Both were built according to the original plans of these “sound” lights that once dotted more than two dozen places all through the state’s sounds and rivers and are reminders of our close connection to the sea.

Outer Banks – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Banks

The Outer Banks are a 100-mile 160-km long string of narrow barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina, on the East Coast of the United States. They cover approximately half the northern North Carolina coastline, separating the Albemarle Sound and Pamlico Sound from the Atlantic Ocean.

The Outer Banks are a major tourist destination, and are known for temperate weather and wide expanses of wide open beachfront.

The Wright Brothers first flight in a powered, heavier-than-air vehicle took place on the Outer Banks on December 17, 1903, at Kill Devil Hills, near the sea-front town of Kitty Hawk. The Wright Brothers National Monument commemorates the historic flights, and First Flight Airport is a small, general-aviation airfield located there.

An English colony—where the first person of English descent, Virginia Dare, was born on American soil vanished without a trace from Roanoke Island in 1587. The treacherous seas off the Outer Banks and the large number of shipwrecks that have occurred there have given these seas the nickname Graveyard of the Atlantic. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is located in Hatteras Village near the United States Coast Guard facility and Hatteras ferry.

Outer Banks, North Carolina History
http://palscape.wordpress.com/2006/05/18/outer-banks-north-carolina/

Outer Banks Real Estate: Fall on the Outer Banks!
http://outerbanksre.blogspot.com/2005/10/fall-on-outer-banks.html

Fall on the Outer Banks!

Fall is a fantastic time to visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The fish are biting and the winds are perfect for Wind surfing! The weather is cool and the beaches are not so crowded, enjoy the cool evenings and take a long walk. The golf courses are open and plenty of tee times are available! Your favorite restaurants are all still open and would love to see you!

If you are considering an investment in Real Estate, this is the perfect place! Feel free to visit my website where you can search the entire Outer Banks MLS and see for yourself what is available! www.HomesInNagsHead.com

Good summer for purple martins at Umstead Bridge
http://www.outerbankshome.com/blog/good-summer-for-purple-martins-at-umstead-bridge/138/

2007 was a good summer for the thousands of purple martins that roost annually on the William B. Umstead Bridge, which is the “old bridge” connecting the north end of Roanoke Island and Manteo with the mainland at Manns Harbor near Mashoes.

Jeannette’s Pier Report

May 22 2009 was groundbreaking for the new Jeannette’s Pier, and the expected open date is May 2011. The features of the new pier are as follows:

1. 16,000 sq foot facility

2. 1000 foot by 23 foot wide pier

3. First Gold LEED certified project in Dare county

     a. Wind turbines, solar lighting and panels, recycled water and seawater collection for use at the aquarium.

4. Will offer educational programs similar to the Aquarium

5. Second floor meeting room with full features to be used for meetings or events including a full commercial kitchen, spectacular views and an open deck system, elevator to second floor

     a. Seated capacity approximately 220 to 250

     b. Standing capacity approximately 500 persons

     c. 262 parking spaces

     d. Largest regional beach access on the Outer Banks

     e. Open 24/7 with security, no alcohol on pier, food, drinks, bait and tackle shops