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Old 08-08-2011, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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You might want to check this site out: The Outer Banks - North Carolina Vacations - Family Beach Vacation Rentals, Fishing & Tourist Information
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:08 PM
 
Location: mooresville
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Just returned to NJ from a week at Hatteras village located about 2 minutes from the free Okracoke ferry. 40 minutes to Okracoke by ferry.

Absolutely loved the miles of open beach especially the walks before sunrise. Stunning, peaceful, essentially empty at that time of day. Couldn't wait to wake up and hit the beach well before 6am.

Fished with guide Ken Dempsey in the bay and got our fill of weakfisk/sea trout and blues.

Went four wheeling on the beach and fished the point form the surf. Not much going on off the surf but great to go through the motions. 4 wheeled through Buxton Woods. Places to be alone are too numerous to count, especially on Okracoke.

Excellent restaurant near the ferry behind the kitchy shops. Mack Daddy's was also a nice restaurant. Howard's on Okracoke was a winner and they are open year round.

Waves and water are where to spend your time.

Saw some deer and bunnies at the point. Feral cats overrun the place which seems odd since visitors bring their dogs who are then exposed to whatever diseases the wild cats have. The piping plover rules the area to the chagrin of the natives. The cats are the reason birdlife is down and yet with all the concern for wildlife the cats go uncontrolled.

I was expecting the are to be more desolate in terms of construction and was surprised by the all the stilt based homes. Yet you could easily go to many areas, take numerous trails and feel you had the whole place to your self.

Neat bird life, tons of mosquitoes after dark in some areas but seemed absent near the surf.

Great beaches but hated the drive to get there.
Thanks for all the info!!!! Do you by chance have a contact number for the fishing guide?Did you take your own fishing equipment or was it provided?Not looking forward to the drive either,but can't wait to get away.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:34 AM
 
Location: NC
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The drive will be well worth it if you are looking to escape the crowds. I have stayed in the Kill Devil Hills area in August at an oceanfront hotel and the beach had people but nothing like you would see at the DE/MD beaches. Of course, Hatteras and Ocracoke, you can be off to yourself in some places.

Go, relax, and enjoy. Well worth the drive.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:11 PM
 
Location: mooresville
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We are thinking of going to the Outer Banks for vacation in a few weeks. We have never been there. Anyone like to share your thoughts on what to see,where to stay,activities for the kids and such,what areas to visit like Beaufort?Duck?Kitty Hawk? or all the way to Hatteras Island? Thanks for helping.
Ok-We just spent last Sun through Friday at the Outer Banks. It was our first time there.We stayed at the Comfort Inn in Nags Head.The hotel could use an update but was clean and the location was perfect.Had a nice oceanfront room.We spent one day in Corolla and toured the 4x4 area where the wild horses are.Saw Currituck,Duck,and surrounding areas.Very nice. Another day we drove all the way to the end of Hatteras Island and took the ferry over to Ockracoke and back.Climbed the lighthouse.We did a good bit of fishing.Lots of good public acess areas. We also took a charter boat out for day of fishing.That was awsome! Did this from the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center.The boat was owned by a husband and wife team.Here is their site.I highly recommend them!Sinbadsportfishing.com Saw Jockey's Ridge,Wright Brother's Museum,the Aquarium in Manteo.We also just enjoyed the beach! We loved the Outer Banks and will make it a regular destination spot! I must say,I would probably not go during peak season.Just don't like the crowds.For us,our late summer time was perfect!
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