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Old 07-22-2010, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Nags Head,NC
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It's my favorite time of year......This place is full of life in the fall and most businesses are still open.Most of them don't even think about closing until after Thanksgiving or Christmas.Weekends can still be crowded.There's nothing isolated about this place,like some would lead you to believe,especially between Corolla and Nags Head.

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Old 07-31-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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to skeeter20: there's a campsite you can sail out of in Frisco and rooms are considerably cheaper in Oct, especially during mid-week, if you want a place to stay or hit bad weather. the water should still be pretty mild, but it's hard to predict in advance, so bring your wetsuits. bring a big cooler too so you can eat food from the grocery store. if you're camping, a small coleman stove will help. some hotels have stoves and refrigerators in the rooms. we camped at Frisco in Oct one year and had a great time except the bedding got damp, but there is a laundry and showers. it's also within driving distance of other popular sail sites.

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Old 08-01-2010, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I've stayed the week there several times in Oct. and it can be hit or miss on the weather. You're transitioning from the summer hurricane season to the winter 'Nor Easter season. As a result you can get 'Nor Easters that form off the coast and can make the better part of a week pretty miserable. The wind blows 20 to 40 MPH. It's sand and salty mist everywhere. You pays your money, you takes your chances.
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:07 PM
 
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Update Skeeter20: The name of the campground I was referring to is "Frisco Woods" and they do charge for the sites. It wasn't crowded the year we stayed there in Oct, we tend to make our plans not too far in advance because of changing weather conditions.
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:44 AM
 
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The Outer Banks are worth a visit any time of year. October is great as rates will have dropped and most tourist/summer residents have left. The water temp will be cool, trust me, and the weather can be hit and miss. Yet, you'll not likely to have any real cool weather. There are times of the year that offer challenges, June is normally full of tourist, late July you get a lot of jellie fish on the beach, and August brings rip currents. However, October should be a real tranquil and beautiful time to visit. Should you wish to do one of the 4-wheel tours to see the Wild Horses, you may want to go ahead and book that now.
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