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The National Park Service Outer Banks Group has announced the seasonal temporary ORV beach closures starting on April 1, 2015 on Hatteras and Ocracoke Island.

Cape Point Temporarily Closes ORV Beach Access

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Deputy Superintendent Mark Dowdle announced today the temporary off-road vehicle (ORV) access closure of the Cape Point area in accordance with the requirements of the ORV Management Plan for Cape Hatteras National Seashore. On April 6, 2015, approximately 0.6 – 0.7 of a mile south of Ramp 44 adjacent […]

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The National Park Service Outer Banks Group has announced the seasonal temporary ORV beach closures starting on April 1, 2015 on Hatteras and Ocracoke Island.

National Park Service Announces Seasonal Hatteras, Ocracoke ORV Closures

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced this week the temporary closing of seasonal ORV (off road vehicle) routes in front of village beaches will take place on April 1, 2015. In accordance with the ORV Management Plan for Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the following seasonal ORV routes close temporarily to vehicles […]

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The Outer Banks has been named one of the Top 5 East Coast Family Beach Destinations for 2014 by the ABC Travel Guide for Kids. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

Kill Devil Hills Releases Beach Nourishment Video

Kill Devil Hills has released a video to provide an informational overview of the Town’s proposed beach nourishment program, along with the history of beach erosion efforts in the community. The segment features Mayor Sheila Davies, along with business and community leaders, including Cliff Blakely, Aubrey Davis, Warren Judge, and former Mayor Lowell Perry. The Kill […]

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National Park Service announces pre-nesting beach closures on Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

National Park Service Announces Pre-Nesting Beach Closures

To protect breeding habitat for important shorebirds, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) staff are implementing pre-nesting closures in several beach locations.  During the winter, staff conducted annual assessments of preferred breeding habitat for piping plover, Wilson’s plover, American oystercatcher and colonial waterbirds.  All pre-nesting closures will be marked by March 15.  Pre-nesting areas for colonial […]

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The Outer Banks has been named one of the Top 5 East Coast Family Beach Destinations for 2014 by the ABC Travel Guide for Kids. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

Kill Devil Hills To Hold Public Hearing On Beach Nourishment

Beach nourishment could finally be coming to Kill Devil Hills, if a proposed project is approved by the town’s Board of Commissioners. The next step in the process will be a public hearing to consider the establishment of a Municipal Service District related to the town’s beach erosion control and flood and hurricane protection works […]

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Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue 2014

Kill Devil Hills Releases New Ocean Rescue Video

Kill Devil Hills has released a new town-produced 30-minute video that is like an Outer Banks episode of Cops crossed with Baywatch, aimed at educating beach goers about ocean safety. In the middle of one of the coldest winters on record, sometimes it’s comforting to look ahead and remember warmer times are just around the […]

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Admiral Street public beach access in Nags Head is temporarily closed for outfall work.

Nags Head Outfall Work To Close Admiral St. Beach Access

Perhaps starting as early as today (February 16), the North Carolina Department of Transportation will be using the Admiral Street public beach access in Nags Head to stage equipment that will be used to extend a stormwater outfall located on the oceanfront in the vicinity of the 2400 block of South Virginia Dare Trail.  Expected […]

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore

National Park Service Begins Cape Hatteras Seashore Changes

Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) staff began the process in early January of reviewing and complying with recently passed legislation in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act related to the Seashore.  The legislation provides 180 days for the Secretary of the Interior, in coordination with the State of North […]

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Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, NC (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

Trip Advisor Names Nags Head No. 2 Top U.S. Destination on the Rise

TripAdvisor announced its Travelers’ Choice Awards for the Top 10 Destinations on the Rise in the United States last month, ranking Nags Head, North Carolina at number 2 on the list, which highlights the top vacation spots that have seen the greatest increase in positve feedback and interest on the popular travel site. Of Nags […]

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The Outer Banks has been named one of the Top 5 East Coast Family Beach Destinations for 2014 by the ABC Travel Guide for Kids. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

ABC Travel Guide For Kids Names Outer Banks In Top 5 East Coast Family Beaches

The ABC Travel Guide for Kids recently released its picks of the Top 5 East Coast Family Beach Destinations for 2014, ranking the Outer Banks in 5th place! The article says of the area, ” It’s all here from Spooky Blackbeard pirate stores on Ocracoke Island, to Orville and Wilbur Wright in Kitty Hawk.  Ferry rides and jumping around from […]

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A full moon over Hatteras Village, North Carolina on Cape Hatteras National Seashore. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

Outer Banks Makes Dr. Beach Top 10 List Again

Cape Hatteras National Seashore has been named one of 2014’s “Ten Best Beaches in the United States” by Dr. Beach in his annual countdown. Also known as Stephen Leatherman, Dr. Beach is one of  America’s biggest influence makers in the world of coastal travel. This is the seventh year in a row that Cape Hatteras has been named on […]

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Outer Banks Family Beach Portraits Mother’s Day Special Offer Announced

Artz Music & Photography has announced a special offer on all family beach portraits booked this week in honor of Mother’s Day! Wondering what to get Mom this year? Want to get her something that she will truly cherish for a lifetime? This year, get Mom a gift certificate for professional family beach portraits by […]

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Koru Village buys Avon Pier property.

Koru Village Purchases Avon Pier Property

Driven by the mission of offering residents and visitors of Cape Hatteras unique experiences, Koru Village has expanded its adventure resort with the purchase of the Avon Pier property.  The five oceanfront acres that include access to the Avon Pier, plenty of beachfront parking and a restaurant will be transformed this spring to blend into […]

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Outer Banks Travel Guide 2014

New Outer Banks Travel Guide Bridges Print and Digital

For the first time ever, the 2014 Outer Banks Official Travel Guide is illustrated exclusively in smart phone photography, employing a style and technology that staff of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau hope visitors find both familiar and compelling. “With cellular phone camera technology advancing to the point where image quality is now fit for high quality print publication, […]

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Atlantic Surfing Federation

Nags Head Hosts Atlantic Surfing Federation Contest

The fourth contest in the Atlantic Surfing Federation (ASF) 2012/2013 season is happening in Nags Head this weekend. The Atlantic Surfing Federation is a non-profit organization committed to promoting and implementing a modern, progressive surfing program for all members and ability levels. The ASF seeks to instill discipline, environmental awareness, positive values of fair play, and good sportsmanship […]

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Ozzie Artz enjoys a day on the beach in Nags Head, NC.

Beach Nourishment Project Coming To Kill Devil Hills

The Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners voted this week to proceed with a $20 million beach widening project along the town’s oceanfront, using Nags Head’s successful beach nourishment project as a template. The proposed project would widen about 12,000 feet of beach on the northern end of the town using approximately 910,000 to 1.7 million cubic yards of […]

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