01/20/09

Shrimp Creole Recipe

While on Hatteras Island be sure to pick up some local fresh shrimp from a nearby seafood store. There are a variety of ways that you can have shrimp and if you feel like dining in consider this shrimp creole recipe that will surely become a favorite for everyone in your party. This recipe originated in Louisiana but feel free to alter it to your taste. If you enjoy spicy meals you can add some Tobasco sauce to your liking. Continue reading


01/15/09

North Carolina’s Citation Program

Consider yourself an award wining fisherman? Then you just might benefit from North Carolina’s Citation Program. While a “citation” can generally have a bad connotation, (think speeding ticket), the citation program regulated by the NC Marine Fisheries is a way for local and visiting anglers alike to prove that their big catch reeled in on the Outer Banks is more than just a tall fish tale. Continue reading


01/7/09

Visit Surf or Sound Realty at the Outer Banks Wedding Expo and Wedding Tour

The Outer Banks Wedding Expo is being held January 10-11, and Surf or Sound Realty is delighted to be a part of the region’s largest wedding expo of 2009.

On Saturday, January 10th, we invite brides-to-be and their families to stop by our spotlight wedding tour home #553 Seas the Day, located in Salvo in the upscale Hattie Creef subdivision. (Click here to view the floor plans of the home.) This stunning 8 bedroom oceanfront home will be open for the public to tour from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Appetizers, courtesy of the Inn at Pamlico Sound, will be available at the home. Information about our wedding homes and maps will be available at the home and also at our two offices located in Avon and Salvo. We encourage everyone to stop by and check out this impressive representative of our portfolio of premier vacation homes. Continue reading


12/30/08

Picture of the week

It's your friend's vacation too

It's your friend's vacation too

Make sure you bring your four legged friend on vacation with you. Your devoted friend will surely enjoy it! For a list of dog friendly homes on Hatteras Island click here. Photo taken by Ann Wood of Surf or Sound Realty.


12/26/08

Trail Blazing Adventures: The coolest places for an island style walk.

Who doesn’t love a long walk on the beach? Whether it’s early in the morning just in time for a sunrise, or in the lazy evening hours when the sky is a mixture of orange, blue, and purple, a beach walk is all but required on a Hatteras Island vacation.

The lure of an oceanside stroll is certainly hard to beat, but for folks who love nothing more than a long, leisurely walk to relax and get a little exercise, there are plenty of places on and off the sand to discover. Think that nothing can beat that beach walk? Then you haven’t seen all the off-the-beaten paths that this vacation destination has to offer. Continue reading


12/23/08

Island Crafts: Putting those shells to good use

Visitors and locals alike have been known to rake in the shells after a good storm, or just when the tides are right. But once you have a bucket of shells to bring home, what do you do? Part of the reason for the popularity of seashells is that they are fabulous raw materials for craft projects. Young and old alike, everyone can enjoy a rainy afternoon sorting through their Outer Banks shells and creating a homemade souvenir that they can use as the perfect present, decorate a beach home, or simply enjoy as a fond memory of their trip to Hatteras Island. Continue reading


12/19/08

Hatteras style clam chowder recipe

‘Tis the season to whip up a little comfort food after a chilly day of fishing, and on Hatteras Island, the signature soup of choice is, naturally, Hatteras Style Clam Chowder.

Unlike Manhattan and New England varieties, Hatteras chowder is a clear broth with just a few low key ingredients, but the simplicity of the soup really brings out the clam flavor. Most every restaurant on the island has their own spin on the recipe, and chowder cook-offs for local bragging rights are essential at Outer Banks festivals and events, like the annual Day at the Docks celebration in Hatteras Village. Continue reading


12/19/08

Hatteras Village Christmas Parade is a chilly, cheery success

The Hatteras Village Christmas Parade enjoyed a sunny start on Saturday, Dec. 13, with cool 50 degree weather and an even cooler breeze. But the chill in the air didn’t stop several hundred locals and visitors from lining along NC Highway 12 in between Teach’s Lair marina and the Hatteras Drive-in to cheer on the floats. Continue reading