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Ethan, the grandson of Diane Midgette in the Surf or Sound accounting department, is enjoying a day on the beaches of Pamlico Sound. One of the beauties of Hatteras Island is that you can take your pick for the day to either savor the ocean or the sound. Photo by Ann Wood of Surf or Sound Realty.


Carolina BBQ Recipe

If you are wondering what to feed your big party with while you are staying in a vacation home on Hatteras Island consider trying some homemade Carolina BBQ in the crock pot. It is a great way to have dinner ready when you get back from a long day at the beach and you are just not in the mood for cooking.
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The 1911 Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station after restoration. Be sure to visit this historic site and museum while on your Hatteras Island vacation to learn about the history of the US life-saving service. Photo courtesy of Chicamacomico™ Life-Saving Station.


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Make sure you book your fishing trip during your Hatteras Island Vacation! Photo by Joy Crist of Surf or Sound Realty.


Celebrating Father’s Day during your Hatteras Island Vacation

If your Hatteras Island vacation just so happens to coincide with Father’s Day, your family will be delighted to find that there are plenty of ways to celebrate dad’s day, both on and off the beach.

Consider the following Outer Banks activities when planning your special “Thank you” to the dads, brothers, and grandparents in your vacation party, or come up with a few creative ideas on your own, based on your guys’ favorite vacation activities. No matter how you celebrate, holidays are always a joy when you celebrate them island style. Continue reading


Free Activities for your Family on Check In Day from Kitty Hawk Kites

If you are checking in on Saturday, and arrive on Hatteras Island a little early, Kitty Hawk Kites offers plenty of activities to keep everyone in the family busy and enjoying a jump start to their vacation, while waiting for check-in.

Every Saturday during the summer, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., you can join Kitty Hawk Kites at Waves Village Kiteboarding Resort for plenty of fun while your vacation rental home is being prepped for your Hatteras Island Vacation. You can leave one person at the office to wait while you join in the fun, or everyone can head over to Kitty Hawk Kites to relax and enjoy the afternoon. Continue reading


Nights in Rodanthe: The reviews are in.

Love it or loathe it, one thing that all critics across the country agreed on is that the Outer Banks is certainly one terrific spot to film a romantic movie. As the reviews of the new Richard Gere and Diane Lane film Nights in Rodanthe pour in, almost all critics comment on the beautiful setting, regardless of whether they liked the movie or not.
Here are just a few excerpts of the glowing reviews, (of Hatteras Island, that is), that were published over the last couple of weeks. Continue reading