Try Something New in 2016 at the Outer Banks

Happy New Year! We hope your path leads you to the Outer Banks in 2016. We start each New Year with inspiration and motivation to make last year better than the year before. If you think you’ve done it all on the Outer Banks, think again. We’ve compiled a list of out-of-the-ordinary things to do on the Outer Banks that will make 2016 a year to remember.


Start 2016 off right by booking your Outer Banks vacation with Beach Realty & Construction / Kitty Hawk Rentals! Count down the days to a week of sunshine, waves & warmth. When you get here, try one or more of these things to do…


Roll/tumble down the tallest hill at Jockey’s Ridge

Photo from – Jockey’s Ridge is located in Nags Head.

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Take A Selfie On Top of the Currituck Lighthouse


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Snorkeling at one of the Outer Banks Shipwrecks

Ghost Crabbing

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You’ll need a flashlight and a net. Do this in the evening after dark. They make kits especially for this at


Beach Scavenger Hunt

Fun idea for kids! More ideas from pinterest

Make a Sand Footprint Keepsake


Try the Viking Burger at Spanky’s

For the brave and hungry! The Viking burger is a 2 pound burger at Spanky’s, located in Kitty Hawk, NC. Spanky’s keeps a record of all of those who finish the viking burger.


Available at Kitty Hawk Kites

Catch Crabs with Chicken Necks

Tie chicken necks to a string and cast off a dock into the sound. Tie other end of string to the dock. Wait until the string starts to pull. Gently pull the string up and use a net to catch the crab! View Soundfront Vacation Rentals


Outer Banks Top Things to Do with Kids

things to do logoTraveling to the Outer Banks with kids? If so, you’ll want to check out our list of top things to do with kids on the Outer Banks. Obviously the beach is great for building sandcastles, flying kites and collecting shells, but the Outer Banks offers many more kid-friendly adventures that are sure to make your Outer Banks Vacation one they’ll remember forever. Ready to start planning your Outer Banks vacation? Start your search for the perfect Outer Banks vacation rental at


1. Jockey’s Ridge National Park

The tallest natural sand dune in the Eastern United States. Kids love to run (or roll) down the dunes, explore the big open space and may even opt to take a hang gliding lesson!

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2. Wright Brothers Memorial

Climb the giant hill for a beautiful view from atop. Learn about the history of flight, tour the facility and end with a photo op on in front of the Wright Brothers Monument!

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3. Sound Beach at Jockey’s Ridge

Wade in the shallow warm waters of the sound beach behind Jockey’s Ridge. It is a public beach access but not everyone knows it is there. For young kids who don’t know how to swim or are intimidated by the crashing waves of the Ocean, this is the perfect place to spend the day.

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4. Spend a Day in Manteo

Visit the Aquarium, Elizabethan Gardens, Roanoke Island Festival Park, The Lost Colony, Marsh’s Lighthouse and tour a replica of the Elizabethan II on the waterfront.
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5. Visit Currituck Heritage Park

Climb the Currituck Lighthouse, tour the Whalehead Club or take advantage of free programs for kids at the Center for Wildlife Education!


6. Wild Horse Tour

The kids will love seeing the Wild Mustangs roam the dunes and beaches of Carova. The may also get a kick out of driving on the beach.


7. Learn to Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)

The calm sound waters of the Outer Banks allow for kids to learn how to kayak or stand up paddle board.

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8. Go Fishing

Whether it be pier fishing or a charter fishing trip, the Outer Banks fishing experience is unforgettable! Fishing licenses are required.

Fishing piers include: Kitty Hawk Fishing Pier, Avalon Fishing Pier, Nags Head Fishing Pier, Jennette’s Fishing Pier, Outer Banks Fishing Pier


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Easter 2015 Outer Banks Events

2015 Easter Events at the Outer Banks

Are you spending Easter 2015 at the Outer Banks and looking for some great Easter events? Great! You came to the right place! Below you will find a list of all Outer Banks Easter events and Easter egg hunts from Corolla to Nags Head! If you are still searching for Easter accommodations we have a wonderful selection of Outer Banks rentals. Start your search at or call 800.635.1559. Also, check out our Easter week vacation rental specials page.

Fly Into Spring & Easter Eggstravaganza:

Friday, April 3 – Saturday, April 4 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Start the 2015 season off right with Kitty Hawk Kites. Whether you’re visiting for the holiday or “stuck” here on purpose, come out and watch massive 30 – 100 foot kites flying high over Jockey’s Ridge. Across the street from the dunes, take your picture with the Easter Bunny, and let your kids join in the Jockey’s Ridge Crossing egg hunt.


Fly into Spring- Jockey’s Ridge State Park
Kites over Jockey’s Ridge
Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Easter Eggstravaganza- Jockey’s Ridge Crossing
Photo op with the Easter Bunny 12:00 NOON – 1:00 PM

Egg Hunt Starting at 11:00 AM
ages 3 & under | ages 4 – 6 | ages 7 – 12


Whalehead Easter Eggstravaganza

April 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the Easter Bunny for an egg hunt in beautiful Historic Corolla Park! Enjoy lots of fun children’s activities such as balloon art, face painting, egg & spoon races, bean bag toss, and a jellybean counting contest!  See a fire truck and take a pony ride!  Snacks & refreshments will be available for purchase; admission and parking are free.


Elizabethan Gardens Daffodilly Fest

April 4 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Daffodilly Fest at the Elizabethan Gardens is a month-long celebration with inspirational garden displays and educational opportunities that encourage an appreciation of the art of gardening. For info or details, call 252-473-3234 or visit

Duck Easter Egg Hunt

April 4, 2015 10am-5:00pm

Join us for the 2nd Annual Duck Merchants Association Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt takes place in and around various fine stores Saturday April, 4th from 10am – 5pm. Work your away thru our wonderful town to collect eggs filled with candies, treats and coupons from our Duck Merchants. A link to the Egg Hunt Map will be provided closer to the date, please check back and like us on Facebook for more details.


Spring Fun Fly

April 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm | Free

Join us for a fun FREE afternoon of kites! Watch and learn how to fly many types of kites – Spring Fun Fly sponsored by Flying Smiles Kites and Whalehead in Historic Corolla!  Treat the whole family to a fun day in the park, capturing the imagination and harnessing the power of Mother Nature!  Children can make paper kites to keep, bring your own to fly, or check out all the awesome kites available at Flying Smiles Kites – just across the field! Admission and parking are free!