11 May 2018
Your summer vacation is around the corner. You have already paid it off, but you’re worried about spending money while you’re there. Don’t worry! Beach Realty has you covered! Here are five tips to save you money on your Outer Banks vacation.
1. Outer Banks Attractions
No need to worry! The Outer Banks is full of free attractions to fill your time with!
Free Outer Banks Attractions
The first is obviously the beach (duh). Pack a cooler with food and drinks, and spend the whole day soaking up some sun! Check out our list of beach accesses below.
Jockey’s Ridge, the largest living sand dune on the East Coast, is a state park and a completely free activity. Bring a picnic, and enjoy it on the sound side beach there! For more activities check out
Inexpensive Outer Banks Attractions
Wright Brother’s Memorial
Children under 15 get in for free, and adults are $7.00 per. You can also get in for each day for 7 days after you purchase a pass, so you can go back multiple times!
You would have to pay to climb the lighthouses, but it is always fun to walk around them and look in the
2. Cook at Home
We all enjoy going out to eat, so instead of depriving yourself on vacation just strategize your meals! Look forward to going out a couple of times during the week, and cook at home the rest of the time. Don’t make it a chore, get the whole family involved so you can make some memories!
If you are traveling with a large group of multiple families, split up the meal responsibilities. Have one family be responsible for cooking breakfast on Tuesday, and you take care of lunch on Thursday. Don’t forget; if you have any leftover non-perishable foods at the end of your stay you can drop them off with your keys and we will donate it to the local food pantry.
3. Map Out Your Week
If you know you want to take a day trip down to Hatteras or Ocracoke, plan to visit other attractions you’re interested in along the way. For example, Bodie Island Lighthouse is in that same direction. This way you save on time and gas money! You can also plan what you might need along the way: snacks, drinks, etc. To learn more about what attractions are near one another check out our About The Outer Banks Page below.
4. Free Events & Happy Hours
If you prefer to go out and do things while you’re on vacation, check out the free events that are going on in the area. Also, a lot of restaurants have Happy Hours where you can get drinks and food for half off! Sometimes the best things in life come free!
5. Check out Beach Realty’s Exclusive Guest Discounts
Guests of Beach Realty receive exclusive discounts for renting beach equipment through Ocean Atlantic Rentals, for H2OBX tickets, and more. Make sure to look through the check in packet we give you! There are a ton of coupons hidden in there.