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Parking for 4 wheel area 
My friends rented a privately owed house in carova and I want to join them but where do I park my car so they can pick me up in their four wheel vehicle? …

what is the best time to go clamming 
I am a 1st timer and want go clamming in NC. Is July a good month to do that? Thanks

A realtor to work with 23-24 year old non-family group for May 8-May 15? 
A group of 10 23-24 year olds are looking for a large house to rent but are running into trouble with the dreaded no rentals to non-families and/or the …

Is it legal to use a camper trailer on land that you own? 
Is it legal to use a camper trailer on land that you own?

Am a previous OBX'er, may i come home? 
Lived on the Outer Banks for many years, worked for magazine called Surfside News!! Loved it there and miss it terribly! It was a true home for me and …

Rental Availability 
My sisters and I are trying to plan a family vacation. We have 5 families for a total of 18 people (10 adults/8 children). My brother may not be able …

Can I rent a Jeep to use on the beachs of ocracoke island 
landing in Norfolk Virgina, would like to rent a jeep there if i could. Or would be better renting somewhere on OBX?

parking 
Need to know where i can park my sienna for the week in corova. We are tking our tundra truck too ....to get to rental place

Camping 
Secluded camping? I am looking for a place to camp, preferably a relatively primitive spot and not a "set camping location". Do they allow tent camping …

Are there campground there at OBX? 
I want to know if we can camp at the campground instead of using the hotel or rental house. Also, we can we go for crabbing if we go there.

I am going on vacation here with my family and need to drive separately and leave 2 days early however my car is not a 4 wheel drive is there anywhere that I can park my car for 4 days? 
I am going on vacation here with my family and need to drive separately and leave 2 days early however my car is not a 4 wheel drive is there anywhere …

We are visiting friends for two days in Duck and we need a place to park our RV for two days while we stay with them. Any suggestions? 
We are visiting friends for two days in Duck and we need a place to park our RV for two days while we stay with them. Any suggestions?

Where can we camp out in a tent? 
We want to camp out with our three boys. my hubby wants to do some surf fishing and I want to see the horses. is there anywhere that we can do this?

Are there any hotels in the Outer Banks that will allow someone 18 or older to check in?  
The location doesn't matter. My boyfriend and I (who are both under 21) are looking for a nice quiet hotel to have a week-long vacation in. Thanks!

Any good links for newpapers & Info on local jobs and yearly rentals?  
Hi, I am wanting to find out about things from an aspect of moving to that area. Very interested in Outer banks areas & even mainland but within some proximity …

Are there any party or head boats that go out from Oregon Inlet ? 
I am interested in spending a few weeks in the outerbanks area.

Who would make a thanksgiving meal that we could pick up for about 15 people? 
We are looking for a traditional thanksgiving meal, but don't want to cook everything. Anyone make these meals for take out?

what is ENTRANCE FEE JENNETTES PIER ? 
IF WE WANT TO FISH OFF PIER HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND ARE THERE BENCHES TO SIT AS ONE FISHES ?

Can the purchase of a rental property compete in terms of returns with other investments? 
We are looking at a property that is relatively new, in great shape, and has a rental history of about 8% of the asking price. With all scheduled expenses …

Where can a group of 21 year olds rent in outer banks/ 
We are having trouble finding a place to stay for a week as we are all under 25. can you help?????

can you grill on the beach in corolla 
can i bring a propane grill to the beach in corolla?

looking for a charter that is good with kids..... 
I have an autistic child age 15 that loves to fish and are looking for a good charter for a family of four to enjoy half a day catching fish. Any ideas? …

Discounts, last minute deals/cancellations 
Hello. My wife and 2 kids are wanting to stay in a house in the Outer Banks, preferably near Avon and no further south then the Ocracoke Is Ferry. …

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Are pop up tents allowed on the Whalehead beach? 
Also, where is the best place to launch kayaks near Whalehead?

Where can I stay for just one night 
I live in Chesapeake Va and want to come see The Lost Colony on 6/22 and would like to spend the night but cannot find anywhere to do just a one night …

Can you sail on the boat the Wilma out of Ocracoke harbor? 
This is a boat that was donated to the harbor of Ocracoke. Can you sail on it? what are the rates? Who would you contact to sail on it?

Wedding 
If we rent an oceanfront cottage, how can we plan a wedding on the beach in front of the cottage?

Where can we see wild horses the first week of may 
Where can we see wild horses the first week of May?

How old do you have to be to rent a house with Twiddy Realty? 
I'm trying to rent a house for a week and I wasn't able to find an age for the person who signs the lease. Please help! This question is specifically …

Weather and news channel 
We just moved here to KDH and I was wondering what the best news station and channel is for the local weather and everyday news. There seems to be …

How crowded will it be during the first week of April? 
I'm planning to visit the area (with my pet dog) the first week of April but am a little worried about how crowded the area will be at that time. …

How do handicapped people get to enjoy the beach? I would love to be able to get to the water. 
I am battling cancer and am temporarily handicapped because of the side effects of chemo. My question is how do i get to the water when i can only …

Route to see the Outer Banks 
O.K. Right now, we plan to stay at Shutters motel. We are coming from Raleigh NC and want to travel the entire Outer Banks. Any suggestions on route …

how old do you have to be to rent? 
two of my best friends and i are 18 and just want to get out of town for the weekend! can we rent one on our own?

how old you you have to be to rent a house? 
how old do you have you have to be to rent a house for a week?

How old do you have to be to rent a house? 
I've heard the age is 25 but I am not quite sure.

what are the stone roadside markers with the letters  
What are the stone roadside markers with the letters "MV" throughout Dare County? What do the letters stand for?

Thanksgiving week for adults / older teens. 
Hi, We will be in Duck, NC for Thanksgiving week. This is probably our fifth year coming at this time. Do you have any ideas of activities for adults …

Bluefish Running? 
It's Oct 13th, are you catching bluefish now?

Fishing Tips in Avon 
We are going to be staying in Avon, and haven't fished the area before. Can you provide any tips and good surf fishing spots?

Non-family group homes? 
Hello, I hope you can help me! I am organizing a group to go to OBX for New Years, but we cannot find any realtors that will rent to us. We are …

What to do 
We want to go during new years eve. What is there to do?

Recommendation for where to stay 
What a great site! Thanks! Looking ahead to August 2012..Planning on visiting the OBX with 2-3 other couples and a total of about 5 boys, ages 9-12. …

Where is the best place to stay over Thanksgiving 
I am thinking of doing a family get together over the Thanksgiving Holiday. I would like an ocean front home rental that has a wood burning fireplace, …

Can I buy kids beach chairs near Rodandthe? 
I am wondering if there is any place along the way to Rodandthe to buy kids beach chairs

turtles and horses 
When and where would be a nice place to stay to see turtles hatch and wild horses?

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I'm looking for a large rental home for about 50 to 75 people in Outer Banks? 
I'm looking for a large rental home in Outer Banks for about 50 to 75 people? The large group rental is for August 25 - September 1, 2012. Should …

How old do you have to be to camp in a tent in the national park campgrounds? 
I'm 17. and I want to go camping there but don't know what the age limit is.

Where to have a romantic sunrise breakfast over looking the beach or on the beach? 
Would like to be on the beach or a nice place over looking the beach to watch the sunrise.

Ideas for children's activities at Thanksgiving 2011 in Corolla 
We will be visiting Corolla Thanksgiving week 2011. We would like some suggested activities for children.

Are dogs allowed on the beach? 
Are dogs allowed on the beach?

What are the beaches and town like in Rodanthe? 
We are headed to Rodanthe on Friday and have never been. We are looking forward to a relaxing beach vacation but we also like to get out and grab a …

Which beach to go to 
I am looking for a beach in the Outer Banks where I can camp and have a bonfire. Could you tell me what beach, if any, where this is allowed?

Is there a place to park an RV while renting in Carova? 
We have rented a house in Carova and would love to drive an RV from Boston instead of flying so the kids can experience the drive! Is there a place …

OBX discount golf? 
Golf courses on the Outer Banks are beautiful and my wife and I have enjoyed playing them over the years. We have discontinued playing when we come …

Our horses? 
I want to bring our horses on vacation with us down to the Outer Banks. Is there anywhere close there I can board them both for a week?

Otter Watching 
I'd like to see some river otters on my visit in a couple of weeks. I saw one at Pea Island once. Any other sites where I'd be "assured" to see some? …

RENTAL for April 21-25th dog friendly, 4 -5 bdrm 
Having a hard time finding rental for these dates because most are weekly Sat-Sat, this is a Thursday to Monday 4 adults (2 in 80's) and one small …

Can you please provide some tent camping sites at the Outer Banks 
My husband and I camped at beach side camping grounds as we were growing up and feel that it allows us the freedom to enjoy two of our favorite family …

When did the beach road north of Duck become open to the general public? 
When I lived on the OBX back in '83-84 I seem to remember there being a gate and guard on Duck road and it being a private community. Also,if I remember …

Lived in Kitty Hawk 83-84, on the beach road, next to a mom and pop laundromat. Is it still there along with the house to the right of it and the one behind it? 
I'm coming down in April after being gone 26 years and want to see if where I used to live is still there. Also lived in a house on Arch St. in KDH …

Where to stay? 
We are three married couples in our late twenties planning on coming to the outerbnks next spring/early summer. We don't want the beach to be crowded …

Are there handicap accessible beaches in the OBX?  
Most of the beaches that I see in the OBX have steps for beach access. I have a handicap daughter who is in a wheel chair. We have the beach chair …

What houses are available for non-family/college student groups? 
I have a group of very responsible friends that are interested in renting a beach house for a week in summer 2011. We have been going to North Myrtle …

Where do you suggest we stay to keep five teenagers entertained for a week?  
None are of driving age so we can't send them out on their own. Just looking for the town that has the most entertainment or nearby shopping, mini …

Do you have a house to rent to people under 25? 
Hello, My name is Rebecca Snyder. I am 23 years old. My fiance and I are getting married in September. Our first vacation together was to …

Is there a company that I can contact to book a week of golf without accomodations in the Outer Banks area?  
We will be travelling to the Outer Banks for a week of golf from April 24 - May 1, 2011. We have already arranged for accomodation in Kitty Hawk but …

Which beaches can I drive on with my vehicle in the Outer Banks? 
I'm looking for an Outer Banks rental in a town close to a beach that I can drive my vehicle on.

Why is the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse famous? 
What was the first lighthouse made?

December restaurant, shop, attraction closings? 
Plan on vacationing December 28-31, 2010 but heard there are many restaurants, shops, and local attractions closed. Is this true? Was looking forward …

Where do I dump my trash in Carova? 
We are leaving today and need to take our trash to the dump but do not know where it is located.

Where can I get the Route 12 car cling sticker decals for your car window? 
Its a black n white rectangular cling decal for your window....its says Route 12

Camping on the Beach 
Our family rented a house in Corolla and wanted to know if sleeping in a tent on the beach is allowed (my sons wanted to do this one night)?

Where is the best most reasonably priced seafood place that is kid friendly? 
Just looking for a not too expensive place to eat that's a nice place to take the family

Beach closings 
Good day- can you give me a list of beaches that will be closed the week of July 25th???????????????

Need help finding an OBX rental house ... 
Hello, I read your section on renting a house to a non-family/under 25 year olds and how it might be difficult but not impossible. I have been …

Help with Rental 
I am planning to go on a vacation to the Outer Banks in July for 3 days.(this is our first vacation to the Outer Banks) I am unable get any vacation …

Best restaurant for a large family dinner. 
Hi! I love your site. This summer I will be spending a week in Corolla with my in-laws. This is the second time we've done this, and while it was …

Outer Banks Gardens 
Where are public gardens?

Grocery Stores in Carova 
What is the nearest grocery store to Carova?

Questions about Corolla and Oracoke Island 
Hello, I am looking for a place to vacation around the week of September 11 - September 18, and I was thinking about either Oracoke Island or …

Small ... on the beach ... private pool 
I am looking for a small house with a private pool on the beach! Only two of us ... quiet ... in our 50's just want a week to relax and not go …

Pearl Hunting 
I used to go to Nags Head every year with my family and we stayed at MP 11. Many years ago when we were there I remember going to a place where you …

RV parking ?? 
I have a 30 ft Class A RV. Is there parking available for such a large vehicle? Or ever better, are RVs allowed in/on the Outer Banks? (I don't …

Can you have bon fires on the beach? 
Can you have a bon fire on the beach?

Why when I look on different websites does it say there are more than one Cape Hatteras Lighthouse? 
On every website I go on it say there is more the one Cape Hatteras Light House. Is that true?

Could you please put a link to the Corolla Wild Horse Fund on your page with information about the wild horses? 
The Corolla wild Horse Fund website, www.corollawildhorses.org, has a wealth of information. We also offer a special membership opportunity called "trip …

Christmas week 
You said that you have been going to the Outer Banks between Christmas and New Years for the past six years. My wife and I are looking for a Christmas …

Where in the Outer Banks can I get an iPod adapter for my car? 
My iPod adapter just went and I need my tunes. Where can I find a store on OBX to buy one? I am staying in Sanderling. Thanks for the help!

Renting a House on the Outer Banks when under 25 
Do you know a place in the Outer Banks that will rent to 22 and 23 year olds? I've been looking all over for sites that will rent to me but all of …

Fun things to do in the Outer Banks in North Carolina? 
This summer my mom and I are taking a trip to the Outer Banks. What are some fun things to do while there?

Nice beaches in the Outer Banks? 
My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to the Outer Banks and we want to know of some of the beaches that are clean, fun, and pretty. We have never …

Should I take a roadtrip to the Outer Banks? 
I would love to take a road trip to the Outer Banks. Do you have any suggestions on how long we should spend there? Where to stay? Where to eat? What …

What are some really romantic restaurants in the Outer Banks? 
My husband and I will be in the Outer Banks with our family during our anniversary. We want to find a restaurant that is really romantic to go to just …

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What can you tell me about the Outer Banks? 
Please tell me about the Outer Banks. Where did you stay? Where did you eat? Do you have any recommendations to someone who wants to take a trip there? …

Place in OBX for college/grad students aged 21-24? 
I'm planning on going to the outer banks with some friends this summer. We range from ages 21-24, are there places in OBX that would be more preferable …

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