By consistently playing top clubs and corporate parties of the Southeast with excellent reviews along the way since touring began in 1977, Band of Oz has been an invited guest on most of the major beach concerts in the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia. One of the most successful groups in the Southeast, Band of Oz […]
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Formed in Chapel Hill, NC in 1983, “the bards of downward mobility” have played their unique hybrid of Americana, surf, R&B, rockabilly and swamp pop sound (self described as “toe sucking geek rock – kinda weird, but it feels good when you’re doing it”), while delighting fans into ecstatic, sweat-drenched paroxysms of joy. Assisted by […]
Dr. Beach issues his annual list on the basis of 50 criteria, including water and sand quality. He recently began including beach safety, environmental management and bonus points for no-smoking policies. This is the 25th anniversary for Dr. Beach, also known as coastal expert and Florida International University professor Stephen P. Leatherman. Established in 1937, […]
Jun 2, Full moon climb Grab your flashlight and experience a lighthouse at night by joining the National Park Service on a Full Moon Climb at the Cape Hatteras. Hear stories of keepers of old, view the working light close up in the lantern room, and catch the reflection off the Atlantic Ocean of the […]
If You Ever Have Trouble Explaining Why Our Outer Banks Barrier Islands Are So Special, Consider Sharing This Video Narrated By Meryl Streep and John Grabowska.
In a 10 Best featured article for USA Today, “10 Best Visits the Alluring Outer Banks.” The article notes, “When it comes to beaching it, everybody is different. Some sun worshippers long for action, a busy Boardwalk and plenty of after-dark activity. Then, there’s the Outer Banks. This series of North Carolina barrier islands attracts […]
Of Rodanthe, the article said, “Made famous by the romantic Nicholas Sparks novel, Nights in Rodanthe (which was turned into a movie starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane), this quiet beach in the Outer Banks provides the perfect backdrop for real-life romance. The windswept coastline is dotted with cottages, and the skies are filled with […]
Bodie Lighthouse on Bodie Island is among USA Today’s “10 best lighthouses around the USA.” A lighthouse website and app creator, Kraig Anderson first took a trip to see a lighthouse in North Carolina more than a decade ago, and has since visited every beacon in the country – that’s more than 750 depending how […]
Chosen using a criteria of 50 physical factors like “sand softness” and “air temperature”, Cape Hatteras returns to the official Dr. Beach’s Top 10 List: 1. Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii 2. Barefoot Beach Bonita Springs, Florida 3. St. George Island State Park Florida panhandle 4. Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Oahu, Hawaii 5. Hamoa […]
As the article’s writer notes, “A ride on the shifting sands of Cape Hatteras National Seashore offers a glorious tour of the Outer Banks… [but] be prepared …Since the National Park Service issued new rules in 2012 in an effort to preserve nesting habitats for shore birds and turtles, the beach is less open to […]