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 4×4 traffic. Even so, if you have the right vehicle, the right permit from the NPS, the right map, and if you go at the right time of year, you can put together the longest beach drive in the continental U.S. I think … Compared with Hatteras, Daytona Beach in Florida is like a drive through an overpopulated sandbox.” The newspaper’s Spring Adventures series is a guide featuring 50 gutsy ways to shake up the season.
Amazing kiteboarding by the world’s very best competitors vying for $40,000 Prize Purse on beautiful, historic Hatteras Island, NC … plus, did someone say, “7 Parties / 7 Bands”? The Invitational main event will also be preceded by the Triple-S Open.
The Triple-S Kiteboarding Invitational runs May 31st – June 6th 2014, so mark your calendars and MAKE YOUR ROOM RESERVATIONS NOW at Cape Hatteras Motel, only minutes away from all of the action.
The 16th annual ride, 450 miles (60-70 miles per day) scheduled Sept. 27-Oct. 4 2014, will begin in Sparta with overnight stops in Mount Airy, Reidsville, Oxford, Roanoke Rapids, Edenton, Manteo, and then finish in Hatteras Village. More than 1,000 bicyclists from 35 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada participated in last year’s ride. This year should be even bigger.
Make your Reservations NOW and enjoy the excitement!
Outer Banks Makes Nat Geo “Drives of a Lifetime” Road Trips
This itinerary takes readers on an inspiring 114 mile dream journey from Corolla to Ocracoke highlighting lighthouses, parks, refuges, monuments, beaches and historic places along the way: Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Jockeys Ridge State Park, First Colony Inn, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Buxton and Ocracoke Island.
The closing “Road Kit” thoughtfully reminds travelers of the Outer Banks sweet spot months from April-June in the spring and Sept-Oct in the fall “shoulder seasons”.
After the winter you’ve had, you may be experiencing some pent-up demand for a relaxing road trip vacation yourself, so call us today to make your Reservations at Cape Hatteras Motel in Buxton!
Great overview … including Hatteras Island.
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10Best.com’s Readers’ Choice contest found the Outer Banks one of North America’s “Best places to watch a sunset.” Of the Outer Banks, the article notes, “The East Coast is typically better known for its sunrises, but not so in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Set up your lawn chair facing west, and enjoy the show.”
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CNN Travel Article Says “Life is a beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore”
Preview 12 diversions that are really “Far out on the Outer Banks” and learn even more about the “hidden wonders” within Cape Hatteras National Seashore!
1- Summer in the Park
2- Sea Turtle Nesting
3- Brown Pelicans
4- Bodie Island Lighthouse
5- Barrier Island Dunes
6- Ocracoke Island Lighthouse
7- Wildlife Habitat
8- Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
9- Pamlico Sound Sunsets
10- Ghost Crabs
11- Freshwater Marshlands
12- Ocracoke-Hatteras Ferry
Learn about Cape Hatteras Lighthouse that is nearly 200ft tall and open to climb as well as the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras Village, plus a whole lot more!
The super sun, sand and surf on the Outer Banks NC are well known to many, but there are also hidden special summer secrets to discover this time of year. Beachcombers will notice that the pull of the full moon often causes huge tidal pools on the beach at low tides. On nighttime strolls you are also likely to see bioluminescence rolling in the Atlantic Ocean waves. Sometimes this luminescence even permeates the beach, so it glows around your steps as your foot presses into the sand. These incredible natural phenomena are magical to experience!
Will Kilpatrick, a 13-year-old eighth-grader at Apex Middle School, caught a blue marlin, a white marlin and a sailfish on June 22 during his first deep sea fishing trip.