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35 a new view, from atop the bodie island lighthouse Pulitzer Prize award-winning writer, Lane DeGregory’s first-hand account of the re-opening of this historic beacon. After 140 years, and $5 million in renovations, the Bodie Island Lighthouse finally is open all the way to the top. Now you can climb the 214 spiral stairs and see what, for more than a century, only keepers saw. Look across the entire island, from sound to sea and enjoy the Outer Banks from a balcony above the clouds.

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14 Welcome 108 Advertisers Index 18 Calendar of Events 28 Beach & Beyond 30 Jockey’s Ridge State Park and

82 ON THE WATER 82 Surfing

The Wright Brothers Memorial 31 Hang Gliding 34 En Route to the Outer Banks 35 Bodie Island Lighthouse & More Amazing Sites 41 Roanoke Island & Festival Park 42 North Carolina Aquarium 44 Town of Manteo 46 The Elizabethan Gardens 47 Town of Duck 53 Today’s Swimsuit Fashions 56 Corolla 115 Jennette’s Pier

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118 Outstanding Eats on the OBX 121 Local Libations 125 Dining Guide 140 Entertainment

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hen you first catch sight of The Jolly Roger, you might be unsure exactly what to think of it. Since its conversion from a gas station/grocery store to a restaurant in 1972, The Jolly Roger has been anything but your ordinary Outer Banks restaurant.

“We’re eclectic, it’s crazy. You’ll not find another Jolly Roger; there’s no rhyme or reason to this place—and that’s what people love about it,” says owner Carol Ann Angelos. It’s been 30 years since Angelos took ownership of Jolly, and over the years she has experienced many changes, including three expansions and a renovation after Hurricane Isabel in 2003. Although the restaurant has gone through several changes over the years, Carol Ann’s style is unaltered. The restaurant decor is an eclectic blend of Christmas, pirate paraphernalia, aquatic murals, handmade boutique-style gifts and old-time movie posters. Almost as diverse as the restaurant itself is the food selection. The Jolly Roger is open yearround for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and they offer something for everyone. Breakfast favorites include the Eggs Benedict, pancakes and home fries—all made in-house from fresh ingredients. For lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers a wide selection of options, from steaks and seafood to pastas and salads. All of the restaurant’s sauces are housemade from scratch, and

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For those looking for entertainment, there’s always something fun happening here. During the winter they host live poker events, Buzz Time NTN with weekly tournaments and contests… plus nightly karaoke year-round, hosted by local’s favorite D.J. Hambone. Over the years, Angelos has encountered a bit of pressure from some customers to change her style and “fit in” to match the times. But she has always found that The Jolly’s authenticity and originality is what keeps happy guests coming back time and again. “I was almost ready to sand down the booths, give in, do another color, but that wasn’t what I wanted to do,” Angelos says. “People love it the way it is.”

“We just like to make people happy and see them enjoy a good meal. We treat them like they’re coming home. That’s what makes us who we are,” says Angelos.

Specialties Dinner Entrée, offered everyday and Lobster Night Saturdays, featuring $19.95 Lobster Mac & Cheese, served with two lobster claws or tail. During the off-season, don’t miss the many All-You-Can-Eat Specials (Oysters, Shrimp, Ribs & Pasta) and Italian Tapas Night Thursdays, featuring $3-6 plates. Specials truly are special at The Jolly, and you never need ~Special Advertising Section~

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of a fishing boat. With a variety of adventures around every corner, as well as plenty of space to just spread out a beach towel and relax, the Outer Banks can mean paradise to just about anyone. Protruding out into the Atlantic Ocean, the Outer Banks is primarily made up of sand and trees. On one side, clean ocean waters wash up against pristine beaches; on the other, peaceful sound waters provide safe harbors for boats and lagoons for wildlife. The thin strip of land in between is at the mercy of wind and water, resulting in a rugged terrain of windswept sand dunes, maritime forests, flatlands and marshes. Of course, that’s all part of the appeal. Defined by the forces of nature, the Outer Banks is a beach destination like no other. But for such a thin stretch of land, the Outer Banks has a surprisingly long list of activities, adventures and attractions. Surfing, fishing, kayaking, golfing, hang gliding, parasailing, jet skiing, wildlife spotting, lighthouse climbing and sailing are just a few of the activities that are available any time of year all the way from Corolla to Ocracoke Island. Use this guide to plan your own Outer Banks adventure, from the sound to the sea and everywhere in between.

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Q&A With Clara Mae Owens Shannon of Owens’ Restaurant in Nags Head By Molly Harrison

Did you move here or were you born here? I was born on Roanoke Island and have lived here all of my life, except for a few years when I lived in Virginia with my husband, Lionel Shannon, who was born and raised in Kitty Hawk.

What is new at your business this year? New and exciting entrées with fresh local seafood, eastern NC pork, and of course, our grain-fed beef so preferred by generations of locals.

How long has your business been open? Owens’ Restaurant has been in Nags Head for 68 years. My parents started Owens’ Café on the Manteo waterfront in 1932 — 83 years ago! But they moved Owens’ Café to its current location in Nags Head in 1946. This makes us the oldest familyowned restaurant that’s still in the same location in North Carolina. I was just a baby when my parents moved the restaurant to Nags Head, and I grew up in this business. My father passed away in 1950, and my mother, Clara “Miss O” Owens, ran the restaurant by herself. My brother, Bobby, and I helped her throughout the years. Bobby and his wife, Sarah, and Lionel and I ran the restaurant after my mother passed away. Bobby and Sarah retired in 1993, and now Lionel and I, along with my daughter, Peaches (who also grew up in Owens’), and her husband, Jim Eckhardt, run the restaurant. The fourth generation, Peaches’ son, Leo, also works here. Three of Miss O’s other great grandchildren, Shannon and Bo Owens and Avery Hooper, have also worked in the restaurant, and one of her great grandsons, Chase Hooper, lives on the property.

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What has changed about your business since it opened? Everything is continuously changing, sometimes daily. The original Nags Head Owens’ was a small building with 24 seats and served three meals a day from midMay through Labor Day. In 1981 we renovated the building to create a replica of a historic Outer Banks life-saving station, which is how the restaurant looks today. Now we have 260 seats and serve dinner nearly all year ‘round. Our menu has evolved to suit changing tastes. We still serve fried and broiled local seafood, but we also offer it grilled, steamed and sautéed. We use many of our traditional recipes, but now they are chef prepared and we also have a much more Southern coastal contemporary flair now.

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3-4 Small Fry Fishing Tournament The Small Fry Tournament is family fun time! Held annually around the 4th of July. Two categories of fishing for children 3-8 and 9-15. The entry fee is nominal and includes a t-shirt and lunch! Trophies are presented in each category for the largest fish caught. Target species are spot, bluefish, trout and flounder. 2000 Sailfish Dr, Manteo, NC 27954. 800-367-4728. 6 Summer Nights At Southern Shores Free Concert and Art Walk from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Bring chairs/blankets and listen to music. A beer tent will also be set up for purchase and a local charity will be working the beer tent and will take all of the proceeds as a donation. Local artists will also have their art work on display. 5543 N. Croatan Hwy., Southern Shores, NC 27949. Please visit us at southernshoresmarketplace. com for additional dates this event is to be held. 7-8 Virginia ESA Contest ESA contests are organized at the grassroots, district level on a year round basis. Each District conducts four or more contests per year, and each year the ESA has over 150 competitions along the entire East Coast. Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head, NC 27959. 252-255-1501.


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13-14 UNC Greensboro – Best of Broadway Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Visitors Center or the night of the event. Call ahead or visit website for specific film details: (252) 475-1506 or roanokeisland.com. 18-20 Hansel and Gretel-Presented by Children’s Theater of Charlotte 10:30 a.m. in the indoor theatre.The story takes the family on a journey through an enchanted forest to not only find safety but also to bring together a family that is on the verge of divorce. The show is recommended for 7 and older. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance at the Park or the day of the event. (252) 475-1506 or roanokeisland.com. 14-15 Father’s Day Plant Sale at the Elizabethan Gardens A two-day sale just for dads! Enjoy 15-25% off of selected plants. 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. For info or details, call 252-473-3234 or visit www.elizabethangardens.org.

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1–Aug. 12 Children’s Theater Tuesday mornings will feature a variety of familyoriented shows. Performances start at 10:00 a.m. at the Duck Amphitheater, with gates set to open at 9:45 a.m. All shows are free and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis and not guaranteed if the venue is full. A variety of toys and games will be available for children and families who are attending the show to enjoy. 1200 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949 1, 2, 3 You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown Children’s Show UNC- Greensboro at 10:30am. Indoor Theatre Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance at the ticket office at RIFP or the day of the event. Ages 5 and under are free.roanokeisland.com

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7-11 The Lost Colony’s Theatre Arts Camp, Session II Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island. Teaching students voice, dance and acting skills. This camp is for rising 1st graders to 9 years of age. For more information or registration call 252-473-2127 or visit www.thelostcolony.org. 10 Live With Cracker and Formula Brew Thru Summer Concert Series Doors open at 5 p.m. for priority seating/ General admission- 5:30. For more information visit brewthru.com. 16, 17, 18 The Little Prince/ Children’s Show Presented by UNC Pembroke 10:30 a.m. Indoor Theatre.Tickets are $5 and may be purchased in advance at the ticket office at RIFP or the day of the event. Ages five and under are free. Call 252-475-1506 or roanokeisland.com. 17 Gin Blossoms With Spin Doctors and Scars On 45 Brew Thru Summer Concert Series Doors open at 5 p.m. for priority seating/ General admission- 5:30. For more information visit brewthru.com 19 “Create a Bird Haven in Your Backyard” at the Elizabethan Gardens Learn which plants are good choices for attracting birds to your garden, as well as other tried-and-true methods, such as water features and birdhouses to attract these fascinating creatures. Presenter Jeff Lewis will also share his secret bird-attracting tips. Participates enjoy an extra 10% off any take home plants. Members: $20. Non-Members $25. 2:00-3:30 p.m.

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3 13th Annual OBX Sandbar 5K Set on the wide flat sands in front of the historic ‘Old Station’ public bathhouse in Kitty Hawk. 7 OBX Watermelon Festival 3933 N S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC 27959. 252-441-1719. We’ll have tons of fun activities for kids and parents like: the dunk tank, moon bounce, inflatable obstacle course, pie eating contests, t-shirt tye dying, face painting, food vendors, music and of course, tons of watermelon! Kitty Hawk Kites staff will be on site teaching kids how to use juggling sticks, balance boards, and much more. Activities range in price from $1-$10. Proceeds go directly to the Wright Flight Foundation. 9-10 25th Annual Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament Leading up to the Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament the ladies get their turn to reel in the Big One! The Alice Kelly Tournament is an annual event the Sunday before the Billfish Tournament. The 25th Annual Alice Kelly Tournament, held August 10th with registration on August 9th, is a fundraiser event for the Outer Banks Cancer Support Group. With an entry fee of only $500.00 per boat it is a great way to help out your community and have a great time on the water. 2000 Sailfish Dr, Manteo, NC 27954. 252-473-1015, pcbt.com. 11–15 31st Annual Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament The 31st annual Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament,

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ockey’s Ridge has been witness to the entire evolution of hang gliding. When hang gliding gained popularity in the 1970s, Jockey’s Ridge became one of the premier spots in the world for beginners to safely learn the sport. The combination of inspiring views, soft sand and ocean winds draws adventurers from all over the world to learn to fly. In the first days of hang gliding, pilots could be seen walking out to Jockey’s Ridge with a roll of cellophane, an arm full of bamboo and a roll of duct tape, to build their glider and fly it. The sport was just beginning, and Jockey’s Ridge was a perfect place to practice. These dunes are still a perfect place to practice, although we have come a long way since the “Bamboo Butterfly”. Gliders have become so efficient that, with the right wind conditions, pilots can stay aloft for hours along the lift band of the ridge. In addition, hang gliding is now statistically safer than most other forms of personal recreation. With these advances in technology and safety, hang gliding has become very popular and today the sport is pursued by thousands of people in the United States alone. The origins of hang gliding can be traced back to the 1950s, when Dr. Francis Rogallo (1912-2009) decided there [Continued on page 32] must be a way for the general public to experience the joy of flying. At the time he

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Hang Gliding [Continued from page 31] was working for what would eventually be called NASA, and although they would not allow him to pursue his theory as an official project, they did authorize him to work on his concept on his own time. With the help of his wife Gertrude, Dr. Rogallo designed a flexible wing that could be steered and could glide forward through the air as it descended. All future hang gliders would be based on Rogallo’s patented design, giving Dr. Rogallo worldwide recognition as the “Father of Hang Gliding”. He was revered not only by all hang glider pilots, but also by the entire aviation community. Thousands of people a year flock to Jockey’s Ridge to understand what it felt like for the Wright Brothers, Rogallo, and others to take their first flight. The most common flights on the dunes are training flights (short flights from the top of the hill to the bottom). Jockey’s Ridge’s resident hang gliding school, Kitty Hawk Kites Flight School, which is the largest hang gliding school in the world, offers these training flights daily. Kitty

Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly on Jockey’s Ridge since 1974. The school has contributed to hang gliding history as the host to the longest running hang gliding competition, the Hang Gliding Spectacular, held on Jockey’s Ridge each May. Just as the dunes saw the dreams of Dr. Rogallo come to life, the dreams of thousands of people each year come true as their feet pull away from the earth and they glide over the sands of Jockey’s Ridge.R

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Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Explore more than 150,000 acres of wetland with a wide variety of wildlife, ranging from wood ducks and alligators to red wolves and black bears. Atlantic white cedar, bald cypress and shrubs are abundant. Hiking trails, observation platforms, fishing areas, kayak trails. Guided canoe tours available for a fee. Park entrance is in Manteo. (252) 473-1131

Bodie Island Lighthouse and Marshes

Rising 156 feet, the Bodie Island Lighthouse was built in 1872. Learn about the history of the lighthouse in the visitors’ center and keeper’s quarters, or take a self-guided nature trail through the surrounding marshes. The area is known for excellent coastal bird watching—look for heron, egret, ibis and other wading birds. Parking areas adjacent. Eight miles south of US-58 and US-63 intersection near Nags Head. (252) 441-5711

Buxton Woods Coastal Reserve

Explore the largest maritime forest remaining in North Carolina. Hike an interpretive trail through the forest, marshes and well-preserved dunes. See more than a dozen rare plant and animal species and dozens of different kinds of birds, including migratory songbirds and raptors. Off of NC-12 in Buxton. (252) 261-8891

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Climb the 257 steps of the tallest brick lighthouse in the country and one of the nation’s well-known landmarks. Open for climbing early April to mid-October. The former keeper’s quarters serve as a visitors’ center and a museum highlighting the island’s maritime history and is open year-round. Located on NC-12 at Buxton. (252) 995-4474

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And the quaint keepers’ quarters, with its cross-railed porch, overlooks the sprawling, well-mowed grounds. You can smell the brine in the air, taste the salt spray. But you can’t see the sea here, or the Pamlico Sound, until you venture into the black and white beacon, under the gabled door, inside the dark oil house, across the round lobby with its checkerboard marble tiles, and climb the 214 spiral steps. There, out on the iron balcony, you can look down, through the clouds, across the entire island. For 140 years, only keepers and park rangers have been allowed to drink in that expansive view. Now the renovated tower is open to everyone. If you can make the climb, you can see the light. “You can walk the same steps, hear the crash of the ocean, and see sights from a vantage that the keepers relished while they kept that beacon burning,” said Barclay Trimble, superintendent of the National Park Service’s Cape Hatteras Group. “Oh wow. Oh, this is gorgeous!” whispered Rachel Lankford, 49, of Wilkesboro, when she made it to the top last fall. “I’m speechless. This is just … You can see forever from up here. But you still can’t see a single house.” “We’re all so grateful that it’s open to the public,” said George Bonner, 47, a Coast Guard captain from Norfolk who visited with his family in October. “I’ve been coming here all my life. And I always wondered about that view.” North Carolina’s coast flanks some of the most dangerous waterways in the world. Just off Hatteras Island, the Atlantic’s cool Labrador Current whisks sailors south while, 20 miles to the east, the warm Gulf Stream carries ships northward. Captains trying to steer between the currents called it [Continued on page 38]


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Dedicated in 1953, Cape Hatteras National Seashore was the country’s first national seashore and remains one of the most popular. Stretching 75 miles along the Outer Banks from Nags Head to Ocracoke, the national seashore attracts beachgoers, fishermen, lighthouse lovers, birdwatchers and a host of other visitors, drawn by the peace and serenity of the unique barrier island chain. Entrance at intersection of US-63 and NC-12. (252) 473-2111

Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station

The most complete site of remaining life-saving stations in North Carolina, built in 1874. Learn about the history of the building and the life-saving service through artifacts, interpretive exhibits, public tours, reenactments and more. Located off of NC-12 in the village of Rodanthe. Open May 28–August 31. (252) 987-1552

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“threading the needle.” If they missed the slender opening, their ship would smash into a stretch of submerged sandbars known as Diamond Shoals. In the last 500 years, more than 1,000 ships— and countless lives—have been lost along the Outer Banks. In 1773, statesman Alexander Hamilton called the stretch of coastline “The Graveyard of the Atlantic.” Congress established the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1789, but it took a half-century for a crew to scout suggestions for construction locations along Carolina’s barrier islands. One of the first places they recommended was Bodie Island, “where more vessels are lost … than on any other part of our coast.” The government pledged $5,000 to build the light in 1837. Twelve years later, the first tower was finished, 54 feet tall. But the sand was too soft, the base too unstable. The lighthouse started sinking, then listing and, after a decade, was deemed too dangerous for keepers to climb. The second beacon sat further south and was taller: 90 feet. Engineers built a broader, better base and imported a state-of-the-art revolving Fresnel lens from Paris. Sailors could see the white light from 15 miles offshore. During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers removed the lens so that Union troops wouldn’t be able to use the bright beam to navigate along their shores and wage an attack. For the next 10 years, the coast between Cape Henry and Cape Hatteras was dark. The last lighthouse, the one you can climb today, sits much further inland, away from erosion. It cost $140,000 and took 15 months to build. During that time, six ships perished along the Outer Banks. This brick tower opened in 1872 and is three times as tall as the last one: 165 feet. By day, black and white horizontal bands show sailors that danger lurks offshore, to the south. At night, captains can see the blinking beacon from 20


beach and beyond : amazing sights Duck Pier Research Station

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The Elizabethan Gardens

Retreat from the beach to enjoy elegant plants, flowering shrubs, herbs, renaissance statuary, flowers and other wonders that pay tribute to the Elizabethan explorers that settled here. This year-round attraction is located at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, next to Waterside Theatre in Manteo. (252) 473-3234

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Explore the north end of Roanoke Island where Sir Walter Raleigh’s explorers and colonists established settlement in 1585. Features a visitors’ center, interpretive programs, nature trail and more. Open year-round. (252) 473-5772

Jennette’s Pier at Nags Head miles at sea. Early keepers carried cans of oil up the 12 stories to fire the wicks that lit the lens. They lived with their families in a white, two-story house near the brick tower, an isolated, lonely existence. In 1853, the keeper’s annual salary was $500 and a carton of lighthouse service library books. In 1932, Bodie Island Lighthouse was electrified, and generators and batteries replaced the oil drums near the entryway. The last lighthouse keeper left in 1939, when the Coast Guard took over navigation systems. Since then, the beacon has remained unmanned. The National Park Service began managing the grounds and buildings in 1953— and eventually opened a museum and gift shop in the keepers’ quarters. But the lighthouse has always been closed to the public. Its tower, engineers said, was too unstable to risk that type of traffic. With satellite navigations systems and computers to guide them, mariners no longer rely on striped towers or their lights. But to most Outer Banks residents and many visitors, the lighthouse remains a symbol of safety—and provides a sense of place. “The lighthouse is so much more than bricks and mortar,” said Bruce Roberts, who worked with his wife, Cheryl, to help preserve the Bodie Island Lighthouse. “It preserves the personal history of the people who worked there … whose work helped save countless ships.” It took years for the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society to secure funding to save the crumbling brick tower. The longer repairs were on hold, the more work the lighthouse needed—inside and out. Its bricks were beginning to crumble, woodwork around the windows was rotting, the ironwork was starting to rust. Finally, in 2010, Congress approved $5 million to restore Bodie Island’s storied beacon. The

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[Continued from page 38] renovation took four years and 2,000 pieces of scaffolding. Workers patched bricks and added mortar, reinforced the iron railings, cleaned each of the 344 glass prisms in the Fresnel lens. They repainted the inside of the tower, and brightened its black and white bands. In April 2013, Bodie Island became the fourth lighthouse on the Outer Banks to open its doors to the public. Last year, more than 38,000 visitors from across the globe ventured inside. You can’t climb if you have heart problems or trouble

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

A 400-acre park with the highest sand dunes on the East Coast. One of the most significant landmarks on the Outer Banks, the park features nature programs, a self-guided trail, hang gliding, climbing, picnic facilities, a visitors’ center and more. Open year-round. Located in Nags Head at milepost 12 on the Hwy. 158 Bypass. (252) 441-7132

breathing. You can’t wear heels or carry a baby. It’s hot inside, rangers warn you. Don’t be afraid to turn back. Ten spiraling flights of stairs take you to the top. Thin windows frame each landing, letting in slivers of sunshine. You can step aside and rest on the landings, to catch your breath. At the top of the staircase, you have to push open a heavy door. Then you emerge onto a thin iron balcony, where birds fly by at eye level. Above you, the lighthouse lens glistens through a glass room. Look down, to the west, and you can see clear across the marsh to the Pamlico Sound. Turn east and you see an expanse of grass and ponds, a thread of highway, sprawling dunes, then the frothy Atlantic. All of Bodie Island, the edge of America, unfolds there below you, at the top of the light.

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The Bodie Island Lighthouse is off the west side of NC 12, just south of the entrance to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. It is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. Admission includes the keepers’ quarters, grounds, and a climb up the 214 spiral steps. Adults cost $8; seniors and children under 12 cost $4. Tickets can be bought on site or up to a week in advance. Call (252) 475-9417 or go to: www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/bodie-island-lighthouse-tours.htm.

Pine Island Sanctuary and Audubon Center

The Pine Island Sanctuary and Audubon Center is offering kayak tours, nature walks and photography classes every week during the summer. You can also explore our two-mile nature trail. Please visit www.ncaudubon.org for more information. 300 Audubon Drive, Corolla. 252-453-0603

The Lost Colony

Relive the exciting story of The Lost Colony, America’s first and longest-running Outdoor Drama, written by Pulitzer-Prize winner Paul Green and performed under the stars at the beautiful Waterside Theatre. Presented nightly except Sundays, June 1 to August 23. Located at the Waterside Theatre in Manteo. (252) 473-2127

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Sharks, alligators and river otters are among the animals on exhibit. Touch skates, rays and horseshoe crabs. Animal feedings and family fun educational programs are available. Open year-round. 252473-3494. Buy tickets and register for programs online at www.nacaquariums.com. See ad in this magazine.

Ocracoke Lighthouse

Completed in 1823, the sturdy 75-foot lighthouse is the oldest operating lighthouse in North Carolina and one of the oldest in the southeast. The lighthouse is the third beacon to mark Ocracoke inlet since the 1790s. A wooden lighthouse located in the middle of the inlet was destroyed by an 1818 lightning strike, and a lightship moored nearby was repeatedly driven ashore by bad weather. Although a portion of the light station grounds are open to visitors, the tower is closed to the public.

Roanoke Island Festival Park

Outer Banks History Center

Celebrate history, education and the arts. Climb aboard Elizabeth II, a sailing vessel representative of those that sailed to Roanoke in the New World in 1585. Hear the costumed sailors’ tales of treacherous voyages and a strange new land. Explore 400 years of Outer Banks history through hands-on exhibits in the Roanoke Adventure Museum. Learn about the island’s Native Americans in the original dramatic film The Legend of Two-Path, and enjoy dance, drama and musical performances in The Pavilion. Also features a Museum Store, porches, rocking chairs, marsh-side boardwalks, a fossil pit and acres of green lawns. Open Daily. Closed Jan. 1–Feb. 28. Located across from the Manteo waterfront. (252) 475-1500

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

The mansion was the most famous of Currituck County’s hunt clubs. The historic landmark was built in the 1920s by wealthy industrialist Edward C. Knight at a cost of approximately $400,000. Self-guided and standard tours available year-round. (252) 453-9040

Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education

The Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in Corolla provides visitors with the opportunity to learn about northeastern North Carolina’s rich natural history and heritage. The center houses an exhibit gallery, an auditorium, a museum store, a large decoy collection and a 12,000-gallon aquarium. Educational programs for all ages are also offered on a daily basis. Located at Currituck Heritage Park in Corolla. (252) 453-0221 Learn about the history and culture of the Outer Banks through exhibits including manuscripts, maps, personal belongings and more. Open year-round. Located within the Roanoke Island Festival Park across from the Manteo waterfront. www.obhistorycenter.ncdcr.gov. (252) 473-2655 A 5,834-acre refugee home to more than 265 species of birds such as Canada geese, snow geese and 25 species of duck in the winter months. Explore the beach, dunes, ponds and marsh, and observe the large variety of birds from an observation platform. Located adjacent to NC-12 between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe. (252) 473-1131

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The Whalehead Club at Heritage Park

Wright Brothers National Memorial

A full-scale reproduction of original plane, information services, exhibits, talks on history of the Wright Brothers, the Wrights’ 1902–1903 camp buildings, reproductions and much more. Open year-round. (252) 441-7430


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Roanoke Island Crown Jewel of the Outer Banks F

TUESDAYS in Manteo

ind a quieter slice of life just across the bridge from Nags Head on historic Roanoke Island, only eight miles long and two miles wide. Quaint and peaceful, life on Roanoke Island definitely runs on a slower pace. But there’s still plenty to do, from exploring the picture-perfect waterfront town of Manteo to setting out for an adventure with only kayak and camera. Exploring historic Manteo, you’ll find a village of fishermen and artists, storeowners and relaxationseekers. The waterfront town is full of quaint gift shops, art galleries, cafes, delis, bookstores and restaurants. Relax on the docks, visit with colorful storekeepers, or sip on a cold drink at an outdoor café, watching people go by. Roanoke Island is most famously the site of the first English colony in the New World. In the 16th century, Sir Walter Raleigh organized two efforts to settle here, with both attempts ending in failure—the fate of the second string of colonists is still unknown. Learn about the mystery at Roanoke Island Festival Park, a 25-acre island park, featuring a recreation of the ship Elizabeth II, settlement sites, performances, films and museum. Watch the mystery come to life on stage at the neighboring Waterside Theater. The Lost Colony outdoor drama has told the 400-year-old history for more than 70 years. The theater and its adjacent gardens are both a part of the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, a 513-acre site that commemorates those early colonists. The park also features a visitors’ center, museum, historic trail, gift shop and picnic area. Another popular attraction on Roanoke Island is the North Carolina Aquarium. Featuring interactive exhibits, live animal encounters, daily programs and activities, the aquarium is a favorite for kids. Don’t miss the Graveyard of the Atlantic tank—a USS Monitor replica sits at the bottom of 285,000 gallons of water as tropical fish and sharks swim around. With history and culture around every corner, Roanoke Island is a charming place. Explore the scenic streets, parks and attractions, and let yourself indulge in the slower pace of life. Do as the locals do—just relax.R

“Father, art we there yet?”

Imagine what life was like crossing the Atlantic on the Elizabeth II. Then see what real life was like in 1585 as you explore our American Indian Town, Settlement Site, Museum and more.

Every Tuesday from mid-June to late August the beautiful, seaside town of Manteo comes alive with special kid activities, local art and craft shows, watersports, tours and much more. Some of the special things going on that you don’t want to miss: Local Artisan and Craft show- Downtown Pavilion 10-6 Pirate Adventures – all day (252) 473-2007 Pottery, Jewelry and Weaving demos throughout the Town Story Hour presented by Downtown Books- held at Dare County Arts Council -9:30 am July 1- Aug 26 Beer University at Full Moon Brewery- call (252) 473MOON SPCA showcasing an Adoptable or two Art Crawl—map available at Arts Council Fashion Walk—all day Sunset Sail on the Downeast Rover 2 Mile Tuesday—picturesque run along the beautiful boardwalk Ghost Tours—evenings Restaurant Specials and Special Sales –only on Tuesdays Parasailing, Dolphin Tours, Kayak and SUP rentals, Sailing excursions happening all day, along the beautiful Waterfront Boardwalk Live, Local Entertainment in the afternoons!

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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Featured summer of 2014: Dinosaurs! Animated life-size dinosaurs will be exhibited throughout our Aquarium Nature Trail. This exhibit is pre-historic, educational and a once in a life-time experience for the entire family. Aquarium admission required.

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xplore the “Waters of the Outer Banks” through aquariums and interactive exhibits. Watch fishes in the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” exhibit. This 285,000 aquarium also features a one-third scale replica of the civil war ironclad USS Monitor. Explore aquatic habitats from grass flats to Gulf Stream waters. Gently stroke a stingray or touch a hermit crab in our “Close Encounters” Gallery. See daily dive shows, alligators, otters, turtles, Operation: Sea Turtle Rescue and our new Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) Center. Enjoy some of the best views on the island as you stroll down our Soundside Pier and learn about our history and environment. Rent the Aquarium for weddings, reception or any special occasion. Dive with sharks in our Aquarium Shark Dive program-open to certified divers only. Make your family’s island experience truly “fin-tastic” by participating in one of our special activities programs, where fun and learning meet! (Preregistration required). Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily year-round, closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day Admission Fees: Adults: ages 13-61, $10.95, seniors: ages 62+, $9.95, Military: $9.95, Children: ages 3-12, $8.95; Age 2 and under: FREE, North Carolina Aquarium Society members: FREE, North Carolina school groups that register in advance: FREE Located at 374 Airport Road, just north of Manteo, N.C. 252-473-3494 800-832-3474 ext. 4 252-473-3494 Visit us on the web to find out more: www.ncaquariums.com

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Manteo

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dward Greene opened the now famous Outer Banks original Island Art Gallery and Christmas Shop in Manteo in 1967. Christmas stores were a new idea when he began that adventure. From the very beginning he dared to try new things to make the Christmas Shop a place of rich discoveries, a truly unique experience. Each and every one of the rooms were stocked and decorated with love and care. From the special music being played to the collection of antique furniture that displayed much of the gift and art objects, great attention was paid to the details. Before Greene opened the shop he had a short career of approximately 20 years as a musical comedy, professional dancer. He performed and toured in several different theatrical venues. In 1953 he was hired by the Lost Colony dance director to dance in the Lost Colony, be assistant choreographer and be the understudy to Uppowoc the Indian Medicine Man. Greene’s first year (1953) was Andy Griffith’s last of seven seasons playing small parts and ending up the last four years as the lead role of Sir Walter Raleigh. Andy and Greene became good friends that year. In 1967, because of Greene’s love of the Outer Banks and its people, he quit show business and announced he was moving to Manteo. When Andy heard Greene was opening up a new business in Manteo and was going to sell Christmas ornaments in the summertime and art on Roanoke Island he said: “What! He is opening up a Christmas Shop.” He went all over town telling everybody” Eddie Greene has got to be crazy, he will lose his shirt.” Once the store “caught on” Andy was a great supporter of the shop;

bringing in many show business friends to see the shop. Andy and Edward’s friendship remained constant and true for about 60 years. The Christmas Shop is now in its 47th season.

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• Tuesdays in Manteo- Activities throughtout the Town

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Tuesday (2–3 p.m.), Storybook Wednesday (10–11 a.m.), and A Peter Rabbit Tale (performed Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m.) bring the delights of the natural world to life. Have teatime with The Lost Colony’s Queen Elizabeth I in the beautiful Elizabethan Gardens. Ticket price includes garden

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DUCK TOWN PARK & BOARDWALK

DUCK’S BEACH Duck beaches are accessible for residents and visitors staying in Duck and lifeguards are available from May 1 through October 31. Dogs are welcome to play unleashed, under the control of a guardian. When red flags are flying, do not go into or swim in the ocean. Respect the ocean, if conditions exceed your capabilities, stay out of the water! [Continued on page 48]

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The Duck Town Park and Boardwalk offers 11 acres of natural beauty including winding trails through the maritime forest and willow swamp, open green space, soundside views and access to Duck’s boardwalk which extends approximately one mile, connecting the commercial Village of Duck. Park amenities include an amphitheater, kayak/canoe launch, public restrooms, playground, dog-friendly water fountain, picnic shelter and Town Green. Visitors can take in an evening community concert; stroll on the boardwalk; enjoy a picnic lunch; or relax and enjoy the park’s natural beauty. The Duck Trail is a 6 mile multi-use path that traverses the town and offers a safe recreational path for pedestrians, bicyclists, and in-line skaters to enjoy. The Duck Boardwalk is approximately one mile long and can be accessed from the park and other locations throughout the commercial Village. The boardwalk provides a safe, pedestrian-friendly venue to enjoy the beauty of the Currituck Sound, stroll to Duck’s unique retail shops, galleries and restaurants, or just enjoy the day or night on the water.In The Outer Banks See Our Offer The parkPassport is open from dawn until duskBook. & the Coupon boardwalk is open from dawn until 1:00 a.m.

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DUCK EVENTS The Town of Duck organizes a variety of events that are free and open to the public. All events with the exception of the 4th of July parade, take place within the Town Park located at 1200 Duck Road. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for events on the Town Green; these items are not necessary for the amphitheater as it has built-in seating. Beach umbrellas and tents are not permitted within the Town Park. The Park and all facilities are smoke-free.

2014 Events YOGA & DYNAMIC FLOW ON THE GREEN Fitness classes begin at 7:30 a.m. on the Town Green and are free and open to the public. Please bring a yoga mat or a towel and water. All levels of experience are welcome! Tuesdays, June 17 – September 9 – Yoga Wednesdays, June 18 – September 10 – Dynamic Flow

4th OF JULY PARADE Friday, July 4 at 9:00 a.m. The parade begins on the crest of the hill on Scarborough Lane, continues down Ocean Way, and then Christopher Drive. No part of the parade is on Duck Road. Afterwards, walk to the Town Green for music by Just Playn’ Dixieland, awarding of parade trophies, and refreshments.

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Tuesday mornings features interactive shows which begin at 10:00 a.m. at the amphitheater presented by the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island (ncaquarium.com) and The Lost Colony (thelostcolony.org). June 24 – Sharks presented by NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island July 1 – Turtles presented by NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island July 8 – The Mystery of The Lost Colony July 15 – The Mystery of The Lost Colony July 22 – Snakes presented by NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island July 29 – The Mystery of The Lost Colony August 5 – Owls presented by NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island August 12 – The Mystery of The Lost Colony

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beach and beyond : town of duck of each show (Kellogg’s is located at 1201 Duck Road across from Town Park). Tickets are usually gone within an hour or two each Monday!

CHILDREN’S STORY TIME Enjoy Story Time on stage at the amphitheater Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. from July 10 through August 14. Join Duck Fire, Duck Police, or Ocean Rescue along with local book stores, Duck’s Cottage *duckscottage.com and Island Book Store * islandbooksobx.com., for a fun story time. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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DUCK JAZZ FESTIVAL The 8th Annual Duck Jazz Festival returns annually on Columbus Day weekend, October 10-12, 2014. Enjoy jazz-related events throughout town. This year’s headliner is jazz vocalist, René Marie. For more information on the Duck Jazz Festival and events throughout Duck, visit duckjazz.com or follow the Duck Jazz Festival on Facebook and Twitter.

DUCK YULETIDE CELEBRATION The Fourth Annual Duck Yuletide Celebration, presented by the Town of Duck and the local business community, will take place on Saturday, December 6. Enjoy holiday decorations, specials at local businesses and festivities on the Town Green beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy live music, the arrival of Santa on a Town of Duck Fire Engine and the lighting of the Town Crab Pot Tree. [Continued on page 55]

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[Continued from page 57] level ground, then dredging a moat around the structure and pushing the fill around the basement. The resulting island became known as Corolla Island and housed an additional three levels, built in the art nouveau style of the period. The home has cork floors, Tiffany designed wall sconces, crystal and china, 18-inch walls with steel reinforced beams, hot and cold running fresh and salt water, a copper roof, five stately brick chimneys and so much more. Building materials were barged from Elizabeth City and cost $385,000. It took three years to build Corolla Island. The Knights used the club to entertain their northern friends and many distinctive guests, including Theodore Roosevelt. Having no descendents, the club’s ownership was transferred to Ray T. Adams in 1940. The renamed Whalehead Club went through a series of uses, including a rocket fuel testing site and a boy’s school. In the 1970s, it was purchased by a Virginia businessman who developed much of the land but let the club fall into disrepair. In 1993, Currituck County purchased the Club and the surrounding 39 acres and formed the Whalehead Preservation Trust. With county funding and private donations, the Club completed its restoration and is now open for tours. Currituck Heritage [Continued on page 60]

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[Continued from page 58] Park is also home to the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, which features information and educational programming. The picturesque setting is a popular site for weddings, art shows and concerts. Moreover, it’s also the perfect spot to catch a breathtaking sunset in Corolla. In 1875, the Currituck Beach Lighthouse filled the last gap on the “Graveyard of the Atlantic’s” treacherous shores. It stands midway between Cape Henry Light in Virginia Beach and the Bodie Island Light to the south. Sailors used the lighthouses to navigate and avoid the false capes that grounded ships. Each lighthouse was painted a different color or pattern to distinguish each one; the Currituck Beach Lighthouse is the only natural red brick lighthouse on the East Coast. Working with the US Lifesaving Service, the Currituck Lighthouse saved many lives on the coastline. It still flashes at 20 second intervals (17 off, 3 seconds on) to warn sailors of shallow water. It’s open for climbing during the summer season and also features the beautifully restored Lighthouse Keeper’s House. The lighthouse sits in the heart of historic Corolla Village. Around the turn of the 20th century, a small village sprang to life around the beacon. The village contained a one-room schoolhouse, church, post office and several private homes. Today, the schoolhouse operates as a school for children living in Corolla. The John Austin Memorial Chapel operates as a church and community center. Most of the homes have been restored and are now used as quaint shops. The village also became the home of the Kitty Hawk Lifesaving Station when it was moved from Kitty Hawk and restored as an

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[Continued from page 61] and catch a glimpse of pelicans and gulls diving for the catch of the day or perhaps see a majestic Spanish mustang overlooking the windswept dunes. Park your four-wheel-drive on the beach, unload the kids, coolers and fishing gear, and spend the day. The only requirement is that you don’t park within one mile of the ramp access to the beach and do not block the travel lanes. Enjoy the sun, surf, sand and peacefulness offered on the northern beaches. Beach-goers can also enjoy the pristine beaches of Corolla by staying at any of the numerous accommodations. One of the newer subdivisions to the Currituck Outer Banks is Pine Island, which features many private homes that can house up to 30 visitors at a time. Some houses feature home theaters, elevators, hot tubs, private pools and many other upscale amenities. The majority of the west side of Pine Island has been donated by the National Audubon society and, as a result, many of the homes in Pine Island offer majestic sound-side views as well as ocean vistas. Guests have access to a community pool and public Pine Island Racquet Club. [Continued on page 64]

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If you’re looking for a great place to stay that offers fantastic accommodations, shopping, dining, activities and historical attractions, the Currituck Outer Banks should be your destination of choice. Whalehead Beach features a mixture of large homes with private pools and smaller beach cottages. The Caribbean-inspired homes of Monteray Shores feature “stucco” exteriors, curved archways and pastel colors along with more traditional Outer Banks homes. This sound-side community also offers beach access, a community pool, and tennis courts along with piers and fishing ponds. To the north, Corolla Light is an ocean-to-sound resort community. Developed in 1985, the resort features an indoor Olympic size pool, indoor tennis, racquetball, an oceanfront pool complex, playgrounds, outdoor tennis courts, hiking trails and a bus for transportation within the resort. An activities director keeps the entire family occupied for the week. The resort has won numerous awards for “Resort Community of the Year” and continues to improve its accommodations to evolve with the changes in the demands of its guests. Corolla Village is also an ocean-to-sound community and is the oldest of the vacation areas on the Currituck Banks. Sand roads lead to private homes with heavily treed home sites. Adjacent to Corolla Village is Ocean Hill and the Villages at Ocean Hill, which offer beautiful traditional homes interspersed with estate-like vacation houses. Ocean Hill marks the end of the paved road, but one can continue north into the four-wheel-drive areas for additional outstanding accommodations. Spotted throughout the Currituck Banks are terrific shopping areas and an eclectic mix of restaurants. The oceanfront beaches and Currituck Sound offer great fishing and hunting venues, as well as water sport activities like kayaking, surfing and sailing. So if you’re looking for a great place to stay that offers fantastic accommodations, shopping, dining, activities and historical attractions, the Currituck Outer Banks should be your destination of choice. The Currituck Outer Banks is much more than a beach and definitely more than you imagined! c

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Shoreline OBX

Shoreline OBX is your choice for Outer Banks vacation rentals, property management services and real estate sales services. Where satisfaction is a shore thing.

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Restoration, preservation and celebration! Built in the roaring 20’s, Whalehead has been restored to its original glory. Tours, children’s programs and events offered.

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Locals’ favorite for authentic eastern NC BBQ, local seasonal vegetables, fresh local seafood, and award-winning crab cakes. Only 10 miles from the OBX. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Try our famous pig candy.

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Family-owned and operated. We proudly manage vacation rentals from Corolla to South Nags Head. Hundreds available including pet-friendly and handicap accessible.

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Artistic Elegance Spa We offer a wide range of exceptional services, all with the purpose of relaxing and pampering you. Indulge yourself. Unwind. Revitalize. 3708 Croatan Hwy. Kitty Hawk NC,252-261-1271 www.artisticeleganceobx.com See our ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer. ATV Tours by Corolla Jeep Rentals This tour is a must do! Blaze the trails over 40 acres on our private conservation area. This tour you will climb Corolla’s highest point “Penny’s Hill”, a giant living sand dune! But don’t forget about the history, ecology, and fun your seasoned guide will assure you have. Wild horses are most often seen along with other wildlife! Waterfront site located 1 mile south of Currituck Beach Lighthouse. (252) 453-6899. www. corollajeepadventures.com. See our ad in this magazine or Passport for our special offers. Back Beach Wild Horse Tours Go beyond the beach with Back Beach Wild Horse Tours. Safe family fun for all ages to see the famous Corolla Wild Horses since 1996! Call or book online! http://www. seewildhorses.com/ 252-453-6141 See our ad in this magazine or Passport for our special offers.

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Back Country Safari Tours Discover wild Spanish Mustangs and our unique Barrier Island ecology on the Wild Horse Safari. Explore over 30 miles of “off road” beach, dune and winding sand trail while riding with a professional naturalist guide in a custom open-air Safari Cruiser or experience the 4x4 and Kayak Safari combination tour to paddle in the placid waterways of the wildlife rich Currituck marshes. Beginner and intermediate excursions. NO CATTLE CARS HERE! We feature low occupancy personalized tours. Corolla Light Town Center. (252) 453-0877. www.OuterBanksTours.com. See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer. Beach Braids & Temporary Tattoos “Hey guys, get something cool done while at the beach: Hair Wraps & Beach Braids. All Natural & Black Henna Tattoos, Cornrows & Feather Extensions. Get the best quality designs only at Beach Braids!!” Nags Head MP-13 SurfSide Plaza Next to Harley Davidson (252) 441-6970 / Duck at Scarborough Lane Shops 1171 Duck Rd.(Rt.12) Next to Fishbones Rest.(252) 261-3769 / Corolla at Timbuck II Shoppes Above Resort Realty (252) 453-0310 Check us out at: www. BeachBraids.com ‘like us’ at Facebook/ Beach Braids. See our ad on this page or Passport for coupon offer.

Experience Our World on a Segway 4x4 and Segway Safari Travel the beach by Safari Cruiser to experience off-road thrills on a fat tire Segway trail ride through the Mustang Preserve.

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Bianca’s Readings Psychic advisor& Tarot Card readings. Helps in all matters of life. Love, Marriage, & Business. 2 Locations: 205 Sir Walter Raleigh St. downtown Manteo & 1523 N. Croatan Highway MP 7. 5 Kill Devil Hills (252) 473-2277 www.BMindBodyAndSpirit.com Bob’s Off-Road Wild Horse Adventure Tours Each of our guides have been certified by the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. We have the largest and coolest custom vehicles for your family. Up to 15 persons in our open-air trucks. Each tour is two hours long and since 1996 offers a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Call (252) 453-8602 for info and reservations, or www.corollawildhorsetours.com. See our ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer. Captain Johnny’s Dolphin Watch Comfortable shaded passenger area, snacks, childrenfriendly and handicap accessible. Tours do NOT go into the ocean. Monday-Friday. Saturday and private cruises by appointment. 24/7 info line (252) 480-9151. www.outerbankscruises.com. Facebook: Captain-Johnny-Dolphin-Tour. See our ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer. Coastal Helicopters & OBX Biplanes Helicopter & Open Cockpit Biplane Air Tours of the OBX! See the beauty of our beaches from the air; lighthouses, shipwrecks, dolphin, sea turtles & rays, the Wright Brothers Monument and much more! 410 Airport Rd. Manteo, NC 27954. 252-475-HELI (4354). 252-216-7777. www.obxhelicopters.com. www.obxbiplanes.com. See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer.


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Coastal Kayak Touring Company Operating since 1999…come enjoy a kayak tour or paddleboard lesson or tour of Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary, Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Peter Mashoes Creek, or Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve. Experience why “our guides make the difference”, we guarantee it! (252) 441-3393. CoastalKayak.org See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer. The Comedy Club of the Outer Banks Featuring Nationally Recognized Comedians seen on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, & HBO! Many famous comics have graced our stage like Ray Romano, Darrell Hammond, Drew Carey and Sinbad. Shows held in Corolla, (ask about our great location) and Kill Devil Hills at the Ramada Plaza Hotel. For Schedules, Show Times & Ticket Purchase visit comedyclubobx.com or call 252-207 -9950. See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer.

DAY TRIPS

Corolla Adventure Golf & Bumper Cars Corolla’s newest premier miniature golf course. Take a trip through Corolla’s past in this exciting new 27 hole course. Also jump into the SpinZone bumper cars for a thrill ride! Snacks & Ice Cream. Located next to Timbuck ll. (252) 453-7777 See Passport and ad in this magazine for coupon offer. Corolla Jeep Adventures –Wild Horse Off Road Drive custom Safari Jeeps, drive a jeep and follow your guide . 25+ miles of 4x4 backcountry in search of the wild horses. If this isn’t your speed, sit back and relax in their guided, open-air Safari truck. Drivers 18 and up welcome. Waterfront site located 1 mile south of Currituck Beach Lighthouse. (252) 453-6899. www.corollajeepadventures.com. See our ad in this magazine or Passport for our special offers.

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Corolla Raceway Is it SLOW, Is it SO, Let it GO-------Come to Corolla Raceway! We are serious about “Family Fun”! Go Karts for all ages, Awesome New Bumper Cars, and Game Room. Add some FUN to your summer! Located in Timbuck II, Corolla (252) 453-9100 See Passport and ad in this magazine for coupon offer.

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Corolla Wild Horse Tours Corolla Wild Horse Tours offers a money back guarantee to see the Wild Horses. Tours are two hours, and conducted in an open-air safari style truck. Tours are safe for all ages. Call NOW to book (252) 207-0511. Visit our website at www.seecorollawildhorses.com. See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer.

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play time: activities and amusements Destination Fun Your family one stop destination for fun at the beach. Regardless of weather and without the risk of sunburn. Extreme Lazer Tag, Arcade, 3D Mini Golf, Bounce House.MP 9 Bypass at 1217 Croatan Hwy. Kill Devil Hills. (252) 715-0949. www.obxlazertag.com. See our coupon in this magazine or Passport Coupon.

Full Throttle Acres of fun at MP 15.5! Full Throttle Speedway and Fair at the Beach offer go karts for all ages, amusement rides, carnival games, ice cream, and more. A guaranteed memory maker for your family! Call 252-441-4499 for hours and details. Adjacent to Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf.

The Elizabethan Gardens Retreat from the beach to enjoy elegant plants, flowering shrubs, herbs, renaissance statuary, flowers and other wonders that pay tribute to the Elizabethan explorers that settled here. This year-round attraction is located at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, next to Waterside Theatre in Manteo. (252) 473-3234. See ad in this magazine and see Passport for coupon offer.

Galaxy Golf The Outer Banks Original Putt-Putt. Featuring two 18hole championship miniature golf courses. Unlimited play til 5 PM (leave & return). Must be finished by 5 PM. See ad for details. MP 11 on the Beach Rd. Nags Head (252)-441-5875. See our ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer.

First Flight Adventure Park NEW in 2014! Climb, Zip and Play in Nags Head. Obstacles range from 12ft-50ft high. A fun aerial adventure park that will challenge the whole family. www.firstflightadventurepark.com info@firstflightadventurepark.com 252-715-3622 MP 16, 6714 South Croatan Highway Nags Head (registration is connected to the DQ) See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer.

Humvee Adventure Tours Feel the ocean breeze and taste the salty air. See the wild horses of the Outer Banks and whip through beach, dune, and forest trails with Humvee Adventure Tours. Venture into three distinct, previously inaccessible ecosystems that are teeming with wildlife of all types. Currituck Clubhouse Dr., Corolla, NC, 27927. www.HumveeAdventureTours.com (252) 489-4878. See our ad in the Passport for coupon offers.

Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head  This 1,000-foot-long ocean pier has the best fishing on the Outer Banks. The 16,000-square-foot pier house features educational displays as well as a tackle, gift and snack shop. This public beach access has lifeguards, bath house and handicap accessible ramp to beach. Oceanfront, Milepost 16.5. (252) 255-1501. www.jennettespier.net.  See ad in this magazine.  Jurassic Putt Travel back in time with on two 18-hole championship miniature golf courses with fantastic dinosaurs! Unlimited play til 5 PM (leave & return). Must be finished by 5 PM. See ad for details. MP 16, 158 Bypass, next to Tanger Factory Outlets. (252) 441-6841. See our ad in this magazine or Passport Coupon Book for coupon offer. Just For The Beach Rentals Your one-stop beach equipment rental company, offering bikes in all sizes, paddle & surf boards, kayaks, baby items, gas grills and a whole lot more. FREE delivery service directly to your rental cottage on orders over $95. Call 866-OBX-RENT www.justforthebeach. com Two Convenient Locations: Ocean Club Centre, Corolla & MP 9 Beach Rd, Kill Devil Hills See ad in this magazine for coupon offer.

Back Beach wild Horse Tours Where The Road Ends, The Fun Begins.

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Full Throttle Acres of fun at MP 15.5! Full Throttle Speedway and Fair at the Beach offer go-karts for all ages, amusement rides, carnival games, ice cream, and more. A guaranteed memory maker for your family! Call 252-441-4499 for hours and details. Adjacent to Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf. OBX Island Childcare Providing trusted, qualified childcare/babysitting services in a safe, fun environment to the visiting families of the Outer Banks. Pre-screened, CPRcertified providers come to you at your cottage or hotel.  Book online www.obxislandchildcare.com  call (252) 305-0881 or email: Info@obxislandchildcare.com    Advanced reservations recommended.

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AVAILABLE AT SOUTHERN SHORES RITA’S Market Place at Southern Shores 5597 B N. Croatan Hwy (across from Walmart) MP 1 Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 • 252.441.4237 www.ritasfranchises.com/SouthernShores

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Waves Village Watersports Resort Kitty Hawk Kites Kiteboarding Resort Kiteboarding is guaranteed to get your heart pounding, yet it is easy enough for almost anyone to learn! Learn to kiteboard, windsurf, SUP and more under the guidance of our expert and certified instructors. Book online at www.kittyhawkkites.com or call 252.441.4124. Located in Rodanthe on Hatteras Island. See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer Kitty Hawk Kites – Whalebone Watersports Parasailing, Kayaking, Dolphin Tours, stand –up paddle boarding, Jet Ski rentals and more, along with the most beautiful sunsets on The Outer Banks! Something for everyone in your party. Book online at www.kittyhawkkites.com or call 1-877-FLY-THIS Kitty Hawk Kites Choose Your Adventure… Hang Gliding, Kiteboarding, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Jet Skiing, Parasailing, Aero Tours, Surf lessons, Wakeboarding, Tandem Hang Gliding, Dolphin & Nature Tours and Boat Cruises , Segway tours, Jetpaks , Fishing & and more! Make Your vacation an adventure! Book online at www.kittyhawkkites.com or call 252.441.4124 for reservations. See ad in this magazine for coupon offer. KITTY HAWK KAYAKS Explore the natural beauty of the Outer Banks with the oldest kayak tour on the beach. Overnight trips, Coastal Explorer Summer Camps, surf kayak lessons & rentals, birthday parties. (252) 261-0145, (866) 702-5061 or reserve at www.khkss.com See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer

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Kitty Hawk Watersports of Corolla: Corolla’s only Parasailing… New State-of-the-Art Waverunners, plus Pontoon Boats, Kayak Rentals, Boat Rentals, Banana Boat Rides, Pedal Boats and 18 Waterfront Holes of Mini-Golf. Timbuck II, Soundfront in Corolla (252) 453-6900. www.corollawatersports.com See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offers. Life on a Sandbar & Hairwraps (formerly Beach Soul) Voted-The Best Hair Wraps, Cornrows, and Temporary Tattoos. Sand Art-great activity, make your own. New – Disney Del Sol colorchanging nail polish and t-shirts. Fun! 2 Locations: Nags Head-12.5 MP, Jockey’s Ridge Crossing-(252) 449-9066. Corolla-blue kiosk next to Tomato Patch Restaurant, Food Lion Shopping Center-(252) 453-0809. See our ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer. Lost Treasure Golf Full of fun for everyone! Come play our two 18-hole miniature golf courses. Ride the mining train through


play time: activities and amusements caves, past ancient ruins, and beneath waterfalls as your miniature golf adventure begins! Open 7 days a week in season. Lost Treasure Golf, 1600 N. Croatan Hwy. (252) 480-0142. www.LostTreasureGolf.com. See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer. Lotus Day Spa & Boutique Lotus soothes the mind, body and soul. Specializing in microdermabrasion, facials, massage, reflexology, manicure and pedicure treatments. Offering Dermalogica® Skin Care products. Open year-round. Buccaneer’s Walk.Rt. 158 - MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk. (252) 261-0800. www.lotusdayspaobx.com. See our ad or Passport for coupon offer. Mark Buckler Photography Offering fun and creative beach portraits on the Outer Banks as well as photo tours and instruction. 252-599-6275 mark@bucklerphoto.com www.bucklerphoto.com Miss Bodie Island Come join us on one of our fun filled and informative Dolphin Tours. Each tour is a unique experience and no two tours are exactly alike. While Dolphins are the main attraction, we will also see a variety of wildlife and much more. 700 Bay Club Drive, Manteo, 27954- Turn beside

McDonalds at Shallowbag Bay Marina. Reservations; (252) 453 -4770 www.missbodieisland.com See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offers Mutiny Bay Acres of fun at MP 15.5! Your adventure begins at Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf. Beautifully landscaped sound side miniature golf course with pirate surprises and arcade. Bring the whole family. Handicap and stroller accessible. Call 252-480-6606 for hours and details. Adjacent to Full Throttle Speedway and Fair at the Beach. See our ad or Passport for coupon offer. Nags Head Dolphin Watch & Research Center An unparalleled nature tour, the only one operated by dolphin researchers… ticket sales help fund dolphin research! Learn about Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins’ physical and social characteristics, as well as other Outer Banks wildlife, including Osprey and Pelicans. 7517 S. Virginia Dare Trail; Nags Head, NC. Based at Kitty Hawk Kites’ Whalebone Watersports on the Nags Head/Manteo Causeway; Look For the Big Yellow Building! (252) 449-8999 or (877) 359-8447. www.nagsheaddolphinwatch.com and www.obxdolphins.org. See Passport for coupon offer.

Nags Head Raceway MP 16 Nags Head’s premier go-kart track. Thrilling turns, observation deck, single, double & junior gokarts. Bumper cars with sound side view and arcade. Fast, furious and fun! Call 252-480-4639 for hours and details. Adjacent to Tanger Outlet Center. See our ad or Passport for coupon offer. Nor’Banks Sailing and Watersports Best Fleet of Wave runners in the OBX! Parasailing (OBX Newest Boat & Most Experienced Crews), SailboatRentals, Sales, and Sailing Lessons (Flying Scot’s, Weta Trimarans, and Topaz Day Sailors), Stand Up Paddle Board- Rentals, Sales, Clinics, Tours and Lessons (Ocean & Sound), Surf Lessons, Kayaking, Tubing/ Wakeboarding/Waterskiing with Captain Dan & Youth Sailing Camps for ages 7-14. Located on the Sound, 1/4 mile North of the Duck Fire Station in Duck.   252-261-2900  www.norbanks.com See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer. North Beach Watersports New! Tubing , Paddle Board Rentals & Tours, Kayak Rentals & Tours and a Pontoon Boat available. Enjoy our new Waverunners for up to 3 people, and a birds-eye view of the OBX as you parasail up to 1200 feet! Single, double and triple flights.

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play time: activities and amusements

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play time: activities and amusements Facebook: North Beach Watersports. Inn at Corolla Light, 1066 Ocean Trail, Corolla 252-455-9977 www.northbeachwatersports.com See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offers. North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island Sharks, alligators and river otters are among the animals on exhibit. Touch skates, rays and horseshoe crabs. Animal feedings and family fun educational programs are available. See animated life-size dinosaurs this summer! Open year-round. 252-473-3494. Buy tickets and register for programs online at www.ncaquariums.com. See our ad in this magazine. North Duck Watersports Your headquarters for Waverunners, Jet Skis, Parasailing, Kayak rentals by the hour, day or week. We specialize in kayak eco-tours, pontoons and fishing boats, Stand Up Paddle Board lessons and rentals. Sailing & Wind Surfing lessons (Lessons Available) Golf Cart Rentals. Northern Duck at the bottom of Sanderling 252-261-4200. See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer. OBX Bowling 24 lanes of Bumper Bowling for young children. Computer scoring & family arcade. Late Night Rock & Bowl is totally cosmic. Full Menu, Beer & other refreshments available. Pro shop and pool tables. Hwy. 158 Bypass MP 10 behind Whalebone Surf Shop at 200 Satterfield Landing Road (252) 255-1187 See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer. Outer Banks CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM Sales Service Rental open 7 days a week. Rent Jeeps, have your vehicle (any make) serviced, or trade it. We are the dealer for the people. MP 5.5 Kill Devil Hills -3000 N. Croatan Highway (252) 441-1146 ext 3 wwwouterbanksjeep.com Outer Banks Massage Therapy Outer Banks Massage Therapy is located in the Timbuck II shopping center in Corolla. In home massages available by appointment. Gift certificates for all occasions. 791B Sunset Blvd. Tim Buck II,Corolla • www.obxmassagetherapy.com. See our ad or Passport for coupon offer.

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Outer Banks University/Pub Crawl School bus outside, limo inside!! Day Trips for the family to different shops, restaurants and Outer Banks attractions. At night, join us for the Pub Crawl to taste the best of the Outer Banks nightlife. To see what we are all about, visithttp://www.obxpubcrawl.com/. Call us at 252- 216-0624.  Paradise Dolphin Tours The most comfortable ride- canopied top, cushioned seats, restroom & handicapped accessible. Enjoy the area’s newest dolphin boat, carrying up to 40 passengers with the quickest access to dolphin… plus, private cruises available. Call today for reservations: (252) 573-0547. Located at 4457 Mill Landing Rd., Wanchese, NC 27981. www.OuterBanksDolphinCruises.com. See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offers. Paradise Fun Park Get into the zone at the Outer Banks’ premiere outdoor family fun recreation park! Electric-fast go –karts, the SpinZone bumper cars, huge arcade, ice cream and snacks. Pirate-themed putt-putt courses with waterfalls, pirate ship, caves and more. The new attraction; Bungee Trampoline Ride. The more you play, the more you save with coupon offer. Mp 5.5 on the Bypass, Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-7626 See Passport and ad in this magazine for coupon offer. Continued on page 107

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visitor services

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play time: golf guide

AFFORDABLE FAMILY FUN, Nicely Priced For All Levels! • 18 Hole Par 71 Golf Course • Twilight Special (see coupon) • 1/2 Price Golf Juniors (15 & Under) • Full Size Driving Range • Rental Sets Available • Walk or Ride • Fully-Stocked Pro Shop

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n recent years, golfers visiting and living on the Outer Banks have relished the arrival of seven new golf courses, prompted by a worldwide boom of this gentlemanly game. Currituck County has been the target

of this craze in golf course development, with six on the mainland along Highway 158 just minutes from the Outer Banks and another sitting right in the heart of Corolla. Combine the incredible popularity of our beaches and generally mild climate with a roster of 11 courses and you’ve got yourself a golf destination. There’s a track for all levels ranging from more than 7,000 treacherous yards of championship links-style-play to nine holes of Chip ‘n Putt family fun.

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level–often compared to that of Scotland, where it all began.R The Carolina Club The local’s favorite, featuring the best greens on the Outer Banks. Considered one of the area’s best conditioned courses for over a decade… groomed for the pro but available to the visiting public! Only 15 minutes from the Wright Memorial Bridge, 127 Carolina Club Dr. in Grandy, NC 27939 (877) 421-0612 www.thecarolinaclub.com See ad in this magazine.

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Holly Ridge Golf Course Affordable Family Fun… now managed by LPGA Major Winner Cathy Johnston-Forbes & husband Foster. Play 18 (walk or ride), hit the driving range or take a lesson with one of the area’s best instructors. Seasonal Twilight Rates Available. Located just 1 1/4 miles north of the Wright Memorial Bridge. www.hollyridgeobx.com (252) 491-2893 See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer. The Pointe Golf Club Same plush A-1 Bentgrass Greens as in Augusta… among the finest putting surfaces in the Eastern United States. The area’s best practice facility with full driving range, putting green, chipping greens & practice bunker to groove your game! Just 3 ½ miles north of Wright Memorial Bridge at 308 Pointe Golf Club Dr, Powells Point, NC 27966 (877) 736-1461 www.thepointegolfclub.com See ad in this magazine.

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play time: surfing

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Each year plenty of surfers flock to the Outer Banks in search of that perfect wave. While it can seem like a race to see who catches the most, it’s important to remember basic surfers’ etiquette to ensure the safety and fun of your experience as well as those around you. Local surfer Matt Walker, formerly an editor of Surfing Magazine reccomends these simple rules to keep your wave riding respectful: 1. Don’t get in anyone’s way. This includes: a) not dropping in on a wave that’s already being ridden; and b) not paddling into a surfer’s path.

2. In a situation where two people are paddling for the same wave, the person closest to the peak of the wave has priority. Make sure you are aware of others paddling for waves and what direction they plan to go (e.g. right or left, from the perspective of facing the beach). 3. Never let go of your board. The water is never still, so the moment your board gets away from you, it becomes a danger to other surfers who could easily be struck. After 20 years writing about waves on the Outer Banks, Matt now covers every aspect of area culture in the free quarterly, Milepost.

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play time: kayaking

Paddler’s Paradise

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD | KAYAK RENTALS | LESSONS | TOURS

A kayak tour on the Outer Banks will be the highlight of your vacation By Joe O’Grady of Coastal Kayak Touring Company

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he Outer Banks of North Carolina offers some of the best coastal kayak touring options in the country. In one day you can kayak in six distinct ecosystems: fresh, salt and brackish marshes, maritime forest, swamps and the ocean. Each of these ecosystems offers different wildlife opportunities, and each system plays a vital role in the ecology of the Outer Banks. Most of the tours are conducted on the sheltered side of the Outer Banks where the waters remain calm and are typically shallow. The marshes of the northern Outer Banks are fresh water because of the distance from the tidal influences of the Oregon inlet 30 plus miles away. The Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary and marshes further north extend across the state line of Virginia like a maze designed for kayakers. These marsh islands and creeks are inhabited by river otter and many nesting osprey. Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, located just south of the Oregon inlet on Hatteras Island, is the Outer Banks premier salt marsh for kayaking. Known as a “birder’s paradise,” 365 species of birds have been documented on this refuge. The waters are quite clear due to its close proximity to the tidal waters of the Atlantic Ocean, making this a great location for viewing sting ray and a wide variety of other aquatic life. Ginguite Creek, which meanders through Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Reserve, is one of the world’s only preserved maritime forests. More than 1,800 acres have been protected from development by efforts of the Nature Conservancy. This location also explores brackish marsh where freshwater and saltwater species mix. Since the protection of the Nature Conservancy, both bald eagle and osprey, two formerly endangered species, have begun nesting on this preserve. Scan for The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is a mobile website swamp tour. Don’t let the word swamp fool you; this is one of the most beautiful locations to kayak anywhere. The waters here are the coloration of dark tea from the tannic acids of the bald cypress, 5 Locations to choose from…Corolla to Hatteras Island loblolly pine and Atlantic white cedar. Winding creeks lead to mirror image lakes where alligators can often be seen sunning on floating grass fields (slough grass) or a protruding cypress stump. By choosing a reputable kayak touring company, you can relax and leave all the planning to them. The tours include basic instruction and all necessary kayak gear. In addition to providing EACH ADULT FARE PARTIES OF 2 OR PARTIES OF 4 OR PARTIES OF 8 OR instruction, your guide will also give you a narrative MORE ADULTS MORE ADULTS MORE ADULTS Sun.-Tues. Must Wed.-Sat. Must mention Wed.-Sat. Must mention Wed.-Sat. Must mention on local history and coastal ecology. A kayak mention offer at time of offer at time of reservation! offer at time of reservation! offer at time of reservation! reservation! One offer tour on the Outer Banks will be the highlight of One offer per tour. One offer per tour. One offer per tour. per tour. your vacation.R

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On The Water

900 Square Miles of Water and 80 Miles of Coastline

By Jeff Donohue

our barrier islands. This area provides countless

For the more adventurous, the Outer Banks

ways to set sail, cruise, paddle and soar—

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experience the water from the Currituck Sound

days when the wind won’t stop, use its power

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ripe with opportunities for on-the-water activities.

the mainland. Or bring the family on a dolphin

of on-the-water fun. So escape the sand for a

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A close encounter with a dolphin in the wild is a thrilling and memorable experience

[Continued from page 85] one of the popular Dolphin Watch boat trips. While no guarantees can be offered on these trips, they usually have a better than 90% chance of encountering dolphins.

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One benefit of a Dolphin Watch trip is to be able to get really close to the dolphins, since they usually swim right near the boat. If you look closely you might even be able to see that the dolphins’ fins (which appear smooth at a distance) are actually covered with nicks and scratches. Dolphin researchers use these marks to identify over 300 dolphins in the Outer Banks. The most famous of these is Onion, perhaps the easiest dolphin to identify on the entire East Coast. Onion and his family spend their summers in the Nags Head area, and their winters off of Beaufort, N.C. Dolphins are social animals and spend their entire lives in the company of other dolphins. The pods of 3 or 4 (and up to 40) dolphins will range in age from newborns to 50 years old, and physically mature adults range in size from just under six feet to nearly 12 feet and weigh from 330 lbs. to 1430 lbs. Living together in the protective sound waters improves their chances of finding food, increases the likelihood of avoiding predators such as sharks, makes it easier to encounter a suitable mate and increases the learning potential of youngsters. A close encounter with a dolphin in the wild is a thrilling and memorable experience. Who could remain untouched by the amazing agility of a bottlenose dolphin as it leaps into the air beside a boat or as it exhales a breath of air causing a cloud of spray to shoot 10 feet into the air before disappearing under the surface again, or a young calf breathing out of the water in stride with its mother, never missing a beat? These are the kinds of experiences that stay with people for the rest of their lives.R

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or more than 60 years the Outer Banks has been a destination for anglers from all over the world looking to land a trophy or to fill their freezers. Only rarely are they disappointed. You see, there have been many state and world records set right here on the Outer Banks for many species. From the giant blue marlin to the ever-hungry bluefish, the fish are here and in numbers unheard of in most other coastal areas. One of the reasons for our amazing fishing is that our string of islands is situated at the confluence of two major ocean currents, the southbound Labrador Current and of course the northbound Gulfstream. Huge amounts of baitfish and other sea life are swept along by these two “rivers within the ocean,” and as these two powerful forces collide, the upwelling and ocean eddies created by these currents serve up a buffet that game fish cannot resist. Many anglers know this, and many more are learning that the Outer Banks really lives up to its reputation as “Game Fish Junction.” For the visiting angler this means that there are countless opportunities for one to pursue their fish of choice. Whether you charter a boat or fish [Continued on page 91]

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Oregon Inlet Fishing Center Home of the largest and most modern fishing fleet on the eastern seaboard.Full service marina. Exciting trips for the vacationing fisherman to the “old salts”. Located on NC 12, Cape Hatteras National Seashore. 8 miles south of Whalebone Junction. (S. Nags Head) (252) 441-6301 or (800) 272-5199 info@oregon-inlet.com. Sharky’s Bait, Tackle & Charters Offshore, inshore & sound charters. 1/2, 3/4, full day, custom trips, dolphin watch, sunset cruises and headboat. Also a large selection of rods, reels ,tackle and hunting supplies. Located in Duck at Barrier Island (across from Sunset Grille) (252) 255-BAIT (2248). www.SharkysCharters.com. See our ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer. T-Time Charters We offer the best in light tackle fishing on the Outer Banks! 1/2-day, 3/4 day and full day trips in the backcountry or ocean year round. Crabbing and Sunset Cruises available. www.t-timecharters.com Call Capt. Toby at (252) 423-1401.  See our ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer.

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fishing [Continued from page 88] from a quiet spot along the sound by yourself, you will almost always be rewarded with a good day of fishing and probably a good dinner as well. The charter boat fleets along the Outer Banks are among the best in the world. The captains and crews are professional and courteous and will go out of their way to see that your fishing experience will be pleasant and productive. The boats going

offshore (30 to 40 miles) will put you onto yellowfin and bluefin tuna, marlin, sailfish, dolphin and wahoo. Many times the catch can be incredible with over 500 lbs. of fresh fish going home to your freezer. (Your friends and neighbors will love you!) The inshore boats will also put you into some really hot action at a great price with catches of striper, red drum, huge cobia, speckled trout, bluefish and flounder.

If you are fishing from your own boat or from the surf, the tackle shops on the Outer Banks are all well stocked and well staffed by experienced fisherman who can show you what the fish are biting on and rig you up with just what you need. No matter what kind of angler you are, from novice to veteran, you’ll find everyone involved in the industry willing to help you catch fish at a price you can afford.R

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SWIMWEAR 2014: A Nostalgic Journey For An “ENDLESS SUMMER” By Jill Bennett* It’s hard to believe that it’s been 50 years since Bruce Brown produced and directed a low budget surf documentary that became an iconic representation of surf culture and the search for “The Endless Summer.” The film is now preserved in the National Film Registry and is still just as much fun to watch today as it was back in the day. “The Endless Summer” 50 year celebration is a reminder to all of us that we simply never stop looking for warm beaches and blue water! As I write this it’s February on the Outer Banks…we’ve just experienced the largest snowstorm in over 10 years, I had to have our parking lot plowed to open the store, and we’re still selling swimwear! Our February customers are all leaving for far-away beaches to find their own endless summer somewhere much warmer than the OBX! And there are endless possibilities for them to choose from with a nostalgic “vintage/retro” theme that takes you back to the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Here’s what to look for in 2014 swim styles: CHEEKY BOTTOMS: Think California surfer girl and hit the gym! HIGH WAISTED RETRO BOTTOMS: No gym needed…these “pin-up girl” inspired bottoms cover everything you want to cover, and still make a bold fashion statement! ATHLETHIC TOPS, CROPPED RASHGUARDS, AND STRONG BACK TREATMENT: Functional yet fashionable tops with interesting center back treatment like knots, braids, macramé, and crossing straps make it easy to dive in! And SPF 50 cropped rashguards with short or long sleeves make a fashion statement this season when paired with a bikini bottom!

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shopping: swimwear BUSTIERS AND FLOUNCE TOPS: These lingerie inspired tops accent the bust and give a more feminine edge to your swimsuits, especially with accents of crochet, ruffles, and lace! MONOKINIS: This crossover between a one-piece and a bikini hides the tummy while accentuating the back…a sure winner for the woman who wants the best of both worlds! BRIGHT COLORS, BLACK AND WHITE, AND SHADES OF BLUE: Black and white graphics and color blocking are especially appealing. And it wouldn’t be summer without brights! Shades of coral and orange still exist, but blue tones are prominent in 2014. From navy, to royal, to turquoise and aqua, blue is the color of summer waves! EXOTIC, GLOBAL PRINTS: Those searching for an endless summer would adore this mix up of crossing cultures! Swim manufacturers highlight tribal prints from Australia, Hawaiian floral designs, African animal prints, and of course Ikat and Turkish textiles straight from a global bazaar! And since every traveler must have aa camera and photos, there are photo-realism prints on a variety of men’s and women’s suits! AND FOR THE MEN…SHORTER SWIM TRUNKS: A few years ago the standard outseam of a man’s trunk was 22”. Customers were always asking if we had any shorter trunks. Now the standard length is a few inches shorter, near 19” and it’s going up! Some manufacturers are even making them as short as 13”! You only have to look at surf photos from the 1960’s to realize that everything comes back around again. And thankfully we will always have “The Endless Summer” to remind us of that. Happy 50th from your very grateful fans! *Jill Bennett is the owner of Birthday Suits, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Voted “Best Place To Buy A Swimsuit” by the Virginian Pilot’s readers, BS is a world renowned surf boutique specializing in selection, style, and service.

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he Outer Banks has been a popular destination for beach goers for decades. Far from the mega mall complexes that are characteristic of big cities, the local merchants of the Outer Banks have made their living on this 80-mile long strip of beautiful sand beaches. The quaint character and charm of the oneof-a-kind mom and pop shops that are so characteristic of the Outer Banks will keep you busy and entertained for days. From home décor to souvenirs, area shops are chock full of unique items that echo the spirit of the Outer Banks. Find fashionable clothes and accessories at area boutiques and surf shops. Browse galleries that feature original paintings, sculptures and crafts by local artists. The area is filled with a wide variety of restaurants that are sure to please any craving, whether it’s an energizing breakfast, a waterside lunch or a scrumptious seafood dinner. For that specialty cheese and wine craving or the perfect delectable treat, step into the local markets to find those must-have food items. Aside from purchasing some tempting edibles, you’ll be able to find that perfect souvenir you’ve been looking for—or the original creation you didn’t know you needed until it was love at first sight. The shops of the Outer Banks include everything from surfboards to sand dollars. If you are looking for a unique gift for a loved one back home, handmade glass and jewelry


shopping shops abound, with many of these precious stones having rolled in with the tide— literally. Local artists have turned Mother Nature’s wash-ups into beautiful and colorful jewelry. Paintings, stunning beach photography and even handmade clothing are an easy find in one of the many eclectic shops. Looking for something more practical, or left something at home because it couldn’t fit in the car? From beach shops to surf shops, visitors have easy access to those last minute items on your list to complete a perfect vacation. Offering the best quality surfboards, skimboards, boogie boards and wakeboards for the adrenaline junkie in your family, boredom is never an option. If you’d rather stay on the beach and soak up the sun, fear not—swimsuits, sunscreen, umbrellas, kites and more beach toys are plentiful here. One of the most popular items in the Outer Banks is the specialty handcrafted hammocks. These make a great gift for Dad or anyone in the family looking for the perfect way to relax. Find that special hideaway spot, set up your new hammock, and rock with the breeze: drink in hand and worries farther away than the tip of Ocracoke Island. From casual shoppers to serious spenders, all visitors are invited to enjoy the wonderful variety of shops across the Outer Banks. Here are some of the area’s top retailers. c

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The Christmas Shop & Island Art Gallery Don’t Let Our Name Fool You! Visit our 28,000 sq. ft emporium, offering the most unique gifts, artwork & souvenirs on the Outer Banks, plus thousands of Christmas ornaments & Halloween items. On the way to The Lost Colony, 621 Highway 64 in Manteo, NC. www.outerbankschristmas.com. (252) 473-2838.

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Diamonds ‘n Dunes Celebrating over 20 years on the Outer Banks, this fullservice jewelry store features a breathtaking showroom with an incredible array of Outer Banks inspired originally designed gold and silver jewelry, Pandora, Kameleon and many more unique collections...literally thousands of pieces for every pocketbook. Milepost 4 ¾•Kitty Hawk • www.diamondsanddunes.com •252-255-0001 Duck Village Outfitters Duck’s Surf & Skate Shop and Outdoor Activities Headquarters. Bikes, boogie, skate, surf, skim boards and kayak rentals, surf apparel, surfing & SUP lessons & kayak & SUP tours. 1207 Duck Rd., Duck (252) 261-7222. MP 5.5 Hwy 158 Bypass Kill Devil Hills (252) 255-6222 Hatteras Island Location - 26689 Hwy.12 in Salvo (Beside Island Dyes) (252) 987-1222. www.duckvillageoutfitters.com.

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[Continued from page 96] Shopping Center, Corolla (252) 453-9116; Hatteras Landing at the Ferry Docks, Hatteras Island (252) 986-9970. OPEN daily year-round (8am-10pm summer season). See ad in this magazine or Passport for our Coupon offer. Flip Flop Shops FREE YOUR TOES! Flip Flop Shops is your “One Stop Shop for Flip Flops!” We offer the hottest brands and latest styles of flip flops, sandals, shoes, accessories and more for men, women, and children. HUGE SELECTION: WALL-TO-WALL FLIP FLOPS! If you love flip flops like we do, stop by and visit our unique shop today. TANGER OUTLETS, Nags Head, (252) 2553100 and SCARBOROUGH LANE SHOPPES, Duck (252) 441-1757. See our ad in this magazine or Passport for Coupon offer. Forbes Candies Since 1930, Forbes original recipes are still used to cook, not only taffy, but also delicious fudge, pecan delights and tasty candies. Gifts, shell items, toys and souvenirs. MP 9.5 Bypass, Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-2122 / MP 11 Bypass, Nags Head (252) 441-9411 / MP 15.5 Bypass, Nags Head (252) 441-7293 Newest location: Waves Village Shops, Rodanthe, (252) 9872320 www.forbescandies.com. See ad in this magazine or Passport for our Coupon offer. Foxy Flamingo Boutique Voted Best Boutique 2013 & 2014. Where everything is Fun, Sassy and Chic! A casual style women’s boutique carrying a wide variety of fashionable and trendy clothes for women of all ages.An enjoyable shopping adventure. Located at The Shoppes 10.5 on the bypass in Nags Head (Food Lion Shopping Center).  www.foxyflamingoboutique.com.  (252) 480-FOXY (3699). See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer. Gray’s Outer Banks Lifestyle Clothing Company Celebrating over 66 years, a family operated business since 1948!! The best Outer Banks tees & sweats, gifts and jewelry. SPIRIT Jersey in 8 colors! Casual fashions by Tommy Bahama, Fresh Produce, Vera Bradley, Brighton Jewelry, Billabong, OluKai, Sperry Topsider, Southern Tide. 100’s of tees & sweats on sale everyday! Five locations: Kitty Hawk (252) 261-1776; Duck Scarborough Faire (252) 261-1740; Duck Waterfront Shops (252) 255-5768; TimBuck II, Corolla(252) 4571058 and (252) 453-4994. For orders call (800) 382-5006 www. shopgraysobx.com . See ad in this magazine or Passport for our Coupon offer. Gulf Stream Gifts A Contemporary gift shop specializing in 14 Kt. Gold, sterling silver and fabulous fashion jewelry with a nautical flair at a great price. Selected with care shore décor, books, souvenirs and artwork. Located at 2512 Virginia Dare Trail, MP 10 1/2 Beach Road (NC 12), Nags Head (252) 441-0433. See ad in this magazine or Passport for our Coupon offer. Harris Teeter Visit Harris Teeter for the widest variety of grocery items, freshest produce, best quality seafood, finest meats, and fresh foods to go! Check out our wide selection of beer & wines. Currituck Club Shopping Center , 601 Currituck Clubhouse Dr., Corolla, Kill Devil Hills Shopping Center, 2012 South Croatan Hwy., Kill Devil Hills- MP 10, Shoreside Center, 5400 North Croatan Hwy. #A, Kitty Hawk www.harristeeter.com [Continued on page 106]

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Places of Worship Nags Head Area Code is 252 Northern Outer Banks Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Parish 261-1168 Corolla Chapel Corolla Village • 453-4224 Duck United Methodist Church Duck Village • 261-1525 Kitty Hawk All Saints’ Episcopal Church Kitty Hawk Southern Shores • 261-6674 Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church 40 Pintail Trail, 480-6546 Kitty Hawk Baptist Church MP 4, US 158 • 261-3516 Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Parish W. Kitty Hawk Rd. • 261-4700 Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church 803 W. Kitty Hawk Rd. • 261-2062 Lighthouse Christian Fellowship MP 4.5, US 158, Kitty Hawk • 261-3500 Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks Intersection Herbert Perry & Kitty Hawk Rd. • 261-2801 Kill Devil Hills Liberty Christian Fellowship 244 Williams Dr. (Colington Area) • 441-6592 www.libertyobx.com Ocean View Baptist Church MP 9 S. Va. Dare Trail • 441-7633 Outer Banks Baptist Church 216 W. 1st St. • 441-4876 Outer Banks Presbyterian Church MP 8.5 Bypass • 441-5897 Son Rise Church of Christ 1311 Goldie St., 1 block west of the Bypass • 441-8119

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Kena Activewear We believe in style, performance, comfort, and sustainability.  We sell running, fitness, yoga apparel and accessories, and lifestyle clothes for active women.  We do yoga, run, walk, workout, raise kids, love and laugh often.  Come join in the fun, find inspiration, motivation, and active fashion. Located in Buccaneer’s Walk Village Shops in Kitty Hawk. 252-261-0274. www.KenaActivewear.com.

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Kitty Hawk Kites Choose Your Gear, largest selection of Crocs, Pirate Booty, Rt. 12, and Life Is Good! Kites for all skill levels- toys and gifts, t-shirts, sweatshirts and outdoor apparel. 15 locations from Corolla to Ocracoke. Shop online at www.kittyhawkkites.com .

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Kitty Hawk Surf Company Let us get you completely outfitted and geared up with our huge selection of Quiksilver, O’Neill, Volcom, Billabong, Roxy, Reef, The North Face, as well as a great selection of Kayaks, Stand-up Paddleboards, and Zap Skim boards. Rent your boards or buy your boards at Kitty Hawk Surf Company! (252)441-6800.

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Life on a Sandbar & Hairwraps (formerly Beach Soul) Voted-The Best Hair Wraps, Cornrows, and Temporary Tattoos. Sand Art-great activity, make your own. New Disney Del Sol color-changing nail polish and t-shirts. Fun! 2 Locations: Nags Head-12.5 MP, Jockey’s Ridge Crossing (252) 449-9066. Corolla-blue kiosk next to Tomato Patch Restaurant, Food Lion Shopping Center - (252) 453-0809.

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Lil’ Grass Shack Find the perfect dress and clutch for every occasion. Extensive selection of locally handmade sterling jewelry. Whimsical gifts & exceptional collections of fashion forward clothing and accessories. 2707 S. Croatan Hwy. MP 11 Bypass Nags Head (252)441-1922

The Mystic Jewel An eclectic shop of jewelry and unique gifts for the body, mind and spirit. Incredible selections of sterling silver, semi-precious stone and beaded jewelry. Scarborough Lane Shoppes, Duck (252) 255-5515 &TimBuck II, Corolla (252) 453-3797. www.themysticjewel.com.

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Nags Head Hammocks We’ve been handcrafting porch swings, deck chairs and hammocks for 40 years. We use the highest quality materials available to assure our customers are guaranteed years of enjoyment. 3 LOCATIONS: MP 9 1/2, 158 Bypass, Kill Devil Hills; TimBuck II, Corolla; and 1212 Duck Road, Duck Village. (252) 441-6115 or 1-800-344-6433. Visit our website: www.nagshead.com OPEN ALL YEAR! WE SHIP.

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Naiant Musical Imports World, ethnic, Barque & Renaissance Instruments. Music boxes, windchimes, toys, Jewelry & more. Student instruments & supplies. Digital piano rentals. (252) 441-2020 www.naiant.com Central Square MP 11 2910 S. Croatan Highway #14 Nags Head OBX ArtSpace A gallery featuring original art from local artists enhanced with hand made and fashion jewelry, blown glass from award winning artists, pottery, genuine ostrich items and other gift and collectibles 1171 Duck Road, Unit D-3 (in the back of Scarborough Lane) Duck, NC 27949. 252-261-2787 obxartspace@gmail.com OBX Romance Store-Lingerie & Novelties Variety of styles, size and prices for Lingerie. Romantic and fun gifts to spice up your vacation! Lotions & Candles. Largest Selection of Bachelorette and Bridal Gifts. Like us on Facebook! 3723 North Croatan Hwy, MP 4.5 Bypass in Kitty Hawk. 252-715-1604.

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OBX Hilarious T-shirts We are not just funny, we are HILARIOUS! 100’S of t-shirts designs in stock on sizes from Youth-6X. Custom T-shirts for any occasion. Specializing in SMALL runs. Like us on Facebook! 3723 North Croatan Hwy. MP. 4.5Bypass in Kitty Hawk. 252-715-4014

Outer Banks Popcorn Shoppe Outer Banks gourmet popcorn shoppe that makes over 18 gourmet flavors of popcorn fresh in each store every single day. You can stop by for free samples to find that taste you can’t resist. We also carry the “exclusive” Outer Banks Gift Tin, which is the perfect souvenir. Located in Scarborough Lane Shops in Duck (252) 255-4000 or TimBuck II Shopping Center in Corolla (252) 453-4000. Order online year round at www.obxpopcornshoppe.com Outer Barks The Number 1 destination for dogs and dog lovers on the Outer Banks. Featuring all natural and organic treats and dog food, supplies, accessories, breed-themed and lovable mutt gifts, kitty items and much more! Don’t miss our weekly “YAPPY HAPPY HOUR”. Located in the Scarborough Lane Shoppes.1171 Duck Rd., Duck NC (252) 261-6279. www.outerbarks.com.

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Parrot Bay The latest trends in swimwear, sportswear, t-shirts, hoodies, sundresses, jewelry, footwear and beach needs. Great selection of beach décor and gifts. Best values and selection. Large jewelry department, includes Kameleon, Chamilia, DaVinci& Viva Beads. Open ‘til 10 pm in Summer. Located at MP 8.5 on main Hwy 158, Kill Devil Hills next to Western Sizzlin (252) 480-1774 &TimBuckII, Corolla (252) 453-0242.

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Pirates & Pixies Toy Store Fun toys, games, crafts, and plush animals are waiting for some pirates and pixies to play with them. You’ll find names like Melissa and Doug, LEGO, Playmobil, Klutz, Breyer, and many more to pick from. Nags Head Next to KFC 7332 South Virginia Dare Trail 252-441-8697 Sanctuary Vineyards “World Class Outer Banks Wines.” After a complimentary tasting of our local wines, browse our gift shop or enjoy a picnic in our vineyards seating area. www.sanctuaryvineyards.com (252) 491-2387. 7005 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg. Just ¼ mile south of The Cotton Gin.

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Sara DeSpain GIA-Graduate Gemologist and award-winning jewelry designer Sara DeSpain is back in Duck with her exotic collection of unique designer pieces. Exclusive Pandora dealer in Duck. Osprey Landing, Duck (252) 255-0671.

Oh Yappy Days! A unique Dog Boutique featuring Natural foods and treats, collars, leashes, and other accessories, dog toys, and gifts for dog lovers. All Made In America! Magnolia Lane across from Tranquil House Inn, Manteo, NC (252) 475-1075 www.ohyappydayz.com

Seyshelle Seeker The cutest gift store with a variety of items for all tastes. Home & Wall Décor, Nail Polish, Soaps , Candles, Jewelry, Dips & Oils. We also specialize in upholstery, serving the Outer Banks & Hampton Roads. 3105 N. Croatan Hwy. MP. 5.5 252-715-1520

Outer Banks CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM Sales Service Rental open 7 days a week. Rent Jeeps, have your vehicle (any make) serviced, or trade it. We are the dealer for the people. MP 5.5 Kill Devil Hills -3000 N. Croatan Highway (252) 441-1146 ext 3 wwwouterbanksjeep.com

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Scarborough Lane Shoppes, Duck Come visit the select 24 Boutique Shoppes and Eateries, all in a Natural Garden Setting. Conveniently located in the heart of Duck with plenty of parking and public restrooms. 1171 Duck Road, Duck 27949

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Sleeping In LTD. A boutique with “a little touch of a lot of things. Stylish sleepwear, linens, ladies clothing & accessories, fashion jewelry, Vera Bradley and more. 101-B Fernando St., Downtown Manteo. 252-475-1971 Sound Feet Shoes Brands include Keen, Toms, Sanuk, Asics, Birkenstock, Clarks, CROCS, Merrell, Dansko, Chaco, Ecco, Mephisto, NAOT, New Balance, Brooks, Nike, Reef, Rockport, UGG, Sperry, Teva, OluKai, Rainbow, Jack Rogers and more. •Nags Head at MP 14 bypass, Croatan Center (252) 441-8954 •Outlet Store at MP 4 bypass in Kitty Hawk (252) 441-0715, •Soundside in Duck (252) 261-0490 •794B Sunset Blvd TimBuck II, Corolla (252) 453-9787 •Mainland Currituck Rte. 168 in Barco, Across from 7 Eleven (252) 453-0788.www.soundfeet.com.

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Sunsations Visit Sunsations at their three convenient Outer Banks locations. Check out the great selection of t-shirts, swimwear, beach gear, towels, footwear, souvenirs and more for the entire family! Kill Devil Hills Mile Post 8.5 - Phone (252) 441-2213, Kill Devil Hills Between Mile Post 9 & 10 - Phone (252) 449-0461, and Nags Head Between Mile Post 15 & 16 - Phone (252) 449-8516. www.sunsationsusa.com.

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Super Wings Best Store on the beach! Everything you need for your vacation in just one stop! Select Men’s, Ladies’ and Girls, Swimwear 20-50% off every day! Largest selection and great deals on beach supplies, T-shirts and sweatshirts, plus men’s, ladies’ and kids’ apparel, swimwear and resort wear. Get all your souvenirs, sunscreen, beach towels, floats, kites and more.

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Tanger Outlet Center Shop Tanger Outlet Center and discover a world of savings direct from the manufacturer to you. At Tanger, you’ll find great bargains in over 24 brand name outlet stores. US 158 Bypass at Milepost 16 in Nags Head. www.tangeroutlets.com (252) 441-5634.

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Tarheel Trading Co. Celebrating 35 years of bringing American handcrafts to the Outer Banks! With two disinctive locations in Duck and Corolla focusing on quality, style and function in a casual hands-on setting. Featuring designer jewelry, wall sculpture, blown glass, pottery, woodcrafts and more from local and nationally known craftsmen. All carefully selected and reasonably priced. Tim Buck II Shops in Corolla and Scarborough Lane Shoppes in Duck; call 252-441-6235 or visit www.tarheeltrading.com.

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Try My Nuts Stop by our stores for our Gourmet Nuts and Chocolates.   White Trash, choc Covered Peanut brittle, Wasabi nuts, Ghost Nuts that are the bomb.  Kids candy and snow cones too. WE have the largest Wall of Fire on the OBX.!!  Hilarious t-shirts and apparel and great gifts.Free samples daily. TimBuck II, Corolla • 252-453-4955 Scarborough Lane, Duck • 252-261-0900 MP 8.5 on the Bypass, Kill Devil Hills • 252-449-9022 Hatteras Plaza , Avon 252-986-0023 www.trymynuts.com

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Pirate Adventures of the Outer Banks Come aboard the pirate ship Sea Gypsy for a true Pirate Adventure. Sunken Treasure, Face-painting, Water Cannons and more! A vacation memory of a lifetime! Call for reservations: (252) 473-2007. Located on the Waterfront in Downtown Manteo, www.pirateadventuresobx.com See our coupon in the Passport Coupon Book. Promenade Watersports Stand-Up Paddleboard, wave runners, sailing, kayaking, pontoon and fishing boats & sailboat rides; Largest riding area for Jet Skis. Located at, The Promenade at the foot of the Wright Memorial Bridge. MP Zero, at 105 Promenade Lane Kitty Hawk (252) 261-4400. Golf Hotline (252) 261-4900. www.outerbankswatersports.net. See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer. Roanoke Island Festival Park Board the Elizabeth ll, explore the Settlement Site, Museum, American Indian Town, Museum Store, film and more. (252) 475-1500 www.roanokeisland. com located across the Manteo Waterfront on Roanoke Island See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer Segway of the Outer Banks at Back Country Safari Tours Exciting tours on the world’s newest self-balancing transport! You can glide thru Historic Corolla Village and learn of coastal life at the turn of the Century or ramp it up with the world’s first “off road” fat tire Segway tour on the Mustang Trail Segway Safari. New this year: Haunted Corolla - an after hours blast! Corolla Light Town Center (252) 453-0877. www.OuterBanksTours.com. See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer. Wild Horse Adventure Tours Voted the #1 tour company in the state of NC and #1 “thing to do” in the Outer Banks by TripAdvisor. The Off Road Adventure tour is a little over two hours in length. We guarantee to find you the Corolla Wild Ponies or YOUR MONEY BACK. Currituck Clubhouse Dr., Corolla, NC, 27927. www. WildHorseTour.com (252) 489-2020. See our ad in the Passport for coupon offers. YMCA- Outer Banks Family YMCA There are many activities for your family to enjoy!  The outdoor water park with slide and diving well, state of the art fitness equipment, racquetball, skate park and more!  Weekly pass holders get a complimentary night of babysitting, Parents Night Out, each week in the summer.  Call 252 449 8897 or for more information, visit www.ymcashr.org/outer-banks. See ad in this magazine

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Advertiser Index SHOPPING

Awful Arthur’s Beach Shop.............................................. coupon 7 Bacchus Wine & Cheese........................................ coupon 58, 124 Ben Franklin......................................................................... coupon 23 Bertie County Peanuts................................................. .coupon 112 The Bird Store................................................................................... 98 Birthday Suits .............................................................. coupon 50, 93 Brew Thru............................................................................ coupon 13 The Christmas Mouse......................................................coupon 50 The Christmas Shop.......................................................... coupon 43 Cigarette City...................................................................... coupon 22 Coastal Fine Art ................................................................. coupon 48 The Cotton Gin............................................................ coupon 26-27 Corolla Fire Rescue T-shirts ........................................... coupon 60 Diamonds n’ Dunes............................................................. coupon 4 Duck Village Outfitters..................................................... coupon 82 Endless Possibilities ....................................................................... 44 Farmer’s Daughter................................................. coupon 102-103 Flip Flop Shops ........................................................... coupon 50, 95 Forbes Candies & Gifts..................................................... coupon 37 Foxy Flamingo Boutique................................................. coupon 94 Gray’s Outer Banks Lifestyle Clothing Company coupon 2-3 Gulf Stream Gifts................................................................ coupon 19 Harris Teeter.........................................................................................5 Islander Flags .................................................................. coupon 113 Jockey’s Ridge Crossing ............................................................... 30 Just For The Beach.......................................................... coupon 109 Kena Activewear. .............................................................. coupon 94 Kitty Hawk Kites ....................................... coupon 31, 32, 33 & 83 Kitty Hawk Surf Co. .......................................................... coupon 29 Life on a Sandbar (formerly Beach Soul) in Passport ............. Lil’Grass Shack ................................................................................. 36 The Mystic Jewel ........................................................ coupon 58, 52 Nags Head Hammocks........................... coupon in Passport 97 Naiant ................................................................................................. 98 OBX ArtSpace .......................................................... coupon 48 & 52 OBX Hilarious T-shirts ...................................................... coupon 96 OBX Romance Store ........................................................ coupon 96 Oh Yappy Days! Dog Boutique .................................................. 45 Outer Banks Popcorn Shoppe ......................................... 52 & 69 Outer Barks.......................................................................... coupon 47 Parrot Bay Trading Company ........................................ coupon 12 Pirates & Pixies Toy Store ............................................... coupon 20 Sanctuary Vineyards ..................................................... coupon 122 Sara DeSpain....................................................................... coupon 47 Seychelle Seeker & Company........................................ coupon 94 Scarborough Lane Shoppes....................................... 50, 51 & 52 Sleeping In, LTD .............................................................................. 44 Sound Feet Shoes ............................................................. coupon 20 Sunsations ........................................................................... coupon 99 Super Wings ........................................................... coupon 110-111 Tar Heel Trading Co......................................................................... 51 Tanger Outlet Center ...................................................... coupon 95 Try My Nuts…........................................................... coupon 96 & 52 Younique Boutique ........................................................................ 45

DINING

A Full Moon Café.........................................coupon in Passport 45 American Pie Pizza & Homemade Ice Cream ......... coupon 92 Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar................................................................7 Bacchus Wine & Cheese........................................ coupon 58, 124 Baldie’s Burgers & Ice Cream ..................................... coupon 128 BareFoot Bernie’s Tropical Grill & Bar....................... coupon 130 Big Al’s Soda Fountain and Grill................................... coupon 13 Black Pelican Restaurant ............................................. coupon 119 The Blue Point ................................................................. coupon 123 Captain George’s Seafood Buffet............................................... 17 Clambake OBX ................................................................... coupon 60 Coastal Provisions Market, Wine Bar Café & Oyster Bar.......................................... coupon 6 The Crafty Cow .................................................................. coupon 65 Dare Devil’s Pizzeria.......................................................... coupon 25 Darrell’s Restaurant................................................. coupon 16 & 44 Duck Donuts....................................................................... coupon 69

Duck Pizza Company........................................................ coupon 50 The Dunes Restaurant.................................... coupon Back Cover Dunkin’ Donuts coupon ............................................................... 38 Fishbones Raw Bar & Restaurant................................... coupon 9 Fishbones Sunset Grille & Raw Bar...............................................9 Fishheads Bar & Grille .................................................................140 Flying Fish Café............................................................... coupon 121 Fuji Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar....................... coupon 14 Full Moon Café & Brewery coupon ........................................... 45 Giant Slice Pizza ................................................................ coupon 57 The Garden Grille & Bar ..............................................................113 Henry’s Restaurant......................................................... coupon 139 High Cotton Barbeque.................................................... coupon 28 Island Snowball Company........................................... coupon 138 Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet....................................... coupon 142-143 Jolly Roger.................................................................. coupon 10 & 11 Kill Devil’s Frozen Custard........................................... coupon 138 La Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant.................................... coupon 63 La Fogata Mexican Restaurant.................................. coupon 132 Lucky 12 Tavern.................................................... coupon 120 &141 Max’s Pizza Company.................................................... coupon 131 Mike Dianna’s Grill Room................................................ coupon 57 Miller’s Seafood & Steakhouse................................... coupon 127 Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant................................... coupon 129 Mulligan’s Raw Bar & Grille.......................................... coupon 124 North Carolina Seafood ..............................................................137 OBX Tortilleria, Panaderia & Taqueria ....................................123 Ocean Blvd Bistro & Martini Bar ............................... coupon 121 Oceanfront Grille............................................................... coupon 62 Ortega’z Southwestern Grill & Wine Bar....................................... coupon in Passport 45 Outer Banks Brewing Station..................................... coupon 118 Outer Banks Coffee Company ...................................... coupon 58 Outer Banks Restaurant Association......................................116 Owens’ Restaurant............................................................ coupon 15 Papa John’s Pizza ........................................................... coupon 132 Peppercorns Restaurant & Deck Bar........................ coupon 125 Philly Soft Pretzel............................................................... coupon 39 Pigman’s Bar B Que........................................................ coupon 134 Pizza Hut coupon .........................................................................139 Pizzazz Pizza Company...................................................... coupon 8 Plaza Azteca..................................................................... coupon 136 Red Drum Grille & Taphouse......................................... coupon 35 Red Sky Café .................................................................... coupon 118 Rita’s Ice-Custard-Happiness......................................... coupon 76 Route 12 Steak & Seafood ............................................. coupon 56 Sandbars Raw Bar & Grill ............................................ coupon 119 Salt Water Grill ................................................................... coupon 65 Sanctuary Vineyards...................................................... coupon 122 Slice Pizzeria .................................................................... coupon 135 Spanky’s Grill ................................................................... coupon 128 Stack ’Em High Pancake Houses.................................. coupon 24 Subway............................................................................... coupon 133 Taiko Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar......................... coupon 126 Tortugas Lie Shellfish Bar & Grill............................... coupon 120 Tropical Smoothie Café ............................................... coupon 131 Tullio’s Bakery ................................................................................... 49 Uncle Ike’s Sandbar and Grill......................................... coupon 56 Viva Mexican Grill coupon ........................................................120 Yellow Submarine Pizza & Subs ................................ coupon 138

ACTIVITIES

Artistic Elegance ............................................................... coupon 80 Bacchus Wine & Cheese........................................ coupon 58, 124 Back Beach Wild Horse Tours .............................. coupon 61 & 73 Back Country Safari Tours .................................. coupon 64,70,76 Back Country Kayak Tours ............................................. coupon 76 Back Country Segway Tours ......................................... coupon 70 Backin’Up In-Shore Charters ...................................................... 90 Beach Braids & Temporary Tattoos....................... coupon 52, 71 Bianca’s Readings coupon ........................................................... 46 Bob’s Off-Road Tours........................................................ coupon 21 Captain Johnny’s Outer Banks Cruises ..................... coupon 87 The Carolina Club Golf Course...................................... coupon 81 Coastal Helicopters & Outer Banks Biplanes .......... coupon 39 Coastal Kayak Touring Co............................................... coupon 83 The Comedy Club................................................................ coupon 7 Corolla Adventure Golf & Bumper Cars.................. coupon 104 Corolla Jeep Adventures................................................ coupon 59 Corolla Raceway ................................................................ coupon 69

Corolla Wild Horse Tours ...................................... coupon 60 & 68 The Country Girl................................................................. coupon 89 Crystal Dawn ...................................................................... coupon 89 Destination Fun.................................................................. coupon 70 Duck Village Outfitters..................................................... coupon 82 The Elizabethan Gardens................................................ coupon 46 First Flight Adventure Park coupon ......................................... 18 Fishing Unlimited Boating Center ............................. coupon 90 Full Throttle Speedway ................................................... coupon 72 Galaxy Golf.......................................................................... coupon 79 Holly Ridge Golf Course ................................................. coupon 81 Humvee Adventure Tours coupon ........................................... 63 Jennette’s Pier ............................................................................... 115 Jurassic Putt ........................................................................ coupon 79 Kitty Hawk Kites & Kayaks..................... coupon 31, 33, 33 & 83 Kitty Hawk Kayaks & Surf School................................. coupon 82 Kitty Hawk Surf Co. .......................................................... coupon 29 Kitty Hawk Watersports Corolla.................................... coupon 62 Lost Treasure Golf.............................................................. coupon 78 Lotus Day Spa & Boutique.............................................. coupon 80 Mark Buckler Photography ......................................................... 38 Miss Bodie Island .............................................................. coupon 86 Mustang Music Festival ..............................................................112 Mutiny Bay Mini-Golf ...................................................... coupon 72 Nags Head Dolpin Watch................................................ coupon 85 Nags Head Raceway......................................................... coupon 72 Nor’banks Sailing.............................................................. coupon 49 North Beach Watersports .............................................. coupon 61 North Carolina Aquarium............................................................. 42 North Duck Watersports................................................. coupon 55 OBX Bowling ..................................................................... coupon 76 Oregon Inlet Fishing Center ....................................................... 91 Outer Banks Chrysler – Dodge – Jeep- Ram .......... coupon 35 Outer Banks Kayak Fishing 91 Outer Banks Fishing Pier ............................................. coupon 140 Outer Banks Massage Therapy..................................... coupon 80 Outer Banks University ................................................... coupon 71 Paradise Dolphin Cruises ............................................... coupon 86 Paradise Fun Park....................................................... coupon 74-75 Pirate Adventures of the Outer Banks........................ coupon 77 The Pointe Golf Course ................................................... coupon 81 Promenade Watersports................................................. coupon 84 Roanoke Island Festival Park ........................................ coupon 41 Segway Tours ..................................................................... coupon 70 Sharky’s Bait, Tackle & Charters.................................... coupon 88 Sunset Watersports............................................................. coupon 9 T-Time Charters.................................................................. coupon 88 Town of Duck................................................................................... 48 Town of Manteo .............................................................................. 44 YMCA of South Hampton Roads .. coupon in Passport 14 & 80 Water Witch Sportfishing ............................................................. 90 Wild Horse Adventure Tours ......................................... coupon 63

SERVICES

Artistic Elegance coupon............................................................. 80 Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.................................................. 34 Chesapeake Convention & Visitors Bureau............................ 34 Currituck County Travel & Tourism......................................66-67 Lotus Day Spa & Boutique.............................................. coupon 80 North Carolina Education Lottery........................................... 117 North Carolina Seafood ..............................................................137 OBX Shipping Center .................................................................... 80 Outer Banks Massage Therapy..................................... coupon 80 YMCA of South Hampton Roads .coupon in Passport 14 & 80

REAL ESTATE

Carolina Designs ..........................................................................114 Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates...........................................................101 Resort Realty ..................................................................................100 Southern Shores Realty.............................................................. 100 Sun Realty .......................................................................................114

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in outer banks vacation rentals! Continued from page 101 Visitors can choose from thousands of stately beach houses, nostalgic cottages, cozy bungalows and high-end condos that span the beach between the four-wheel-drive area of Carova and the tip of Hatteras Island -- and each one has a chemistry all its own. Often it’s the little things, like an art display, that make it unique. Other times, it’s the practical touches, such as an elevator, that make the difference. “Oceanfront and pet-friendly homes are popular, but sometimes it’s the cute beach-box that was just renovated that can have the most appeal, especially for smaller families,” said Stuart Pack, Chief Operating Officer with Resort Realty. Every year brings a new list of features that enhance the “cool” factor of these hot properties, making vacation beach houses more like personal resorts. Alongside modern comforts are amenities that indulge the home’s owners and guests -- saunas, heated swimming pools, swim-up cabanas, wine chillers, private bedroom suites, fully-equipped recreational rooms, massive patio fire pits, bowling lanes, man caves, fountains, tiki bars with fullyequipped kitchens, and 12-person hot tubs. “Many homes now include Keurig coffee brewers and ice-cream makers. Some have whole-house intercom systems so guests can talk from room to room or pipe their music through the house,” said Janice Farr, Senior Vicepresident of Sun Realty. Wi-fi is mandatory. Beach houses with multiple gathering areas, elevators, home theaters with surround-sound, dual gourmet kitchens, and expanded outdoor recreational areas with poolside cabanas are in high demand. “Putting greens, big-screen TVs and beach access are popular; but, whether buying or renting a beach house, it’s still about location, location, location,” Pack said. Billy Casper, Vice President of Property Management for Corolla Classic Vacations, agrees. “If they can afford it, people want to be as close to the ocean as they can. Next, it’s the amenities, price and value. Guests look for amenities they don’t have at home because, when they go on vacation, they want to be more pampered.” This is especially true of guests who stay in event homes. “We have several homes in Corolla that are 20-plus bedrooms set up for weddings and events. They are loaded with upgrades and even have separate event halls,” Casper said. Whether it’s for a special event or a family vacation, the focus is on experiencing the Outer Banks to the utmost. “As society has become more successful, vacations are hard-earned. It’s

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real estate vacation rentals equipment for little ones and video games for teen-agers. More than half of our houses allow pets and have dog runs, crates and even dog rooms,” Farr said. The number-one search request on the Carolina Designs Realty’s web site is for pet-friendly homes. “To meet this demand, we currently offer over 100 vacation homes that allow families to bring up to two dogs,” said Elaine Breiholz, Property Manager with Carolina Designs Realty. They are also seeing an increased demand for homes with 12 to 18 bedrooms. “Our larger homes, reserving at 28 to 32 weeks, are grossing between $360,000 and $400,000

and are typically booked up to a year in advance,” Breiholz said. The way that square footage is designed and divided also makes a difference to vacationers. “I’m a fan of interesting floor plans and neat decorations. My family habitually falls in love with the things that give the homes their ‘charm.’ Impressive amenities are a way for homes to stand out, but having homeowners who put their personal touches on things gives many of our homes that distinct factor that most cookie-cutter homes don’t have,” said Kissell. Regardless of what brings them here, many guests admit to falling in love with their beach houses, which isn’t surprising since the word [Continued on page 114]

Splendid oceanfront view from the deck of Joe Lamb Jr Vacation Rental Cottage # 612 Ridge Retreat in Nags Head, also featuring a wrap-around porch facing Jockey’s Ridge (the East Coast’s largest sand dune). This terrific beach home combines the warm, laid back character of a traditional beach cottage with all the modern conveniences.

now all about expectations. We have a massive community of privately-owned vacation homes that were designed to keep guests happy. These aren’t timeshares or condos. That is very unique,” said Herman. One of the most coveted benefits of staying in these beach homes is that guests get to enjoy private time with friends and family away from the daily grind. There are no schedules. No pretenses. No dressing up. No morning traffic. “It is an award-winning family vacation destination,” said Barry Breit, Sales Manager with Carolina Designs Realty. “Single-family homes with large lots prevent our area from becoming too dense, like other East Coast vacation destinations. Plus, the minimal number of condo complexes allows our beaches to remain less crowded and, therefore, creates a more pristine, natural vacation environment.” Resort Realty’s Panache (Property 1350) won the 2007 People’s Choice Award in the Outer Banks Parade of Homes for its lavish amenities and breathtaking decor. Unique accents and extras in this home keep it exciting and interesting, including this fun and funky fish bowl commode.

Outer Banks beach houses accommodate nearly every whim and family member, including the fourlegged ones. “It really depends upon what a group wants, but we have homes that fit all their needs. Some are remote and secluded; others are within walking distance to lots of activities. There is baby

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real estate vacation rentals “amenity” comes from the Latin root amoenus, akin to amore, “to love.” This “love” infuses the real estate market with a steady stream of buyers and renters. “The market is moving. New construction is up dramatically. Building permits are way up everywhere. Interest rates are still low. We have a huge amount of cash buyers looking for investment homes they can sell later. Others are buying smaller houses and taking them out of the rental market to use as second homes. The wedding business is crazy big and event homes are bringing in gobs of money. Can’t ask for anything better than that,” Hess said. According to Breit, lenders are now offering first-time homebuyers an opportunity to buy property with only 10 percent down if their debt-income ratio is within guidelines. “With affordable homes on the market and low interest rates, this creates an ideal environment to make a purchase,” he said. “Owning a vacation rental home is not only an investment, but also is an asset that can be enjoyed with family and friends.” People who buy these properties as cash-flow investments understand the complexities of

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competing in a tourist-driven area. So they fill their homes with tantalizing amenities and place them in a management program that lures vacationers back season after season. “We have guests who have been coming to us for years, so we know their stories and their families. I have a lady I’m working with now who is in her eighties and has been coming to the Outer Banks for 52 years. She started with us when our company was founded 46 years ago,” said Herman. Vacation homes provide a setting for families to reconnect with each other, creating memories that will last a lifetime. “I think it’s called ‘togethering,’” Casper said. “It means having the space to get the whole family together in one place with all the amenities anyone could possibly want. It’s an advantage that we have over hotels.” Even outdoors, these homes are designed to invite socialization with their abundance of colorful beach chairs, porch swings and hammocks. Takeout meals take on a new meaning. At the drop of a wind sock, dinner or drinks can be served from a screened-in porch, covered deck, gazebo, outdoor kitchen or fire-pit grill. Over time, a personal connection develops between buyers, vacationers and the folks who help them rent or own these magnificent homes.

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“Owning a vacation rental home is not only an investment, but also is an asset that can be enjoyed with family and friends.” Company staff almost become an extended family as a sense of place and a feeling of belonging bind them together. “Our guests tell us how caring and kind our staff is. We pay attention to detail and give guests a relaxing vacation experience,” said Pack. Before they have that experience though, the majority of potential guests and home buyers are cruising another site looking for vacation rentals. “What has changed over time is how visitors can now preview the beach houses on the Internet before committing to rent them. A vacationer should easily find a vacation rental home’s amenities, photographs and pricing in the first 10 seconds of opening a webpage,” Kissell said. “ We strongly recommend that all of our homeowners invest in digital floor plans. This allows website visitors to go room-by-room and angle-by-angle throughout the homes in just minutes.”

Updated company websites are crucial today because people are shopping year round for escape routes. Consequently, the Outer Banks has become a fourseason destination. Many homes are now occupied during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and other holidays. “Plus there are special events, like Valentine getaways, Taste of the Beach, Bike Week, festivals and marathons that attract visitors. Fall continues to grow in popularity because the beaches are quieter, restaurants and shops are open, and the weather is still typically warm. It’s become a favorite time of year for Outer Banks’ veterans,” Pack said.

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Beach Realty & Construction & Kitty Hawk Rentals..............................................(800) 635-1559• www.beachrealtync.com Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals....................................................................................................................(252) 715-1901 Cottage Court..................................................................................................................................................(252) 441-7331 Golden Strand Condominiums........................................................................................................................(252) 441-7860 Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates........................................................................................... (800) 552-6257 • www.joelambjr.com Land and Sea Realty.......................................................................................................................................(252) 449-5263 Outer Banks Beach Club..................................................................(252) 441-6321 • www.outerbanksbeachclubresort.com Sun Realty.............................................................................................................(800) 334-4745 • www.SunRealtyNC.com

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Beach Haven, Kitty Hawk................................................................................................................................(252) 261-4785 The Beach Inn, Nags Head..................................................................................................(252) 441-8466 • (800) 421-8466 Beacon Motor Lodge, Nags Head........................................................................................(252) 441-5501 • (800) 441-4804 Best Western Ocean Reef Suites, Kill Devil Hills................................................................... (800) WESTERN • (252) 441-1611 Blue Heron Motel, Nags Head.........................................................................................................................(252) 441-7447 Buccaneer Motel & Beach Suites, Kitty Hawk.................................................................................................(252) 261-2030 Cavalier Motel, Kill Devil Hills..........................................................................................................................(252) 441-5584 Colonial Inn Motel, Nags Head........................................................................................................................(252) 441-7308 Comfort Inn North Oceanfront........................................................................................................................(252) 441-6333 Comfort Inn Oceanfront South, Nags Head.........................................................................(252) 441-6315 • (800) 334-3302 Cypress House Bed & Breakfast, Kill Devil Hills....................................................................(252) 441-6127 • (800) 554-2764 Days Inn Mariner, Kill Devil Hills............................................................................................(252) 441-2021 • (800) DAYSINN Days Inn Oceanfront, Kill Devil Hills......................................................................................(252) 441-7211 • (800) DAYSINN Dolphin Motel, Nags Head..................................................................................................(252) 441-7488 • (800) 699-1962 Driftin Sands Motel, Kill Devil Hills..................................................................................................................(252) 441-5115

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restaurants with fresh catch on their menu next to eateries serving up barbecue. CULINARY HALLMARKS On the Outer Banks, there are menus peppered with ingredients and dishes that epitomize the eats of the area. In every season, there is something fresh and local to celebrate on plates and palates. The rich farmlands of Northeast North Carolina provide many of the seasonal vegetables and fruits, while the ocean, sounds, and tributaries surrounding the Banks offers a number of seafood items. In warmer months, generally blue crabs (with the delicacy, soft shell crabs, available in midspring), Spanish mackerel, mahi-mahi, mullet, shrimp, and tilefish can be found. Cooler weather typically offers bluefish, croaker, flounder, kingfish, king mackerel, oysters, sea bass, grey sea trout, spotted sea trout, spot, and striped bass. Year-round seafood includes clams, grouper, snapper, triggerfish, and tuna. OUTER BANKS CATCH Seafood is the signature comestible on the Outer Banks, and to ensure folks are getting the freshest catch from local watermen, the Outer Banks Catch program was established in June 2010. Membership includes fishermen (many of whom are multi-generational watermen), seafood markets and grocers, community members, and restaurants. The group works in tandem to get Outer Banks-caught finfish and shellfish from the sea to serving platters. Many restaurants in the region serve approved Outer Banks Catch seafood; a platter with the initiative’s name and stylized fish logo can be found near the eatery’s entrance to identify themselves as a member. Knowledgeable waitstaff can guide diners through what is in season, and the best preparation methods. RESTAURANT SCENE The cuisine scene of the Outer Banks is wide and diverse, offering restaurants that just seat a few to one that see a few hundred. They serve up food from high stacks of pancakes, fried country ham and grits swimming in butter for breakfast, to plates featuring the latest culinary trends, often made with local ingredients, for dinner. There are coffeehouses that roast and brew their own beans, and restaurants that brew their own beverage of another sort – beer. Along the Banks, there are seafood-centric restaurants that include oyster bars to fine dining eateries. Some are relatively new on the scene, while others have been feeding families [Continued on page 120]

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[Continued from page 119] of visitors for generations. Some seafood is done Old School style, crispy fried, while others are crafted with such techniques eleas sous-vide. Other restaurants cater to the surfing community, with Baja-inspired dishes of fresh Quesadillas - Burritos - Nachos catch and high quality beef and pork tucked Chimichangas - Tacos - Vegetarian EAT IN - TAKE OUT - WE SERVE BEER! in tortillas with seasonal vegetables and housemade salsa adorning the dishes. Here, 2424 S. Croatan Hwy. MP 10.5 Bypass (South Beach Plaza) 252-441-1601 look for tropical drinks and buckets of cold beer to temper the spicy heat. $3 OFF YOUR BILL OF $45 OR MORE OR 10% OFF YOUR ENTIRE BILL FROM 3-5 P.M. (Excludes Alcohol) Still others feature Southern cuisine, Limit 1 coupon per customer, per table. Offers cannot be combined with any other like barbecue, fried chicken, roasts, and coupons or together. Show this coupon to receive one of the offers above. homestyle vegetables. Some you pull up a chair at a wooden bar, and others you sit down Eat, Drink & Get Lucky! at a crisp white linen topped table. Look for restaurants with stunning views of the water; there are numerous offerings that allow diners to gaze out from the dining room, or in some cases, a patio. Feel like relaxing with family and friends at your cottage? Order up an assortment of dishes from a variety of restaurants, like steamed seafood, barbecue, and the like, and have an effortless patio 3308 S. Virginia Dare Tr., Nags Head party with local beer and wine. Not only do you get a great taste of the Outer Banks, but you are left Lucky12Tavern.com • 252-255-5825 with more time to enjoy your visit to the beach. Many eateries are members of the Outer Banks Restaurant Association (OBRA.) (Dine In Only, 11:30am-4pm) DINING EVENTS (Dine In Only; Limit 3 Discounted Pizzas Per Party) Present this or Passport coupon The OBRA showcases a number of its restaurant partners during special dining events upon ordering to receive 10% off Present this or Passport coupon upon ordering to receive offer. Not on food items only. Not valid with throughout the year. any other offer. valid with any other offer. In early spring the OBRA features scores of restaurants and their cuisine through special events during the Taste of The Beach, a unique – and delicious – perspective of the area during shoulder season. The weekendVoted Coastal Living Magazine's long event offers visitors several days of wine tastings, cooking classes, a Best Seafood Dive in North Carolina chowder cook-off, special menu presentations at area restaurants, brewery tours, tapas crawls, and more. Featuring Fresh Local Seafood, Everything cumulates with the Taste of the Beach Grand Tasting where Steamers, Sandwiches, Burgers, some two-dozen restaurants and other vendors gather for samples of their Pasta and more. Daily Specials. A Locals' Favorite food and exhibitions of their hospitality in vying for prizes and recognition. Beach Road, MP 11 in Nags Head Other unique opportunities to get a flavor of the Outer Banks are through Late Nite Sushi on Wednesday at 10pm two restaurant weeks, a period where eateries offer specially priced (Memorial Day - Labor Day) www.Tortugaslie.com OFF Season Sushi prix-fixe menus as an incentive to come out and try new restaurants and Begins at 6p.m. rediscover old favorites. Look for the Spring Restaurant Week and the Fall Featured on Restaurant Week. Later in the autumn is the March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction, another event that showcases the talent of local culinary professionals while raising money for the group. A SAVORY SOUVENIR A visit to the Outer Banks provides an opportunity to explore the many culinary offerings from the wide-and-diverse restaurant scene. Each bite is a savory souvenir of the trip.c Patrick Evans-Hylton is an award-winning food journalist, and is food editor for Hampton Roads Magazine; he is also a food educator and food historian. He is a Johnson & Wales University-trained chef, and holds a culinary degree from Culinary Institute of Virginia. Evans-Hylton serves on the Sensible Seafood Program that determines the viability of seafood in the area’s coastal waters. He is a frequent with this coupon or Passport coupon. judge at Outer Banks dining events at the Taste of the Beach, as well as the Not valid with any other offers. March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction. Evans-Hylton blogs at Scan for Good thru 5/30/2015 mobile site. www.PatrickEvansHylton.com

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hen visitors come to the Outer Banks, they’re looking to experience the unmatched beauty of the gorgeous beaches, explore the activities that can’t be found anywhere else and taste the delectable seafood and freshgrown veggies that are bountifully harvested from the ocean and land. The same can be said about the delicious beverages. Imported beers and wines can be found anywhere; it’s the local wineries and craft breweries from right here on the Outer Banks that leave visitors and residents longing for a taste and always craving more. The mainland of Currituck County has traditionally been a land of fertile farm fields and abundant harvests. Now in the areas that once produced cotton, soybeans and corn, neat rows of vineyards have appeared. Muscadine is a popular grape for this region that produces a sweet, dessert-style wine. It’s close relative the scuppernong grape comes specifically from North Carolina near the Scuppernong River. When made correctly, muscadine wine retains a refreshing and often nostalgic taste of the grape itself. However, many vineyards have chosen to plant the classic wine grapes [Continued on page 122]

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dining [Continued from page 121] of California and Europe—cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc, syrah and zinfandel. A winery that experiments with a little of both is Sanctuary Vineyards, located in Jarvisburg. Sanctuary Vineyards consists of almost 10 acres under cultivation and features a tasting room inside the historic Cotton Gin with complimentary tastings, cellar tours and a gift shop. The vineyard now has wines made exclusively from their own grapes that are suitable for every preference. Pair their Wild Pony White or the Biltmore 2010 Viognier Reserve with a delicious meal, or sip on Sweet Serenity or Life’s a Peach, two of their sweeter varieties, at any time of day. Martin Vineyards & Orchard on Knotts Island produces award-winning wines from their

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• Visit our vineyards and winery in Jarvisburg • Tours and Tastings are available • Fun for the Whole Family! Visit our walking trails and savor a glass of wine in the vineyards.

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perfect after a delicious meal at Full Moon Café & Grill. While sampling beers and wines on your vacation , you’ll definitely want to bring a few home to share with your friends and also to relive your Outer Banks vacation simply with the pop of a cork or cap. Several Outer Banks gourmet markets offer a wide selection of local wines and beers along with tastings. [Continued on page 124]

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[Continued on page 123] Coastal Provisions Market in Southern Shores not only has a great selection of hand-picked wines and microbrews on the retail shelves, but Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, you can also enjoy the same great selection along with a fantastic dinner menu in the relaxed atmosphere of their Wine Bar Café. With over twenty wines by the glass or half glass, a menu featuring several small plates as well as signature entrees like Crab Cakes, Prime Steaks, and Outer Banks Catch, and the full wine shop selection available at regular retail prices (no corkage fee), it’s no wonder the Wine Shop Café is one of the Outer Banks highest rated restaurants. One more favorite, Bacchus Wine & Cheese in Corolla will enhance your visit to the Outer Banks with a great selection of fine wines, gourmet foods, imported cheeses, Thuman’s deli meats, as well as their famous sandwiches. Come learn how to properly taste wines, expand your knowledge of varietals, and enjoy a wide selection of gourmet foods. Tuesday Night Wine Tasting Events allow guests to enjoy 6 different wines served with hot and cold appetizers and sumptuous desserts. Family operated, they are celebrating more than 20 years in the Outer Banks. Whether you prefer wine or beer—or if you like to delve in both passions—you can find it all right here. Spend a day on the Currituck Wine Trail for some wonderful vineyard visits, schedule an educational tasting, or just stop by one of many shops to pick up a crisp, light bottle for a picnic on the beach. Enjoy another day visiting the two microbreweries and sampling some of their famous beers, having a bite of juicy apple brat and learning a thing or two about sustainability. Come have a taste of local flavor, and raise a glass—or a growler—to homegrown drinks on the Outer Banks.c


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Relaxed, yet professional and passionate about food, wine and hospitality. A fresh approach to regional coastal cuisine, overlooking the Currituck Sound from the Waterfront Shops in Duck.

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$8-$33

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Take-Out Service

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$28 to $45

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Everywhere Outer Banks (252) 489-4754 www.outerbankscooking.com

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Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily Specials Year-Round Weekend Entertainment The Wilder Brothers, Fridays Alan Ross Karaoke Road Show, Saturdays Early Bird Special

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Fishbones Raw Bar & Restaurant Scarborough Lane Shoppes, Duck (252) 261-6991

Fishbones Sunset Grille & Raw Bar Soundfront in Duck (252) 261-3901

Giant Slice Pizza

TimBuck II Corolla (252) 453-3199 • www.giantslicepizza.com

Entertainment

809 Ocean Trail – Corolla, NC (Next to Food Lion) (252) 453-6291• www.DunkinDonutsOBX.com

Beer/Wine/Spirits

Dunkin’ Donuts Corolla

Take-Out Service

Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, 1171 Duck Rd. in Duck (252) 255-0099 • www.duckpizza.com

Outside Seating

Duck Pizza Company

Children’s Menu

The Shoppes at Currituck Club (by Harris Teeter) Corolla (253) 453-3210 • www.duckdonuts.com

L/D

$10-$20

Major

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“Warm, Delicious & Made To Order Donuts,” Premium Locally Roasted Coffees, Juices, Milk, Sodas & Snacks.

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$1.95$5.95

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“Warm, Delicious & Made To Order Donuts,” Fresh Baked Muffins, Donut Sundaes, Premium Locally Roasted Coffees, Juices, Milk, Sodas & Snacks.

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Featuring gourmet & traditional pizza plus wraps, subs, salads and wings. Try our new Extra Large 18” Pizza w/12 big slices! Eat-in, pick up and Free Delivery to Southern Shores, Duck & southern Pine Island.

L/D

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Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert. Entire menu available all day. FREE WI-FI. BEST coffee on beach.

B/L/D

$2.99$7.99

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Duck’s original Raw Bar & Restaurant since 1995. First come first served. The finest seafood, steaks and more. No bones about it!

L/D

$5.95$21.95

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Experience our selection of specialty burgers, great craft beer or a glass of wine while checking out our high-def TVs or chill in the courtyard while enjoying live local music. If you’re on the go, grab a bag of sliders for the beach.

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Newly renovated with the best sunsets on the Outer Banks. Large parties welcome. Reservations not accepted. Beautiful waterfront dining experience.

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A family-friendly authentic N.Y. Style pizza shop serving Corolla’s best pizza for over 20 years and counting.

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Open All Year

Duck Donuts

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Monteray Shopping Plaza 817C Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 27927 (252) 453-3212 • www.craftycowburgers.com

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The Flavor of the Old Outer Banks Est. 1978

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Award-winning breakfast, seafood, steaks and service • Families and large parties welcomed

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Beer/Wine/Spirits

A taste of the sweet life … Classic Italian food in a relaxed coastal setting with great sunset views, and friendly service! Daily lunch and dinner specials.

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$5.99$27.99

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Mike Dianna’s Grill Room

Soundside at Timbuck II in Corolla (252) 453-4336 • www.grillroomobx.com

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Our menu features USDA prime beef, fresh seafood & an award winning wine list. Enjoy lunch, in-season on our Covered Outdoor Deck! Call ahead for reservations.

L/D

$19-$30

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The Oceanfront Grille at Corolla Light

At the Oceanfront...1197 Franklyn Street Corolla, NC 27927 (252) 453-4748 • oceanfrontgrille.com

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The Only Oceanfront Restaurant on the Currituck Outer Banks. Large Parties Accommodated. Children Welcome. Newly Renovated. Reservations Encouraged. Always Excellent!

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$12-$35

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Outer Banks Coffee Company 807-L Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 27927 (252) 453-0200 • www.obxcoffee.com

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Fresh roasted coffee beans in house, freshly brewed coffees and espresso latte drinks, iced or hot. Frappes, Smoothies, Wi-Fi access. Sandwiches & wraps in season.

B/L

$2-$5

V/M/D

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For the best Pizza, Subs, Wings and more. Buffet and salad bar at Kitty Hawk Location.

L/D

$4.95$15.95

V/M

B/W

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For the best Pizza, Subs, Wings and more. Buffet and salad bar at Kitty Hawk Location.

L/D

$4.95$15.95

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Local Chef driven menu. Casual ambience and cutting edge food. Lunch, Dinner and Catering ~ Chefs on Call. Priority Seating.

L/D

$5-$30

Major

B/W/S

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Upscale casual family restaurant serving traditional Outer Banks favorites along with Steaks, Ribs, Pasta and Seafood Specialties.

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$4.99$42.99

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Pizzazz Pizza Company

Loblolly Pines Shops, Duck (252) 261-1111 • www.pizzazzpizza.net

Pizzazz Pizza Company

The Shoppes at Currituck Club, Corolla (252) 261-1111 • www.pizzazzpizza.net

Red Sky Cafe

1197 Duck Road, Duck (252) 261-8646 • www.redskycafe.com

Route 12 Steak & Seafood Co. & Raw Bar TimBuck II Shopping Village 786-C Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 27927 (252) 453-4644 • www.rt12obx.com

Entertainment

Meal Price Range

Description

Open All Year

Meals Served

TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla (252) 453-0069 • www.LaDolceVitaCorolla.com

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2042 N Virginia Dare Trail

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Our Specialties Include: Fresh Local Fish and Shellfish, Hand-Cut Beef, Chicken, Pasta & Creative Salads

Owned and cared for by the Miller family since 1982. Lunch • Dinner

Join us for lunch on the Outdoor Deck, under the sail shades. Milepost 16 on the Bypass, Nags Head 6916 S. Croatan Hwy. Nags Head, NC 27959

441-6151

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DUCK/COROLLA Mainland CURRITUCK KITTY HAWK/SOUTHERN SHORES

Baldie’s Burgers & Ice Cream

5581 N. Croatan Hwy at the Market Place, Southern Shores (252) 261-2660

$10-$30

Major

B/W/S

B/ Dessert

$1.99$5.00

V/M

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Reservations for small or large parties welcome at our banquet room. Can accommodate up to 100 people. Please call 24hr advance notice.

B/L/D LN

$7-$25

Major

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Convenient location w/drive thru. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert. Entire menu available all day. FREE WI-FI. BEST coffee on beach.

B/L/D

$2.99$7.99

V/M D/AE

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Family dining with a large variety of items, seafood, steaks, large entrée salads, sandwiches, desserts; Gluten Free Items Available, large reservations are accepted.

L/D/LN

$6.99$21.99

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Family-friendly & affordably priced. Burgers, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Baskets. Eat In, Take Out and Delivery.

L/D

$3-$8.95

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Entertainment

3730 N. Croatan Hwy., Kitty Hawk Milepost 4.5 (252) 261-1008 • www.barefootbernies.com

Beer/Wine/Spirits

Barefoot Bernie’s Tropical Grill & Bar

Take-Out Service

6520 Caratoke Hwy Grandy, NC (252) 453-4298 • www.DunkinDonutsOBX.com

Outside Seating

Dunkin’ Donuts Grandy

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Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla Across from the Currituck Light House (252) 597-1606 • www.uncleikesobx.com

Large Selection Of Bagels, Donuts & Made From Scratch Pastries, Pies, Cookies & Bread. Custom Cakes For Any Occasion. Ice Cream Cakes & Best Cheesecakes and Key Lime Pie On The Beach. Fudge, Candy, Italian Ice, & Frozen Yogurt. Everything For Your Sweet Tooth Under One Roof!

L/D

Open All Year

Uncle Ike’s Sandbar & Grill

Offering locally-sourced fish, seafood & produce. Vegetarian & gluten-free selections. All natural meats. Wine, cocktails & large craft beer selection available at our new bar! Daily specials.

Credit Cards

1187 Duck Rd. at Loblolly Pines, Duck (252) 261-7112 • www.tulliospastry.com

Meal Price Range

Tullio’s Bakery

65

Description

Meals Served

Monteray Shopping Plaza 811 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 27927 (252) 453-2101 • www.saltwatergrillobx.com

Coupon Offer

Salt Water Grill

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Dining Guide

B/W/S

B/W/S

It's all about the food at Barefoot Bernie's Tropical Grill & Bar!

Seafood, Steaks, Pasta, Salads, Sandwiches, Pizzas, Gluten Free Items and more. Wine, Beer and Spirits. Dine In or Take Out Late Night Food Enjoy our 12 big screen TVs at the bar or enjoy a casual meal in our dining area.

252-261-1008 • www.barefootbernies.com 3730 N. Croatan Hwy. MP 4.5 • Kitty Hawk, NC @barefootbernies 130 | www.visitorsguidenetwork.com | 2014/2015

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/barefootbernies

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dining Outside Seating

Take-Out Service

Beer/Wine/Spirits

L/D

$6.99 $32.50

All Major

B/W/S

6

Quite the happening 50 seat eatery, featuring oyster bar, wine bar, & outdoor seating. An OBX destination for great taste... from house roasted deli meats on fresh baked bread, prime steaks, to local seafood including the best selection of oysters on the beach & scrabcakes to die for. Plus the lowest wine prices of any restaurant in the area.

L/D

$5.99$29.99

V/M D/AE

B/W/S

69

“Warm, Delicious & Made To Order Donuts,” Fresh Baked Muffins, Breakfast Sandwiches, Premium Locally Roasted Coffees, Espresso Drinks, Juices, Milk, Sodas & Snacks.

B/PM Snacks

$1.95$5.95

All Major

Freshly prepared American favorites including great salads, steaks, pastas & regional seafood specials… plus our daily breakfast buffet. Enjoy outdoor entertainment at our poolside Tiki bar!

B/L/D

$3.95 $23.95

All Major

B/W/S

28

If you don’t see wood, it ain’t no good! Nationally recognized, traditional Eastern NC Pork Barbeque, Chicken, Ribs & Brisket. Eat-in, Take-out & Catering. Large Parties Welcome. See Ad for Huge Savings!

L/D

$3.95$17.95

All Major

B

142143

Seating 2:30 - 9 p.m. during summer. Call for off-summer hours. Call ahead, waiting list available. Over 100 items on newly expanded seafood & land buffet. Early bird specials.

D

$8.99$29.95

Major

B/W/S

119

Hilton Garden Inn 5353 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk NC (252) 261-1290 www.hiltongardeninnouterbanks.com

114

High Cotton Barbeque

MP 2 on the Beach Road, Kitty Hawk (252) 255-2275 • www.highcottonbbq.com

Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet MP 3.5, Hwy. 158, Kitty Hawk (252) 261-4973 • (252) 261-4974 www.jimmysobxbuffet.com

KITTY HAWK/SOUTHERN SHORES

The Garden Grille & Bar

Description

Entertainment

Children’s Menu

5230 N. Virginia Dare Trail MP 1, Beach Road (across from the Hilton Hotel), Kitty Hawk (252) 261-3312 • www.duckdonuts.com

Open All Year

Duck Donuts

Credit Cards

1 Ocean Blvd., Southern Shores, NC 27949 (252) 480-0023 www.CoastalProvisionsOBX.com

Meal Price Range

Coastal Provisions Oyster Bar & Wine Bar Café

Casual dining located in historic Lifesaving Station #6 with panoramic views from our dining rooms & decks. Fresh seafood, steaks, vegetarian dishes, sandwiches , gourmet woodfired pizzas & much more… plus, a festive full-service cocktail bar.

Meals Served

MP 4 on the Beach Road, 3848 Virginia Dare Trail North, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (252) 261-3171 • blackpelican.com

Coupon Offer

Black Pelican Restaurant

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Dining Guide

Fresh Food & Smoothies

with a

Tropical Twist

Visit Your Nearest Tropical Smoothie Café Today! 5385 N Virginia Dare Trail Southern Shores, NC 27949 (Across from Home Depot) Ph: (252) 441-9996

New

2236 S Croatan Hwy. • MP 10 Nags Head,NC 27959 Ph: (252) 441-3500 Tanger Outlets • MP 16 7100 S Croatan Highway Suite 82 Nags Head,NC 27959 Ph: (252) 255-1516

99¢

Smoothie with the purchase of a Wrap, Sandwich or Salad

Offer valid at these locations only. Not valid with any other offers. Limit one coupon per customer, per visit. Present coupon at time of purchase. See store for details. Expires 12/31/14.

yle

York St STO NE OVEN PIZZA SUBS , ENTREES & MORE! DINE IN • PICK UP • ORDER ONLINE FREE DELIVERY (with $10 Mininum purchase) FROM SOUTHERN SHORES TO KDH WRIGHT MEMORIAL

252-261-3113 • MaxsPizzaOBX.com MP 4.5 • 3723 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

PICK-IT-UP SPECIAL $2 Off Any and All Large Pizzas

PIZZA PARTY

Buy 5 or More Pizzas, Get 15% Off Your Entire Check

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL 15% Off Entire Check.

Between 3-5pm (Excluding Alcoholic Beverages)

FAMILY DEAL

Large 1-toppings Pizza, 10 Chicken Wings and 2 Litter Soda $25.00

Mention these offers upon ordering and present this coupon or Passport Coupon to redeem. Not valid for on-line orders.

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dining

L/D

$5-$18

Major

131

Stone oven New York Style Pizza • Everything on menu made from scratch using Finest Ingredients and True Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese • Salads & Soup • Appetizers • Hot & Cold Deli Subs • Hot Pressed Panini Sandwiches • Pizza by the Slice, Pie and Sicilian Style • Calzones and Strombolis • Entrées • Desserts • Dine In • Pick Up • Free Delivery

L/D

$5 & Up

All Major

121

Innovative, Upscale Cuisine – Comprehensive Wine & Martini List – Ocean View Dining & Outside Patio in Season – Live Music every Friday Late Night. Reservations accepted.

D

$18-$36

V/M D/AE

132

Better Ingredients. Better Pizza! Order on line at papajohns.com. See our Coupons in the Passport Coupon Book for discounts.

L/D

$6-$12

V/M/D

39

Philly’s Best...don’t settle for less! Fresh Baked Daily—Hand Twisted Pretzels, Dipping Sauce, Pretzel Hotdogs, Cinnamon Buns & Specialty Trays.

B/L/D

$.50-$30

Major

8

For the best Pizza, Subs, Wings and more. Buffet and salad bar at Kitty Hawk Location.

L/D

$4.95$15.95

V/M

76

Treats made fresh, daily. Italian Ice • Custard • Sundaes • Milkshakes • Gelatis • Misto Shakes • Blendinis • Fat-Free Italian Ices • Sugar-Free Italian Ices

Desserts

$1.50$5.00

Major

KITTY HAWK/SOUTHERN SHORES

Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar

MP 2.5 on the Beach Road in Kitty Hawk, NC (252) 261-2546 • www.obbistro.com

Papa John’s Pizza

MP 4.5 on the Bypass 3809 N. Croatan Hwy. Kitty Hawk, NC (252) 261-2389 • www.papajohns.com

Philly Soft Pretzels

Dune Shops at MP 4.5 Bypass, Kitty Hawk (252) 255-5467

Pizzazz Pizza Company MP 3.5, Bypass, Kitty Hawk, NC (252) 261-1111

Rita’s Ice - Custard - Happiness

Marketplace at Southern Shores, MP 1, Bypass 158 (252) 441-ICES (4237) www.ritasfranchises.com/southernshores

B/W/S

B/W

B/W/S

ANy lArge 1 toPPiNg PizzA

Best Margaritas On The Beach!

10

$

• •

Entertainment

MP 4.5 158 Bypass 3723 N. Croatan HWY Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (252) 261-3113 • www.MaxsPizzaOBX.com

Outside Seating

Max’s Pizza Company

Beer/Wine/Spirits

Delicious fajitas, tacos, quesadillas, seafood and other Authentic Mexican dishes for your delight. Best Margaritas on the Beach!

Take-Out Service

Credit Cards

Children’s Menu

Meal Price Range

132

Description

Open All Year

Meals Served

MP 4 Bypass, Kitty Hawk (252) 255-0934 • lafogatanagshead.com fogatamexicanrestaurant.com

Coupon Offer

La Fogata— Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Ad on Page

Dining Guide

B/W

ANy lArge PizzA UP to 5 toPPiNgs

$

12

(252) 261-2389 Kitty Hawk MP 4.5 on the Bypass

3809 N. Croatan Highway, Unit B lafogatanagshead.com

www.papajohns.com ONLY 19.99!

Serving Lunch

& Dinner 7 DayS a Week

Kitty Hawk at MP 4 Bypass (252) 255-0934 • Avon in Hatteras Island Plaza (252) 986-1118 Nags Head at MP 14 Bypass, Across from Outer Banks Mall (252) 441-4179

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Offer valid on Combination Dinner Entrees and may not be used with other offers. Limit one offer per table. Show this coupon or Passport coupon to receive offer.

scan for mobile site.

Free 2 Liter

8 Chicken Wings, 2 Ltr. Coke and a Large with any purchase OF 3 Topping Pizza. 2 or more pizzas. Present this coupon or Passport coupon upon ordering to receive offer.

Present this coupon or Passport coupon upon ordering to receive offer.


dining

Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant

MP 8 .5, Kill Devil Hills (252) 480-6677 • www.captaingeorges.com facebook.com/CaptainGeorges twitter.com/CaptGeorges

Spanky’s serves fresh burgers, Homestyle dinners, crabcakes, BBQ, seafood and more. Open 11am-8pm Wed-Sat. 11am-4pm Sun-Tue.

L/D

$1-$12

V/M

B

24

Serving the Outer Banks for 31 years. Shop for our products at our Kitty Hawk gift shop or online.

B/L

$2.00 & up

V/M/D

131

Featuring gourmet wraps, specialty sandwiches, salads and CATERING...plus, choose from over 30 Smoothies with only the freshest ingredients.

B/L/D

$1.69$9.99

V/M D/AE

92

Hand tossed NY style pizza, subs, wings, salads and Homemade, hand dipped ice cream, refreshing fruit smoothies. Indoor and Outdoor seating, carry out.

L/D

$2.95$18.95

All

7

Experience an authentic copper-top oyster bar in the Outer Banks’ most famous restaurant. Serving oysters, clams, shrimp, crab legs, steaks, chicken and sandwiches.

L/D

$5.99$29.99

All

128

Family-friendly & affordably priced. Burgers, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Baskets. Eat In, Take Out and Delivery.

L/D

$3-$8.95

V/M/D

D/ Sun. L

Call

V/M D/AE

17

All-you-can-eat seafood buffet featuring Alaskan snow crab legs, steamed and fried shrimp, Oysters Rockefeller, fresh fish, scallops, prime rib, homemade salads and desserts. Regular menu available. Large parties welcome. Also, come join us at Just George’s Sports Bar & Grill inside Captain George’s. Familyowned and -operated. Open year round. Proud member of Outer Banks Catch, serving local seafood.

FREE

B/W/S

B/W/S

NAGS HEAD/KILL DEVIL HILLS

2042 North Va. Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-0443

KITTY HAWK/SOUTHERN SHORES

Baldie’s Burgers & Ice Cream

128

Description

Entertainment

MP 6 Beach Road, Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-5955 • awfularthursobx.com

Beer/Wine/Spirits

Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar

Take-Out Service

MP 9.5 Beach Road, Kill Devil Hills 1600 S. Virginia Dare Trail (252) 441-3332

Outside Seating

American Pie

Children’s Menu

Southern Shores (across from Home Depot) (252) 441-9996

Open All Year

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Credit Cards

MP 4.5 Bypass 158, Kitty Hawk (252) 261-8221 www.stackemhigh.com

Meal Price Range

Stack ‘Em High Pancakes & So Forth

Meals Served

4105 N. Croatan Hwy MP 3.5 Hwy 158 (252) 261-1917 www.spankysnc.com

Coupon Offer

Spanky’s Grille

Ad on Page

Dining Guide

REGULAR 6-INCH SANDWICH WITH THE PURCHASE OF A REGULAR 6-INCH SANDWICH AND A MEDIUM DRINK

Expires May 30, 2015. Available in the Outer Banks area only. REDEEM THIS COUPON OR PASSPORT COUPON TO RECEIVE OFFER. Limited time only. Valid only with coupon. FREE item must be of equal or lesser price. One coupon per customer, per visit. Void if transferred, sold, reproduced or auctioned. Additional charges for extras. Excludes Premium and Supreme subs. May not be combined with any other offers or promotions. Not for sale. No cash value. Offers indicated are without sales tax. Applicable sales tax will be added. Valid only at participating SUBWAY® restaurants. Coupon must be surrendered at time of purchase. ©2014 Doctor’s Associates Inc. SUBWAY® is a registered trademark of Doctor’s Associates Inc.

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dining Open All Year

Major

Continuing the tradition since 1960. Darrell’s 2 new location features a new casual menu. Fresh local seafood & smoked on premises BBQ. Also salads & sandwiches.

B/L/D

$2.95$15.95

Major

“Warm, Delicious & Made To Order Donuts,” Fresh Baked Muffins, Breakfast Sandwiches, Premium Locally Roasted Coffees, Espresso Drinks, Juices, Milk, Sodas & Snacks.

B/PM Snacks

$1.95$5.95

Major

Back Cover

Exceptional All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast and Fresh Fruit Bar (in-season), Specialty Omelettes, Nightly Specials, Fresh Local Seafood, Steaks, Southern Fried Chicken, and more. Open breakfast, lunch & dinner. Full bar.

B/L/D

$5-$24

Major

38

Open 24 Hours w/drive thru. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert. Entire menu available all day. FREE WI-FI. BEST coffee on beach.

B/L/D

$2.99$7.99

V/M D/AE

38

Convenient location w/drive thru. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert. Entire menu available all day. FREE WI-FI. BEST coffee on beach.

B/L/D

$2.99$7.99

V/M D/AE

121

Local fresh seafood, aged Angus steaks, desserts homemade, guaranteed. Cappuccino, espresso, wine bar. Reservations gladly accepted. Dinner and Lunch in season.

L/D

$19-$34

Major

16

69

NAGS HEAD/KILL DEVIL HILLS

Darrell’s 2 Restaurant 5000 S. Croatan Hwy, MP 14 Outer Banks Mall, Nags Head (252) 449-5400 www.darrellsseafood.com

Duck Donuts

MP 8.5 Bypass, 710 S. Croatan Hwy. Kill Devil Hills (252) 480-3320 • www.duckdonuts.com

The Dunes Restaurant

MP 16, 158 Bypass Nags Head, NC 27959 (252) 441-1600 • www.thedunesrestaurant.com

Dunkin’ Donuts Kill Devil Hills

3210 North Croatan Highway Kill Devil Hills, NC (MP 5.5) (252) 261-4629 • www.DunkinDonutsOBX.com

Dunkin’ Donuts Nags Head

2424 S. Croatan Hwy Nags Head, NC 27959 (252) 480-1629 • www.DunkinDonutsOBX.com

Flying Fish Cafe & Wine Bar

2003 S. Croatan Hwy. MP 10, Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-6894 • bobby@flyingfishcafeobx.com

10% OFF Your entire check OR any PickUp Picnic

Not valid with other offers. Redeem this coupon or Passport coupon to receive offer.

B/W/S

B/W

Outside Seating

Family-owned and -operated since 1987. Pizza • Stromboli • Subs • Appetizers • Salads Beer • Wine • Liquor • Eat In or Take Out.

Children’s Menu

Entertainment

Credit Cards

$5-$15

25

Beer/Wine/Spirits

Meal Price Range

L/D

Description

Take-Out Service

Meals Served

MP 9, Beach Road 1112 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-6330

Coupon Offer

Dare Devil’s Pizzeria

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Dining Guide

B/W/S

B/W/S

Tender pulled barbeque that began with an idea, and has since become a legend! Taste for yourself... Pigman’s Original Award-Winning Pork, Turkey, Beef BBQ, Tuna-Que, Smoked Ribs, Smoked Chicken & tasty sides!

252-441-6803

Check out our full menu and picnic packages online!

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dining Children’s Menu

Take-Out Service

Beer/Wine/Spirits

Entertainment

B/W/S

MP 5 1/2, 158 Bypass, 3396 N Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills (252) 261-2025 • henrysobx.com

Family-owned and -operated since 1989, serving homestyle breakfasts ’til 1pm, plus great lunches and dinners featuring seafood, prime rib, chicken, pasta, burgers, sandwiches, and crab legs (when available).

B/L/D

$1.99$23.99

V/M/D

B/W

Island Snowball Co.

OBX’s FIRST ultimate Snowball experience. Over 50 homemade, mouthwatering flavor choices poured over finely shaved ice. Try our New Stuffed Snowball! Locally made ice cream & fudge. We cater parties, inside or outside.

MP 14/Outer Banks Mall (252) 255-1598 • www.islandsnowballco.com

Snacks/ Dessert

$1.75$5.00

All Major

10-11

The original Italian restaurant and bar on the beach offering a wide variety of fresh local seafood, steaks, prime rib and Italian specialties. Entertainment, dancing & karaoke nightly, featuring Hambone!

B/L/D

$3.99$24.99

Major

138

Authentic Frozen Custard Made Fresh Hourly, Sundaes, Shakes, Hurricanes, Floats, Better Burgers, Fresh Cut Fries, Coney Dogs, BBQ and Wraps.

L/D

$1.99$6.00

V/M/D

132

Delicious Fajitas, Tacos, Quesadillas, Seafood and other Authentic Mexican Dishes for your delight. Best Margaritas on the Beach!

L/D

$5-$18

V/M D/AE

Casual family dining, serving soups, salads, NY style pizza, sandwiches & seafood. Serving lunch & dinner…Pizza Til 2AM! Pool table, video games, NFL Sunday Ticket & MLB Package... plus New Outdoor Patio. 20 beers on tap + variety of 100 bottled! Open year-round.

L/D/LN

$4.99$17.99

V/M/D

139 138

Jolly Roger

MP 6 3/4 Beach Road, 1836 N Virginia Dare Tr Kill Devil Hills, NC (252) 441-6530 • www.jollyrogerobx.com

Kill Devils Frozen Custard & Beach Fries

Milepost 8.5 Hwy. 158, Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-5900 thecoastalexplorer.com/killdevilsfrozencustard

La Fogata—Authentic Mexican Restaurant MP 14 Bypass, Across from Outer Banks Mall, Nags Head (252) 441-4179 • lafogatanagshead.com

Lucky 12 Tavern

MP 12 Beach Road 3308 S Virginia Dare Tr, Nags Head (252) 255-5825 • www.lucky12tavern.com

120 & 141

Enjoy the area’s only Japanese Steakhouse, featuring full-service bar. Let one of our Hibachi Chefs entertain your group; also for you sushi lovers, savor a great variety of rolls at our top-notch Sushi Bar!

B/W/S

B/W/S

B/W/S

NAGS HEAD/KILL DEVIL HILLS

Open All Year

Major

Description

Outside Seating

Credit Cards

Henry’s Restaurant

Meal Price Range

$7.50$28.95

Meals Served

L/D

14

MP 9, 1201 S.Croatan Hwy., Kill Devil Hills (252) 449-0628 • www.fujiobx.com

Coupon Offer

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

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Dining Guide

Hand-Tossed Stone Oven Pizza, Pasta, Subs, Salads & More!

Serving by the slice, open to close.

(252) 449-8888

WE

DELIVER starting at 5 pm

We Deliver WINE & BEER!

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

20% OFF

Entire purchase between 4-6pm for purchase over $20 (excluding alcohol) Must mention Visitors Guide or Passport coupon upon ordering. Must redeem to receive offer. Not valid w/other offers. Expires 4/31/15.

MP 8.5 • 710 S. Croatan Highway Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 www.slicepizzeriaobx.com Scan to see our full menu

SLICE PARTY DEAL

$

1 OFF

Buy 4 or more 16” hand tossed pizzas and get 15% off your check

Any 16” pizza w/ this coupon

Take out and delivery only.

Take out and delivery only.

Must mention Visitors Guide or Passport coupon upon ordering. Must redeem to receive offer. Not valid w/other offers. Expires 4/31/15.

Must mention Visitors Guide or Passport coupon upon ordering. Must redeem to receive offer. Not valid w/other offers. Expires 4/31/15.

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dining

NAGS HEAD/KILL DEVIL HILLS

Beer/Wine/Spirits

Major

B/W/S

129

Sunset Central—Serving Lunch and Dinner. Come check out our waterfront pier and gazebo. The only thing we overlook is the water.

L/D

$5.99$29.99

Major

B/W/S

124

Lunch & Dinner. Best Burger for 7 years. Reservations are accepted. Large parties Welcomed. Private dining for up to 60.

B/L/D

$6-$25

V/M D/AE

B/W/S

America’s first wind powered brew pub—multiple awardwining beers, American fusion menu based on local seafood and meats, bar menu, full bar, house-made sodas, giant beer garden and children’s playground, live music outside and in!

L/D

$7-$30

V/M D/AE

B/W/S

OBX’s First Tortillería. Panadería. Taquería. Home of Fresh Corn Tortillas and White Corn Masa sold by the pound. Enjoy our Freshly prepared Mexican Bread, Pastries, Tacos, Burritos, Aguas Frescas and much more!

B/L/D

$1.30$9.99

Major

15

Enjoy fresh fish and shellfish from local watermen, whole Maine lobster, pasta, tender aged prime Midwestern beef, and outrageous house-made desserts. Exceptional wine list. All seasoned with the famous hospitality of the same family for 68 years.

D

B/W/S

125

Oceanview dining, outside Deck Tiki Bar and Kid-Friendly… plus Year-Round Weekend Entertainment: The Wilder Brothers, Fridays and Alan Ross Karaoke Road Show, Saturdays.

B/L/D

B/W/S

Outer Banks Brewing Station

MP 8.5 under the wind turbine on the Bypass, Kill Devil Hills (252) 449-BREW (2739) www.obbrewing.com

OBX Tortillería. Panadería. Taquería 2606-A N. Croatan Hwy (On W. Archdale St) Kill Devil Hills (252) 255-2239

Owens’ Restaurant

MP 16.5 Beach Road, South Nags Head (252) 441-7309

Peppercorns Restaurant & Lounge MP 9.5 Beach Road at the Ramada Plaza Hotel (252) 441-2151

118

123

Major $3.99$24.99

V/M D/AE

Take Out Only

Entertainment

Take-Out Service

$1.50$19.99

Outside Seating

B/D

Children’s Menu

MP 13 Across from Jockey’s Ridge on the Bypass 4005 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head (252) 480-2000 • www.mulligansobx.com

Since 1978, Miller’s has served visitors and locals on the Outer Banks: Please join us for Breakfast or Dinner.

Open All Year

Mulligan’s Raw Bar & Grille

Description

Credit Cards

MP 16 Bypass, Nags Head, NC (252) 441-6151 www.millerswaterfront.com

Meal Price Range

Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant

127

Meals Served

MP 9.5 Beach Road, Kill Devil Hills, NC (252) 441-7674 www.millersseafoodandsteakhouse.com

Coupon Offer

Miller’s Seafood & Steakhouse

Ad on Page

Dining Guide

One Authentic Mexican Restaurant...

Milepost 9.5 1502 SOUTH Croatan Hwy.,

Kill devil hills, nc 27948

252-255-1060

(Please visit our other locations in Virginia)

Call for business hours. American Express, Discover, Visa, MasterCard accepted.

full bar fine mexican fo0d

$5 OFF EntrÉE with Purchase of 2nd entree and drinks

up to $5 off of equal or lesser value entree. not valid on friday or saturday. no take-outs. one coupon per party/table. not valid with any other offer. redeem this or Passport coupon to receive offer.

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Try our HouSE SPECIALTy TAbLE SIdE GuACAmoLE

www.PlazaAzteca.com Scan for a sample menu


dining

MP 8.5 – 710 S. Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills (252) 449-8888 • www.slicepizzeriaobx.com

B/W

L/D

$4.99$19.99

V/M

139

Pizza Hut for family dining, delivery and carryout. Enjoy the best pizza, pasta and wings. See our offers in the Passport Coupon Book for discounts.

L/D

$4 - $30

All

8

For the best Pizza, Subs, Wings and Salad.

L/D

$4.95$15.95

V/M

Plaza Azteca offers a relaxed, festive atmosphere where families and friends come enjoy delicious authentic, Mexican cuisine all year, plus seasonal, freshly prepared Plaza Azteca’s Signature Seafood Dishes. Choose intimate booths or accommodating tables for large parties. Outdoor dining available. Full bar as well.

L/D

$7-$22

V/M D/AE

Hearty fare in a casual atmosphere plus great selection of 18 micro & domestic beers on tap. Freshest local seafood, steaks, ribs, plus sandwiches, burgers, burritos, quesadillas & fish ‘n’ chips. Steamed food available ’til close.

L/D

$6.95$22.95

V/M/D

119

Buckets to go. Delicious, fresh local seafood. Casual atmosphere. Burgers, chicken sandwiches, chicken salad, three different types of oysters, seafood combos, ribeye steak, ahi pepper filet, bourbon pecan chicken.

L/D

$6.99$24.99

Major

135

Pizza, pasta dishes, calzones, subs and salads. Hand-tossed, stone oven pizza by the pie or Slice! Open year-round. Delivery to Kill Devil Hills.

L/D LN

V/M/D

136

35

B

B/W

B/W/S

B/W/S

B/W

B/W

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NAGS HEAD/KILL DEVIL HILLS

Slice Pizzeria

Smoked pork, beef, turkey, ribs, chicken, and homemade sides. Large portions. Serving the BEST Barbeque at the Beach!

Entertainment

1716 North Croatan Hwy Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 (252) 261-2496

Beer/Wine/Spirits

Sandbars Raw Bar & Grill

Take-Out Service

MP 10 Beach Road, Nags Head (252) 480-1095

Outside Seating

Red Drum Grille & Taphouse

Plaza Azteca Mexican Restaurant Milepost 9.5, 1502 S. Croatan Hwy Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 (252) 255-1060 www.plazaazteca.com

Children’s Menu

The Shoppes at MP 10.5, Nags Head (252) 261-1111

Open All Year

Pizzazz Pizza Company

134

Description

Credit Cards

1703 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 (252) 441-7101 www. Pizzahut.com

Meal Price Range

Pizza Hut

Meals Served

MP 9.5 Bypass, Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-6803 www.pigman.com

Coupon Offer

Pigman’s Bar-B-Que

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dining

NAGS HEAD/KILL DEVIL HILLS

Yellow Submarine Pizza & Subs MP 14, Nags Head Bypass 158 (252) 441-3511 www.yellowsubmarineobx.com

B/W

B/W/S

Serving the area’s finest and freshest sushi assortment. Offering wide variety of authentic Japanese cuisine such as udon, katsu, teriyaki entrees, and more. Now also serving hibachi.

L/D

$4.25$29.95

Major

120

Enjoy a taste of the islands in this one of a kind tropical setting. A varied and unique menu that the locals swear by. Voted “Coastal Living Magazine” Best Seafood Dive in NC.

L/D

$4.99$19.99

Major

131

Featuring gourmet wraps, specialty sandwiches, salads and CATERING...plus, choose from over 30 Smoothies with only the freshest ingredients.

B/L/D

$1.69$9.99

V/M D/AE

131

Featuring gourmet wraps, specialty sandwiches, salads and CATERING...plus, choose from over 30 Smoothies with only the freshest ingredients.

B/L/D

$1.69$9.99

V/M D/AE

120

Authentic Made to Order Mexican food. Burritos, Quesadillas, Tacos, Vegetarian. Build-your-own burritos!

L/D

$3.29$9.99

V/M

138

Since 1976, serving pizza, gourmet submarines, Philly cheese steaks, fresh salads, and more. Carryout, dine-in and delivery. We deliver beer & wine.

L/D

$6-$10

V/M/D

B

B/W

Entertainment

MP 10.5 Bypass, South Beach Plaza in Nags Head (252) 441-1601

Beer/Wine/Spirits

Viva Mexican Grill

126

Tropical Smoothie Café

Tanger Outlets • MP 16 7100 S Croatan Highway Suite 82 Nags Head, NC 27959 (252) 255-1516

Take-Out Service

Plaza del Sol • MP 10 1/4 Bypass 158, Nags Head (252) 441-3500

V/M

Outside Seating

Tropical Smoothie Café

$2.00 & up

Children’s Menu

3014 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head MP 11 (252) 441-7299 • www.tortugaslie.com

B

Open All Year

Tortugas’ Lie Shellfish Bar & Grill

Credit Cards

Outer Banks Mall, MP 14 Bypass , Nags Head Next to Grits Grill (252) 449-8895 • www.taikosushiobx.com

Serving the Outer Banks for 31 years.

Meal Price Range

Taiko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

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Description

Meals Served

MP 9 Bypass 158, Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-7064 www.stackemhighpancakesandsoforth.com

Coupon Offer

Stack ‘Em High Pancakes & So Forth

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THE WORLD’S BEST ICE CREAM

PIZZA & SUBS

Made Fresh Hourly Shakes • Hurricanes Splits • Sundaes And More!

A Nags Head Tradition Since 1976

252-441-3511

www.yellowsubmarineobx.com Nags Head • Milepost 14 • Bypass 158 Delivery Area Milepost 8-22

WE DELIVER BEER & WINE

Buy 4 Large or FREE regular X-Large Pizzas at price and PIZZA get the 5th FREE!

AWESOME BEACH FOOD!

Juicy Beef Better Burgers Coney Island Dogs • NC BBQ Sandwiches Hand-cut Beach Fries • Wraps Smokin’ Mississippi Sandwiches Texas Steak & Cheese • Veggie Burgers

$3 OFF CARRY-OUT SPECIAL

Large or X-Large Pizza purchased at regular prices. NO LIMIT PER COUPON! Not valid with other offers. May not combine discounts. Must mention coupon on phone orders, and must present this or Passport coupon at time of payment. Prices subject to change.

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MP 8.5 • Bypass • Kill Devil Hills

www.killdevilsfrozencustard.com • 252-441-5900

10% OFF

Entire Check. 11am-6pm

Must present coupon at time of purchase. This coupon or Passport coupon good for entire party. Not valid with any other specials.

New! STuFFed SNowBaLLS! Now ServiNg LocaLLy Made ice creaM & Fudge MP 14 Outer Banks Mall Nags Head•252-255-1598 www.islandsnowballco.com Mon.-Sun. 12–10pm in season

Buy 3, get 1 Free Snowballs only. Toppings Not Included. Must present this coupon or Passport coupon at time of purchase, one coupon per customer. Expires 10/31/14.


dining Take-Out Service

Beer/Wine/Spirits

$6.99$15.99

V/M

B/W

521 S. US Highway 64/264 Manteo (252) 473-5366 www.darrellsseafood.com

16 & 44

Bring your family to enjoy fresh seafood from the Wanchese docks. Fresh cut meats and homemade barbeque. A Manteo tradition since 1960.

B/L/D

$2.95$24.95

Major

B/W

38

Newest OBX location w/ drive thru. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert. Entire menu available all day. Free Wi-Fi! BEST coffee on beach.

B/L/D

$2.99$7.99

V/M D/AE

45

Dinner reservations encouraged. Smallest Brewery in NC. Sidewalk dining in beautiful, downtown Historic Manteo. Quaint, waterside village.

L/D

$7-$30

V/M/D

B/W

45

Southwestern Flavor with a Coastal kick. Located in the heart of the Historic Downtown Waterfront Village.

L/D

$8-$28

V/M/D

B/W/S

139

Pizza Hut for family dining and carryout. Enjoy the best pizza, pasta and wings. See our offers in the Passport Coupon Book for discounts.

L/D

$4-$30

All

B

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Delicious Fajitas, Tacos, Quesadillas, Seafood and other Authentic Mexican Dishes for your delight. Best Margaritas in Hatteras!

L/D

$5-$18

V/M

B/W/S

Dunkin’ Donuts Manteo 817 Hwy 64/264 Manteo, NC 27954 (252) 473-1712 www.DunkinDonutsOBX.com

Full Moon Café & Brewery 208 Queen Elizabeth Avenue Manteo, NC 27954 (252) 473-MOON thefullmooncafe.com

Ortega’z Southwestern Grill & Wine Bar 201 Sir Walter Raleigh St., Manteo (252) 473-5911 • www.ortegaz.com

Pizza Hut

204 Hwy 64-264, Manteo, NC 27954 (252) 473-1945 • www.pizzahut.com

Hatteras Island Plaza, Avon (252) 441-1118 • lafogatanagshead.com

Hatteras ISLAND

La Fogata–Authentic Mexican Restaurant

MANTEO

Children’s Menu

B/L/D

Entertainment

Open All Year

Full Service Soda Fountain • Fresh Local Seafood • Antique Coca Cola Collection • Game Room & Juke Box. Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials.

Description

Outside Seating

Credit Cards

Darrell’s Restaurant

Meal Price Range

716 S. Highway 64/264 Manteo, NC 27954 (252) 473-5570 www.bigalsobx.com Facebook.com/bigalsobx

Meals Served

Big Al’s Soda Fountain & Grill

Coupon Offer

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Dining Guide

Serving Breakfast Until 1pm Daily • Lunch & Dinner • Takeout Available • Children's Menu

Now Ser Bloody Mving a & Mimo ry’s sa’s

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MP 5 1/2 • 158 Bypass

3396 N Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills www.henrysobx.com

252-261-2025

(Call for Seasonal Hours)

15% OFF

Any Adult Menu Dinner Entrée

Present this coupon or Passport coupon between 4-5:30pm. Not valid with all you-can-eat or other specials. One coupon per guest check.

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entertainment

Entertainment From the best happy hours to the most fun activities, the Outer Banks provides entertainment for vacationers of all ages

T

here’s always something to do on the Outer Banks, no matter

dessert. Sit on the deck and

what the time of day or weather. When the day is winding down

watch the sun begin to sink

and it’s time to leave the beach, the evening activities are

low in the sky as you

just getting started. From outdoor concerts to aquariums, shopping

wash down the

boutiques to bicycle rides, there is something for everyone to enjoy

ice cream with ice

when the sun starts to set. It’s happy hour for the whole family!

cold lemonade.

Catch an early dinner at one of hundreds of choice coastal restaurants,

If you feel like making some memories, scout out a local mini-golf and

each with its own distinctive take on how to serve fresh, local ingredients,

play a game or two through pirate ships and waterfalls. Go-karts abound

from upscale gourmet to family-style classic dishes. After a delicious

for the adrenaline junkies, and family-friendly evening outdoor concerts

meal, stop by a local mom and pop ice cream shop for a delicious

are a fun way to spend the early hours. For nostalgia’s sake, rent a few beach cruisers and stroll with your family through the quaint streets of the Outer Banks.

ON THE BEACH

AWARD WINNING

At the OBX Fishing Pier

A few frames of bowling is another family-friendly option if you’re looking for some fun indoors. Grab some pizza for the kids, some beer for the adults and gear up for strikes, spares and gutter balls! Make sure you stay

Great Food • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Over 20 Draft Beer Selections Largest On the Beach

for the late night laser bowling which makes the game totally cosmic! If bowling isn’t your thing but you like the thought of playing with lasers, then laser tagging is another fun option that the Outer Banks has to offer. Get your sharpshooter skills ready for hours of ducking, dodging and tagging. The more adventurous vacationer can embark on a sunset cruise. Several boat operators offer incredibly scenic trips on the sound in the

Happy Hour 4 to 6

early evenings, typically encouraging passengers to bring their own food and beverages. These short voyages provide some of the most memorable experiences an Outer Banks vacation can offer. If you left the kids at home or your children are a bit older, there are still plenty of fun things to do on the Outer Banks. Enjoy a wine tasting at one of the many wineries. For night owls young and old, a nice variety of local restaurants transform into mini-nightclubs. From comedy clubs to tiki bars to outdoor shows, there are plenty of places for late-night partying too!

LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLY

Don’t think you have to stop having fun just because the sun is setting. Round up the gang and venture out to explore the many evening entertainment activities that are available. With so many options, you’ll

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SOUTH NAGS HEAD MP 18.5 BEACH RD. 8901 S. Old Oregon Inlet Rd.

252.441.5740 • fishheadsOBX.com $1 OFF FISHING PIER FISHING PASS

ONE COUPON PER CUSTOMER. REDEEM THIS COUPON OR PASSPORT COUPON TO RECEIVE OFFER. EXPIRES 5/1/2015

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entertainment

ENTERTAINMENT listings The Comedy Club Of The Outer Banks

Featuring Nationally Recognized Comedians you may have seen on shows such as Comedy Central, last Comic Standing & HBO! Many comics have graced our stage like Ray Romano, Darrell Hammond, Drew Carey and Sinbad. Shows held in Corolla (ask about our great location), and Kill Devil Hills at the Ramada Plaza Hotel. For Schedules, Show Times& Ticket Purchase-visit comedyclubobx.com or call 252-207-9950. See ad in this magazine or Passport for coupon offer.

Fishbones Sunset Grille & Raw Bar

Soundfront deck offering the finest sunsets on the East Coast. Caribbean atmosphere, complete with tiki bars, island cuisine, and tropical entertainment. Try our world famous specialty drinks. Soundfront in Duck, (252) 261-3901. See ad in this magazine.

Fish Heads Bar and Grill

Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern

The Largest Dance Floor on the Beach. Recording artists, local and regional bands, masterful DJ’s, Open Mic, Karaoke, and Special Events. Open Daily at 4:30 p.m. MP 10.5, 2316 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head. (252) 441-4116 kellysrestaurant.com -Facebook. See ad in the Passport Coupon Book for coupon offer.

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The Best in family live & professional entertainment in the East Coast. 60’s, 70’s, 80’s variety shoes. Cash, Cline, Travis, Dolly. Country Opry and Bluegrass Nights! Call for your reservation NOW! 252-261-7464. 3848 North Croatan Hwy. Kitty Hawk, NC. www.Outerbanksjubilee.com

Port O’Call Night Club

Don’t miss Fish Heads Bar and Grill!! Great Food, Great Fun and Live Music Nightly Happy Hour 4-6pm. On The Beach at the Outer Banks Fishing Pier. 18 1/2 Mile Post in South Nags Head (252) 441-5740. See ad in this magazine.

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Outer Banks Jubilee

photo by HiddenOuterBanks.com Violent Mae (pictured here) appeared at Corolla’s 2013 Mustang Music. Don’t miss this year’s event October 10 & 11, benefiting the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. New venue for 2014, Whalehead in Historic Corolla. Visit MustangMusicFestival.com

Second largest dance floor on the beach. Local & regional bands, national recording artists. Professional DJ’s featuring “Top 40” hits during intermission. Unique western saloon architecture. A place you must visit on vacation. Open daily at 4:00 pm. MP. 8 ½ Beach Road. 504 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 (252) 441 -7484 obxportocall.com Facebook See ad in the Passport Coupon Book for coupon offer.

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$2 OFF ANY LARGE PIZZA

NC Seafood • Wings • Burgers • Kids Menu • Pizza Til 2am 20 Beers On Tap • 100 By The Bottle • Wine & Martini Lists

(Dine In Only; Limit 3 Discounted Pizzas Per Party)

Present this or Passport coupon upon ordering to receive offer. Not valid with any other offer.

3308 S. Virginia Dare Tr., Nags Head Lucky12Tavern.com 252-255-5825 SCAN HERE FOR MENU

10% OFF LUNCH

(Dine In Only, 11:30am-4pm)

Present this or Passport coupon upon ordering to receive 10% off on food items only. Not valid with any other offer.

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A Vaca IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT 4117 N. Croatan Hwy. MP 3.5 on the Bypass in Kitty Hawk

252-261-4973

www.jimmysobxbuffet.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––– SUMMER HOURS SEATING 2:30-9PM, CLOSE AT 11PM. CALL FOR OUR OFF-SUMMER HOURS.

–––––––––––––––––––––––––– YOUR CHOICE: BUFFET OR DINNER MENU

Visit Our Gift Shop After Dinner!

KID-FRIENDLY BUFFET ITEMS & PRICING


tion Destination THE FOOD, IT’S ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

100 CASH GIVEAWAY $

MONDAY-FRIDAY 6 Different typ es of crab legs on buffet n ightly!!

ONE LUCKY WINNER PER DAY With purchase of Adult Buffet and this coupon or Passport coupon. Must be seated by 3:30 p.m. to be eligible to win. Winner receives cash prize at time of check-out. June 9th - August 29th.

SUNDAY

FREE WHOLE LOBSTER With purchase of Adult Buffet and this coupon or Passport coupon. Can’t combine with any other offer.

We cater to

BIG FAMILIES,

Offer Expires 12/31/2014

(for Dine in, Delivery, or Pick up)

MONDAY

FREE LOBSTER TAIL

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SCAN FOR MENU AND OFFERS!

ICK UP P E D I S CURB LIVERY E D R O

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TAKE-OUT

FREE 1lb. of Shrimp OR FREE Delivery

with purchase of $60 or more on take-out orders only. Offers can not be combined with each other. Offer Expires 12/31/2014

With purchase of Adult Buffet and this coupon or Passport coupon. Can’t combine with any other offer. Offer Expires 12/31/2014

TUESDAY

ALL YOU CAN EAT LOBSTER CLAWS on Buffet All Night

Offer expires 12/31/2014.

SATURDAY

ALL YOU CAN EAT LOBSTER

With this coupon or Passport coupon. Can’t combine with any other offer. Call for pricing. Offer Expires 12/31/2014


seafood is our specialty! BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER

drop anchor & dine with us.

Early Bird Special

20% OFF 4-5 p.m. Good for Adult Dinner Entrée for Entire Party. Does not include nightly specials. Not valid with any other offers.

OBX Best Breakfast • All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast & Fresh Fruit Bar in Season • Burgers & Sandwiches • Local Seafood Nightly Specials • Sizzling Steaks • Southern Favorites Large Kids Menu • Roxie’s Famous Gift Shop R-Bar Specialty Cocktails, N.C. Brews & Creative Appetizers

Large Parties Welcome | Lunch (in-season only)

252.441.1600 | www.thedunesrestaurant.com 7013 S. CROATAN HWY, MP 16, NAGS HEAD Across from Tanger Outlet

The Dunes Restaurant & R-Bar


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