Kill Devil Hills Trash Attack is back on April 1, 2017.

Kill Devil Hills Trash Attack Is Back

The Town of Kill Devil Hills’ annual Trash Attack! community clean-up will be held on Saturday, April 1 from 9am to 1pm. Volunteers will meet and register at the lot beside the Kill Devil Hills...

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Outer Banks Beach Nourishment Projects Explained In New Video

The Town of Kill Devil Hills has joined other Outer Banks communities in investing in beach nourishment projects in 2017 to protect existing coastlines and essential infrastructure. Kill Devil Hills, along with the towns...

Ocracoke was ranked as No. 4 in Dr. Beach's list of the Top 10 Best Beaches for 2016.

Dr. Beach Ranks Ocracoke 4th Best Beach In America 2016

The Outer Banks is once again ranked among the best beaches in America on Dr. Beach’s annual Top 10 list, with the isolated beach on Ocracoke Island ranked in fourth place for 2016.  Below...

Kill Devil Hills beach. (photo courtesy of Kill Devil Hills)

Dare County Accepts Beach Nourishment Bid For KDH, Kitty Hawk, Duck

On behalf of the towns of Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, and Duck, the Dare County Board of Commissioners on March 17, 2016, accepted the base bid for the beach nourishment project, totaling $38,520,850.00, from Great...

The Huffington Post has ranked Corolla, North Carolina as the 4th Best Beach in America. (photo: HuffingtonPost.com)

Corolla, Outer Banks Ranked 4th Best Beach In America

The Huffington Post has published a new article ranking the top 14 “Best Beaches in America”, and the Outer Banks is represented behind only Florida and Hawaii as Corolla, North Carolina is named as...

National Park Service Outer Banks Group

New Ocracoke Beach Access Ramp 63 Construction Underway

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that VRHabilis, LLC, of Knoxville, Tennessee has begun the new ramp construction project to provide additional off-road vehicle (ORV) access to ocean beaches...

The ESA 2015 Esterns return to Jennette's Pier in Nags Head Sept. 20-26.

ESA Eastern Surfing Championships Return To Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head

The 48th annual Eastern Surfing Association’s (ESA) Easterns® will began yesterday (Sunday, September 20) and will run through this Saturday, September 26th, showcasing the East Coast’s best amateur surfers from the Great Lakes through...

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New Off-Road Vehicle Ramp Opening Announced

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today the September 4th opening of the newly constructed parking area, a footpath, and Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Ramp 32, located south of the village...

A group of youngsters found an Octopus at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head this week. Pictured in the front row, from left are Landon Spencer, Ella Spencer, Adlyn Wescott, Cage Spencer and Keaton Wescott; all of Roanoke Island. In the back from left are the two young men who carried a five gallon bucket of fresh sea water to the pier house for transportation, Sadler Smith of Greenville and James Gilreath of Manteo along with Ashton Wescott and Gavin Spencer also of Roanoke Island. (photo courtesy of Jennette's Pier)

Octopus Discovered At Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head

A group of youngsters (pictured below) found a baby octopus (Octopus vulgaris) attached to a horseshoe crab on the beach at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head on Wednesday afternoon. They immediately brought the animal up to...

Cape Hatteras is the Best Beach in the United States, according to Business Insider.

Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks Ranked Best Beach In America

In a new countdown of the Best Beaches in the U.S., the travel section at Business Insider has rankedthe Outer Banks’ own Cape Hatteras in the top spot. According to the site: “For this list,...

Kill Devil Hills Beach (photo: OBXentertainment.com)

Explore Beaches Of Kill Devil Hills In New Video

The Town of Kill Devil Hills has released a new video as part of the Dare County Government Channel’s Destination Dare series, this  time focusing on What You May Find On The Beach while...

The National Park Service will host a series of Outer Banks beach cleanups in June in honor of World Oceans Month.

National Park Service Hosting Outer Banks Beach Cleanups

The month of June marks the beginning of summer and also the beginning of World Oceans Month.  The oceans make up approximately 70 percent of the earth and are global natural treasures providing a...

Hatteras beach (photo: TravelChannel.com)

Dr. Beach Names Hatteras No. 5 Best Beach in America

Professor Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, has unveiled his annual list ranking the Top 10 Beaches in America, placing Cape Hatteras in the top five! Hawaii’s Waimanalo Bay Beach Park topped Dr....

Cape Hatteras ORV

National Park Service Updates Cape Hatteras ORV Management Plan

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced this week that, consistent with 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, a legislation-driven review and analysis of the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management Plan for Cape...

Cape Hatteras Lifeguard Pinup Girl by Lantern Press

Cape Hatteras National Seashore 2015 Lifeguard Season Announced

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Cape Hatteras National Seashore has contracted the Seashore’s lifeguard operations to serve the visiting public during the 2015 summer season.  Operations of...

US News and World Report has named the Outer Banks, NC as number one in their list of the Top 10 Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA! (photo: US News and World Report)

US News World Report Ranks Outer Banks Best Family Beach Vacation

U.S. News and World Report recently released its list of the 10 Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA, giving the Outer Banks, North Carolina the No. 1 top spot! The site has this to...

The National Park Service Outer Banks Group has announced the seasonal temporary ORV beach closures starting on April 1, 2015 on Hatteras and Ocracoke Island.

Cape Point Temporarily Closes ORV Beach Access

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] National Park Service Outer Banks Group Deputy Superintendent Mark Dowdle announced today the temporary off-road vehicle (ORV) access closure of the Cape Point area in accordance with the requirements of the...

The National Park Service Outer Banks Group has announced the seasonal temporary ORV beach closures starting on April 1, 2015 on Hatteras and Ocracoke Island.

National Park Service Announces Seasonal Hatteras, Ocracoke ORV Closures

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced this week the temporary closing of seasonal ORV (off road vehicle) routes in front of village beaches will take place on...

The Outer Banks has been named one of the Top 5 East Coast Family Beach Destinations for 2014 by the ABC Travel Guide for Kids. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

Kill Devil Hills Releases Beach Nourishment Video

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] Kill Devil Hills has released a video to provide an informational overview of the Town’s proposed beach nourishment program, along with the history of beach erosion efforts in the community. The segment...

National Park Service announces pre-nesting beach closures on Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

National Park Service Announces Pre-Nesting Beach Closures

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] To protect breeding habitat for important shorebirds, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) staff are implementing pre-nesting closures in several beach locations.  During the winter, staff conducted annual assessments of preferred breeding...

The Outer Banks has been named one of the Top 5 East Coast Family Beach Destinations for 2014 by the ABC Travel Guide for Kids. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

Kill Devil Hills To Hold Public Hearing On Beach Nourishment

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] Beach nourishment could finally be coming to Kill Devil Hills, if a proposed project is approved by the town’s Board of Commissioners. The next step in the process will be a...

Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue 2014

Kill Devil Hills Releases New Ocean Rescue Video

Kill Devil Hills has released a new town-produced 30-minute video that is like an Outer Banks episode of Cops crossed with Baywatch, aimed at educating beach goers about ocean safety. In the middle of...

Admiral Street public beach access in Nags Head is temporarily closed for outfall work.

Nags Head Outfall Work To Close Admiral St. Beach Access

Perhaps starting as early as today (February 16), the North Carolina Department of Transportation will be using the Admiral Street public beach access in Nags Head to stage equipment that will be used to...

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

National Park Service Begins Cape Hatteras Seashore Changes

Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) staff began the process in early January of reviewing and complying with recently passed legislation in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act related...

Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, NC (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

Trip Advisor Names Nags Head No. 2 Top U.S. Destination on the Rise

TripAdvisor announced its Travelers’ Choice Awards for the Top 10 Destinations on the Rise in the United States last month, ranking Nags Head, North Carolina at number 2 on the list, which highlights the...

The Outer Banks has been named one of the Top 5 East Coast Family Beach Destinations for 2014 by the ABC Travel Guide for Kids. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

ABC Travel Guide For Kids Names Outer Banks In Top 5 East Coast Family Beaches

The ABC Travel Guide for Kids recently released its picks of the Top 5 East Coast Family Beach Destinations for 2014, ranking the Outer Banks in 5th place! The article says of the area,...

A full moon over Hatteras Village, North Carolina on Cape Hatteras National Seashore. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

Outer Banks Makes Dr. Beach Top 10 List Again

Cape Hatteras National Seashore has been named one of 2014’s “Ten Best Beaches in the United States” by Dr. Beach in his annual countdown. Also known as Stephen Leatherman, Dr. Beach is one of  America’s biggest influence makers...

Family Beach Portraits by Artz Music & Photography-0016

Outer Banks Family Beach Portraits Mother’s Day Special Offer Announced

Artz Music & Photography has announced a special offer on all family beach portraits booked this week in honor of Mother’s Day! Wondering what to get Mom this year? Want to get her something...

Koru Village buys Avon Pier property.

Koru Village Purchases Avon Pier Property

Driven by the mission of offering residents and visitors of Cape Hatteras unique experiences, Koru Village has expanded its adventure resort with the purchase of the Avon Pier property.  The five oceanfront acres that...

Outer Banks Travel Guide 2014

New Outer Banks Travel Guide Bridges Print and Digital

For the first time ever, the 2014 Outer Banks Official Travel Guide is illustrated exclusively in smart phone photography, employing a style and technology that staff of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau hope visitors find both familiar and...