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Outer Banks Vacation Rentals - Find Your OBX Beach House
Outer Banks Vacation Rentals
There are thousands of Outer Banks vacation rental homes in all different shapes and sizes. You will find everything from oceanfront mansions that sleep 30, to affordable one bedroom condos. Our Outer Banks Vacation Rental guide shows you what rental companies have the beach house you are looking for.

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Outer Banks Message Board - The OBX's Best Vacation Forum
Outer Banks Message Board
The Outer Banks busiest message board with great information on your favorite area. Ask questions, get answers and talk about OBX. With thousands of members, the OBX Connection message board is a fun and informative forum!

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Top 5 Most Recent Topics From The Outer Banks Message Board
ONE MORE NOR-EASTER - Posted By: marylander on 10/22/2018
For those who can never get enough of the tropical storms, it appears that Willa, a cat 5 storm in Mexico now, looks like it'll be taking on a path across Texas and then maybe follow in Michael's footsteps as a Nor'easter starting with this coming weekend. Since there wasn't a lot of warning about Michael, thought I'd share what I saw in the spaghetti models just in case she decides to head thi... [Read Full Post]

2019 NAGS HEAD BEACH NOURISHMENT - Posted By: Tim-OBX on 10/22/2018
From the town of Nags Head - Beach Nourishment Update Even though there isn't a lot of news to share yet regarding our upcoming beach nourishment project, we wanted to let everyone know that we expect to begin the project sometime in May 2019. We will post scheduling information on our web site and update it as much as possible. Information will also be updated on Dare County's MoreBeacht... [Read Full Post]

OCRACOKE PASSENGER FERRY - Posted By: bobbyg on 10/22/2018
My Rotary club had a presentation from Jedd Dixon of NCDOT. This has probably already been posted however, there will be a passenger-only ferry from HI to Ocracoke starting sometime this summer. It will hold about 100 passengers but has a max of 150. I believe 4 trips a day. Check it out.

UNDER WATER WEBCAM - FRYING PAN TOWER - Posted By: Will on 10/21/2018
Have you seen the webcams from the Frying Pan Tower? This old Coast Guard station (I think) is now privately owned and has two excellent webcams. It sits 35 miles off the coast of Cape Fear, NC on Frying Pan shoals. The underwater camera moves all around and even has sound. See the screenshot below. The other one views the open ocean and the structure itself. At sunset, whoever runs the webcam... [Read Full Post]

DARE COUNTY GOV & HURRICANE MICHAEL QUESTION - Posted By: NCSU Dad on 10/21/2018
It has been over a week since many of us woke up to the soundside flooding and wind destruction hurricane Michael brought to our area of OBX (KDH for us). After hurricane Florence The Outer Banks Voice posted a lengthy article detailing Dare County’s decision-making process, including all the different advisory groups involved for making the call for the mandatory evacuation of the Outer Banks. A... [Read Full Post]

Outer Banks Restaurant Guide
Outer Banks Restaurant Guide
Read reviews of the best (and worst) Outer Banks restaurants on OBX Connection. See pictures, check menus and get directions quickly and easily. If you are looking for great information on an Outer Banks Restaurant, we can help!

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Top 5 Most Recent Outer Banks Restaurant Reviews
HATTERAS SOL DELI & CAFE - Great food and views
Hatteras Sol dining is a great choice for a nice harbor water view and delicious food. They have two bars, one outside which provides a beautiful sunset view. Good appetizers and key lime pie too. I really enjoyed their take on Shrimp and Grits with cheesy fried grit cakes and a fusion of Little Italy marinara & New Orleans spicy sauce, finished with Applewood bacon and scallions. Give them a... [Read Full Review]

COLINGTON CAFE THE - Anniversary Dinner
My brother and his wife took us here for our 45th Anniversary last night. The She Crab Bisque was excellent. I had the Shrimp and Crabcake Combo - delicious. My wife had the Filet which she really enjoyed. My brother gave thumbs up to his Shrimp and Scallop Tropicale as did my sister-in-law for her Chicken. We all enjoyed the Berry Cobbler with Ice Cream.

FIRST LIGHT BREAKFAST AND BURGERS - Great Lunch
Had a wonderful lunch here yesterday. My wife had a Chicken Salad sandwich and I had the BLTC - Bacon, lettuce, tomato and cheese sandwich with a Modelo Especiale. Excellent!

STEAMERS SHELLFISH TO GO - Excellent As Always
We stopped at Steamers on Tuesday night after a great day at the beach. Great seeing Linda again - we love the new location. Clam Chowder and Shrimp Bisque were excellent. Two had the Wanchese Shrimp Boats, my brother had the Crabcake and I had the Fish Tacos - all were delicious. We also bought a Cheesecake to take home - good for many excellent desserts!

THE PAPER CANOE - Wonderful Meals
Four of us had dinner last night. My brother and I had the Corvina over Cous Cous with a delicious sauce, my sister-in-law had the Fried Chicken with Potatoes Au Gratin and my wife had the Roasted Duck in a Red Wine Sauce and Wild Rice - all four meals were excellent. The Key Lime Pie and Berry Cobbler with Vanilla Custard were also grand!

Outer Banks Web Cam Directory - All OBX Webcams
Outer Banks Webcams
There are many excellent Outer Banks webcams from Corolla to Hatteras Island. You can see the beaches, the ocean and even several fishing piers and lighthouse web cams. There is nothing like being on the Outer Banks in person, but our OBX web cams can help you feel like your here, even when you're far away.

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Top 5 Most Popular Outer Banks Webcams
JENNETTES PIER WEBCAM NAGS HEAD
Live streaming video of the surf from Jennette's Pier, located in Nags Head, NC. this is a great Outer Banks webcam and shows why the OBX is a great vacation spot!

PALMETTO DUNES LAGOON
Four nice streaming webcams from around the Palmetto Dunes resort. They include The Dunes House, Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, Hilton Head Outfitters Shop, and a Lagoon webcam.

AVALON PIER WEBCAM
Streaming webcam located on the Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills, NC on the Outer Banks. This webcam includes sound of the surf, so turn down your speakers if you're at work!

FRYING PAN OCEAN PLATFORM WEBCAM
The Frying Pan webcam is located 35 miles off the coast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. Above water overlooking the Mid-Atlantic Ocean, this camera provides a bird’s eye view of the ocean surrounding the Frying Pan Tower. When weather moves in, you’ll see a swift change in the waves and want to watch the storm roll through. On other days, the sunrise, sunset, and expansive clouds on the horizon will... [Read Full Post]

HILTON GARDEN INN BEACH WEB CAM
Very nice Outer Banks webcam, streaming live views from the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk. See the beach and ocean with the Kitty Hawk Pier as the centerpiece. This camera moves and zooms in to show different areas of the beach. This is a fun one to watch.

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