Travel with your Pet to the Outer Banks, North Carolina!
Pet Friendly OBX!
Getting Out and and Into it in OBX!
2) The Outer Banks is a 200-mile long string of narrow barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina and a small portion of Virginia, beginning in the southeastern corner of Virginia Beach on the east coast of the United States.
It wouldn't be a vacation the Outer Banks without the beach. On the east side of these islands lay the white sandy variety and the clear blue Atlantic Ocean. On the west side, Sounds stretch as far as the eye can see. Both serve as a worthy spot to spend a day frolicking in the surf. That's why people come from all across the country to enjoy the beaches here on the Outer Banks.
3)Skim boards, Surfboards and Kayaks! Kitty Hawk Surf Co: The OBX is a convergence of two massive ocean currents, the warm Gulf Stream and the cooler Labrador Current. Here, the whimsy of the winds and waves provide a spectacular natural stage for outdoor recreation like hang gliding off sand dunes, kiteboarding, wind surfing, kayaking, surfing and paddleboarding, not to mention the soft adventure offerings like bird watching, hiking and horseback riding on the beach. http://www.khsurf.com/ they have stores up and down the islands: http://www.khsurf.com/our-stores/
4) Dolphin Den Restaurant Hatteras Island’s Seafood Restaurant…
…the best fresh seafood you will ever eat. “Fresh as we can get it” seafood. Local fishermen, old friends,call from offshore to see what we can use of their catch, and it is delivered, dressed and filleted, late that day, and ready to be served the next day. Our soft shell crabs are locally farmed by other childhood friends in the business, who fish the sound waters off Nags Head.252-995-7717. http://www.dolphindenrestaurant.com/. And for a list of local fish restaurants: http://www.outerbanks.org/outerbanks-seafood/
5) Roanoke Island Festival Park -Roanoke, the colony that disappeared. Over thirty years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, a group of 117 weary men, women and children waded ashore and made history on Roanoke Island in July 1587, establishing the first permanent settlement of its kind in the Americas.They were recruited by Sir Walter Raleigh. Three years later an English ship returned, to find the settlement deserted, plundered and surrounded by overgrown brush. This history is celebrated at Roanoke island Festival Park. Visit the Settlement Site, and experience firsthand what life was like for the lost settlers. Go aboard a 16th century merchant ship.There is also an interactive museum and indian settlement, on 25 beautiful acres.
6) Wright Brothers Memorial - The two brothers that ran a local bicycle shop and then taught the world to fly! Their National Park features well-manicured grounds with markers, both big and small, indicating the successful launching and landing points, a visitors' center, and a cluster of museums and exhibits which celebrates the last century of flight and beyond
Elizabethan Gardens- Gorgeous gardens to remind you of Elizabethan times, the time when Roanoke was founded. Besides the roses and gardens, there are wonderful local events - Easter Extravaganza, Winter Lights, Tea with the Queen! Beautiful winter-time Camellias, spring bulbs, colorful summer landscapes from hydrangeas to crepe myrtles, autumn hues of ornamental grasses and salvia. 1411 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: (252) 473-3234 http://elizabethangardens.org/
8) The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - The present lighthouse, officially completed and lit in December 1870, is the second built of three that have been constructed in Buxton. The first Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was built in 1803. It was a sandstone structure 90 feet tall that projected an insufficient light beam using a collection of Argand lamps and reflectors. Sitars to a new height of 150 feet in 1854, and a first order Fresnel lens was installed, the most powerful of its day. During the Civil War in 1861, retreating Confederate soldiers took the Fresnel lamp from the lighthouse, to keep it out of Union hands. Shell damage during the war and structural deterioration prompted the construction of a replacement lighthouse in 1870, the one we enjoy today. The original lighthouse was then demolished in 1871. Whale oil was replaced by kerosene by the 1880’s, and by 1934, the beam was electrified. Beach erosion threatened the base of the lighthouse by 1935, prompting the construction of a third lighthouse some distance away in the Buxton Woods. It was a steel skeleton tower that utilized an airport beacon. Fifteen years later, the 1870 lighthouse was again put back in operation, as erosion patterns changed. The Fresnel lens was vandalized in the 1940’s when the older lighthouse stood empty during those years. Now it uses two active 1000-watt lamps, visible for more than 20 miles. In 1999 the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was moved a half mile inland, to save it from the encroaching Atlantic. 46368 Old Lighthouse Rd
Buxton, NC 27920 map
9) Jockey's Ridge State Park- JOCKEY'S RIDGE is the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern United States. At Jockey's Ridge State Park you can experience the world of the desert. Shifting sands, high winds, extreme temperatures and a lack of water make the park resemble barren environments such as the Sahara Desert. You also can explore the wonders of an estuarine environment. The tidal waters of the Roanoke Sound, the western boundary of the park, is a rich habitat for a variety of plant and animal life, making these waters the source of much of the sea's bounty. map
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum - The waters off North Carolina's Outer Banks entomb thousands of vessels and countless mariners who lost a desperate struggle against the forces of war, piracy and nature. The Graveyard of the Atlantic, with one of the highest densities of shipwrecks in the world, holds some of America's most important maritime history. The website is awesome.- map-
59200 Museum Dr
Hatteras, NC 27943
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Travel with your Pet to OBX, N orth Carolina!
Pet Friendly Outer Banks!
We want to help you bring your cat or dog on vacation to OBX!The Beautiful, Beautiful Outer Banks, in North Carolina. The Outer Banks is a 200-mile long string of narrow barrier islands off the coast. There is so much that is beautiful to experience, and many activities to do for fun! So check the fun page. The Beaches on the West side of the barrier islands and on the East side are very different.
We've tried to make it easy for you! First get inspired on our fun activities page for YOU!
Here are some special places you need to know!
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|Inn at Corolla Light
Midscale, smoke free, waterfront hotel on Currituck Sound near Whale Head Bay; no elevator, outdoor pool open in summer, free parking and internet
Allows pets in designated rooms, pet fee based on pets size, at the hotel's discretion.$$$
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|Ocean View Home- Cape
Hatteras Seashore Home, 5BR/5BA, sleeps 12; less than 2 min walk to the
beach, oceanview, on the pristine Cape Hatteras National Seashore,
unspoiled beaches; game room with pool table, sound system controlled on
pool deck, 2nd floor has 2 oceanside bedrooms with sliding glass doors,
3rd floor great room with high ceilings, wet bar, Chefs kitchen, 3-7
night min stay.
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|Outer Banks Beaches
Wide, soft sand beaches provide the perfect playground for your 4-legged pal, enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Outer Banks
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1111B E 6th St, Austin, TX
Bars, Music Venues, New American; daily food and drink specials, live music on the waterfront stage, incredible kiteboarding action, and breathtaking sunsets over the Pamlico Sound- Live Music Schedule
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