Welcome to North Carolina's Outer Banks. We invite you to admire the Outer Banks' natural beauty, experience our community's unique lifestyle and visit the Outer Banks Village Directory. Explore the many facets of life on North Carolina's barrier islands.
Special features, monthly business sponsor updates and an ever expanding list of new information categories promise to keep your review of our lifestyle varied and interesting.
Use the Outer Banks E-Mail Centre to request information on accommodations and things to do and see while visiting the Outer Banks.
Welcome to the original Outer Banks Internet Initiative ... North Carolina's Outer Banks! Sunday, May 19, 2013
Outer Banks News. This news service brings you up-to-date information from around North Carolina's barrier islands. Articles contain contributions from Outer Banks writers, photographers, artists and staff personnel. You're going to want to bookmark this one!
Send an Outer Banks Electronic Post Card. This service allows you to send a friend a post card from North Carolina's Outer Banks. The photography is outstanding, the service is free ... and the thought is priceless! Visit the Outer Banks Post Office today.
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Established in 1984 and located on the mainland of eastern North Carolina, Alligator River contains over 152,000 acres and is home to more than 200 species of birds, deer, bear and wildlife of every imaginable type. Review the Red Wolf re-establishment program, wildlife management activities, hunting and fishing opportunities, and volunteer programs available throughout the year. A wide variety of publications are available from this information rich site.
Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society Memberships benefit Alligator River NWR, Pea Island NWR and a host of other programs and activities throughout Northeastern North Carolina. Join the drive to build a new Visitor's Center / Administrative Complex in Manteo with your fully deductible tax-free contribution and membership today.
First FlightKill Devil Hills - Orville Wright's own account of the first flight at Kill Devil Hills on December 17, 1903, was published in the British magazine, Flying, in January 1919. Here is the pilot's account of how the first flight was made.
Outer Banks Families in HistoryAssisting the Wright Brothers - This rare photo of Will Dough (a Roanoke Island native) assembling the Wright Flyer in 1911 was loaned to us by his family.
The Northeastern North Carolina Internet Initiative
We invite you to visit our "Sister Site". You can experience the land where America was born. Deep water rivers, ancient maritime forests and skies filled with more wildlife than you thought possible. Northeastern North Carolina remains a haven for families, retirees and corporations seeking a better life.
Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station The Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station was established in 1874, one of the first seven stations on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The buildings on site survive as one of the most complete U.S. Lifesaving Service/Coast Guard Station complexes on the Atlantic Coast.
The Elizabeth II Visit this sixty-nine foot sailing ship built as the centerpiece of America's 400th Anniversay Celebration to represent one of the vessels used to transport Sir Walter Raleigh's colonists to the New World.
The Lost Colony. America's beginning on Roanoke Island in 1587. Includes links to an internet presentation featuring Sir Walter Raleigh of Hayes Barton, Woodbury Common and to the Institute of Outdoor Drama.
Outer Banks Lighthouse Society. The society is dedicated to aid in the preservation of the lighthouses in the area and work with the National Park Service and other agencies and non-profit groups to achieve the safe-keeping of the buildings, artifacts and records of the old United States Lighthouse Establishment.
The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Whether you are planning to vacation, retire, purchase a beach home, or move your business to North Carolina's Outer Banks, the Chamber of Commerce can provide up-to-date demographic data, and a wide variety of publications and services to assist you.
Outer Banks Maps A collection of maps showing the location of all the Outer Banks towns and villages.
Outer Banks Living Relocation Guide Order your Outer Banks Living Relocation and Investors Guide and other publications. For those new to the area, involved in business activity or thinking of relocating to the Outer Banks, the Chamber offers the Outer Banks Living Relocation and Investors Guide which includes area wide information on communities, economics, employment, medical services, post offices, licenses & voting, education, real estate, recycling, utilities, art, history, shopping & fun. Order your copy today!
The Outer Banks JobBank
Checkout the Outer Banks JobBank Service ... Search for Jobs, Create your Resume, Print it or Send to potential Outer Banks Employers on-line ... return and update it at anytime. This is a FREE service for both Employers and Job Seekers. Outer Banks Employers can Register on-line and List available positions anytime!
The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau welcomes you to Dare County on North Carolina's Outer Banks and invites you to visit the Aycock Brown Welcome Center at Mile Post 1.5 in Kitty Hawk or the Visitors Bureau offices on Highway 64/264 on Roanoke Island in Manteo.
Outer Banks Travel Guide Order your Outer Banks Travel Guide. The Travel Guide is published by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and is your Official Guide to Travel on the Outer Banks. It contains a complete listing of accommodations, rental/real estate companies and restaurants, National Park Service campgrounds, life guard locations, fishing information, bike paths, directions, events, regulations for off-road vehicles, public boat ramps ... and much more.
The Outer Banks Shopping Village is chock full of great buys. Our Village Merchants offer everything from rental cottages to property for sale, fishing excursions, hotel rooms, gourmet restaurants, fresh seafood, kites, windsurfing, hang gliding, rare collectibles, books, mortgages, insurance and Outer Banks shopping at its finest.
Now you can rent directly from cottage owners. Cottage owners present photos and a description of their property along with any special features and restrictions ... you contact them directly to determine availability, rates and to arrange for payment.
The Outer Banks Shopping Village utilizes encryption technology with a Corporate Digital ID Certificate issued by VeriSign Corporation. The solid gold security key with the blue background identifies each Village Merchant using the NCOB secure server. Look for it as you shop.
The Outer Banks Calendar of Events
This Dynamically updated calendar presents Outer Banks events on a "rolling" two year basis. Maintained by multiple sponsoring organizations and businesses on North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Outer Banks Community Maps These wonderful maps are presented in pdf format. Print them out and bring them along. Maps from Corolla and Duck in the North to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands in the South.
Directions You can get here from there! Contains the most direct route as well as an alternative route (for times when traffic is heavy) and the latest ferry schedules. Print it out and bring it along.
Weather Outer Banks Weather Averages and comprehensive regional weather reports - links to satellite images of the Outer Banks, the National Weather Service and the Outer Banks Storm Watch Subscription Service....the best Outer Banks weather resource on the Web!
[Click] History of Recent Outer Banks Storms
Public Boat Ramps Public Boat Ramps on and near the Outer Banks in Camden, Currituck, Dare and Hyde Counties.