The OBX Connection - Your Outer Banks Vacation Guide

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
SPEAR FISHING - Posted By: Beach Farmer on 1/26/2021
It's been a while but I used to spear fish quite a bit back in the early 90s down in Florida around some southern inlets and some fairly deep water coral. What a great time! I'm a PADI certified diver but after my regular diving buddy died from the bends I lost my enthusiasm. I would definitely need to get recertified and buy some new equipment to go below 40 ft but since the sea floor seems to b... [Read Full Post]

WE KILL THE GOOSE, OR WHATS YOUR BREAKING POINT - Posted By: sandman on 1/26/2021
I'm jyust an average working Joe who has been visiting the OBX fro nigh onto 50 years. First on my Dad's nickle and now I take ours and G-kids on my nickle (ok, lots of nickles). The house we have booked for 2020 (booked last June) went up 20% for the weeks on each side of our stay for 2020. Didn't effect us as we were paid in full. Now received a message if we want to reserve for 2022. Inc... [Read Full Post]

BEST PLACES IN COROLLA OR NEARBY TO FIND SEA GLASS - Posted By: Donnasdolls on 1/25/2021
Hello, I am going to Corolla for a short trip in a month, and would love to know the best places in Corolla or a nearby beach to find Sea Glass. Any Tips? Thanks so much!

COST TO BUILD A DEEP WATER DOCK?? - Posted By: Beach Farmer on 1/25/2021
Wondering if anyone has built their own permanent deep water dock or had one built? The project I'm considering would not be on a bulkhead. It's a lot that butts up to the ICW. There are docks all along the shore. Most seem to extend at least 60 ft from shore. Thanks

NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE IN OBXSALVO - Posted By: mdobx on 1/25/2021
https://www.vrbo.com/2014098?adultsCount=6&arrival=2021-06-26&departure=2021-07-03&unitId=2578615 Talk about a jumbo. About 32K for a week this summer.

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
GIDGETS PIZZA AND PASTA - Leon
We got take out pizza from Gidgets in June 2020. Was great food, good service and reasonable wait given it was a Saturday and all the (then) new health protocols. Hope to return next year and get more pizza!

JOHN'S DRIVE-IN - New Owners have made delicious improvements
The New Owners have made delicious improvements. For those that gave up going here years ago, like me, the new owners (May 2020) have really stepped up to the plate and upgraded the food and quality. If you are one of those that have been going there, then you will notice the new quality and taste of the food. If you are one, like me, that just avoided the greasy fishy tasting food then you are go... [Read Full Review]

SPANKY'S GRILLE - Good Burgers
This is a great place to eat. It is a no frills establishment with counter service. You order at the counter and your food is delivered to you fresh and hot. The burgers and fries were so good and they had fried okra! I don’t know how they make a profit because the prices are low. This is my new go to place from now on.

SPANKY'S GRILLE - Good Food.
I really like this restaurant. It is a no frills place. You walk up to the counter to order. They bring you your food. The prices are low and they have a variety of choices, including fried okra (my favorite). The hamburgers and fries were very good and everyone was so nice. I plan to go back.

BASNIGHT'S LONE CEDAR CAFE - Great for Weddings!
Basnight's Lone Cedar hosted our Reception Dinner for a group of about 30 people last August (2019). Throughout the entire planning process the staff was always available to answer any questions. Our food was great and the view from our private room was spectacular. I would definitely recommend Basnight's to any other Outer Banks Brides, families, or couples looking for an evening date location. W... [Read Full Review]

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!

WRIGHT MEMORIAL BRIDGE WEBCAM
A great webcam of the west end of the Wright Memorial Bridge leading to the Outer Banks. The image is updated every couple of minutes and has a nice clear picture of the WMB traffic conditions.

WIGHT MEMORIAL BRIDGE WEBCAM 2
Th Wright Memorial Bridge webcam on 158 in Kitty Hawk. Facing West, you can see the traffic entering the Outer Banks on this NCDOT webcam. The image is updated every minute.

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!

COROLLA LIGHT SURF CAM
A great streaming webcam from Corolla Light in the northern part of the Outer Banks. This is a full motion video feed with a very clear picture of the beach and the surf.

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