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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
NUDE/TOPLESS AT PEA ISLAND - Posted By: OBX2CA on 9/30/2020
Read a few OLD posts about going nude or topless at Pea Island. According to what I read topless OK, nude NOPE. Can anyone confirm if that is still the case. Thanks.

JBDBJB NAGS HEAD TRIP REPORT - Posted By: jbdbjb on 9/29/2020
Whew! It’s been a minute since I posted here! We checked in Thursday afternoon to a cute little cottage where we will stay until Saturday when we move to our house for the week. We originally had the OBX Jeep Jam this weekend but it was cancelled. We kept our reservations as did most of the Jeep clubs so the beach is overrun with wranglers!!!!! Thursday night we ordered pizza in and chi... [Read Full Post]

SEPTIC SYSTEM QUESTION/LAUNDRY MAT - Posted By: groovygirl222 on 9/29/2020
This is my first time with a septic system! Ours is old and on the small size. We have a family of 6, my question is - can a septic handle all the loads of laundry changing the sheets?? I remember my grandparents had septic and when we changed sheets we went to a laundry mat. Is this something I need to do? Are there any non sketchy laundry-mats around kitty hawk area?? Or can septic handl... [Read Full Post]

BEACH CONDITION PELICAN'S WATCH IN SOUTHERN SHORES - Posted By: biketraveller22 on 9/29/2020
Hello, We rent yearly, sometimes for several weeks, at Pelican's Watch in Southern Shores just north of the Hilton Garden Inn. A few years back after a bad fall storm (maybe Michael?)most of the beach was wiped away and old pilings were sticking out over most of that area. There was no room to sit at high tide. Has anyone been to that area since the last week's storm that could give a repo... [Read Full Post]

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS - Posted By: gilnFL5 on 9/29/2020
Hi! Any locals on here that have children at First Flight Middle or High School? We have 4 kids, with one more on the way and are currently on track to relocate to Kitty Hawk from Florida in December. Our oldest will be in middle school. We have been talking about moving to OBX for a while and are finally able to make it happen. My biggest worry right now is that we are coming from great A rated s... [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
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]

SEA SALT GRILL - Name Change
This restaurant changed its name back to Argyles. Slightly different menu.

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!

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.

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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