I remember coming down in early 1980 with a bunch of friends looking for a house to rent for the summer while we all worked there. We stayed at the Dolphin Motel (registered 2 people, had 6) & had nothing but a loaf of bread, a jar of peanut butter, & a case of beer. Those were the days of real pop-top cans, & we used the pop-tops to spread the peanut butter. Finally rented a tiny house in Kill Devil Hills with no phone, no a/c, no washer/dryer. Best summer ever!