Post # 1
Next year, my soon-to-be husband and I are thinking of traveling with his family to the Outer Banks for a family vacation. I have so many questions and I’m hoping to get some input from some of you who have already been.
We would like to rent a house on the beach for a week but there’s so many rentals, we have no idea where to start. We would need at least 7-8 bedrooms to fit everyone. What area is the best to look in? When is the best time to go to the Outer Banks? On certain days to avoid traffic? During certain months? What all is there to do? Attractions, things to see, places to eat? We will be traveling with two younger kids, ages around 10-12. Is there a lot to do to fill a whole week?
Sorry there’s a lot of questions! Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!
Post # 2
Check out this website: http://www.vrbo.com
Their rentals are usually Saturday to Saturday. It gets hot in June, July, and August. Enjoy your stay.
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center
Hi! I think I can help a little bit.
My aunt owns a home in Nags Head and from my experiences there, it is nice, quiet, and the beach is VERY close to the homes, even if you’re not on oceanfront property.
The Outer Banks is a popular tourist spot so late June, July, and August are usually pretty busy. It really depends if you like the idea of having the beach to yourself or not – if you don’t mind the people then any time in the summer is fine, if you’d rather it be quiet and peaceful, then I’d suggest going either early June or early/mid September.
There’s a LOT of things to do in the Outer Banks, but since things are spread out a bit, plan on driving. The closest thing to the rental houses is the beach. In Nags Head, there is the Bodie Lighthouse you can climb, the fair runs between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Jeanette’s pier for fishing. If you want, you could go out on a boat and fish, too. You can also check out the dunes at Jocky’s Ridge which are cool. There are surfing lessons which the kids might like when going to the beach, and Full Throttle Speedway go-carts which they would probably like, too. There’s several mini-golf places. I think there is also a baseball team, and there is definitely a skatepark which the kids might like, as well.
There are definitely enough things to keep you guys going for a week!
Post # 4
My family has been going to Rodanthe for decades. Its a farther drive, but as such its more remote and the only people next to you on the beach will be the family in the house next door. Its right by a gorgeous stretch of State Park beach, theres a fishing pier, and its a short drive to the ferry to visit Okracoke island where there are wild ponies.
But the real attraction is the beach!
Post # 5
Also in Rodanthe the beach front houses are closer to the beach then other towns (which have dunes inbetween). Those dunes can be a real b*tch in the hot sun.