Your Guide to Enjoying Summer in the Outer Banks

If you are planning on visiting the Outer Banks during the summer, you probably know that there is plenty to do. There are lots of towns scattered throughout the OBX area, with vacation rentals available everywhere from Nags Head to Kitty Hawk and from Duck to Corolla. If you are looking for a vacation rental near Hatteras Island, you need to be ready to take advantage of everything during your getaway.

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The Best Outer Banks Surf Shops You Need To Check Out

If you are planning a trip to the Outer Banks, you may want to give surfing a try. In that case, you need to visit a local OBX surf shop to buy or rent the gear you need! There are plenty of awesome surf shops in the area.

You can find surfboards, skimboards, stand-up paddleboards (SUP), and even bodyboards. You might even be able to sign up for a few surf lessons.

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The Outer Banks Cities You Can’t Miss Out On

If you are planning a trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, there are lots of villages and cities to explore. The OBX region is known for its sandy beaches, its warm water, and its friendly people.

Every town is a bit different, so you need to plan your visit carefully to pick the place that most appeals to you. Regardless of whether you plan on going kayaking, surfing, or fishing, there are plenty of opportunities to try various water sports during your vacation.

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OBX Beach Must-Haves

Visiting the Outer Banks and now sure what to bring? This is our Summer 22’ beach must haves! You will not want to forget any of these items when coming to visit us! 

1. Sunglasses

Summer vacation concept. Sunglasses with ocean beach and palms on blue background

OBX is known to have such a beautiful sky but you must wear sunglasses to protect your eyes when looking at it! 

2. Sunscreen

When coming to the Outer Banks you need sunscreen. The UV Rays are very harsh in the summer so you must be prepared.

3. Beach Ball/ Volleyball

Enjoy a fun game in the sand and bring some fun activities such as a beach ball! Here at John Yancey we have our own private section of the beach that is perfect for games.

4. A good book

Everyone enjoys a good book and listening to the waves while sitting in the sand. This is the best place to do so! 

5. Water bottle

It is important to stay hydrated on the beach. Make sure to bring your water bottle and you can even fill it up at our hydration station! 

6. Snacks

Make sure to stop in at our breakfast room and get a healthy breakfast in and save a yogurt for later on in the day as a snack! You can also visit our snack machine for more great snack options.

7. Headphones/Speaker

Tanning in the sand listening to your favorite music is our favorite form of self care in the Outer Banks. Do not forget to bring your speaker or headphones with you. 

8. Sandals

Make sure to bring a pair of sandals when coming to the beach that you can wear in the sand! The sand can get super hot during the summer months and it is important to remember to wear shoes when walking on the sand.

9. Beach blanket

Do not forget your beach towel and if you do, we have our very own John Yancey Inn beach towels that you can buy at the front desk! 

10. Umbrella

Everyone loves a good tan but it is important to bring some type of shade with you for when you need to cool off! There are many places in the Outer Banks where you can rent umbrellas.

The Outer Banks Books You Need to Read Before Your Trip

Are you planning a visit to the Outer Banks, North Carolina? This is an amazing area with a lot to offer. While many people have heard of the Outer Banks from the popular Netflix series show, Outer Banks, there are plenty of books you should read about the area as well.

Regardless of whether you are planning a visit to Hatteras, Nags Head, Corolla, or the Ocracoke area, there are lots of Outer Banks books for people of all ages, including kids and young adults, that you need to read.

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March Madness in OBX

This March in the OBX will be one for the books! The Outer Banks has many fun activities coming to the beach as we start up again for spring! There will be tons of exciting things going on this month, from a wide variety of options from family-friendly to the annual beer mile. This will be the first time in over two years some of these activities have happened due to covid.

Here are all the best things to do this March in the Outer Banks.

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The Ultimate Guide for Driving the Outer Banks

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If you’re looking for the best tips and tricks for driving the Outer Banks, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we will provide you with everything you need to know before hitting the road in this beautiful part of North Carolina.

From coastal routes to avoiding traffic, we’ve got you covered! So, what are you waiting for? Start reading and get ready to experience some of the best drives in America!

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12 Beautiful Outer Banks Oceanfront Vacation Rentals

The Outer Banks is an exquisite grouping of barrier islands situated off of the coast of North Carolina, stretching from Corolla to Hatteras Island and Portsmouth Island.

Outer Banks oceanfront rentals are the perfect way to enjoy a vacation home or condo with spectacular front-facing Atlantic Ocean views and being situated directly on the beach for an intimate retreat or a family getaway. Iconic boardwalks bridge pristine dunes to the seashore, providing outer banks vacation rentals with convenient, private seashore access.

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