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Top Reasons to Visit Hatteras Island in the Fall

October is quickly approaching, and the chaos of large summer crowds is gone. There’s no better time to take one last family vacation than during the beautiful autumn months. With perfect weather and endless things to do on Hatteras Island, fall is definitely our favorite time of the year. Our Shore Details staff put together a list of reasons why you should fall in love with Hatteras Island this year. What are you waiting for; the beach is calling your name!  Save! Save! Save! Many families tend to visit Hatteras Island during the summer months because their children have no [...]

September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Posts|Tags: , , |

Day at the Docks Festival

Locals and visitors alike flock to Hatteras Island, North Carolina, for Day at the Docks Festival. This one-of-a-kind festival celebrates the history and culture of Hatteras Island’s working watermen. Day at the Docks takes place along the waterfront, adjacent to the village marinas and many of our Shore Details rental homes. During your North Carolina coastal vacation, visit Day at the Docks and see what Hatteras Island is all about. Hurricane Isabel In 2003, the strongest, deadliest, Atlantic hurricane struck Hatteras Island. Hurricane Isabel nearly destroyed our village. Day at the Docks founder, Captain Ernie Foster, said there were no [...]

Beach Bonfire in Hatteras Island, North Carolina

Beach Bonfire in Hatteras Island, NC When staying in an oceanfront Shore Details vacation rental, you’re bound to have prime access to some of the best beaches on Hatteras Island. Take advantage of our beach gear rentals to ensure an unforgettable experience. Hop inside one of our 4x4 outer bank jeep rentals and drive to the nearest beach for a late-night beach bonfire. While most outer bank beaches allow fires, there are a few exceptions. We encourage all Shore Details guests to read through the outer banks’ bonfire regulations before you start your beach bonfire. Beach Bonfire Before striking a [...]

Top 5 Frisco Beach Activities

Top 5 Frisco Beach Activities Shore Details has an extensive collection of premier Hatteras Island vacation rentals affording prime access to some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast. Hatteras Island has an ideal subtropical climate as well as one of the longest coastlines in the United States – stretching over 50 miles affording you plenty of things to do on Hatteras Island, including several family-friendly beach activities. Kiteboard/Windsurf  Take advantage of the breeze by going kiteboarding or windsurfing. Miles of open water in the Pamlico Sound–one of the largest lagoons in all of North America–gives you plenty [...]

Fishing in Cape Point NC

Cape Hatteras National Seashore offers a wide range of excellent fishing opportunities. Spring brings some of the best fishing to Cape Point NC. Shore Details in Frisco beach NC offers various vacation rentals for you to stay in during your spring getaway to Hatteras Island. Cape Point’s Geography Cape Point NC is an excellent fishing spot thanks to its pristine geography. Cape Point is the easternmost beach of Hatteras Island, meaning it stretches out into the ocean further than any other beach in the Outer Banks. Another important factor of the fishing quality in Cape Point's proximity to two major [...]

May 1st, 2019|Categories: Posts|Tags: , , |

Birdwatching on Hatteras Island

After the wet and windy months of winter, spring brings Hatteras Island back to life, with the return of seasonal feathered friends. Birdwatching enthusiasts from around the world come to experience the majestic wildlife of Buxton NC, and nearby towns throughout the OBX. There are plenty of places to bird-watch on your next spring trip to the Outer Banks. Book one of our Shore Details rentals for picturesque views from the comfort of your rental. Unlike most Hatteras Island hotels, Shore Details features well-maintained homes complete with outstanding amenities. Things to see on Hatteras Island Hatteras Island is the most [...]

April 19th, 2019|Categories: Posts|Tags: , , |

Spring Break at Hatteras Island

Everyone is ready for a warm and colorful spring in the Outer Banks, and we're no different! Join us at Shore Details for an enjoyable getaway with fewer crowds! We have the perfect rental for you and your loved ones, take a virtual tour of our Hatteras Island vacation rentals and choose your favorite. Complete with a list of fun things to do, beautiful places to visit, delicious food to eat, and so much more. Spring is the ideal time for a stroll on the beaches, explore Hatteras Island or drive a 4 x 4 Jeep Wrangler on the beaches [...]

March 12th, 2019|Categories: Posts|Tags: , , |

Surfing through your Outer Banks Vacations

Surfers from around the country flock to the Outer Banks, to paddle out into the Atlantic and experience some of the best waves on the East Coast. Both Frisco and Hatteras, offer great OBX surfing opportunities for beginners, with smaller and slower waves. Surfers consistently experience decent waves — making the OBX the perfect destination for surfers. Make sure you book one of Shore Details’ beachfront rentals in Frisco for your next Outer Banks vacations. Surfing in Hatteras The stone jetties combined with the beach's location just north of Cape Point provide consistently exceptional breaks. A parking area gives everyone [...]

February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Posts|Tags: , , , |

Romantic Getaway in the Outer Banks

Your romantic getaway to the Outer Banks will be as wild and wonderful as the ocean. Whether you decide to relive the romance of Nights in Rodanthe, based on Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel, or simply immerse yourself in the Outer Banks. You'll love staying in one of Shore Details’ beachfront rentals as you explore the glory of our Hatteras Island villages. Dining in the Outer Banks Delight your palate at one of our local Hatteras Island restaurants. Try some of the famous OBX seafood freshly caught by locals. Pack a lunch for a romantic picnic on the Cape Hatteras National [...]

January 21st, 2019|Categories: Posts|Tags: , , |

New Year Resolution: More Exploring!

As you make your list of resolutions for another year, make sure traveling is at the top of that list; whether you want to make it to all your favorite places this year or to discover new ones. Shore Details has the perfect vacation rental for you and your loved ones to come and experience everything the Outer Banks NC has to offer. Finding the Perfect Rental Planning your vacation to the Outer Banks NC starts with finding the perfect condo. Make sure to book it as soon as possible, especially during the peak season. When you choose one of [...]

December 20th, 2018|Categories: Posts|Tags: , , |

How to Vacation on the Outer Banks Like a Local

How to Vacation on the Outer Banks Like a Local The Outer Banks is one of the top-rated beaches for family vacations. People come here from all over the world to get away from their daily routines, spend time with families, and enjoy our beaches. The hardest part for many people is to leave work behind and unplug completely while on vacation. According to the CBS News, roughly 56 percent of workers surveyed this year said they touch base with work when they're supposed to be taking a vacation break, up from 41 percent of workers in 2016. The [...]

October 31st, 2018|Categories: Posts|

What you need to know about 4×4 driving on the beach

Pamela and Rene Stoffel, the owners of Shore Details are proud to announce the purchase of an existing business, Frisco Fish Tales, a 4x4 vehicle rentals from Tom McCrory. Frisco Fish Tales booking has been managed by the Shore Details for three years until the owner decided to sell the business in August 2018. Now anybody can rent 4x4 vehicles and enjoy driving on the beach with a few added values for our guests. Fish Tales 4x4 rentals offers daily and weekly rentals with discounts for any guest staying in one of Shore Details Full Property Management vacation homes. And [...]

September 26th, 2018|Categories: Posts|

Fishing in Hatteras, NC

Fishing in Hatteras, NC Fishing on the Outer Banks NC is a way of life, especially on Hatteras Island. With a little more than 50 miles of shoreline on the oceanside and soundside of this special barrier island, anglers of any age and experience level can enjoy the fellowship and competition that fishing has to offer. You get a line and I’ll get a pole and together we’ll explore the array of fishing opportunities on Hatteras Island. Fishing License Requirements According to the NC Wildlife Department, as of January 1, 2007, any individuals 16 years or older who want to recreationally [...]

August 6th, 2018|Categories: Posts|

Rip Currents Beach Safety

Beach Vacation Safety Tip: Rip Currents on the Outer Banks 80% Of Ocean rescues are because of rip currents. Rip Currents can be deadly. Watch the short video below about Rip currents provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  Always remember to follow beach warnings such as Red or Yellow flags. Check conditions before going to the beach. If possible, stay near a lifeguard. Fast Facts by NOAA Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water that are prevalent along the East, Gulf, and West coasts of the U.S., as well as along the shores of the Great [...]

July 20th, 2018|Categories: Posts|

Outer Banks Beach Games and Activities

Outer Banks Beach Games and Activities Happy summer vacation on the Outer Banks NC! This month’s blog will feature beach activities and beach games that use ordinary items you may already have, or items that can be purchased at the dollar store and most importantly, items that don’t take up much space in the car. We’ve kept all age groups in mind, from toddlers to great grandparents. After all, your time on Hatteras Island is all about spending time together, having fun and memories that last a lifetime. Fun Beach Games Frisbee Golf Instead of a typical game of [...]

July 9th, 2018|Categories: Posts|

Kid-Friendly Activities on Hatteras Island, OBX

Kid-Friendly Activities on Hatteras Island, OBX Memorial Day Weekend on Hatteras Island is the official kick-off to our summer vacation rental season. As you plan and pack for your week at the beach, we wanted to share some inexpensive or free ideas for those vacationing with kids. These suggestions are fun, kid-friendly activities for families to enjoy during your Hatteras Island vacation. UFO House in Frisco After the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton, the UFO House in Frisco is the second most visited structure on Hatteras Island. Located just south of the Milepost 66 marker on the [...]

June 6th, 2018|Categories: Posts|

Outer Banks Historical Destination

Outer Banks Historical Destination Historical Sites of Hatteras Island, NC Hatteras Island is a place of beauty and rich in history. Anytime pirates, Native Americans, shipwrecks, and an entire colony vanishes there is bound to be historical sites worth visiting. History buffs are guaranteed to find landmarks, structures of significance and information that is truthful and embellished along the coast line of the Outer Banks NC. We look forward to sharing these and other historical destinations of Hatteras Island with you on your next visit. Frisco Native American Museum The Frisco Native American Museum opened in 1987. That may [...]

May 7th, 2018|Categories: Posts|

Adventure Vacation on Hatteras Island

Adventure Vacation on Hatteras Island OBX, An Adventure Destination Hatteras Island is the ultimate adventure vacation destination for singles, couples, families or a group of friends. Whether you are staying for a weekend or a week, the southern villages of the Outer Banks provide numerous outdoor adventure opportunities. Shore Details’ reservation team is your one-stop resource for exploring Hatteras Island, which is sure to become your favorite outdoor adventure vacation spot. Read on for a sampling of adventure excursions on Hatteras Island. Rodanthe – Home to Highway 12 Amusements The 13,000 square foot entertainment complex is filled with adventure: [...]

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Posts|

Dog Friendly Vacations

Dog Friendly Vacations Shore Details wants as many family members to enjoy vacation time on Hatteras Island, including the furry, four-legged family members. Rather than board your dog at the local kennel or arrange for a pet sitter to be in your home, consider bringing your dog with you to the Outer Banks NC. Shore Details specializes in dog friendly vacations! Advantages of Dog Friendly Vacations Let’s review the top three advantages of bringing your dog on vacation: Less stress for you and your dog. Even though you are in a different house, it is comforting to know your [...]

March 5th, 2018|Categories: Posts|

Tips and Tricks for Vacation Planning

Tips and Tricks for Vacation Planning Shore Details Concierge at Your Service Let’s be honest. Vacation Planning is hard work. There is SOOOO much information available online, it can be overwhelming. And, regrettably, some of the information from third parties can be misleading. That’s why Shore Details created its own Vacation Planning department. We can create a vacation that is tailored to your wants and needs. Our vacation planning team is just like a concierge team at a 5-Star hotel. The definition of concierge is a professional caretaker, personal attendant or trusted confidant. We demonstrate that definition daily for [...]

February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Posts|

Plan a Girls Trip to Hatteras Island in 2018

Plan a Girls Trip to Hatteras Island in 2018 Hatteras Island is a wonderful location for a weekend or week-long girlfriends getaway. Shore Details can customize your girls trip based on length of stay, amenities desired and the number of ladies participating in the girls retreat. First, decide if your time together will be adventuresome or purely relaxing or a combination of the two. Shore Details can help you plan a kayak tour, stand-up paddle board lessons, jet ski rentals and an off-shore fishing trip for adventure seeking girlfriends. If relaxation is the focus, Shore Details will arrange for [...]

January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Posts|

Nine Reasons to Visit Hatteras this Fall

Nine Reasons to Visit Hatteras this Fall Thinking of visiting Hatteras now that the summer crowds have died down? Here are nine reasons why you should turn that 'maybe' into a 'definitely yes'.   Awesome Surf While not as famous as some of the other surf spots around the country, Hatteras Island is a wave-catcher's paradise, especially in the fall. Head to Rodanthe, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, or one of the other high-quality surfing beaches on the island and find out why. Clear Beaches and Roads We all love the summer... and therein lies the problem. The tourists who flock to [...]

October 30th, 2017|Categories: Posts|

Why Is the Outer Banks Rated as a Top Ten Family Beach Vacation?

Why Is the Outer Banks Rated Top Ten Family Beach Vacation? The Outer Banks has been a favorite family beach vacation for tourists in the know for years. In 2017, this former pirate hideaway has grabbed the national spotlight once again with its sixth-place ranking in U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Best Vacations Guide. What makes the Outer Banks rated top family beach vacation among perennial favorites such as Ocean City, Maui, Hilton Head, and Honolulu? On the Outer Banks, Adventure Still Calls Why is the Outer Banks so well-loved by families? Perhaps it is because this place still has [...]

September 5th, 2017|Categories: Posts|

What’s all the buzz about Shelly Island?

Shelly Island Shelly Island is a mile long island and football field size wide off the coastline of the Hatteras Island, NC. Caleb Regan, an 11-year-old boy named it Shelly Island because there were shells scattered everywhere. The island has attracted national and international media as well as visitors. Locals have seen islands appear and disappear but this one, in particular, grew fast since its discovery in April 2017. Two powerful currents collided there, the Gulf Stream from the Caribbean flowing quickly north, and the Labrador Current from the Arctic pushing south. The currents collide, churning surf and sand at Diamond [...]

July 14th, 2017|Categories: Posts|

July 4th on the Outer Banks

July 4th on the Outer Banks Updated 5/15/2018 The 4th of July on the Outer Banks is a time to gather together with friends and family and celebrate the independence that our ancestors diligently persevered to obtain and enjoying fireworks displayed over the beaches of the Outer Banks. Celebrating and giving thanks to all the men and woman that put and keep our beautiful country together as well as those who constantly sacrifice their lives and the lives of their families to keep us safe and free. We hope that this year you have a wonderful July 4th Celebration [...]

June 15th, 2017|Categories: Posts|

Planning an Outer Banks Wedding

Planning an Outer Banks Wedding Planning a wedding can be an exhausting but joyous affair. There are so many options to choose from and so many things to get done before the big day. Having an Outer Banks Wedding is a dream come true to so many. With the beautiful sceneries, the cooling ocean breeze and the array of professional wedding vendors ready to assist in making any wedding dream come true. We’ve compiled a list to help ease your worries about planning a wedding on the Outer Banks. So, you or someone you know has decided on having [...]

June 14th, 2017|Categories: Posts|

Book a Hotel or Rent a Vacation Home?

Book a Hotel or Rent a Vacation Home? Are you looking to rent a vacation home or book a hotel room for your upcoming vacation on the Outer Banks? Check out these tips. When planning a vacation most travelers question whether to book a hotel room or rent a vacation home. It all depends on the type of your activity, who's going with you, and where you are traveling to. About 22% of leisure travelers have stayed in a vacation rental home instead of a hotel or resort during the past two years. A recent study found that the [...]

May 15th, 2017|Categories: Posts|

How to find the best property management company on the Outer Banks

Finding the Best Property Management Company on the Outer Banks If you've been managing your vacation rental property by yourself, you know the amount of work it takes to maintain, clean weekly after the tourists leave, inspect as well as market the property. The majority of homeowners who invest in vacation rental homes or condos for the first time, decide to manage it by themselves booking it via VRBO or Airbnb. There's a booking setup cost as well as a commission but it's worth. It gives you control over your property as well as projecting the cost. After the first [...]

April 18th, 2017|Categories: Posts|