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Endless Groundswell: The Best Surf on Hatteras Island


Endless Groundswell: The Best Surf on Hatteras Island The secret is out. North Carolina’s paradisiacal Hatteras Island is home to some of the cleanest waves on the East Coast, mainly a seven-mile stretch of sand between Avon and the picturesque Cape Hatteras Light Station. Surfers of all ages and skill levels can conquer these waves, depending on the tides. Wholly understanding the Atlantic Ocean’s tides is your group’s best bet...

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The Best Art Galleries in the Outer Banks


If art is something you love, or even if it’s not, there are some beautiful and unique art galleries in the Outer Banks that you should check out on your next vacation. It can make for an enjoyable afternoon, whether you just want to admire artists’ creations, or if you’re looking for something to bring back home for you or a loved one. The art galleries in the Outer Banks...

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Horseback Riding on Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks


When you visit Hatteras Island, you’ll want to spend time on the beaches. With the Outer Banks just a short drive away, and staying at Shore Details on the coast, there’s no shortage of sand and water. If you’re wanting to do something unique on your vacation, look into horseback riding on Hatteras Island or the Outer Banks on the beach. Riding horseback can be delightful and invigorating, but it...

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How to Choose Your Hatteras Island Vacation Rental


When visiting Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks, you want to make sure that you’re staying in the best vacation rental that doesn’t break your bank. Sometimes it’s hard to find a place with the amenities, location, and the price you want – there are times you’ll have to give a little. But when you choose your Hatteras Island vacation rental, you won’t have to compromise anything when you stay...

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An Afternoon in Outer Banks: The Best Things To Do


The barrier islands off of North Carolina, known as the Outer Banks, are a beautiful place to spend an afternoon exploring. The islands are infamous for their open-sea beaches, state parks, and shipwreck diving sights! But unless you plan to walk the stretch of one of these islands, you’ll want some mode of transportation so that you can maximize your afternoon. Some of the best things to do in the...

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Random Acts of Kindness: Feel Good Stories This Week


Random Acts of Kindness: Feel Good Stories This Week In the midst of a pandemic, the world is experiencing dark times. Sickness, unemployment, isolation, and feelings of depression and anxiety are just a few of the many side effects of COVID-19. Many say that the pandemic is bringing out the worst in people – some aren’t taking quarantine seriously and are risking getting others sick, some are hoarding items from...

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North Carolina Spring Break | Outer Banks Activities for Kids


Vacationing in North Carolina for spring break is a wonderful idea, especially going to the Outer Banks with kids. The coastal area boasts several Outer Banks activities for children—whether they’re learning to walk or just accepted a college offer. Guests of all ages will find something they enjoy during spring break in North Carolina. Luckily, most spring break activities for kids are situated near our Shore Details’ vacation homes. So...

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Ride Through the Outer Banks on Bike Rentals


With warmer weather and spring break just around the corner, it’s important to learn the best ways to travel in the Outer Banks. Driving in Hatteras Island can be a struggle with limited parking. Public transportation forces your family to follow a strict schedule. But Outer Banks bike rentals are just right! Our staff here at Shore Details knows OBX bike rentals like the back of our hand. Don’t know...

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How to Prepare Traditional Outer Banks Food


One of the many reasons Hatteras Island, NC, attracts copious amounts of visitors is because of their local recipes. From fresh flounder and tuna to crab and shrimp, Outer Banks food is undoubtedly the best around. Taste the goodness yourself by preparing the following three local recipes in your Shore Details vacation rental. Outer Banks Food Extraordinaire, Sharon Peele Kennedy Hatteras Island chef, Sharon Peele Kennedy, has spent years perfecting...

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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....

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