Get Ready for a Spooktacular OBX Fall Vacation

Head down OBX this fall and stay with Atlantic Realty for exclusive vacation amenities and specials! The entire family will have a great, spooktacular OBX fall vacation as our barrier island community takes all things spooky, family, and fall-related very seriously. Since we are located on the southern East Coast, you will still enjoy nice weather and beautiful beach breezes. Who doesn’t want a beach vacation during the fall! We have compiled a comprehensive list of all the OBX fall things to do this year: 

Plan your Fall Outer Banks Vacation today.

OBX Halloween and Fall Celebrations

Halloween on the North Carolina Outer Banks will undoubtedly be one to remember! Our barrier island towns are full of rich history, lore, and ghost tales. There is something for everyone to enjoy when you visit in the fall. Our beautiful state is home to one of America’s first “unsolved mysteries”: the vanishing 1587 settlement of Roanoke. In addition to that tantalizing historic event, we also have several less terrifying sights and activities, including shipwreck artifacts, pumpkin patches, and more. Check out this list of all the OBX Halloween and fall celebrations and sights:

Please note most businesses and activities are operating at limited capacity and times of operation. Make sure to call in advance of your visit. Atlantic Realty has a fantastic Fun N Sun Pass, which offers our guests exclusive access and discounts to several local attractions, businesses, and events. Call us at (877) 858-4795 for more information! 

Plan Your Fall OBX Fall Vacation Today

Here at Atlantic Realty, we are dedicated to helping you find the perfect OBX vacation rental, no matter your preferred location, family size, or budget! Our friendly staff will know all the best OBX fall and Halloween things to do during your visit- just ask. Experience the OBX barrier islands like never before, whether it’s your first visit or you’re a returning guest. Book your stay with us online today!

10 Things to Do This Autumn in The Outer Banks

Autumn is a great time to visit Outer Banks, North Carolina, especially after you finished binging the new season of Netflix’s popular TV show- Outer Banks. While you will not be going on any treasure hunts (that we know of), you will still be able to explore and enjoy our wonderful group of barrier islands, full of great cuisine, recreational activities, state parks, and so much more! Here at Atlantic Realty, our team is eagerly waiting for your arrival and cannot wait to help you plan the best autumn vacation in Outer Banks. We are truly where your barrier island experience begins! Follow our quick guide on the 10 things to do in autumn in the Outer Banks. 

Autumn on the Outer Banks
Fall in Love with the Outer Banks this Autumn
  1. Watch the sunset and eat sticky s’mores during a beach bonfire in Nags Head (beach fires are limited to certain beaches, so make sure to do your research before setting anything aflame) 
  2. Go birding at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, where over 400 migratory birds pass-through
  3. Grab a pint at one of the top Outer Banks breweries to warm up on a breezy autumn night
  4. Treat the family to an autumn Outer Banks lighthouse tour
  5. Swing by in October for the annual Outer Banks Seafood Festival held in Nags Head
  6. Dunk some staple Duck Donuts into a nice cup of joe to fully wake up for your day
  7. Admire the wild horses during a trek through the beaches of Corolla, NC
  8. Dine-in or grab take out from one of Outer Banks locally-owned restaurants
  9. Reel in the various in-season fish during Outer Banks’ autumn shoulder-season
  10. Explore the gorgeous Kitty Hawk Woods (bring some comfortable shoes)

Fall in Love with Outer Banks this Autumn

Atlantic Realty’s knowledgeable staff are ready to help you discover how special autumn can be in Outer Banks. With fewer crowds and traffic, your vacation will truly prove to be relaxing. Treat your entire family to an Outer Banks vacation with Atlantic Realty this autumn! From pet-friendly homes to beachside condos, there is something for everyone when you stay with us. Book your vacation online today- see you soon

An Outer Banks Surfing Guide

On the East Coast, the best place for surfing is the Outer Banks. Our region is known for its renowned waves, which are perfect for any surfer—novice or experienced. Even if you’ve never stepped foot on a surfboard, don’t fear. This year is the best time to come to the Outer Banks to learn! Get settled into our gorgeous barrier islands when you stay with Atlantic Realty, your Outer Banks experts. Follow our Outer Banks surfing guide for all the locally-known tips and tricks. 

Surfer catching a wave
The Outer Banks is known for its surf

Surf Shop Central 

Our local surf shops will help you prepare for an epic day of surfing. Some shops specialize in repairs, gear, and general information on the local surf scene. Swing on by these three shops for all the supplies you need to get started: 

Many local equipment companies even rent and deliver surfboards and other watersports equipment right to your door!

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Top Outer Banks Surfing Spots

Every Outer Banks surfer has their favorite surfing spot. Just keep an eye out for a load of cars and surfboards when driving around our barrier islands—there’s a high chance that’s a surfing hotspot! We’ll go ahead and list some of the more popular locations for visitors and locals alike: 

  • Carova Beach: journey to this remote surfing paradise, home to some Wild Mustangs
  • Duck Pier: enjoy the break at this go-to spot for Northern Outer Banks surfers
  • Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills: surf in the “Laundromats,” but steer clear of the piers
  • Nags Head: come explore arguably one of the Outer Banks’ oldest surf spots

Feel free to ask our staff what surfing spots they recommend. Hang ten! 

Seas the Day with Atlantic Realty 

Atlantic Realty is your Outer Banks expert. From pet-friendly rentals to beachside homes, there is something for everyone in a variety of OBX towns. Our vacation rental portfolio boasts modern amenities, guest perks, and more. Stay near all the best Outer Banks surfing spots when you book with Atlantic Realty. Call us today at 877-858-4795 to check out our availability!

5 Unique Outer Banks Souvenir Shops to Visit This Summer

The North Carolina Outer Banks offers a welcome retreat from overcrowded sidewalks and groups of people. Void of cities, our island community of seaside villages offers a remote Southern charm and sandy shorelines. Summer is one of the best seasons for you to experience all Outer Banks has to offer you and yours! From Corolla to South Nags Head, Atlantic Realty has all your summer beach vacation needs covered with rental accommodations full of modern amenities. No matter your family’s size, budget, or style, you’ll have an amazing time staying in one of our barrier island homes this summer. No one can leave OBX without a keepsake, so we’ve compiled a list of the five most unique Outer Banks souvenir shops—take a peek. 

Find a unique souvenir at the myriad of boutique shops on the OBX.
  1. Absolutely Outer Banks

This OBX souvenir shop has some super cool vibes and eccentric decorations. You’ll love how art and function come together at Absolutely Outer Banks, a shop full of works by local artists. From beachy ornaments to sea glass jewelry, there is something for everyone! Little kids will love taking home a D.I.Y. seahorse painting art kit. Looking for something a bit grown-up? Buy yourself an etched pint glass covered in seashells. 

  1. Outer Banks Box

You’ll never miss Outer Banks with a keepsake from this souvenir shop—where you can get seasonal subscription boxes delivered to your home! Outer Banks Box aims to make sure everyone feels the OBX love, no matter where they are. You’ll always have a home in the Outer Banks during your summer vacations, but feel free to grab some awesome souvenirs, like Kill Devil Rum Balls or a jar of locally made jam. Head on over to their site to get your OBX fix. 

  1. Peanut Shop of Kitty Hawk

If you are a fan of novelty souvenirs, then the Peanut Shop of Kitty Hawk is your Outer Banks souvenir shop. Of course, you’ll find walls of tasty peanuts that come in a variety of flavors. Beyond those funky nuts, the Peanut Shop has seasonal gifts, scented candles, dog treats, and more. The whole family can be decked out in novelty t-shirts or sweaters. With Father’s Day coming up, check out the fantastic home decor and neat gifts made just for dads. Fans of Peanut Shop love how festive the store is and how caring the owners are! 

  1. The Mystic Gift

Described as a fun mix of whimsical and mystical, this Outer Banks souvenir shop is an extension of another shop, the Mystic Jewel. As a family-owned jewelry shop, guests will have a spectacular time searching through artisan creations made of sterling silver, semi-precious gemstones, and more. The Mystic Gift features some creative jewelry made up of alternative metals and minerals. If jewelry isn’t your thing, no worries! They also have some unique books, clever cards, stones, gems, and even some brainy decorative signs.   

  1. seagreen gallery 

Local art is on full display at this quaint Outer Banks souvenir shop. Inside, guests will enjoy all the wonderful gifts, jewelry, prints, and home decor. This shop is a must-visit, where you’ll see all that our island communities have to offer locals and tourists alike. No touristy shirts or mass-produced knickknacks here! The shop’s creative owners have built a gorgeous garden out back, filled with driftwood and art. You’ll want to buy every piece of art and take it home with you! 

Your Outer Banks Adventure Awaits 

There’s no better way to experience Outer Banks than staying at an Atlantic Realty rental accommodation. Your barrier island experience begins when you check in at one of our many vacation rentals. Stay in a luxury oceanfront property or an affordable condo, all equipped with upgraded amenities. Book your OBX stay today!

The Top 3 Breweries in the Outer Banks

It’s time to explore the great Outer Banks’ eccentric breweries. Take in the gusty beach weather while enjoying a fresh brew. Our local breweries pride themselves on providing quality craft ales and lagers. These three breweries in Outer Banks are community staples, and we hope you will check them out during your stay with Atlantic Realty. No matter which part of the island you decide to visit, you will find that these Outer Banks breweries are ideally located for your vacation convenience.

Enjoy the craft beers of the Outer Banks

Outer Banks Brewing Station

Outer Banks Brewing Station is located in Kill Devil Hills, near several Atlantic Realty rentals. This cool brewery is America’s first wind-powered brewpub, with its own windmill on-site. Summer, winter, fall, or spring—you will be treated to delicious seasonal handcrafted brews. Try the “Shazaam Brown”, an easy-going ale for a novice brew enthusiast. If you’re craving some sweet hints, pair their “The Cobbler,” a strawberry peach cider, with homemade hushpuppies. 

Northern Outer Banks Brewing Company

Staying up north? Swing on by Northern Outer Banks Brewing Company in Corolla, a small brewhouse run by Kathleen McNubbins. Here, you will find beer brewed onsite by Kathleen and her husband. You will love their signature Swan Beach Honey Pale Ale or their classic Corolla Lager. If you like small mom-and-pop breweries, this is a good choice for you!

Outer Banks Distilling

Last but not least is Outer Banks Distilling, known for their popular Kill Devil rum. Their motto is “From Molasses To Glasses,” and they were the first legal distillery on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Take a trip to this historic spot in downtown Manteo for some award-winning rums, along with local beer and wine. Their Wheel House Lounge is open Tuesday through Saturday, allowing you the opportunity to relax and sip some tasty mixed drinks.
You now are equipped to have the best brewery experience in Outer Banks! Make sure you book your stay at one of our many Atlantic Realty vacation rentals, from oceanfront views to comfy condos. Check availability now and book online!

4 Craft Cocktails to Enjoy in Your Outer Bank Beach Rental

Indulging in a delicious craft cocktail recipe is a great way of “coastal distancing.” It allows travelers to have fun at their own pace. Of course, Outer Banks is known for bars that sell some amazing craft cocktails. Thus, let us discuss which craft cocktail recipes that you can sample and enjoy in your private Outer Banks beach rental.

“Coastal Distance” with a craft cocktail you can make at home

Agave Roja

If you are craving a margarita, then Agave Roja is the place to start. Their craft cocktail recipes are spot-on and a must-try this summer season. They make margaritas with fresh, seasonal ingredients. You can order their Signature Margarita Mix by the pint or quart and enjoy the mix with tequila in your Outer Banks beach rental for some “coastal distancing!” 

Chili Peppers Coastal Grill & Pupuseria

Summer means fresh fruits and fruit cocktails. Head to Chili Peppers Coastal Grill & Pupuseria for some delicious and fresh Orange Crush. They make these drinks in many other flavors, like peach, mango, strawberry, and raspberry. Chili Peppers will even customize your order to-go!

NC Coast Grill and Bar

NC Coast Grill and Bar is known for its eclectic menu, which features craft cocktails, beer, and exceptional food. What’s more, is that now you can take away some of their signature craft cocktails. Their Bloody Mary mixes and mimosas are spot-on. 

Ocean Boulevard 

This upscale eatery and martini bar has been around for quite some time now. Ocean Boulevard offers upscale and casual dining at their restaurant too. But, you can also take any drink to-go. Their martinis are definitely something to try as they are just delicious!
Now that you know where to sample some of the best craft cocktail recipes, you can figure out your stay at Outer Banks. Opt for Atlantic Realty, which offers vacation rentals and oceanfront luxury properties. You can check availability online at Atlantic Realty.

10 Best Outer Banks Restaurants that Offer Takeout

The barrier islands located off the coast of North Carolina make for the perfect summer vacation. Sun, sand, and beaches, the Outer Banks has everything you can ask for. This quintessential holiday destination also has an amazing range of restaurants that you can choose from during your stay at Atlantic Realty. Let us explore some of the best Outer Banks restaurants that offer takeout.

Outer Banks Restaurants are offering takeout options for visitors

  1. NC Coast Grill & Bar

One of the newest restaurants in Duck, NC Coast Grill & Bar not only offers takeout (with online ordering) but also is currently offering indoor dining with 50% capacity. Take in the amazing water views and experience the chef-driven, fresh, and fit coastal cuisine. As an Atlantic Realty partner, NC Coast Grill & Bar offers free desserts to Atlantic Realty guests as part of our Fun N Sun Pass program. Just mention this promo and enjoy!

2. Argyle’s Restaurant

The perfect place for a wholesome breakfast or lunch, Argyle’s Restaurant is a farm-to-table restaurant serving fresh local seafood and an exciting range of entrees, too. 

3. Mulligan’s Grille

Mulligan’s Grille and Restaurant is located in the historic cottage row area of Nags Head (just past Jockey’s Ridge) and offers a wide variety of entrees sure to please the entire family’s palate (including pets). Their unique outdoor dining deck is pet friendly and Mulligan’s offers a complimentary dog meal with the purchase of an adult meal as part of Atlantic Realty’s Fun N Sun Pass Program.

4. Ashley’s Espresso Parlour

This cute coffee shop is a popular hangout in the area. Ashley’s Espresso Parlour is known for hand-roasted coffee beans and excellent brews.

5. Avenue Waterfront Grille

This fantastic Outer Banks restaurant has a nice casual vibe and serves some of the best seafood in the area. Avenue Waterfront Grille offers chef-prepared dishes for shellfish lovers, vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free eaters alike. 

6. Bad Bean Baja Grill

If you are looking for a casual place to have lunch, Bad Bean Baja Grill is it. They serve fantastic tacos, quesadillas, salads, and every other Mexican food you can dream of.

7. Barrier Island Bagels

Located at the Marketplace Shopping Center, Barrier Island Bagels serves some of the best bagels. You can also have some Acai Bowls and Homemade Smoothies if you like. Their bagels are never frozen and always fresh.

8. Bros Sandwich Shack

Bros Sandwich Shack is a restaurant owned by brothers who make some of the best food in the Outer Banks. You know a place has good food when they have a line of people waiting outside on the door every day for their fresh homemade burgers, pickles, and ranch dressing.

9. Freshfit Cafe

If you are on a diet, but still want to enjoy some delicious food, Freshfit Cafe is the place for you. This is a nutrition-oriented and health-focused cafe which fresh and balanced breakfasts and lunches.

10, Lost Colony Brewery & Cafe

Offering some great beer brews, Lost Colony Brewery & Cafe is one of the best hangout beer places in the area. The food is also diverse and fresh & it never fails to disappoint.

Enjoy the Best Outer Banks Restaurants at Atlantic Realty

Enjoy dishes from the best Outer Banks restaurants near your North Carolina rental at Atlantic Realty. You’re in for an unforgettable family getaway experience at our oceanfront vacation homes. For more information, check availability online

Vacation Rental Week March 8 – 12, 2021

Atlantic Realty Outer Banks is thrilled to participate in the second annual Vacation Rental Week! We’d like to use this opportunity to highlight the value and key benefits of professionally-managed vacation rentals for guests and to encourage you to book a stay with a professional manager.

Vacation Rental Week
Celebrate Vacation Rental Week March 8 – 12, 2021 and the learn benefits of renting a vacation home.

As a guest, vacation rentals are a great alternative to hotels in every aspect, offering you much more for your money, with additional space, privacy, convenience, and amenities for no extra charge! Vacation rentals offer a cleaner, more socially-distanced experience as well, with less touch points and outside interaction compared to hotels, which is a key benefit as we navigate the last mile of the pandemic.

Vacation rentals also present you with a unique opportunity to create a more personalized, memorable vacation experience when compared with traditional hotels. You’ll have the practical comfort of an actual residence, the ability to explore the neighborhood, and the opportunity to discover aspects of your destination you might not encounter when staying at a hotel. If you’re vacationing with family, vacation rentals are an excellent option, typically offering multiple bedrooms, full kitchens, laundry rooms, and even private amenities such as pools, game rooms, theater rooms and more!

Ready to book your Outer Banks vacation rental? Let one of our helpful Vacation Planners find the perfect place for your family today! Give us a call at 800-334-8401 or visit weAReOBX.com to start your vacation rental search.

Beach Fun: 5 Activities near Your Outer Banks Beach Rental

Embrace the stretches of sandy shorelines, the warm sun on your face, and the salty ocean air by reserving an Outer Banks beach rental via Atlantic Realty. Wake up to the soft sound of waves lapping onshore, and spend quality time with loved ones on the best beaches near your vacation home. When it comes to beach fun and maintaining social distance, there’s no shortage of Outer Banks beach activities to fill your day and help keep you (and others) safe. 

Surf fishing poles on the beach

5 Unique Socially-Distanced Activities 

Treat yourself to a few well-deserved days soaking in the sun near your Outer Banks oceanfront rental. Whether you prefer adrenaline-pumping aquatic adventures or relaxing on the shoreline, you’re sure to find the perfect “coastal” distanced activity for you. Cultivate cherished memories with friends and family engaging in area excursions, and reminisce with one another in the comfort of your Outer Banks beach rental. 

  1. If you have a vehicle with four-wheel drive handy, consider embarking on a beach driving escapade. Traverse the shoreline in search of magnificent views and secluded spots.
  2. Cast a line and go surf or pier fishing in the Outer Banks. Relax on the shore with loved ones, sipping on adult beverages, and reel in a prize fish or two. 
  3. From kayaks to Jet Skis, Kitty Hawk Watersports has it all. Paddle or glide your way around the Atlantic Coastline at your own speed. 
  4. Scour the beach for shells, conchs, and sand dollars. Be sure to only take dead Outer Banks shells, and bring them home to commemorate your stay.
  5. Kick-start your morning with a soothing beach yoga practice. Greet the rising sun with a few solo salutations, or you can sign up for a session with Nags Head Beach Yoga

Your Ideal Outer Banks Beach Rental Awaits

You’re in for the best beach vacation of your life at Atlantic Realty. Our assortment of oceanfront accommodations are perfect for groups of all sizes, from romantic couples retreats to extended family gatherings. Plus, you’ll never run out of things to do in the Outer Banks, regardless of where your interests lie. Be sure to check out our fantastic specials to get a great deal on your stay. Reserve your dream vacation home online or give us a call at 877-858-4795. 

Embark on an Outer Banks Horseback Riding Tour

Soak in the beauty of the Atlantic Coast from a different vantage point with an Outer Banks horseback riding tour near your vacation home. Luckily for you, there are plenty of options from which to choose when you make a reservation via Atlantic Realty. Whether you’re looking for a romantic ride on the beach at sunset with your significant other or an unforgettable equestrian family outing, you’re sure to have a fantastic time on an Outer Banks horse tour. 

Outer Banks Horse Riding for All Ages & Comfort Levels

One of the best things about horseback riding tours is that nearly everyone can do it. Most establishments do have age, weight, and height restrictions for the riders’ and horses’ safety but are otherwise inclusive. There’s no prior experience necessary for an equine adventure near your Outer Banks rentals. Choose the tour that best fits your interests and schedule, and treat yourself and your loved ones to a beautiful day on the Atlantic Coast.

Lighthouse Horse Rides 

Open year-round, Lighthouse Horse Rides offers a wide variety of tours, befitting all skill levels and interests. Their expert guides strive for inclusivity in ensuring everyone has a safe and memorable experience; they even offer handicapped accommodations for those who need it. If you don’t see a tour that speaks to you, consider their custom tour option, and build the perfect Outer Banks horseback riding outing. 

Hatteras Island Horseback Riding

If you’re staying in an Outer Banks vacation rental with your family, Hatteras Island Horseback Riding might be the perfect place for you. They specialize in giving family tours, offer family packages, work well with people of all ages, and they’re open year-round. Don’t hesitate to reach out to them about organizing a custom ride for the anniversary or proposal of your dreams. 

Reserve the Perfect Outer Banks House Rental for Your Needs

From romantic retreats to family reunions, Atlantic Realty has the perfect North Carolina rental for your needs. We even have an assortment of specials so that you can get the utmost fun and excitement from your stay in the Outer Banks. To learn more about our fabulous offerings or luxurious vacation rentals, please give us a call at 877-858-4795.