What to Do This Fall on the Outer Banks

  Fall on the Outer Banks is perfect. The summer crowds begin to fade away and the high temperatures start to mellow out. Take advantage of the amazing weather and see the Outer Banks from a different perspective. Soak up the natural beauty of the Outer Banks or attend one of our fun fall festivals! …

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Explore the Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks is known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic because of the thousands of ships that have wrecked along its shores. Some of these wrecks are much closer to the beach than you would imagine, in shallow waters around 15-20 feet deep. When the ocean water is clear, which has been often this …

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The Outstanding Fishing Piers of the Outer Banks

Jennettes Pier

Fishing is a popular activity along the Outer Banks, and our fishing piers are some of the best places to enjoy the beautiful views of the Outer Banks while relaxing and catching fish. Check out some of the best fishing piers to visit during an Outer Banks vacation!  Take the kids and give them a …

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Pet Friendly Outer Banks

With an abundance of outdoor activities, the Outer Banks is a great place for pets. Your pet will love it here just as much as you will! Besides, what’s a vacation without your best friend? If you don’t want the hassle of bringing your pet crate on vacation, we rent a large dog crate that …

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Family-Friendly Running Paths on the Outer Banks

A woman running at sunrise.

If you are looking for a good running route, but don’t want to leave the kids at home, check out one of these family-friendly running paths on the Outer Banks that are suitable to bring the kids along, even on a bike or in a stroller! The Woods Road The Woods Road runs along the …

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Top Spots to Launch a Kayak on the Outer Banks

man paddling a kayak on a wave

The Outer Banks has countless amazing spots to go kayaking. From the ocean to the sound, you can fish, observe nature and wildlife, or have an adventure in the waves. Here’s a few of the top spots that you should launch a kayak and explore on the Outer Banks: Whalehead Club in Corolla 1100 Club …

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Run the Outer Banks: Flying Pirate Half Marathon & First Flight 5k

The Outer Banks 7th Annual Flying Pirate Half Marathon and First Flight 5k are quickly approaching! This is a fun weekend event for all ages and all levels of running ability, with the option to sign up for a 1-mile Fun Run, the 5k, or the half marathon.

As a series sponsor for all Outer Banks Sporting Events (OBSE), Ocean Atlantic Rentals is proud to support the Flying Pirate races this year, which will be held April 16 & 17. Both races award finishers with a medal. If you sign up for the Double Dare Challenge (run the half marathon and the 5k), you will receive the “Double Dare Challenger” medal! There will be awesome event swag and t-shirts for participants, along with a 2 day expo event and a post-race party following the half marathon!

The Flying Pirate Half Marathon is a beautiful course that covers the first half of the Outer Banks Marathon Course. The race starts on the Woods Road in Kitty Hawk, a flat winding road with lush tree coverage. As you make your way through Moore Shore Road onto Bay Drive you will have great views of the sound and soon find yourself in a residential neighborhood. Bay Drive runs right along the sound front and you will be getting amazing views of the water with every home you pass. You will then make your way towards the Wright Memorial, where you will circle the monument and continue on the road towards Nags Head Woods Nature Preserve. Once you make it into Nags Head Woods, you will be trail running on a mulched dirt road in a beautiful maritime forest. The race comes to an end at the YMCA in Nags Head which borders Pirates Quay – the after-party venue!

There is still time to register for all events. The current pricing is $95 for the half marathon, $140 for the Double Dare challenge, and $40 for the 5k. The Pirate Fun Run (approximately one mile) is $10, no event shirt is given but a bib and medal are included. The Fun Run will be held right after the 5k on Saturday.

Ocean Atlantic Rentals is proud to be a Series Sponsor for the Flying Pirate Half Marathon and all other OBSE events. For more local Outer Banks information, check out our blog.

Why You Should Try Fishing from a Kayak

A person in a kayak paddling at sunset

Kayaking and fishing are two of the most popular outdoor activities on the Outer Banks. They can both be done year-round in the ocean or the sound, making them extremely versatile Outer Banks hobbies. Most people have been fishing or kayaking before, but have you ever tried combining the two? The popularity of Kayak fishing …

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3 New Rental Items You Need for Your 2016 Vacation

bikes for VIP packages

Gearing up for the 2016 rental season, we have added 4 awesome new items to our collection of vacation rentals! Check out the details on each item below: 1. Fat Tire Bike Fat tires are the latest trend in beach cruiser bikes. Ride around the Outer Banks in style on this 3G Newport Deluxe single-speed beach …

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