Primetime Vacations Specials members are in for a treat when its members are introduced to the wonders of The Outer Banks, also known as OBX, region of North Carolina.
In terms of preparation it is always important to learn the ins and outs of the various beach towns that make up The OBX.
With 100 miles of shoreline these beaches are as unique as their town’s names. They all have in common beautiful Atlantic Ocean views, access to beachfront shopping, modernized bathhouses, and plenty of paved parking. Some beaches are natural and others have a more primitive environment like the Cape Hatteras National Seashore area best viewed while sitting in a 4 X 4 off-road vehicle.
The Northern Beach towns for Primetime Vacations Specials members to explore are Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Southern Shores, and Duck.
At these beach towns people are more likely to access the beaches from their nearby accommodations. One single two-lane highway leads to each one of these beaches. For a more rustic environment check out Hatteras Island Villages of Salvo, Waves, and Rodanthe (also referred to as the Tri-Villages). If calmer Atlantic Ocean waters that are shallower your preference, then a visit to the western side of the islands is just the ticket.
For members of Primetime Vacations Specials who hate leaving their beloved dogs behind when traveling can bring their furry pets to the Duck Beach. It is touted one of the most pet-friendly beaches in America, where your favorite pooch can roam freely as long as he is under control of his owner. The main restriction for members choosing this option is the requirement to stay in accommodations in one of the Home Owners Associations subdivisions.
Kill Devils Hills and Kitty Hawk beaches will appeal to members who enjoy extreme sports such as skimboarding and surfing since the size of these waves lend themselves to such activities.
Nags Head has over 12 miles of sand and surf where all the members can have fun together for a game of volleyball. Those in the group who love to fish will find Buxton’s “Cape Point” the place to be. This is also where they can see the tallest lighthouse in the U.S. The best shopping for casual beach duds can be found in Hatteras along with a large area of beachfront.
Beaches in the OBX are for having lots of fun. Various types of beach chairs can be rented, along with coolers, volleyball sets, and fishing rods. Members of Primetime Vacations Specials will have other options for renting equipment such as bicycles, golf carts, kayaks, surfboards, bodyboards, swim fins with bodysuits, life jackets and more paraphernalia. To really get in tune with the action, there is even Surf School, an area of beachfront for single or group paddle boarding and surfing lessons, complete with simulated waves.
Primetime Vacations Specials would be remiss to leave out some important warnings about the OBX beach life. While not common in the area, there have been shark sightings.
Here are tips to reduce your chances of facing sharks. Do not swim near piers because baitfish they feed on congregate there. Always swim in pairs or groups. Avoid waters where commercial fishermen work since their bait can draw sharks into the area. No matter how suave and debonair you may try to be, members are asked to refrain from wearing shiny jewelry. Sharks often mistake them for smaller fish.
It is imperative that all members stay focused on weather conditions since thunderstorms can totally ruin any planned beach trip. According to the National Weather Service, beach visitors should pack up at the first hint of a thunderstorm and not return until it has been 30 minutes since the last thunder sound is heard.
With these various travel tips, Primetime Vacations Specials members should go over them before embarking upon this new adventure to The Outer Banks of North Carolina. Once armed with the proper knowledge members are promised to enjoy this trip to the fullest.
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