The OBX Connection - Your Outer Banks Vacation Guide

Outer Banks Vacation Rentals - Find Your OBX Beach House
Outer Banks Vacation Rentals
There are thousands of Outer Banks vacation rental homes in all different shapes and sizes. You will find everything from oceanfront mansions that sleep 30, to affordable one bedroom condos. Our Outer Banks Vacation Rental guide shows you what rental companies have the beach house you are looking for.

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Outer Banks Message Board - The OBX's Best Vacation Forum
Outer Banks Message Board
The Outer Banks busiest message board with great information on your favorite area. Ask questions, get answers and talk about OBX. With thousands of members, the OBX Connection message board is a fun and informative forum!

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Top 5 Most Recent Topics From The Outer Banks Message Board
WHO STARTED AS A VISITOR AND IS NOW A RESIDENT? - Posted By: bobbyg on 12/15/2018
I think that Sal and Mellie were first. Susi and I had eleven rental seasons with two different homes. Then after her auto accident in Virginia Beach, we moved to our home in Nags Head in December of 2007. I know many more have done the same, I just don't know how many are still active on the connection. (H)

FRIDAY 12/14 ON THE OBX. - Posted By: JimmyZ on 12/15/2018
A very cloudy day today with rain expected to start by evening and ending some time on Sunday. The temp was 59 with light winds. The beach was beautiful. Great day for a long walk on the beach.

SOUTHERN HATTERAS ISLAND RAIN - Posted By: MichiganJulia on 12/15/2018
Wow...I just read the IFP & saw that Frisco had 4.1" of rain, Buxton 3+ inches & Rodanthe 2+ Plus 60-70 mph winds. Anyone here who was down there?? Also saw Hwy 12 closed in places …. Ocracoke also had it bad & closed parts of 12 due to overwash. Guess the storm has moved out now which is a good thing. Any comments from anyone who was stuck in it??

OLD BAY SUES NEW BAE - Posted By: Alexy on 12/15/2018
Remember when Chickie and Pete's sued other restaurants over selling "Crabby Fries?" Well looks like Old bay seasonings is suing a local Baltimore MD couple who are producing "New Bae" crab seasoning. https://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-md-new-bae-mccormick-20181212-story.html

PREHISTORIC STURGEON WASHES UP ON OCRACOKE! - Posted By: Tortuga John on 12/14/2018
Great beach find! Wish I would find something this interesting. These creatures have remained relatively unchanged forever. Apparently considered endangered in the NC waters. http://www.ocracokecurrent.com/160824

Outer Banks Restaurant Guide
Outer Banks Restaurant Guide
Read reviews of the best (and worst) Outer Banks restaurants on OBX Connection. See pictures, check menus and get directions quickly and easily. If you are looking for great information on an Outer Banks Restaurant, we can help!

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Top 5 Most Recent Outer Banks Restaurant Reviews
HATTERAS SOL DELI & CAFE - Great food
Have celebrated a birthday there in June for the last three years and have never been disappointed. Not sure that we have a favorite menu item as we have enjoyed everything we've ever had. Yes, a bit noisy, but that is to be expected anytime a place is crowded as it can sometimes be. At least there is a sound side deck one can enjoy while waiting for a seat or even as an after dinner place to chil... [Read Full Review]

HATTERAS SOL DELI & CAFE - Great food and views
Hatteras Sol dining is a great choice for a nice harbor water view and delicious food. They have two bars, one outside which provides a beautiful sunset view. Good appetizers and key lime pie too. I really enjoyed their take on Shrimp and Grits with cheesy fried grit cakes and a fusion of Little Italy marinara & New Orleans spicy sauce, finished with Applewood bacon and scallions. Give them a... [Read Full Review]

COLINGTON CAFE THE - Anniversary Dinner
My brother and his wife took us here for our 45th Anniversary last night. The She Crab Bisque was excellent. I had the Shrimp and Crabcake Combo - delicious. My wife had the Filet which she really enjoyed. My brother gave thumbs up to his Shrimp and Scallop Tropicale as did my sister-in-law for her Chicken. We all enjoyed the Berry Cobbler with Ice Cream.

FIRST LIGHT BREAKFAST AND BURGERS - Great Lunch
Had a wonderful lunch here yesterday. My wife had a Chicken Salad sandwich and I had the BLTC - Bacon, lettuce, tomato and cheese sandwich with a Modelo Especiale. Excellent!

STEAMERS SHELLFISH TO GO - Excellent As Always
We stopped at Steamers on Tuesday night after a great day at the beach. Great seeing Linda again - we love the new location. Clam Chowder and Shrimp Bisque were excellent. Two had the Wanchese Shrimp Boats, my brother had the Crabcake and I had the Fish Tacos - all were delicious. We also bought a Cheesecake to take home - good for many excellent desserts!

Outer Banks Web Cam Directory - All OBX Webcams
Outer Banks Webcams
There are many excellent Outer Banks webcams from Corolla to Hatteras Island. You can see the beaches, the ocean and even several fishing piers and lighthouse web cams. There is nothing like being on the Outer Banks in person, but our OBX web cams can help you feel like your here, even when you're far away.

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Top 5 Most Popular Outer Banks Webcams
JENNETTES PIER WEBCAM NAGS HEAD
Live streaming video of the surf from Jennette's Pier, located in Nags Head, NC. this is a great Outer Banks webcam and shows why the OBX is a great vacation spot!

PALMETTO DUNES LAGOON
Four nice streaming webcams from around the Palmetto Dunes resort. They include The Dunes House, Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, Hilton Head Outfitters Shop, and a Lagoon webcam.

MIAMI BEACH WEBCAM
Awesome Miami Beach web cam showing why so many people vacation in South Florida. See the sun, sand and palm trees through this Miami webcam.

AVALON PIER WEBCAM
Streaming webcam located on the Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills, NC on the Outer Banks. This webcam includes sound of the surf, so turn down your speakers if you're at work!

FRYING PAN OCEAN PLATFORM WEBCAM
The Frying Pan webcam is located 35 miles off the coast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. Above water overlooking the Mid-Atlantic Ocean, this camera provides a bird’s eye view of the ocean surrounding the Frying Pan Tower. When weather moves in, you’ll see a swift change in the waves and want to watch the storm roll through. On other days, the sunrise, sunset, and expansive clouds on the horizon will... [Read Full Post]

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