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
VISITING OCRACOKE - Posted By: ByTheBayPhotos on 5/21/2019
Thinking about visiting Ocracoke Island for the first time during our vacation. Been to OBX dozens of times but have never made it to Ocracoke. What are the must see spots to visit on the island? Looking for most photogenic spots too. Thanks!

KAYAKING NEAR BODIE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE - Posted By: obxhokierunner on 5/21/2019
I know kayaking near Oregon Inlet is probably not the best place, but I wanted to find another place to put in this year. I guess the best spot is to put in is at OIFC? I appreciate any responses

4 DOOR JEEP WRANGLER CARGO SPACE - Posted By: Bees2979 on 5/21/2019
My husband, son, dog (American bulldog) and I usually rent a Suburban when we come down. I was thinking of renting a 4 door Jeep Wrangler this year. Do you think if I plan for it and seriously downsize what we pack that there is enough cargo room in the back of a 4 door Wrangler? I would have our dog ride in the back seats with my son.

WEEKEND TRAFFIC - Posted By: bosoxtodd on 5/21/2019
I've heard lots of stories of the epic traffic on weekend mornings entering the outer banks from the north. What time of year do these traffic jams begin? Memorial day weekend? Mid june?

FULL MOON RISE 5/19/19 - Posted By: ByTheBayPhotos on 5/21/2019
Full moon rise last night at the Coquina Beach Access

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
STEAMERS SHELLFISH TO GO - Still a Winner!
Stopped in to see Linda and had two wonderful dinners. I had the Fish Tacos (flounder) and way wife had the Fried Shrimp Boat with some delicious sautéed green beans! We’re never disappointed here. Brought a piece of Cheesecake back to the condo for dessert.

BASNIGHT'S LONE CEDAR CAFE - Wonderful Dinner and View
Had some delicious Fried Green Tomatoes with goat cheese and pepper jelly followed by Fried Soft Shell Crabs with Sweet Potato Fries. My wife had some excellent Prime Rib with a Baked Potato. Saw Ricky and Lucy tending three eggs in their nest right outside the window.

BAREFOOT BERNIE'S TROPICAL GRILL AND BAR - First Visit in Years
Stopped here for lunch upon reaching the Outer Banks for our week in South Nags Head. Very good soft shell crab sandwich and a couple Shocktop Drafts - very nice waitress as well!

MAKO MIKES, INC. - Skip the old reviews
Ignore the old reviews here, this place has changed in the last 2 years since Kelly's sold in Nags Head. The owner owned both, as well as others, and much of the staff from kelly's is here now. They totally redid the inside and the food is more like what was at Kelly's.

SANYA ASIAN BISTRO - Still a favorite place
The quality never goes down here, it is always top quality and great food. The Orange Chicken and general Tso's chicken are my favorites.

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!

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!

HILTON GARDEN INN BEACH WEB CAM
Very nice Outer Banks webcam, streaming live views from the Hilton Garden Inn in Kitty Hawk. See the beach and ocean with the Kitty Hawk Pier as the centerpiece. This camera moves and zooms in to show different areas of the beach. This is a fun one to watch.

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]

COROLLA LIGHT SURF CAM
A great streaming webcam from Corolla Light in the northern part of the Outer Banks. This is a full motion video feed with a very clear picture of the beach and the surf.

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