I had to go to Virginia last week, first time off of the Outer Banks in a long time. I actually took the train from Newport News, VA to Alexandria, VA and it was a great trip. I just cannot drive in all the traffic on interstates anymore. Makes me too nervous.
While this is MY favorite time of the year...love the weather, love the sunsets, love the pace...I do realize that for visitors it may be a little harder to find restaurants open. Never fear, there are choices, good choices, for you. Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern is open all year long and consistently serves great food. Seafood, steaks, pastas...and more.
Most people in this country know about the story of the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island. This was a small group of people who settled here from England. When the leader of the group, John White, left to return to England for supplies he did not know he would not be able to return for three long years and that when he did get back, the 117 colonists were nowhere to be found.
Summer is not my favorite season, never has been. Too hot, too humid. I love fall and winter and especially on the Outer Banks. It does not really get cold here (usually) until January and even then, we rarely get snow and it does not get below 30 degrees to often. Now, October and November...ahhh...so nice. The weather is just right, warm days and nice nights. Gorgeous sunsets too.
Jennette's Pier was the first fishing pier built on the Outer Banks. Warren Jennette Sr and the Jennette Brothers started construction on May 22 of 1939. The Virginia Dare Construction and Salvage Corporation was hired for the job of sinking pilings and erecting the wooden decking over the ocean.
One of the most popular attractions on the Outer Banks has to be our beloved Corolla Wild Horses. The best and safest way to see the horses is by taking a tour with one of the guide services that are located in Corolla. We recommend Corolla OutBack Adventures Tours. You will find them at 1150 Ocean Trail, north of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse.
Frequently when I tell someone that I live on the Outer Banks, the comment I hear is “Wow, you sure are lucky!” The truth about living on the Outer Banks is that it is a choice. Many people are curious what it is like here in the off season, what it’s like to see vacationers come and go as the seasons change.
If you are a frequent visitor to our wonderful Outer Banks then you no doubt will have been to some of these places, or done some of these things. but maybe not all of them. Locals have a unique perspective and some not so well known places they go...but I am willing to share.