Shelly’s Local OBX Guide

Shelly
Shelly’s Local OBX Guide

Food scene

The Colington Cafe is such an amazing local, hidden gem for dinner! They accept reservations 2-3 weeks out from your date-this is a "don't miss"-mention that you are my guests when making your reservation and they will be sure to take EXTRA great care of you! Don't skip their in house, homemade desserts!
53 yerel halk öneriyor
The Colington Cafe
1029 Colington Road
53 yerel halk öneriyor
The Colington Cafe is such an amazing local, hidden gem for dinner! They accept reservations 2-3 weeks out from your date-this is a "don't miss"-mention that you are my guests when making your reservation and they will be sure to take EXTRA great care of you! Don't skip their in house, homemade desserts!
Art's Place is just a mile north of Beach Haven! Walk, bike or drive down our lazy back street to reach my fav local breakfast spot, or grab a burger for lunch or late night! No matter what you decide to get for breakfast, grab a 1/2 order of French Toast to try (it's not on the menu-the 1/2 order, but it's just the right amount to taste!)
103 yerel halk öneriyor
Art's Place
4624 North Virginia Dare Trail
103 yerel halk öneriyor
Art's Place is just a mile north of Beach Haven! Walk, bike or drive down our lazy back street to reach my fav local breakfast spot, or grab a burger for lunch or late night! No matter what you decide to get for breakfast, grab a 1/2 order of French Toast to try (it's not on the menu-the 1/2 order, but it's just the right amount to taste!)
My local friends own The Spot! Their new Kitty Hawk location is the closest to Beach Haven, however, when in Nags Head, The Spot is there too! Yummy Pitaya and Acai Bowls along with favs like Avocado Toast - -Smoothies and waffles too! Kitty Hawk location has online ordering as well!
12 yerel halk öneriyor
The Spot
3700 North Croatan Highway
12 yerel halk öneriyor
My local friends own The Spot! Their new Kitty Hawk location is the closest to Beach Haven, however, when in Nags Head, The Spot is there too! Yummy Pitaya and Acai Bowls along with favs like Avocado Toast - -Smoothies and waffles too! Kitty Hawk location has online ordering as well!
Ashley's is the best for Outer Banks Coffee! She roasts her own beans, is just the coolest - and the vibe is awesome! Catch a local artist rotating through! Less than 2 miles south of Beach Haven!
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Ashley’s Espresso Parlour & All-Time Roasting Co.
100 E Helga St
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Ashley's is the best for Outer Banks Coffee! She roasts her own beans, is just the coolest - and the vibe is awesome! Catch a local artist rotating through! Less than 2 miles south of Beach Haven!
Headed a little south to explore or shop? Woo Casa is owned and operated by local friends of mine. All their seafood is caught and prepared daily! My fav is the bowl of the day . . . whatever that might be! Love their homemade mango salsa!
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Woo Casa Kitchen
4900 S Croatan Hwy
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Headed a little south to explore or shop? Woo Casa is owned and operated by local friends of mine. All their seafood is caught and prepared daily! My fav is the bowl of the day . . . whatever that might be! Love their homemade mango salsa!
Want the best Bar-B-Q on the Outer Banks? Head on over to Pigman's! Try their sauces and take one or two home with you! Even enjoy a family meal to go! Just added draft beer to their dinning options! Enjoy!
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Pigman's Bar-B-Que
1606 South Croatan Highway
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Want the best Bar-B-Q on the Outer Banks? Head on over to Pigman's! Try their sauces and take one or two home with you! Even enjoy a family meal to go! Just added draft beer to their dinning options! Enjoy!
Vinny's is just around a mile away-awesome pizza . . . and they deliver to Beach Haven! They are sooooo yummy!
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Vinny's Pizza Joint
3701 North Croatan Highway
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Vinny's is just around a mile away-awesome pizza . . . and they deliver to Beach Haven! They are sooooo yummy!
Surfin Spoon is a must visit for frozen dessert! They are such an awesome crew here, you can't help but feel so very happy every time you walk in their little hobit door! Local Tip: If you are visiting more than once, ask for a punch card to earn free yumminess! Their merch is cozy and comfy too! ~Tuck tips in wherever you can . . . every penny goes directly towards our annual, local Surfing for Autism Event!~
70 yerel halk öneriyor
Surfin' Spoon Frozen Yogurt Bar
2408 South Virginia Dare Trail
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Surfin Spoon is a must visit for frozen dessert! They are such an awesome crew here, you can't help but feel so very happy every time you walk in their little hobit door! Local Tip: If you are visiting more than once, ask for a punch card to earn free yumminess! Their merch is cozy and comfy too! ~Tuck tips in wherever you can . . . every penny goes directly towards our annual, local Surfing for Autism Event!~
No frills . . . seriously great locally caught seafood! Fresh local Poke bowls popping out of here until they sell out every day!
31 yerel halk öneriyor
Greentails Seafood Market And Kitchen
3022 S Croatan Hwy
31 yerel halk öneriyor
No frills . . . seriously great locally caught seafood! Fresh local Poke bowls popping out of here until they sell out every day!
This local distillery is a fav for craft cocktails and their awesome rum! Follow them on FB or Instagram to see when they have their limited seasonal releases, people line up in the middle of the night before opening to score the bottles before they are gone!
15 yerel halk öneriyor
Kill Devil Hills Rum
716 US-64
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This local distillery is a fav for craft cocktails and their awesome rum! Follow them on FB or Instagram to see when they have their limited seasonal releases, people line up in the middle of the night before opening to score the bottles before they are gone!
Great place to enjoy a craft cocktail on the deck and watch sunset overlooking the sound! They are located along the mile long Duck boardwalk. For the dinner splurge, order a Chef’s board! So yummy! *weekend are difficult with traffic during the summer season-if you wish to not sit in traffic-opt for a less busy night to head over - avoid Saturdays* They accept reservations-you nay mention you are my guests 😊
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NC Coast Grill & Bar
1184 Duck Road
48 yerel halk öneriyor
Great place to enjoy a craft cocktail on the deck and watch sunset overlooking the sound! They are located along the mile long Duck boardwalk. For the dinner splurge, order a Chef’s board! So yummy! *weekend are difficult with traffic during the summer season-if you wish to not sit in traffic-opt for a less busy night to head over - avoid Saturdays* They accept reservations-you nay mention you are my guests 😊
Best (by far) deli for sandwiches on the beach! I love to grab my family our fav sandwich and go over to Jockey’s Ridge for an amazing sunset view!
34 yerel halk öneriyor
Country Deli
4104 S Virginia Dare Trail
34 yerel halk öneriyor
Best (by far) deli for sandwiches on the beach! I love to grab my family our fav sandwich and go over to Jockey’s Ridge for an amazing sunset view!

Sightseeing

Ocean a little rough? Want to spend the day walking out in the sound? Hiking a few sound side trails? Head to Jockey's Ridge State Park's Soundside Access and spend the day floating away! Lots of different watersports to watch while visiting . . . local tip:park only in designated parking areas, don't park in a local's front yard or driveway :)
Jockey Ridge Neighborhood Estuarine Access
4015-303 West Soundside Road
Ocean a little rough? Want to spend the day walking out in the sound? Hiking a few sound side trails? Head to Jockey's Ridge State Park's Soundside Access and spend the day floating away! Lots of different watersports to watch while visiting . . . local tip:park only in designated parking areas, don't park in a local's front yard or driveway :)
Family fun pier! They offer family fishing, with everything you need, educational opportunities galore and even upper decks just to sit and take in the view! Walk out to the end of the pier and see what the big catches are for the day! (My oldest daughter, Erin is Ocean Rescue in Nags Head, keep an eye out for her, she is often working in the area!)
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Jennette's Pier
7223 South Virginia Dare Trail
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Family fun pier! They offer family fishing, with everything you need, educational opportunities galore and even upper decks just to sit and take in the view! Walk out to the end of the pier and see what the big catches are for the day! (My oldest daughter, Erin is Ocean Rescue in Nags Head, keep an eye out for her, she is often working in the area!)
Our local Aquarium is a gem! Educational opportunities are everywhere! The facility is beautiful - and the touch tanks are fun!
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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
374 Airport Road
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Our local Aquarium is a gem! Educational opportunities are everywhere! The facility is beautiful - and the touch tanks are fun!
Unspoiled, beautiful, pristine . . . and awesome beach combing! Read a little history about the refuge before going. Grab a spot on the side of the road for less foot traffic when looking for those perfect shells!
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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
14500 North Carolina 12
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Unspoiled, beautiful, pristine . . . and awesome beach combing! Read a little history about the refuge before going. Grab a spot on the side of the road for less foot traffic when looking for those perfect shells!

Lighthouses

This is NC's only privately owned lighthouse. The beautiful red brick exterior is different than our southern lighthouses. Enjoy a walk around the Historic Whale Head Club while visiting. Local Tip: Visit during the week and try to avoid the incoming heavy weekend traffic.
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Currituck Beach Lighthouse
1101 Corolla Village Road
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This is NC's only privately owned lighthouse. The beautiful red brick exterior is different than our southern lighthouses. Enjoy a walk around the Historic Whale Head Club while visiting. Local Tip: Visit during the week and try to avoid the incoming heavy weekend traffic.
On the Outer Banks lighthouse tour . . . Bodie Island! There are several little hiking trails around to take in the scenery! Local Tip: Stay on worn and covered walkways, often snakes hide in the tall grass-don't let this make you miss a visit, I promise they are rare, and the lighthouse is a beauty!
77 yerel halk öneriyor
Bodie Island Lighthouse
8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse
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On the Outer Banks lighthouse tour . . . Bodie Island! There are several little hiking trails around to take in the scenery! Local Tip: Stay on worn and covered walkways, often snakes hide in the tall grass-don't let this make you miss a visit, I promise they are rare, and the lighthouse is a beauty!
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is rich is history. If taking the day to head south, enjoy a stop here! Full moon climbs happen once a month and are a special climb. They require a little planning, but worth it!
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
46379 Lighthouse Road
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is rich is history. If taking the day to head south, enjoy a stop here! Full moon climbs happen once a month and are a special climb. They require a little planning, but worth it!

Adventure/Entertainment

Fun Fact: My youngest daughter, Reagan is the youngest person thus far (2021) to be certified in Dare County by Roanoke Island Dive! Myself and, in addition to Reagan, my daughter, Megan were all certified here. My daughter, Erin was certified a little before us :) The Outer Banks is lined with shipwrecks galore, and these guys can take you just about anywhere you want to go! They are first class and safety is a priority! Tell them you are my guests!
Roanoke Island Outfitters and Dive Charters
Fun Fact: My youngest daughter, Reagan is the youngest person thus far (2021) to be certified in Dare County by Roanoke Island Dive! Myself and, in addition to Reagan, my daughter, Megan were all certified here. My daughter, Erin was certified a little before us :) The Outer Banks is lined with shipwrecks galore, and these guys can take you just about anywhere you want to go! They are first class and safety is a priority! Tell them you are my guests!
Want a little education on the nightly local ghost crab scene? My friend, Jim Gould will educate and give you an unforgettable family eco tour! His energy is great! Tell him you are my guests when contacting to set up your tour!
Ghost Crab Quest, LLC
213 Woodland Dr
Want a little education on the nightly local ghost crab scene? My friend, Jim Gould will educate and give you an unforgettable family eco tour! His energy is great! Tell him you are my guests when contacting to set up your tour!
Outdoor drama of the history of Roanoke Island-they put on a great show! Local Tip: Bring bug spray just in case-it all depends on the wind direction!
95 yerel halk öneriyor
The Lost Colony
1409 National Park Drive
95 yerel halk öneriyor
Outdoor drama of the history of Roanoke Island-they put on a great show! Local Tip: Bring bug spray just in case-it all depends on the wind direction!

Shopping

Secret Spot Surf Shop is owned by my same friends that own "The Spot". You will find all the newest apparel and gear in this sweet little shop that sponsors some amazing local surf talent. . .
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Secret Spot Surf Shop
2815 South Croatan Highway
9 yerel halk öneriyor
Secret Spot Surf Shop is owned by my same friends that own "The Spot". You will find all the newest apparel and gear in this sweet little shop that sponsors some amazing local surf talent. . .
Looking for an unusual gift to take home . . . this is your spot! Even just a casual walk through and in the back garden is such a treat!
42 yerel halk öneriyor
seagreen gallery
2404 South Virginia Dare Trail
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Looking for an unusual gift to take home . . . this is your spot! Even just a casual walk through and in the back garden is such a treat!
What a grocery store! They will have everything you need to get your vacay going and the best customer service on the beach! Local Tip: They have fresh baked bread daily, grab a loaf, and the have Boar's Head deli selections pre-cut fresh daily to grab and go by the pound without waiting in the deli line! If you are in need of a speciality cake-you may call ahead, or order online for your celebration.
27 yerel halk öneriyor
Publix Super Market at First Flight Square
1530 N Croatan Hwy
27 yerel halk öneriyor
What a grocery store! They will have everything you need to get your vacay going and the best customer service on the beach! Local Tip: They have fresh baked bread daily, grab a loaf, and the have Boar's Head deli selections pre-cut fresh daily to grab and go by the pound without waiting in the deli line! If you are in need of a speciality cake-you may call ahead, or order online for your celebration.