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King Tides and The OBX

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What are King Tides?

Between January 29th, 2018 and February 2nd, 2018, the NC coast will be susceptible to the highest of high tides.  To that end, we’ll be subject to the lowest of low tides as well.  This phenomenon is called King Tides.  King Tides occur when the moon is closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit.  This must also co occur with a full or new moon.  It’s not a rare event by any means as they occur multiple times of year.

Why are King Tides Important?

King Tides are important because they show what water levels may look like in the future, based on the rise in sea level predictions.

Can King Tides be Problematic?

King Tides can certainly become problematic when they occur at the same time as storm conditions.  Imagine the highest of tides under normal weather conditions, and then add in the storm surge that is created when another weather event happens.  You will absolutely see localized flooding, if not more widespread flooding, in our coastal regions.

What’s Going on This Week?

Special this week is the fact that on January 31st, there will also be a blue moon and a supermoon.  For 77 minutes, the full moon will pass through the Earth’s shadow, casting an orange hue over the moon.  It will also be a blue moon because it’s the second full moon in the calendar month. The first occurred on Jan. 2.  This type of event hasn’t happened in over 100 years.  This is called a Blue Blood Moon!

What was big in 2017?

Shelly Island

Do you have an idea of what was big in 2017?

Hi beachgoers!

As we’ve gotten past the New Year, it’s a good time to reflect on a few of the big things that happened out at our favorite coast.  This may be a good way to see what would interest you when you decide to visit.  Three areas come to mind:

Back in May, Dowdy Park opened in Nags Head.  It’s down on S Croatan Hwy (158).  Dowdy Park is a nice recreational area for the whole family.  It sits on 5 acres, so there is plenty to do to get some exercise or get the kids to burn some energy.

A short time later, the H2OBX Water Park opened in Powells Point.  This had been an idea for the area for some time and it finally came to fruition.  As you head past Kitty Hawk and 3 miles past the Wright Memorial Bridge, you won’t miss the park as it sits off the main road.  There are over 30 rides, slides and attractions to keep everyone in the family entertained.  It may very well be a great way to try and cool everyone down in the summer!

Another item that garnered National attention this past year was the formation of Shelly Island off of Cape Point.  This is the little island that formed due to shifting sands and tides.  Cape Point has long been known for being one of the most renowned fishing areas off the Atlantic Coast.  Shelly Island now gives another reason to visit the area.  With a little finesse and a 4×4, you too can get to that area and see what everyone is talking about.  Shelly Island has a great following with many locals as a great place to find intact seashells.  This is especially evident after a storm.  Truth be told, Hurricane Irma changed this landscape a bit and now connects Shelly Island to Cape Point.  This still doesn’t change the allure and overall attraction.

So as you can see, these are exciting times out near our favorite Outer Banks Vacation Rental!  Maybe it’s about time you start planning your next trip.  As always let me know how we can help!

Until you can put your toes in the sand again,



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Our New Outer Banks Vacation Rental Website

Welcome to our Outer Banks vacation rental and specifically our new website.

Please have a look around and be sure to bookmark this page as we’ll be updating this page frequently.

What we’ll look to accomplish?

First of all, we’ll look to talk about our personal experiences  on the Outer Banks.  Furthermore, we’ll look at experiences in addition to places where we eat.

Finally, it will all be about getting information to all of you…our guests and potential guests!

Until you can put your toes in the sand again,