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What was big in 2017?

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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