There are certain constants that make the Outer Banks such a spectacular place to visit. There’s the beach and ocean; a friendly welcoming community; lots of really interesting things to do.
Nonetheless, change does happen and certainly with what we’re writing about, it’s change for the good.
Marc Basnight Bridge
Crossing Oregon Inlet on the new Marc Basnight Bridge is a wow (!) moment for anyone who had used the old Bonner Bridge.
The new bridge is spectacular feat, dwarfing what is left of the old bridge. It’s longer—2.8 vs 2.4 miles, higher—90 feet at the highest point, and wider, with eight-foot shoulders that can be used as bike lanes.
Not that it matters, but the new bridge has a life expectancy of 100 years.
High Speed Passenger only Ferry to Ocracoke
Telling the story of how this finally came to be would probably take two or three blogs, but the to the point story is, there is a high-speed passenger only ferry connecting Hatteras Village and Ocracoke.
The ferry docks at Silver Lake in the heart of Ocracoke.
Ocracoke Village is a perfect walking tour location. it makes for a wonderful day trip from anywhere on the norther Outer Banks.
The ferry has been pretty busy, so recommendations are recommended.
Casey R. Logan Disc Golf Course, KDH
Beautiful and challenging, the disc golf course was carved out of a maritime forest. Highly recommended as a pleasant outdoor activity.
The course is at the end of the gravel road that parallels the First Flight High School athletic complex. Go to First Flight Middle School and look for the road to the right of the football field.
Late spring, summer and early fall – insect repellant will be useful.
Off the Wall Tap House, Corolla
What’s not to like? Twenty plus beers on tap, and outdoor seating area, innovative menu, and a great kids menu.
Plenty of local beers as well as hard to find European and domestic microbrews.
A true lunch and dinner winner.
At Brindley Beach Vacations we’re always looking for ways to make our visitor’s Outer Banks experience better.