The Outer Banks are reopening. Mark Saturday, May 16, 2020, 12:01 a.m. on your calendars. That’s when it’s official.
It is important to note, however, that reopening does not mean everything is just the way it was last year,
So…focus on the good first. In a little more than a week we will once again be welcoming visitors to the Outer Banks. Our beaches will be open, for anyone who would like a mid May getaway, we have Brindley Beach Vacations rentals available and we would love to have you as our guest.
May is a wonderful time to be on the Outer Banks. The weather is warm, but not hot. Sea temperatures are on the chilly side, but if it’s a warm enough day, a dip in the Atlantic revives the spirit like nothing else.
Reopening Things to Know
There are some things that do need to be mentioned for anyone coming down.
Our grocery stores have been doing a pretty good job of keeping product on the shelf, but like the rest of the nation, there are some supply chain issues. Try to bring as much of your own groceries as possible. Everything needed should be available but it won’t hurt to err on the side of caution.
For the time being, all restaurants in North Carolina can serve to go orders only. There is no sit-down dining. We’re not sure how much longer that will be in effect, but a reasonable guess is through may a at least a part of June.
Even when that restriction is lifted, restaurant seating will be restricted and most will only be seating 50% of what they had in the past.
Gatherings larger than ten people are not permitted under current state guidelines.
For our visitors who have been away for a while, you’ll probably notice just about everyone is wearing a face mask. Stores require them for entry. Please be aware of that.
All of that being said, it’s all just a minor glitch in the big picture. Here at Brindley Beach Vacations we are so happy to welcome our friends and visitors back to the Outer Banks.