Summertime on the beach on the Outer Banks.

Summertime on the beach on the Outer Banks.

Here it is, mid March and we’re suddenly just three months away from summertime on the Outer Banks.

It’s always nice here, but there is something special about those summertime breezes blowing warm over the sands of the beach. That wonderful sunshine, and the cool refreshing waters of the Atlantic Ocean—it is what the Outer Banks is all about.

It’s been that way for a long time, too.

All the way back to the 1820s and 1830s when the first vacationers discovered Nags Head. Back then it was wealthy plantation owners from the interior of North Carolina sending their families to the beach for fresh air and relaxation.

And it hasn’t changed much at all.

Sure there’s a lot more to do, and in theory you could load all your luggage onto a sailboat and sail across the sound to get here. But that doesn’t happen too much anymore. Most people jut get in their car and drive here.

Summertime and the Reason People Come to the Outer Banks

What is perhaps noteworthy, or wonderful, is the reason for coming hasn’t really changed much at all in the past 200 years or so. Folks come to the Outer Banks for those wonderful summertime breezes, the beach and the healing power of relaxing as waves roll into the shore.

Are there other things to do on the Outer Banks? Of course there are, and we’ll talk about them at some future time, but right now it seems like a good time to take a deep breath, relax and think about the healing powers of time by the sea.

With summertime coming—and it will be here before you know it—be sure to plan that vacation is planned and the family is ready.

Here at Brindley Beach Vacations, we are the Outer Banks vacation specialists, with more homes from which to choose than anyone else on this strip of paradise by the sea.