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5 Sep 2021
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And that’s a wrap. Now that Labor Day is here, what passes for the end of summer season has arrived. Of course, summer doesn’t officially end until September 22, but with kids back in school and families at home, things generally slow down on the Outer Banks.

Although last year if there was a slowdown, no one noticed it.

Things are a little bit different this year. Last year most schools were only offering remote learning classes and quite a number of our visitors made the decision that if the choice is Philadelphia, Cleveland, Richmond or any other major city or the Outer Banks, well, the Outer Banks seemed to be the winner.

As a consequence, from Carova to Ocracoke, we have never experienced anything like what happened last fall. And that trend just kept right on going into the winter, spring and the evidence seems pretty convincing that the summer continued the trend.

We get it…the Outer Banks is a place of remarkable beauty, where nature is always at your doorstep. 

There are other factors as well. 

The towns and counties that make up the Outer Banks have made a point of creating family oriented communities. That makes a difference—a very real differenced. 

As far as we can tell, there are two boardwalks in the area—the Duck boardwalk, that winds for a mile along the Currituck Sound, and the Manteo waterfront boardwalk along Shallowbag Bay. They are about as dissimilar from the boardwalks in New Jersey, Virginia Beach or Myrtle Beach as they could possibly be.

And we like it that way.

Fall is a great time to visit. The summer crowds have backed off just a bit. The weather is still warm but the heat and humidity have moderated and the ocean water temperature stays perfect for swimming until mid October.

So why not visit this fall. Check out our Brindley Beach Vacation homes for that perfect shoulder season getaway.