Our beautiful pristine Outer Banks beaches have consistently been ranked in the top 10 in the United States. Ocracoke took the the second spot in 2019 ~ USA Today & Dr. Beach and has placed in the top five for best island beaches in the world! Buxton on Hatteras Island has ranked #6 just behind Hawaii 2018 ~ USA Today.
Our ocean to sound location and southern hospitality is a favorite of vacationers nationwide. Our location is within 9-10 hours drive for over 50% of the nation's population. The Beaches on the OBX consist of more than 100 miles barrier islands. Each offers something unique for travelers.
The OUTER BANKS ranks as one of the TOP FIVE Best Places in U.S. to buy a Vacation Home ~ Wall Street Journal .
OUTER BANKS Vacation Homes are in the TOP FIVE Most Popular Rental Destinations - 2013
1. Kissimmee, Florida
2. Cape Cod in Massachusetts
3. The Poconos in Pennsylvania
4. Outer Banks, North Carolina
This destination is popular for big groups—and is often chosen for weddings and family reunions, said Tom Gilmore, chief executive and founder and of VacationHomeRentals.com. Many vacation homes there are on the large side and can accommodate bigger groups, he said. A four-bedroom/three-bathroom home listed on the website rents for $595 to $3,495 per week, depending on the season.
We pride ourselves in being one of the best family and pet friendly vacation spots and others agree! The Outer Banks beaches are known for their cleanliness, access to free parking, no beach fees and no restrictions on water sports or alcohol. The Outer Banks are well known for fishing, boating, all water sports such as surfing, wind surfing,paddle boarding, kite surfing and more.
U.S. News Travel ranks the OUTER BANKS as #1 Best Family Beach Vacation in the U.S.
1. OUTER BANKS The Report sites our many activities such as surf and charter fishing, surfing, 4 wheel drive adventures, mini-golf and the North Carolina Aquarium. It highlights our history and secluded beaches as well as the unique character of our towns.
Recently featured on HGTV's Beachfront Bargain Hunt episode on Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head! My firm, Buy the Beach OBX covers the entire Outer Banks and coastal Albemarle areas. Whether you are a first time buyer, seller, investor or looking for a home for your retirement we can assist you in your home search or market your home. As part of an investment team, I have developed, designed and managed some of the largest revenue producing properties on the oceanfront of the Outer Banks. Our projects ranged from 8 - 12 bedroom luxury oceanfront homes to a spectacular oceanfront condominium complex featuring town homes and flats and the largest saline pool on the Outer Banks - the Croatan Surf Club. My background includes a Marketing degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a Paralegal designation in Corporate Law. I hold the RSPS and GRI designation in Real Estate. I'm a member of the Outer Banks Association of Realtors and an owner of Buy the Beach Realty, LLC.
For more information about buying or relocating to the beautiful Outer Banks please feel free to call!
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