Topic: Best Beaches
Any suggestions on which area as the best
beaches for kids. We were in the area 10
years ago when the rip tides were very strong.
sandy soft beaches?
We are staying in Currituck so will have
to drive to the beach anyway... suggestions
for the best soft sandy beaches along the
OBX? Does anyone know how long it takes
to get from Corolla to Roanoke (the aquarium)?
Any coupons, etc avail for the aquarium?
Best rental companies for everything from
baby equip to kayaks to binoculars? Also,
does anyone rent golf carts? Read
Looking for a quiet, sandy beach. Any suggestions?
Give me an idea where to find the best beach
quality (ie. not rocky and good for the
Just spent 2 weeks in Corolla, and was so
disappointed by the amount of trash left
on the beach at Whalehead, and the number
of people blocking the road on the northern
beaches (4-wheel drive area) with vehicles,
chairs, umbrellas, or ball games! Have never
seen it that bad in our 15 years of visiting.
I'm sure many were first timers and didn't
know better. Just a reminder to learn the
rules of the road - pick up a brochure.
beaches for little kids?
Hi, we are trying to determine where to
stay in the OB area. We've never been there
and have no idea what to expect in terms
of beaches. We are looking at Duck and possibly
staying on the sound side but do kids actually
swim there? Our oldest is 3/1/2 and i have
heard the rip tides in the ocean are scary?
anyone else with small children have a good
experience on the beaches? in the water?
Thanks for your help! Read
We are considering a month in the OB this
summer. But, hear that the surf/rip tides
can be quite dangerous for little kids on
the OB beaches. Is this the case? Read
I’m planning a 1st time family vacation
to the Frisco area. We are planning on staying
at a cottage on the sound front. Does anyone
know if there are any nice public ocean
side beaches easily accessible (parking,
good beaches)? Are the sound side beaches
better for small children (smaller waves)?
Thanks for your help… Read
Where is the best beach to find seashells?
The kids love looking for seashells, we
will be vacationing in obx this summer.
By: Carova-4x4 area
Beach driving & sitting
Just where is one to sit in the 4x4 area?
I'm confused! We, like most people, like
to sit at waters edge, but 'they' say you
are to drive at waters edge. I also see
people driving back farther,closer to the
dunes-in other truck tracks. So where is
the 'right' place to sit? I worry sometimes
we will blend in with the beach because
of the sun glare and get run over! Dont
get me wrong, i wont vacation anywhere else
but the 4x4 area-so dont suggest i go to
another area! LOL---just tell me where to
sit :) Read
Hey all, does anyone know what the difference
between sound side vs. ocean side is? Can
one actually swim in the sound side, and
would it be better for those with children
since there are less waves, or is it mainly
boat docks? Read
Hi all! Our family is looking into houses
in the OB for next summer. Mainly Northern
areas, such as Corolla, Duck, Nags Head
and perhaps Southern Shores. We have children
ages 2 1/2-5 and would like opinions on
the beaches in those areas. If you stay
soundside, are there 'beach' areas just
like what you would get on the oceanside,
but calmer waters? And if you stay 'between
the highways' does it generally mean you
have to get in the car to go to the beach
or is walking still an option? Any information
and tips would be much appreciated! Read