Thursday, September 12, 2013

Instagram Travel Thursday: OBX, NC

This past weekend we spent four wonderfully relaxing days in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina. We stayed in the Northern Beaches of OBX area. That includes Carova, Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head. The weather was perfect and the summer crowds had faded away nicely, making for a wonderfully relaxed destination. It was great to slow things down and enjoy the amazing beauty of some of North Carolina's most beautiful coastal shores.

We stayed at the recently renovated and beautiful Sanderling Resort in Duck. The Sanderling has been an OBX destination for many for  years, and with the renovated resort,  offers up new pools and restaurants, great outer banks location, and easy access to some stunning beaches. The resort is easy to get to,  and  close to the quaint town of Duck for shopping, dining and outdoor activities.

Enjoyed some wonderful beach time and necessary shade under the umbrellas on the Sanderling beach.

There are two new pools at the resort. The Tranquility pool offers a heated lap pool for adults only and the resort pool is perfect for young families. There is also an indoor pool near the spa.

Easy access to boogie boards, paddle boards and bikes on the resort.

Biking is a great way to get around in Duck

Dinner and drinks at the renovated LifeSaving Station Restaurant and  No. 5 Bar and Lounge. The Sanderling also offers fine cuisine at Kimball's Kitchen (formerly the Left Bank), casual beach dining at the Sandbar. and the Beach House Bar in the lobby of the main house.

Enjoyed a fabulous cup (or two) of coffee each morning on the beach. The coffee station was set up each morning close to our room.  Perfect.

Easy access to some great boardwalks along the sound side in Duck.

Duck Donuts are an Outer Banks treat and not to be missed! Served fresh and hot!

Coffee, snacks and books at Duck's Cottage.

Stunning wildflowers

Our daily camp on Sanderling Beach!

Great beaches for strolling and catching amazing, peaceful sunrises.

We spent one evening in Kill Devil Hills, catching a beautiful sunset on Jockey's Ridge State Park after climbing up the sand dunes. These are the tallest natural sand dunes on the East coast. The kids were amazed. Stunning views and great night spent with some friends who were also vacationing in the area.

Getting a history lesson at the Wright Brothers Memorial and museum.

Be sure and catch the Bodie Lighthouse on your way in our out of the OBX area. This lighthouse was just recently renovated and open to the public for the first time.

This post is part of Instagram Travel Thursday hosted by Skimbaco Lifestyle,Child ModeLive.Do.Grow.Luxury Travel MomDestination UnknownHines Sight Blog, and House of Anais.


  1. Your trip pretty much looks perfect!! <3

    1. Honestly with the picture perfect weather and the summer crowds missing, it was really a treat for me and my family to have some quality down time together and a little break from our busy lives!

  2. I'll take a serving of those duck donuts thanks... actually make that 2 servings.

    1. Those donuts were absolutely amazing. There were people lined up to get theirs early! :)

  3. Love these shots. These are favorites of mine. Love the row of orange chairs. I think that is my favorite photo. Yes, the beach can be great in the fall.

    Thanks for linking up with us.

  4. Love these shots. These are favorites of mine. Love the row of orange chairs. I think that is my favorite photo. Yes, the beach can be great in the fall.

    Thanks for linking up with us.

  5. What a beautiful place, great weather- it must have been a perfect trip! Oh, and how I like that lovely little lighthouse...

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