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Try Your Luck at Crabbing
Crabs can be caught in local sound waters from
late spring into early fall, but the best months
for crabbing are May, June and July. Crabbing
can be a fun activity for both adults and children
and is relatively simple. You need a length of
cord with suitable bait tied to one end. Chicken
necks or fish heads work well for enticing the
crabs onto your line. Throw the bait into the
water, wait a few minutes, then pull gently on
the line to see if you have a crab nibbling on
the other end. When you are done, boil your catch,
and enjoy! If you prefer not to eat your catch,
it is also fun to catch and release them back
into the water.
Chase the ghost crabs
We always bring flashlights and walk on
the beach at night. You see all kinds of
night creatures and the night-sky is great
as well. Dig for Sand Crabs. No bigger than
a thumb, a sand crab spends most of its
time buried in shifting sand. Well camouflaged
by its gray shell, a sand crab keeps its
balance in the ever-moving sand with the
help of a heavily armored, curved body and
pointy legs. To stay put in the sand, a
crab burrows quickly and often.
Banks kayak tours are geared towards
first timers and experienced kayakers alike.
People of all ages with a spirit of adventure
and an appreciation of nature will enjoy
paddling the slow moving waters of the coastal
waters, Maritime Forest & Marsh, &
Hold on tightly
Flying a kite is great fun on a windy day.
It's also very relaxing watching the kite
flutter on the beach. The Outer Banks has
above-average wind conditions in the US
and blows pretty-much all year long.
to Fly a Kite
Get a Massage
Several hotels offer beachfront massages,
replete with sun, surf and salt. Check with
your hotel for availability. OBX
Massage Therapy will come to YOU to
provide in home massages and spa treatments.
Our therapists are specialized in Myofascial
Release (Deep Tissue), Neuromuscular Therapy,
Swedish (Relaxation), Sports, Pre-natal,
and Reflexology. Our therapists are happy
to serve the following areas: Nags Head,
Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Duck, Corolla,
Corolla Light and Carova.
The best place to find seashells are the
quiet, less-crowded beaches, such as Hatteras
Island and Ocracoke.
best beaches to find seashells
Forget the shopping, the sightseeing, the
exploring.... Pull out the beach chair,
put your toes in the sand, pull your hat
over your eyes and tune everyone and everything
OBX Mystery Dinner
Outer Banks newest attraction! OBX
Mystery Dinner, try to solve a comedy
mystery during a four course dinner that
is served by crazy charcters. Who is the
guilty party? You guess whodunit! Great
for school groups, churches, business outings,
birthdays, and anyone who wants to have
Take in the Nature
Conservancy at Nags Head Woods Preserve,
a 1,400 acre preserve with self-guided trails
and many guided programs. Hiking trails
are open dawn to dusk every day for foot
traffic only. Please register at the outdoor
information counter. Leashed pets, horses
and bicycles are not allowed on the trails
but are welcome on the gravel roadway.
Row in Nags Head
The Outer Banks boasts nearly 50 commercial art
and craft galleries and a dozen private art galleries.
In addition to highlighting the works of local
artists, some of the private Outer Banks art galleries
also sponsor art shows and festivals.
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