02/21/13

Not just another day at sea…

On February 21, 1854, a 250-ton barkentine, Orline St. John, was dismasted in a strong gale off of Cape Hatteras. As heavy seas battered the large vessel and its crew, many people tried to seek refuge out of harms way. Concerned with their safety, several crew members tied themselves to the rigging in hopes of not being swept overboard. After the storm passed, the crew was left to fend for themselves for about 10 days before they were rescued. Unfortunately, four crew members did not return home.

Barkentine : a sailing ship of three of more masts with the foremast square-rigged and the others fore-and-aft rigged

Fan Photo Friday

Today we are celebrating ORV access to Cape Point, one of the most treasured locales on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore! The designated ORV route is currently open from 7am to 9pm daily, starting 0.4 miles north of Ramp 43 to Ramp 44 and south to Cape Point. Permits are required for ORV access on […]

OBX Events July 7-15th

There is just so much to do at the beach!!! In addition to your daily adventures of fishing, surfing, kiteboarding, paddleboarding, building sandcastles, scanning the shoreline for shells, or soaking up the sun and a good book, the OBX has something to offer for every age! We’ve compiled an extensive list of activities and events […]

Cape Hatteras is ranked as one of America's Top Ten Beaches!

Dr. Beach has just released his list of America’s Best Beaches and Cape Hatteras has made the cut for the Top Ten, for another year in a row! This year Cape Hatteras comes in at #10! (In previous years, the rankings have been as follows: #5 in 2011, #4 in 2010, #7 in 2009, and […]