Ocean Sands Property Owners Association Rules and Regulations
Ocean Sands Community Codes & Regulations
In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable time at the beach, Ocean Sands Property Owners Association (POA) and Centurion Security Services, Inc., respectfully request that you observe all rules and regulations of the community. For your convenience, all major rules and regulations are listed below:
RV’s/Motor Homes (Class A, C, & slip-ons higher than 12″ from cab)
Any vehicle found in violation may be booted or towed at owner’s expense.
All on-street parking within Ocean Sands is illegal. (NCGS 12-62 & 12-63)
Any vehicle parking partially or wholly in the street may be booted, towed, or issued a county or state citation.
Please refrain from parking in the grass or in driveways of homes you have not rented.
Please refrain from blocking common driveways.
Parking lot at Ocean Lake Swim & Tennis (Section 0) is for club members using pool/tennis courts ONLY. Beach/overflow parking is NOT permitted. Any vehicle found in violation may be booted or towed at owner’s expense.
Parking for tennis courts in sections D & F is for guests of Ocean Sands while using tennis courts ONLY. Beach/overflow parking is NOT permitted. Any vehicle found in violation may be booted or towed at owner’s expense.
Handicapped parking is located at beach accesses in sections F (Sea Oats Ct. & Salt Spray Ct.) and H (Skimmers Arch & Tern Arch). Handicapped placards must be displayed. Any vehicle without visible placard may be towed or issued a county/state citation. Overnight parking is NOT permitted.
Parking in lifeguard/EMS spaces is illegal and any vehicle found in violation may be towed or issued a a county/state citation.
Firepits & Open Burns:
Firepits and open burns at properties and on the beach are prohibited in Ocean Sands. This excludes self-contained BBQs.
In Currituck County, ALL fireworks are illegal (NCGS 14-410 THRU 14-415). For your safety and that of our community and other guests, we ask that you refrain from setting off fireworks.
Currituck County noise ordinance (Ch. 9 – Article II – 9-33) goes into effect at 9PM on weekdays and 11PM on Fri/Sat. Ocean Sands is a family-friendly community, so we respectfully request that you avoid excessive noise after these times.
All floodlights and excessive exterior lights must be turned off after 10PM. Excessive lighting creates light pollution that adversely impacts stargazing, disrupts the natural nesting patterns of sea turtles, and your neighbor’s sleep when a spotlight is shining in their bedroom window.
Dune Preservation (Div. 7 – Section 10-128):
Sand dunes are a vital component of our barrier island system that makes up the Outer Banks. In addition to protecting our community from harsh storms, they are also home to natural vegetation and wildlife. We respectfully request that you do everything you can to help up preserve the quality and functionality of our sand dunes by refraining from climbing/traversing, allowing pets, digging, removing plant-life, playing, or operating a vehicle on the dunes.
A list of complimentary amenities that are included when you book an Outer Banks vacation through Carolina Design Realty.
Amenities Included with Rental
All beds are freshly made with linens.
We supply two towel sets per King/Queen/Double-sized bed, and one per Twin-sized bed. Each towel set contains a bath towel, hand towel, and washcloth. You may rent more towel sets as needed at $7 (plus tax) per set per week.
Each bathroom provides a bathmat and a start-up supply of bath soap and toilet tissue.
Kitchens are furnished with a start-up supply of paper towels, dishwasher detergent, dishwashing liquid, kitchen towels, and freshly roasted coffee beans.
All kitchens are stocked with dishes, cookware, flatware, glasses, and basic appliances.
All houses provide at least one washer and dryer and a start-up supply of laundry detergent.
All homes are equipped with wireless internet. Internet connectivity and speeds on our remote barrier island may not be the same as those in a metro area. If your group plans to use many devices simultaneously, please note that the bandwidth and download speeds may be affected.
Please be advised that it is illegal and unlawful to use this internet service to download unauthorized copies of copyrighted materials (e.g. movies, music, or software) as specified by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
The main Outer Banks attraction: The BEACH! There are so many fun and relaxing ways to enjoy your beach time on the Outer Banks, and we’ve outlined some of our favorite activities below.
Beach Time On The Outer Banks
The main Outer Banks attraction: The BEACH!
So much makes the Outer Banks special, but miles and miles of pristine coastline are what brings visitors back year after year. There are so many fun and relaxing ways to enjoy your beach time on the Outer Banks, and we’ve outlined some of our favorite activities below.
Several different shells can be found on our shores, and the best time to look is low tide. Our beachcombing guide will help you identify your treasures from the sea.
Go for a long walk or beach run.
Hoping to fit in some exercise on vacation? Walking on sand is a workout! It can take more than twice the energy to walk or run on sand compared to hard surfaces. Plus, exercise with an ocean view isn’t so bad…
Catch the sunrise.
Set that alarm. We promise it’s worth it! Sunrises over the Atlantic are breathtaking. Plus, early mornings are one of the best times to spot pods of dolphins swimming parallel to the shoreline. (If you aren’t a morning person, sunset afterglows on the beach are truly beautiful too! Or you can catch the full sunset on the soundside. Check out our soundfront homes here.)
Go for a drive on the sand.
Most Outer Banks towns allow off-roading on the beach during certain times of the year. It’s a ton of fun to pack a lunch, some beach gear, and take a four-wheel-drive vehicle out to find the perfect spot to spend the day. Learn more about each town’s rules and off-road vehicle safety.
Have a beach bonfire.
Few things are more relaxing than the sound of a crackling fire next to waves lapping the shore. Beach fires are only allowed in Nags Head and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Learn more about the regulations and required permits.
Surf fishing from the beach is a pastime enjoyed by all ages. Learn more about the required fishing license and all the other ways to fish on the Outer Banks.
Build a castle.
Sandcastles are a classic beach day activity. Add some friendly competition to the mix by having a sandcastle-building contest with others in your vacation group! You don’t have to stick to castles – your imagination is the limit.
Take in a surfing lesson.
Surfing is a favorite local pastime, and there are great instructors on the Outer Banks ready to help you learn. No board? No problem – if the instructor doesn’t provide boards, they can be rented locally.
Give boogie boarding or skimboarding a try!
Boogie boards (also known as bodyboards) are great for riding shore break waves back to shore. Skimboards are used to glide on the water’s surface closer to shore. Boogie boarding tends to be the easier of the two. Both types of boards can be rented or purchased locally.
Kilmarlic Golf Club, a course designed by an award-winning architect, Tom Steele, offers guests the opportunity to golf on one of the top-rated courses near the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Find out more about them, other activities, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.
Kilmarlic Golf Club
215 Westside Lane Powell’s Point, NC 27966 252-491-4220 Website
Even if you’re just visiting the Outer Banks for a few days, if you love golf, we recommend you spend some time playing 18-holes at Kilmarlic Golf Club. The course was designed by Tom Steele, an award-winning course architect, with thoughtful challenges throughout. Along the course, you’ll find extravagant oak, pine, and dogwood trees that bring together the beauty of nature and the sport. Kilmarlic Golf Club is kept in tournament playing condition at all times and was host to the North Carolina Open in 2004 and 2009. Kilmarlic Golf Club was named a Top 100 Course You Can Play in North Carolina by Golf Styles Magazine. Several of our homes participate in the K-Club, which offers their guests discounted rates at Kilmarlic Golf Club, along with many other perks.
By the Sea Wedding Boutique offers formal wear for anyone from the bride, to the groom, from the bridesmaids, to the guests of the wedding. Find out more about them, other activities, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.
The Outer Banks is such a popular wedding destination, that it only makes sense to have a bridal boutique in town. By the Sea Wedding Boutique is a locally owned boutique that offers designer gowns, off rack and consignment gowns, as well as bridesmaid and ladies formal wear, and tuxedos for rent or to buy. They aren’t only limited to dresses and tuxedos; they also offer accessories and wedding décor. As they say, “on vacation or local, last minute or next year. Get your ladies together, we’ll pop the bubbly and find you THE DRESS.”.
The Duck Woods Country Club offers several activities for members and guests including golf, tennis, swimming, pickleball, and bocce ball. Find out more about them, other activities, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.
Duck Woods Country Club
50 S. Dogwood Trail Southern Shores, NC 27949 252-261-2744 Website
The Duck Woods Country Club began in the 60s as the Outer Banks Recreation Association. Over time, they expanded and built the golf course in May 1967. The name wasn’t changed to Duck Woods Country Club until 1988, and since they’ve been able to offer outdoor activities to boot. From golf to tennis, pickleball to bocce ball, Duck Woods Country Club offers it. Their 18-hole championship course was designed by the renowned architect, Ellis Maples. If you’re planning a wedding on the Outer Banks, the Country Club is nestled in the heart of Southern Shores and could be a great location to host your event.
The town of Southern Shores is home to many parks that include outdoor facilities like playgrounds, picnic tables and benches, basketball courts, and access to the sound. Find out more about them, other activities, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.
Southern Shores, NC 27949
The Soundview Park on North Dogwood Trail provides panoramic water views, a children’s playground, a bocce ball court, a horseshoe pit, a kayak launching platform, and easy access to the sound, making it a great spot for picnics and family outings. Sea Oats Park is located at the intersection of Hickory Trail and Hillcrest Drive and has a playground, basketball half court and an open field for outdoor sports. Trinite Park, at the intersection of Trinite Trail and Chicahauk Trail has similar facilities. There is also a very good outdoor community tennis court located on Hillcrest Drive.