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.
If you are looking for a photographer to capture some photos taken on the Outer Banks that you can have as keepsakes for a lifetime, look no further than Brooke Mayo Photographers. Find out more about them, other activities, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.
Brooke Mayo Photographers
P.O. Box 104 Powells Point, NC 27966 252-599-0720 Website
Do you want timeless photos taken during your visit to the Outer Banks? Brooke Mayo Photography has got your back! Brooke Mayo (right), Owner & Lead Photographer, and her Associate Photographer, Candace Owens (left), snap some truly stunning photos. Whether you are seeking a photographer for your beach-inspired family session, your soundfront wedding, a dreamy proposal, or even some celebratory photos, Brooke and Candace have experience in them all (and so much more)! But don’t take our word for it…visit their website to check out their work and the many awards and rave reviews they’ve received over the years!
With locations in Duck and Corolla, Ella’s Olive carries an abundance of olive oils, vinegar, gourmet foods, and more! Find out more about them, other bars and restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.
A truly unique, and enjoyable experience is what Ella’s Olive is about — that and the ability to add flavor to your everyday meal in a way you wouldn’t expect. Ella’s Olive has infused, extra virgin, and specialty olive oils, white and dark vinegar, BBQ sauces, salsas, jams, and more! The tasting room was curated from a belief that great tasting food didn’t have to be difficult to cook and enjoy. With the help from the knowledgeable staff at Ella’s Olive, you’ll find the perfect pairing for your next homemade meal. They have some pretty tasty looking recipes on their website too!
A popular Nags Head spot for over 20 years, Fatboyz has a fun and robust ice cream menu that will make you want to return again and again. Find out more about them, other bars and restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.
Fatboyz Ice Cream & Sweet Treats
7208 S Virginia Dare Trail Nags Head, NC 27959 252-441-6514 Website
A beach day isn’t complete until you grab a cold, sweet treat after coming off the water! Fatboyz is a one-stop ice cream shop on Beach Road in Nags Head — right across the road from Jennette’s Pier. They have a fun menu, with a lot of options to choose from! Soft-served, and hand-dipped ice cream, sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, waffle cone tacos, milkshakes, and more! Bring your furry friend along so they can enjoy a pup cup. Fatboyz often has a long line in the summer months, but don’t let it worry you, it moves pretty fast. Serving the Outer Banks for more than twenty years, they love seeing new and returning faces.
Family-owned and operated, and a Nags Head tradition for over 30 years, The Dunes Restaurant & Bar proudly offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, a full-service bar, and a gift shop. Find out more about them, other bars and restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.
The Dunes Restaurant & Bar
7013 S. Croatan Highway Nags Head, NC 27959 252-441-1600 Website
Family-owned and operated for over 30 years, The Dunes is more than just a restaurant. The owners, Rufus and Roxie Pritchard, opened this family-oriented restaurant in 1983 and it’s been a popular Nags Head spot ever since. The Dunes Restaurant & Bar is the place for a belly-filling breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Along with the restaurant, they also have a full-service bar, and a little gift shop inside! The Dunes’ sister restaurant, Grits Grill, is located just a couple miles up the road and is also a place to get a yummy breakfast or lunch on the Outer Banks.
With healthy food options, waterfront views, and friendly staff, Freshfit Café in Nags Head has all you could want from your breakfast and lunch spot. Find out more about them, other bars and restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.
7531 S. Virginia Dare Trail Nags Head, NC 27959 252-715-6444 Website
Eating at a restaurant doesn’t always equal cheating your diet or counting out your healthy eating goals. Enter, Freshfit Café. Their main objective is to offer healthy and delicious meals that will help increase energy and reduce stress. Along with their nutrition-oriented breakfast and lunch menu, the waterfront café in Nags Head offers organic coffee, a juice bar, detox drinks, and smoothies! Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal to start your day, a fresh cup of Joe to sip on while you sit out by the water, or a lunch option that fits into your vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, Freshfit Café is the place to go.
Whether you’re in need of a wedding cake, birthday cupcakes, or just craving a delicious pie, Almost Heaven Bakery has got you covered. Find out more about them, other bars and restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.
Almost Heaven Bakery
7531 S. Virginia Dare Trail Nags Head, NC 27959 252-473-7065 Website
Cupcakes, cakes, pies… OH MY! Almost Heaven Bakery is the place to get your sweet tooth fix. The bakers of Almost Heaven Bakery are mother-daughter duo, Melinda and Chloe, and together they have a passion for spreading joy through their baking. Their bakery is located in Nags Head and offers all kinds of desserts for any occasion. If you are planning a wedding on the Outer Banks, celebrating a birthday, or just looking to enjoy a tasty treat, be sure to check them out for your dessert needs.