Local Attractions

Just another perfect day at the Saltaire Mansion. Hey Look! The tide is going out. Time to go exploring. Which brings up the big decision of the day: When I hit the beach … Right or Left?  That’s relaxing when that is your biggest decision of the day!

Shelling is fantastic everywhere on the beautiful beach at the end of our street with no roads to cross. Parking is right next our our streets private beach access. Load up the coolers, kayak, surf & boogie boards and beach chairs that come with your fantastic Saltaire Rental.

In front of us the dolphins are chasing a large school of fish and playfully jumping up through the water. Maybe you will be lucky enough to see a whale go by! Look the pelicans are playing follow the leader again! How can those little sandpipers legs move so fast? Viewing these beautiful wild creatures in person is like a present from God that never ceases to take ones breath away./p>

After a hard day at the beach swimming, surfing, playing and building sand castles some of us meander back to Saltaire for a refreshing dip in our large salt water pool. The large trees and superb professional landscaping makes you feel as if your destination a secluded country estate. There is a Playground for the kids and Putting Green for the golfers.

Relax poolside or sit in the built in pool Jacuzzi to babysit the kids. Melt away in the large hot tub inside the poolside gazebo. Enjoy refreshing beverages at the outdoor bar /mini kitchen. A Large Gas Grill is located right next to the bar area. Meander in the gardens and relish an old fashion game of croquet or badminton. Play an exciting game of chess or checkers on the exceptionally large old fashion covered porch.

Dinner is going to be something very special. No waiting in line, no loud restaurant chatter, putting up with cranky tired children, (mine or anyone else's for that matter), no worries about traffic, how to get there or who will have to be the designated driver coming home. We are already there! My husband was smart enough to hire Chef Wes and Cindy owners of the Red Sky Cafe to serve us and our guests a gourmet meal so we can all relax sooner and be served in style. (My husband's reward will come later.)

For the perfect sunset views and a cocktail at the Cantina on the boardwalk simply walk across the street. The Duck Boardwalk extends nearly a mile along the Currituck Sound and can be accessed from the Town Park and other locations throughout the Town’s Village Commercial District. The boardwalk features 11 acres of natural beauty including trails through the maritime forest and willow swamp, open green space, soundside views, and access to the Duck Boardwalk. The boardwalk allows residents and visitors alike to enjoy the beauty and nature of the area, visit some of our fine retail establishments, eateries, or just relax and enjoy the day. You can easily walk to all the great gourmet restaurants in town.

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You won't run out of things to do in Duck but if you want a chance of pace for a day and have a 4 wheel drive take a spin up to Corolla to see why the wild horse herd helps make our area of the OBX the most unique property on the Eastern Seaboard. Away from the hustle and bustle of the in town resort areas our Northern Beaches offer a more peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Our "gold coast" area of Corolla offers a true oceanfront adventure. If you are feeling really adventurous pack a lunch and drive all the way up to the Virginia Boarder.

You will know when you've made it to the border. We can't get a straight answer as to why, but the border is fenced, and crossing is forbidden! Some kind of dispute between NC and VA? As recently as the 80s, a portable casino plied its trade right here. When the Feds came up the beach on a raid, the locals would hitch up their tractors and drag their rec. hall to the safe side. Those were the days.

For more information on these beautiful wild Spanish mustangs visit the Old Schoolhouse in Corolla Village museum 7 gift shop. The Corolla Wild Horse Days enlightens the awareness of the treasured wild mustang horses that roam free in the four wheel drive area of the Northern Outer Banks. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund has horse painting for the children at their Schoolhouse Museum every Tuesday, 11AM-2PM, all summer, weather permitting.

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Nearby Activities

  • Aquarium
  • Wright Brothers Museum
  • Golf
  • Miniature Golf
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle Rentals and Wall Climbing
  • Sailing and Windriders
  • Windsurfing
  • Hang Gliding, and Tandem Hang Gliding over Water
  • Go-Karting
  • Paddleboats
  • Parasailing
  • Kite Surfing
  • Aqua Cycles
  • Jet and Pontoon Boats
  • Four Wheeling
  • ATV Rentals
  • Horseback Ridding on the Beach
  • Deep-Sea and Fly-Fishing
  • Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
  • Airplane Tours
  • Water Fowling
  • Alligator River Tours
  • Evening Bear Watch
  • Wild Horse Safaris
  • Wildlife Encounter Tours
  • Shopping
  • Movies
  • Fine Dining

Some of the great local golf courses opened to the public are listed below.

Outer Banks Golf Association
PO Box 835
Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone: (800) 916-6244
Fax: (252) 441-8259

The Currituck Club Corolla
1 Clubhouse Drive
Corolla, NC 27927
Phone: (252) 453-9400
Fax: (252) 453-6891
Toll Free: (888) 453-9400

At The Currituck Club, Jones has brought to life his philosophy of golf course design - to create an environment for the game of golf that is challenging, fair and aesthetically pleasing, using as his canvas the type of land where golf began.

Jones produced a breathtaking layout that stretched across 6,885 yards of remarkably diverse coastal terrain, including sand dunes, wetlands, maritime forests and soundside shoreline.

Our spectacular championship course was rated one of the "10 Best New Places You Can Play" by Golf Magazine and in May of 1999 Golf Digest recognized The Currituck Club as one of the "Top 25 Courses in North Carolina."

Duck Woods Country Club
50 South Dogwood Trail
Southern Shores, North Carolina 27949
Phone: (252) 261-2609

Duck Woods Country Club is a semi-private course that opened in 1969.

"Fourteen holes wrap around and parallel the water allowing only the most accurate player to prosper."

Sea Scape Golf Links
300 Eckner Street
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
Phone: (252) 261-2158

Advertised as only 20 minutes from Corolla (I think it is about 10 minutes farther) is Sea Scape in Kitty Hawk at mile post 2 1/2

Built on the legendary Outer Banks where the Wright Brothers flew and Blackbeard the Pirate roamed the ocean waters.

Sea Scape Golf Links is a true Scottish links-style course, situated among the windswept sand dunes native to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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