As of this writing social distancing on the Outer Banks is in its second week. The bridges to the beach have been closed to visitors for a week and to out-of-town property owners since March 20.
If you are not here and need someone to check on your property then please don’t hesitate to call on us. We’re not showing a bunch of houses here right now and it would be our pleasure to help you any way we can.
If you have to social distance somewhere then the Outer Banks is not a bad place to be. Here’s a short list of things you can do and still remain a good distance from people.
Visit the Wright Memorial
It’s possible that they close the main entrance. A good place to park and keep a safe distance from others is at First Flight High School. From here you can walk across Colington Road. Climbing to the top gives you a bird’s eye view of the beach.
Beach Comb on Pea Island
With about 20 miles of National Seashore and US Fish and Wildlife property, it’s possible to be on the beach here and not see anyone else in either direction. Park at one of the designated cross overs or just about anywhere along the road. There are also miles and miles of empty beach around Oregon Inlet and on Hatteras Island.
Climb Jockey’s Ridge
This state park has hundreds of acres of sand dunes, it’s easy to be isolated here. Usually this time of year the parking lot on Soundside Road is almost empty. This is another great spot to get a great view of the beach. You can walk for hours here to see the entire park.
Walk in Nags Head Woods
With over a thousand acres of maritime forest it’s easy to stay away from people here. There are lots of places to park along the Nags Head Woods Road. You can hike along the road or on miles of maintained trails.
Visit the Bodie Island Lighthouse
This time of year you’ll likely see waterfowl in the ponds nearby or you can hike down to the sound along the gravel road on the west side of the circle.
As long as they allow us to move around, I’ll continue to spend most of my days in the office catching up on projects that were put aside during the busy winter. However, we’re happy to help folks here with just about anything. If you are not on the beach and there’s something here that needs to be done then please feel free to call on us. We’d love to help you. Hopefully before long we’ll have all this social distancing on the Outer Banks will be behind us!