Was given the opportunity to head 14 hours south to North Carolina with a friend of mine and my little niece, so of course I couldn't say no, the ocean was calling my name!
Its been 6 months too long since I've had the sand between my toes, and this more than made up for lost time, having been my first time in North Carolina, it didnt disappoint.
My friends Boyfriend found us a little bungalow to sleep in for a few days through the website, Home Away. Kind of like Air BnB but more hotel like. I am so excited to try them for my upcoming travels!
The places shown in this vid include:
-Nags Head Beach, which was a short walk across the road from our Bungalow. It was the only public beach access walk way we noticed down the road we stayed on
-Our one room little dream Bungalow, could definitely see myself living in one of these
-Jeanettes Pier, we never made it down to the end, it cost $2 to walk all the way down and there was an aquarium of some sort inside
-Duck Donuts, we got a complementary dozen of donuts with our stay and they were delicious
-Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, it was about an hour drive and when we got there only two of us could go up to the top because we couldnt carry the baby with us!
-Millers Restaurant, right on the main strip, very yummy, kind of pricey but you got little donuts as an appetizer for your meal, and its right on the water!
-Bodie Island lighthouse, we caught some good weather for this climb! It's $8 per person to climb both light houses we did. I would recommend doing at least one!
-A really more private beach that was behind the sand dunes on the road to the lighthouses! Would recommend bug spray- the horse flies were pretty bad
-Jockeys Ridge State Park, LOVED it here, made me miss my favorite place ever (Carlo sandblow) and was so beautiful at sunset. The sand at these dunes feel like velvet in between your toes and make you feel so small the little blurb reads
"Jockeys Ridge is the tallest Natural sand dune on the eastern coast of the United States, fluctuating between 80 and 100 feet above sea-level. Most geologists believe that the dune was formed by strong water currents caused by hurricanes and strong storms which washed sand from large, offshore shoals onto beaches. Over many years, the wind moved this sand inland. Shifting maritime winds blow billions of grains of sand in varying directions, constantly changing both the shape and size of the dune."
-Scammells Corner Surf shop/Ice cream parlor, Josh made us go here three times, but we didnt even fight him because the ice cream was so delicious! The owners are two brother who are originally from florida, one was in the military and the other was involved with acting and drama, he sung the whole time he was making our ice cream, and his yellow lab zeus hung out in the shop!