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Outer Banks Tourism Summit

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The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau hosted the 1st annual Outer Banks Tourism Summit on May 7th and 8th, 2013 in Avon. The purpose of the Summit was to bring together industry partners from all over Dare County to learn about ways to improve our business practices and raise the standard of the Outer Banks vacation industry.

 A turnout of close to 100 individuals gathered at the Koru Beach Klub for what proved to be a valuable and positive event for our local industry partners.  Among the topics discussed were marketing trends, networking strategies and imminent issues facing the Outer Banks tourist and vacation industry.  With five staff members in attendance, Hatteras Realty capitalized on this opportunity and is already looking for ways to integrate new ideas into our business.  Aside from the information extracted from the presentations and the networking opportunites, attendees also enjoyed wonderful food and breathtaking views from the venue! Hatteras Realty thanks the Visitors Bureau…

A Climb to the Top

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A Climb to the Top

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is Hatteras Island’s most famous and well known landmark. Built in 1870, the lighthouse has stood tall through countless hurricanes, saved numerous ships from crashing into the Diamond Shoals, and survived a 2,870 foot move inland to a more secure location. Proudly standing at 210 feet above sea level, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States. On a clear day you can see up to 24 nautical miles (28 miles) when standing at the top.
Climbing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the number one activity and “must do” for any visitor passing through the Outer Banks. For years visitors have traveled from all over the world to experience the climb to the top of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Whether it is their first climb, second climb or third climb, the experience is different every time.

The journey to the top consists of 248 steps up an iron, spiral staircase. Every 31 steps you will come upon a landing wh…