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Outer banks in March

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by alx_alx_69, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Feb 13, 2011 at 7:48 AM
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    alx_alx_69

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    anybody ever go to the outer banks NC mid march, I am considering it for a weekend getaway with the wifey, I know the water will be too cold but I am itching to take the Taco on the beach.
     
  2. Feb 13, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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    went there about 4 years ago in march with some college friends. It was definately cool, but you can get an awesome house to rent really cheap right off the beach because it's offseason. I think we paid something like 100 a night for a 4 story 4 bedroom house a block off the ocean.

    And it was warm enough for us to charter a boat and do some fishing in the bays, we had a blast.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    The water temp. is in the mid 40's right now. Dont expect to get wet. This time of year you can drive for miles and not see a soul. Check out Frisco Woods campground just south of Buxton. They offer little cabins with heat and a/c. Youll get that camping feeling in the outer banks, but still be able to keep your wife comfortable. The good thing about this time of year is that you dont have to worry about the mosquitos.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    We went about 4 years ago....and it was the beginning of April.

    The houses are cheap!!

    Unfortunately for us....the weather sucked while we were there. It was stormy, rainy, & frigin cold all week. We weren't prepared for it and ended up buying winter coats while we were there!!

    It wasn't until the last day (Friday) that the storm cleared and it was a beautiful sunny day. It might have been 70 degrees and we actually got to lay out on the beach. The water is tooooo damn cold!! Freeze your feet off just walking in it.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    We used to have a house down there that we rented out during the summer. We went every Thanksgiving, a couple of times in the fall and for Easter. Love the place, but the worst time is always early Spring, cold and wet, spotty fishing from the beach, though offshore is good (but expensive). We still went every year because it is such a great place, you will have full access to the beaches (it is very restrictive during nesting for sea turtles and some type of plover), and with a new truck you will have a blast. Watch out for the National Park police, they will nail you if they can, even for letting a dog run on an empty beach without a leash. Sigh....

    T
     
  6. Feb 24, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    been down there every march for the past 3 years, and its amazing. i love the weather, cool, breezy, not quite summer but not winter. absolutely nooooo one around! its awesome, hoping to do it late march early april
     
  7. Feb 24, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    I was looking at rates a few weeks ago, its much cheaper than during season. Are the shops and things still open or is it a ghost town?
     
  8. Feb 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    I've been to the Outer Banks many times and it is great. March & April are still off season, so not everything is open, but a lot is. The beach is great to run around on. Enjoy.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    Thanks for the info
     
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