Thursday, March 24, 2022

Dog walking on the Dock of the Bay to visit Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse!

Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse photo by Seaside Photography
 The Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse is the primary image in the Town of Manteo's Logo. The slogan used is "Preserve Prosper." Indeed, the replica of the 1877 Lighthouse shines bright as one of the main attractions on the Town of Manteo's downtown waterfront located in Shallowbag Bay.

The Town of Manteo is pet-friendly. You will enjoy exploring the area with your leashed pet. Leashes are not to exceed 6 feet in the Town of Manteo. Pets are not allowed inside the Lighthouse. Please kindly clean up after your pet.

Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
(252) 475-1750
located across from:

Maritime Museum
104 Fernando St.
Manteo, NC 27954

Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse guides modern sailors & boaters safely into Shallowbag Bay & the Manteo Waterfront Marina on Historic Roanoke Island.

The current Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse was completed and opened on September 25th, 2004. The current Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse is the namesake and replica of the 1877 Lighthouse that once sat atop a screw-pile foundation, Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse.

Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse USA
photo by Seaside Photography
The current Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse does not have a screw-pile foundation and is easily accessible via the Manteo Waterfront Docks. But there is an exhibit that was validated & believed to be one of the original screw-pile foundation legs of the 1877 Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse on display near the Lighthouse.

In contrast with the tall lighthouses on the Atlantic Shoreline of the Outer Banks, this river lighthouse's sturdy structure stands on a dock 40 yards into Shallowbag Bay.

Visiting the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse could be a perfect photo location to add to your Outer Banks vacation photographs, the only river lighthouse on the OBX!

Roanoke Mashes Lighthouse is an OBX Pet-Friendly Wedding Venue. For the Weddings Policy, Guidelines & Contract please see:
https://www.manteonc.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/206/637304787047930000

The Town of Manteo has an informative youtube video (5.02-minute video) about the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse that you can view at:
https://www.manteonc.gov/visitors/roanoke-marshes-lighthouse



Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Visit OBX Pet-Friendly South Nags Head !

South Nags Head is the southernmost portion of the Town of Nags Head, NC, which is designated on Pampered Pets Guide's "Outer Banks Map - Islands, Towns & Villages." The Communities are listed from North to South.


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South Nags Head is separated from the central portion of the Town of Nags Head by Whalebone Junction.

Whalebone Junction is an area on the Southern part of the Outer Banks peninsula where three main highways merge. US 64 is the highway connecting mainland Dare County and Roanoke Island to the Outer Banks peninsula. In contrast, US 158 connects the Northern NC mainland with traffic from Currituck County mainland. In addition, these two significant highways connect with US Hwy 12, which runs through three NC Counties of Currituck, Dare & Hyde, which comprise the Outer Banks of North Carolina.


South Nags Head shares its borders with Cape Hatteras National Seashore. US Hwy 12 at Whalebone Junction starts on the west side of the Outer Banks peninsula and runs through Cape Hatteras Seashore. South Nags Head is located on the east side of the Outer Banks peninsula on either side of Old Oregon Inlet Road that runs parallel and connects to US Hwy 12.


Whalebone Junction Information Center at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore entrance on US Hwy 12 is a great place to gather information on Outer Banks Attractions & Adventures. 

Pets are welcome on the beaches of South Nags Head year-round. Leash law requires that pets be leashed at all times. Owners are also required to clean up after their pets. 


For Beach Access information of South Nags Head, please see the Town of Nags Head's website at  https://www.nagsheadnc.gov/Facilities?clear=True

Oceanfront Pet-Friendly Weddings in 

South Nags Head does not require a permit, but please see 

https://www.nagsheadnc.gov/187/Weddings

The 2022 OBX Wedding Expo was March 5 & 6, but you may still find some good information and connections at:

Plan your Pet-Friendly Wedding @ Outer Banks Wedding Weekend & Expo 2022


A Pet-Friendly Place is listed in South Nags Head, but it is actually located in Cape Hatteras National Seashore, a little South of where Old Oregon Inlet Road & US Hwy 12 connect.


Bodie Island Lighthouse

8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road

Nags Head, NC 27959

https://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/bils.htm


Pets are welcome on the grounds of the Bodie Island Lighthouse, but there are rules. A current rabies tag must be securely attached to your pet's collar. Pets must be leashed at all times & leash can not exceed 6 feet in length. Please do not leave your pet unattended. Pets are not allowed inside buildings. Also, please clean up after your pet. 

Bodie Island Lighthouse an OBX Pet-Friendly location!



South Nags Head, NC OBX Pet-Friendly Campgrounds & RV Resorts


**Cape Hatteras National Seashore / National Park Service **

www.recreation.gov

**Oregon Inlet Campground**

Nags Head, NC.................................................................................877-444-6777



South Nags Head, NC Pet-Friendly Hotels, Motels & Inns


Comfort Inn South Oceanfront

8031 Old Oregon Inlet Rd.

Nags Head, NC 27959.....................................................................252-441-6315


Dolphin Oceanfront Motel

8017 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd

Nags Head, NC 27959....................................................................252-441-7488


South Nags Head, NC Pet-Friendly Beach Home Vacation Rentals

Cove Realty
105 E Dunn St.
Nags Head, NC 27959
(800) 635-7007

Resort Realty Outer Banks 
5219 S Croatan Hwy #9500
Nags Head, NC 27959
(800) 458-3830

 Stan White Realty & Construction, Inc.
2506 S Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-1515

Village Realty
5301 S Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 480-2224

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Bodie Island Lighthouse an OBX Pet-Friendly location!

Bodie Island Lighthouse
photo by Seaside Photography
Bodie Island Lighthouse is pronounced as "Body Island Lighthouse." This 156-foot tall, black & white striped Lighthouse was first lit on October 1st, 1872. The bright light of the Bodie Island Lighthouse can be seen up to 18 miles away at night.

The Bodie Island Lighthouse that you see today is the third Lighthouse built on Bodie Island. The first Bodie Island Lighthouse had a foundation problem that caused the Lighthouse to lean & was not repairable. The Confederates blew up the second Bodie Island Lighthouse during the Civil War to avoid its capture by the Union.

The Bodie Island Lighthouse is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is managed & maintained by the US National Park Service.

You may choose to collect information about Bodie Island Lighthouse and the other four Outer Banks Lighthouses at the Whalebone Junction Information Center near the entrance to Cape Hatteras National Seashore on US Hwy 12 at Whalebone Junction. Bodie Island Lighthouse is located in South Nags Head on the Westside of US Hwy 12.

Bodie Island Lighthouse
8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse Road
Nags Head, NC 27959

Pets are welcome on the grounds of the Bodie Island Lighthouse, but there are rules. A current rabies tag must be securely attached to your pet's collar. Pets must be leashed at all times & leash can not exceed 6 feet in length. Please do not leave your pet unattended. Pets are not allowed inside buildings.  Also, please clean up after your pet. 

Bodie Island Lighthouse is an OBX Pet-Friendly Wedding Venue. For Cape Hatteras Seashore wedding permits please see the following link:


Bodie Island Lighthouse & Keepers House
photo by Seaside Photography


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