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southern living mag votes obx best island!

OBX tops Southern Living’s best island list.

Confirming what everyone on the Outer Banks already knows, Southern Living gave the OBX the number 1 spot on their “The South’s Best Island 2017” list! Ok, maybe ALL of the Outer Banks aren’t exactly islands, but they are spot on when it comes to the “best” selection.

Standing sentry over Oregon Inlet. Bodie Island Lighthouse. Photo, Kip Tabb.

Standing sentry over Oregon Inlet. Bodie Island Lighthouse. Photo, Kip Tabb.

“A vacation at the Outer Banks, that 120-mile sliver of sand that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina, may best be described by what it is not. “It’s not boardwalks. It’s not neon-type entertainment,” said Tim Cafferty, owner of Outer Banks Blue Realty Services in Kitty Hawk.

Instead it is a string of family-friendly beach towns stretched along Highway 12, which runs from the Virginia border to the island of Ocracoke. The Outer Banks calls more to those who enjoy the convenience of a house-dune-ocean commute. It’s popular with families who return each summer to tumble out onto the beach in the mornings to swim, collect seashells, and build sandcastles until dinnertime.”

Check out the rest of the best island list at Southern Living

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