"Barrier Island Ocean Pines" Top 5 Page for this destination Duck by grandmaR

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My daughter came to stay in Ocean Pines condo unit in October 2000 and she liked it very much, so I decided to book the same thing for the late fall of 2004. From here, we did quite a bit of sightseeing along the Outer Banks. At this time of year the activities in Duck seem limited to beach walking, kite flying, and fishing.

A website on the Outer Banks says: "Located on the north end of the Banks, Duck remained undeveloped until the 1970's. Commercial development has been limited along Highway 12 and the community has considerable ''old beach'' charm.

"Named for the sheer numbers of waterfowl that once flocked here during migratory seasons, Duck has experienced exponential growth over the past ten years. Duck is a thriving year-round town as well as vacation destination. Characterized by quaint boutiques, fine dining, and a variety of water sports both on the sound and in the ocean, Duck is rapidly becoming one of the most popular beach destinations in the country."

  • Last visit to Duck: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated Mar 20, 2005
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  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2005 at 5:47 AM

    didn't believe there was such a place a few minutes ago...but now I'm thinking this would be a wonderful retreat in the spring!

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2005 at 5:59 PM

    Very nice page on Duck. We stopped by the Sunset grill also, it was pretty good with a really nice view while you eat. Such a pretty area along the Outer Banks. :o)

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2005 at 9:58 AM

    A name I couldn't resist! And, first cab off the rank.. Made me feel like I was there with you (wish you hadn't mentioned the toothache!).

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