Vacationers will notice a handful of sailboats at every local Outer Banks port, either saddled up to the docks or breezing across the harbor, en route to the nearest sound for a cruise, or to the continent-spanning Intracoastal Waterway to continue a long coastal voyage. Some vacationers are even in it for the long haul, docking for a summer or a winter season at a number of local marinas that offer all the comforts of home. Clearly, sailing lovers of all varieties have plenty of options, but even newcomers to the sport can experiment with life on the water with a local sailing lesson, rental, or waterfront cruise.
Nothing beats the glow of a nice suntan, so why not put that to use, get a dolled up and head to Ocean Boulevard for some fine cocktails and gourmet dishes? The restaurant features a quiet and classy atmosphere great for a romantic evening. You can either sit in the restaurant for a candlelit meal, or on the outdoor patio to enjoy a fresh salty breeze and the sound of the neighboring sea.
Ocean Boulevard offers an extensive fine dining menu, including nightly dinner specials usually featuring fresh seafood. Start with the Bistro baked Clams Antipasti or Seven Lettuce salad. Do not forget to save room for a delicious entrée like the Local Jumbo Lump Crabcake or Pan Roasted Duck Breast.
Ocean Boulevard also features an amazing wine list. Ask your server to pair your meal with a bottle of OBX’s finest, and you will not be disappointed. The bar also offers a great martini menu, if that is more your taste. If you choose to sit on the patio, the restaurant features live music everyday outside from 6pm-9pm. The indoor martini bar stays open until 2 am, as dinner service ends at 10. Ocean Boulevard frequently hosts musicians that play late night jam sessions. Be sure to check out the music schedule while you are in town for some great local music sure to delight your ear.
So come by, leave the kids at home, sport your new glow and nice clothes, order yourself a great martini and sit back and enjoy either some great tunes or the natural sounds of the ocean. What a perfect way to end a day of hard vacationing.
Seasonal hours vary.