Outer Banks Terms & Definitions

Oceanfront:

No buildable lots or homes built between them and the ocean. Actual distance to the edge of the Atlantic will vary from property to property and views will also vary. Check with our reservationist for more details.

Second-Tier Oceanfront:

Some oceanfront lots are staggered. These homes set farther back on the oceanfront. The front of many of these house don't face the ocean. Check with our reservationist for more details.

Semi-Oceanfront:

These homes are located one lot back from the ocean and may or may not require crossing a main 25-35 mph road. Children will need assistance to cross this type of road. Walking distance to ocean accesses and views will vary. In some cases in South Nags Head, multiple houses may be directly in front of your vacation home with only one just north or south. See locator map below.

Oceanside:

No main roads to cross when accessing the ocean. May or may not be 25 to 35 MPH roads to cross. Children may need assistance to walk to the beach. Distances to the ocean and views will vary.

Fronts The Beach Road:

From Kitty Hawk to South Nags Head, homes that front NC Highway 12 (the Beach Road) or Old Oregon Inlet Road with multiple houses between this home and the ocean. Children will need assistance to cross the road. Distance to the ocean and views will vary.

Between The Highways:

In the towns of Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head, are located between US 158 (By-Pass) and NC 12 (the Beach Road). Within walking distance to ocean access. Children will need assistance to cross the road. Distances to the ocean and views will vary.

Soundside/Westside:

Located west of NC 12 or US 158, on the soundside. With the majority of these properties ocean access is available by a short walk or drive to public access. Properties may or may not have sound access within walking distance. Ask your reservationist for further assistance. Some properties that are westside of main road, back up to North Carolina National Parks (please check property descriptions for details).

Semi-Soundfront:

These homes are located one lot back from the sound and may or may not require crossing a main 25-35 mph road. Children will need assistance to cross this type of road. Walking distance to sound accesses and views will vary.

Soundfront:

Properties front the sound with no buildable lots or homes between them and the sound. Access to the sound is direct although views and distance to the sound will vary from property to property.