When you’re here, you’re never too far from there…Roanoke Island and the Outer Banks NC Beaches


When discussing “Lifestyle Redefined” upon your move to the premier North Carolina golf and retirement community at Belmont Lake Preserve, a main focal point in the decision making process is the convenient Eastern North Carolina location, which puts you just a short distance from all of the spectacular vacation and getaway spots across the “Tar Heel State.” One of the more popular vacation destinations in the entire southeast are the Outer Banks NC Beaches, which sit on the coast and range from a two to three -hour drive from your new home, depending on where you opt to visit.

Once one of the east coast’s best kept secret’s, the word has gotten out about the spectacular Outer Banks NC Beaches, yet, despite turning into a popular vacation spot, with a number of beautiful ocean front towns to choose from all have managed to maintain their “small town charm.”

Outer Banks NC Beaches

A night time look at the beauty of Roanoke Island on the water

One of the more popular vacation spots among the Outer Banks NC Beaches is Roanoke Island. Described at the Outer Bank’s official website as “Outer Banks culture at it’s best,” whether you’re planning an entire vacation around Roanoke Island’s waterfront town of Manteo or it’s sister community, Wanchese, or just taking a day trip for a visit, this pedestrian friendly community is one not too miss.

Located directly between the barrier island beach towns and the mainland of North Carolina, Roanoke Island boasts a waterfront boardwalk that is second to none, featuring many local, fun shops specializing in everything from art and décor to handmade jewelry and coastal gifts. The boardwalk also has countless outdoor dining stops, allowing you the chance to truly soak in the ambience of this quaint, historic beach front area while enjoying the freshest shellfish, crab, or fish harvested locally among the array of tasty eateries.

Roanoke Island is also steeped in history, as it was the first English colony ever in what would eventually become our great country of America. Many of the street names pay tribute to the first settlers who according to legend “disappeared without a trace” here, and their story is actually told throughout the summer nights in Roanoke Island as a part of the entertaining “Lost Colony” outdoor drama.

Roanoke Island is under 135 miles from your front door at Belmont Lake Preserve, putting you just over two hours away from one of the most popular Outer Banks NC Beaches, and proves that by choosing “Lifestyle Redefined at Belmont Lake Preserve, “once you are here…you’re never to far from there!”