My family recently went on holiday to a beach house in Nags Head, North Carolina. If you're not familiar with Nags Head, it's located along North Carolina's coast along the Outer Banks. It's a beautiful stretch of beaches and the atmosphere is simply perfect. Relaxing. Slow-paced. I would almost say contemplative, but I was far too relaxed to contemplate anything.
We shared a beach house with our friends from Belgium—it was their very first beach destination vacation and we were happy to act as their guides to all benefits of spending a week being a lazy beach bum. There was great food, great beaches, fun in the surf and a whole lot of slow-paced hanging out together. Just a perfect trip. Over the next week or so I'll be posting pics from the trip. This first post I'd like to share is about the Nags Head Fishing Pier.
The Pier is one of the oldest and longest fishing piers along the Outer Banks. For you hipsters, this is the real deal old school pier. Huge slanted supports as big around as trees—in fact they probably are trees—hold the thing up and take you far out into the Atlantic.
We had a simple local meal at the restaurant located right on the Pier with a view of the sea. Incredible experience even if the food was just average. Admission to the Pier isn't free, but with our meals we were given passes to go out onto it and that's just what we did.
The kids had a great time until we got so far out that our son realized how big the sea is, and just how small he is in comparison. He was happy to return to land.
This was just one evening, but certainly a highlight of our trip. If you find yourself in the area, definitely check out The Pier.