The Neighborhood

Tortuga Sunrise is located on a quiet cul-de-sac with easy and close access to the beach (300 yd) and a lake on the sound side (just across the road). This is a great location for children and the entire family. You may walk, bike or drive to the beach access. A stroller is provided for carrying a young child or beach items to the beach. The Villages of Ocean Hill community offers a spectacular ocean-front pool, a beautiful lakeside pool, and well-equipped health club facility (for a small fee per use), large tennis courts and a playground, all within walking distance, a bike ride or a short drive.

You can take a moderate walk or leisure bike ride (~0.3 mile) to the near-by Currituck Lighthouse and the Whalehead Club/County Park for plenty of recreation, sightseeing and relaxation. The lighthouse is open to visitors from April to November for access to the top deck where you have panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Currituck Sound and the Outer Banks. You can also visit the lighthouse keeper’s house, garden and a souvenir shop.

The Whalehead Club offers daily tour to view this gorgeous, luxurious estate built on the Sound front. The Currituck County Park is a fantastic place for picnicking, fishing, crabbing or kayaking/canoeing where you will also enjoy the wide-open green space, board walk, a gazebo and sunset view on the Sound. A free boat ramp is also available at the County Park. The Outerbanks Center for Wildlife Education, which opened in 2006, is a great place for your family to visit. In addition, a county library and several local restaurants, convenience shops, and ocean/water recreational rentals are located within walking distance or a short drive (~0.25 mile) from the house.

Tortuga Sunrise in Villages of Ocean Hill is close to public nature trials and Currituck Bank Estuary Reserve where you can enjoy nature by walking in the woods and seeing wildlife including birds, deer, horses, and more.

Some may enjoy shopping and dining at some very unique shops and restaurants located in the Tim Buck II community center which is about a 10 minute drive from the house. There, you will also find a farmer’s market for fresh produce/sea food and a large grocery store, numerous specialty shops for coffee, bagels, ice cream, sandwich, Chinese take-out and beach accessories. A movie rental place and rentals for other recreational items are also located in the same shopping center.

Other Activities on the Outer Banks

The Wright’s Brothers Museum is about a 25 mile-drive to the Kitty Hawk area where you may also finding ocean-fishing trips. Driving further south, you may visit the Roanoke Island for a historical show of the colonial time along with some nice dining experience, or visit the Outerbanks Outlet mall.


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