Barkentine Angela ~ A Caffeys Inlet Station No.5 Rescue, 5 March 1883 By James D. Charlet There are hundreds upon hundreds of shipwreck and rescue accounts faithfully documented in great detail in the “Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service” (direct predecessor of today’s U.S. Coast Guard) for each year from […]

While Sanderling Resort’s Lifesaving Station is a restaurant you can dine at today, the site historically served as the Caffey’s Inlet No. 5 Life-Saving Station. The Station, built in 1874, was established as one of the 29 stations along the Outer Banks of North Carolina that spanned 200 miles from Currituck to Oak Island.  Due […]

Schooner Thomas J. Martin, January 1883 A boat load of fertilizer would grow another crop of heroes. By James D. Charlet The Economics Trade between the North and the South of the USA during the 1700s, 1800s and early 1900s was mostly confined to east coast Atlantic shipping; and almost always, was done by the […]

Images by Brooke Mayo Photographers Nothing like a getaway with your girls, and there’s no better place to do it than the Outer Banks to enjoy the best beaches, food, and company! Let us help you prep the perfect vacay with your closest friends. No boys allowed! Day One: Kick off your weekend with the […]

Last Fall, we welcomed our new Chef de Cuisine at the Lifesaving Station, Andy Fradenburgh from Pinehurst, North Carolina. Chef Fradenburgh has been in the food and beverage business for over 37 years after studying and exploring the culinary world. Most recently, Chef has opened and managed a family restaurant called ‘Nina’s Classic Cuisine’ since […]

This winter our Food & Beverage team has drummed up some winter specials for all to savor. Mark your calendars to join us in February and March on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Sunday to enjoy these great specials. Burger & Beer Tuesdays Every Tuesday stop in at the No 5 Bar to taste one our delicious burger […]

The holiday season is just around the corner, bringing with it all the flavors of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s that we love coming around every year! This year our culinary team has put together an incredible spread for each of these special days to share from our family to yours. We would be thrilled […]

All photos by Brooke Mayo Photographers Happy kids = happy parents. For this vacation, it’s all about keeping the little ones busy as bees- plus a little fun for the parents too, right? Take a look for some ideas to entertain the whole family on the Outer Banks without falling into heavily trafficked stops. Our […]

There’s something to be said for a chef who still loves the simple dishes the most. Winning over the food-loving heart of our newly acquired Banquet Chef, Jon Wilson, is easy as whipping up a plate of pan-seared chicken and grilled asparagus. When he’s making it for himself, he adds a sweet potato puree that […]

Picture this: A young boy balancing on a wooden stool to reach the kitchen counter, both tiny hands deep in an authentic Italian mixture which would shortly become savory meatballs after his methodical rolling. Being surrounded by family every Sunday, each with their own duties to create the family meal, it sparked a culinary passion in said […]