Vacationers will notice a handful of sailboats at every local Outer Banks port, either saddled up to the docks or breezing across the harbor, en route to the nearest sound for a cruise, or to the continent-spanning Intracoastal Waterway to continue a long coastal voyage. Some vacationers are even in it for the long haul, docking for a summer or a winter season at a number of local marinas that offer all the comforts of home. Clearly, sailing lovers of all varieties have plenty of options, but even newcomers to the sport can experiment with life on the water with a local sailing lesson, rental, or waterfront cruise.
This well-equipped store at Milepost 14.5 off the Bypass has everything a person needs to get a good night’s sleep --- just add soothing surf sounds. Mattress Xpress, owned by Outer Banks Furniture, sells top of the line mattresses from Serta, Carolina Mattress Guild, Spring Air, Back Supporter, and Nature’s Image. Bed frames and roll-away beds are also in stock, as well as mattress pads, mattress bags and protectors, and other accessories for beds. To top it off, the store is locally-owned and operated by knowledgeable staff, and all the beds are made in North Carolina. Free delivery is available within 24 hours of purchase, and removal of the old bed is also free. Package pricing is offered for rental homes.