For bird lovers, the Outer Banks is hard to beat. This delicate chain of barrier islands is not only home to dozens of different native shorebirds, but also thousands of migrating birds who make a rest stop on the Outer Banks every year. Add to this the fact that the islands have hundreds of miles of deserted beaches, maritime forest, and marshlands for species to quietly flourish, and it's clear that the Outer Banks is literally for the birds.
Interactive toys for the beach and the beach house can be found at this sherbet green and pink building located at Whalebone Junction. Most of the toys, games, books and crafts sold here are classics that have stood the test of time, maybe with updated materials and a modern twist. For instance, hula hoops are iridescent. Popular brands are in stock, including Melissa and Doug, Playmobil, Usborne & Kane, Miller Books and Manhattan Toy. You can find Frisbees and throwing rings, geyser football, Pirate Poppers and The Spooner Fun Board, not to mention stuffed toys (how about a big dolphin or dragon?), pirate dolls, horse models, jump ropes, fish-y toys, sand toys, a “chef’s center” kitchen, and good ol’ fashioned skipper ball.