Located just 5 miles from the beach, down scenic Colington Road, is the unique island of Colington. An island all of its own, Colington offers vacationers a chance to relax away from the busy atmosphere of the beach. It has a few local restaurants, a convenience store and a fresh local seafood market, but mostly Colington Island is known for its lack of commercialization. Residential communities dot the island, each offering a relaxed vacation atmosphere.
One of the island’s largest and best known communities is Colington Harbour. A private gated subdivision, it covers some 850 acres and is bound on three sides by the Albemarle Sound, Kitty Hawk and Colington Bays. It boasts 13 miles of bulkheaded canal and soundfront lots, along with 15 miles of private roads, which translates to thousands of homes with a view of the water. No wonder so many vacationers and others call this community home!
Colington Harbour offers great vacation accommodations too. Whether you are looking for a soundfront home with majestic views or a canalfront home to dock your boat, there are several rentals to choose from. Bring along your furry friend too! Colington Harbour is a pet friendly community and a great selection of pet friendly accommodations is available. So don’t leave Fido behind, the entire family can enjoy this community! Please note pets must be on a leash with the owner’s close supervision and pets are not welcome in the sound side park area.
The amenities in the Harbour are endless. Enjoy the Olympic-sized community pool, tennis or a day at the soundfront beach complete with a playground and picnic area. The sunset views are beautiful, and for the boating enthusiasts there is a community boat launch (for a fee) and deep water canals accessing the Albemarle Sound. Don’t miss out on the sailboat races on Wednesday evenings. Imagine the serenity you’ll feel as you watch each sailboat glide into the sunset. Colington Harbour definitely is the place to be if you love water and are looking for a quiet place to get away from it all.
Looking for peace and quiet, but still want to be near the action? Bay Cliff might be the answer. Offering some of the same amenities its larger neighbor boasts including community pool and great water views Bay Cliff is located roughly half way between the heart of Kill Devil Hills and Colington Harbour. This means you can be relaxing on your deck one minute and be at your favorite ice cream shop the next.
Whether you stay in one of Colington Island’s great communities like Colington Harbouror Bay Cliff or just visit the island for a day of fun crabbing near one of its many bridges you’re sure to have a great time!
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