Originally Posted by SunDeck
I used to go to Avon, Hatteras, Duck, Rodanthe every year. We prefer the south end, but I'm not sure how it compares price-wise to the north end. Best deal is to find another family to share a big house...or unfortunately for you, to hit that week just prior to Summer. Now that we have kids, we know what it's like to pay the premium rental prices.
You could consider the sound side, rather than ocean side. If you are at the south end where the island is narrower the sound is gorgeous. You can rent kayaks, wind surf and the sunsets are extraordinary.
There are also a few areas with more than one row of condos. Going second row is usually a good deal cheaper than ocean front. And remember- the sunsets are best facing the sound, so they might have that advantage
Since we've moved back to the center of the country, we prefer the South Carolina coast, Pawley's Island. It's about 13 hours from here in Bloomington.
we liked ocracoke, too..pirates and all.
back in the day, we took the children to pawley's island for month of june one summer, couple of weeks another..nice spot.