Bodie Island is commonly known as a place to pass through when visiting the Outer Banks. Whether you’re visiting this area from the land or the sea, it has a lot more to offer than what meets the eye. Take a visit to the top of Bodie Island Lighthouse, one of the most challenging lighthouses to see via kayak, and overlook the quiet scene surfaced below. Enjoy the birding, the fishing, and the peace and quiet that comes from this visit along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Bodie (pronounced Body) Island Lighthouse is 2nd most challenging lighthouse to see via kayak. You’ll need to make sure the wind is just right. Anything over 12-mph makes for a rather challenging paddle, but with fair winds you’ll find the shallow water empty. That is with the exception of other kayakers and small fishing boats. Towering at nearly 170-feet, visitors can climb to the top of the spiral staircase. From the top, catch the view that the light has seen since 1872. Located in Dare County and part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, this is a must see in Eastern, NC.
Bodie Island, though more of a peninsula, is often a stop along the way to other destinations in the Outer Banks. Explore the trails through the freshwater marshland and take in the view of the Atlantic Ocean. If you pass through too quickly, you’ll miss the sitings of nearly 400 bird species that migrate through this area. There is also incredible fishing to be had in the Oregon Inlet. What is commonly known as the place to pass-through can easily become a destination if peace and tranquility are on your to-do list.
If you need help deciding which kayak you’ll need to paddle to this area, or what kind of options there are for comfortable paddle and beach attire, pay a visit to our Greenville shop which is only 125 miles doorstep to doorstep.
Women’s Downpour Eco Waterproof Jacket
This jacket feels good next to the skin. Not like a trash bag like others I’ve had!
Men’s Clifton 9
My favorite road running shoes. The supportive cushioning reduces joint pain and promotes good running form. The tongue and lacing design is comfortable regardless of how tight I tie them.
Cairn 3D Pro II
My favorite hiking sandals and still perfect for around town and the beach. They’re so lightweight and I love the minimalist design. Easy on-and-off and so tough–I’ve been wearing them for about 2 years and they show almost no signs of wear.
Wallet Gun Metal Black Leather
I love this wallet! It allows me to easily access my cards individually without having to take all of them out at once. It has every feature I want–slim profile, RFID protection, and a money clip.
Women’s Dylan Gauze Shirt
This shirt is great and pairs with anything. I use it as an everyday staple while the weather’s warm, and I love the fit and fun prints!
Classic Medium 15L
This cooler is ideal for canoeing, rafting, and long day trips. My favorite feature is the inflation valve that allows for extra insulation. It is a great value and when sealed properly, the contents remain dry in heavy rain and can even withstand a brief swim in a lake or river.
Solid Nanoloft Puffy
This little blanket is so nice to have on a plane, at a football game, or at a campsite. I use it everywhere and love how soft and luxurious it is. I also love that it stuffs down so small for travel or putting in a pack.
Arizona Oiled Leather
I love my Arizonas so much, I may need another color…or 3! So comfortable!
Men’s Mio Li
These shoes are great for around-town wear or a day on the boat. My Moi Li’s are a go-to for a summer shoe that’s breathable, fashionable while still functional, and able to be worn barefoot without fear of blisters.
I love that this board is light and packable, and allows me to use it in multiple locations from a light surf to a leisurely cruise.
San Juan Vertical Chest Pack
The perfect pack for the minimalist.
Mini Shoulder Bag
This is a great little carry-all for those little items you need but don’t have room in your pockets for. I like the over-built design even for something this small – it will last practically forever. A detachable crossbody strap so it can convert to a belt-bag is awesome!
Men’s Granite Crest Jacket
This is a perfect jacket for most of the year in the Southeast. Feels a touch lighter and more supple than my Gore Paclite jacket. Highly recommend!
Black Hole Duffel 70L
With sizes ranging from 100 liters down to 40, there’s a black hole duffel for everything. I’ve used the 40 liter as a fishing tackle bag, the 55 to pack for a weekend and the 100 liter for week-long expeditions. The unsurpassed durability and water resistance never lets me down.
Men’s Cloud 5
An even more comfortable version of everyone’s favorite every day and travel shoe. Absolutely the best shoe for road trips or plane flights.
While most fire pits are round, with solid sides, this one is rectangular so it fits split firewood perfectly, and it’s sides are mesh so everyone can enjoy the heat and view of the burning wood. It will charge your devices and can cook your food too. I love how easy it is to pack up and take along with me to a campsite or tailgate!
Women’s Bondi 8
I tried several models and brands before settling on the Bondi 8. I love the cushion and support they provide as well as all the cool colors to match my outfits.
Women’s Chaka Wide Leg Pant
I love the fun prints, wide leg, pockets, and elastic waistband. I can dress them up or down, which is awesome and makes them great for travel!
From Kayak Fishing to general-purpose cruising, the Outback can do it all. It is equipped with Hobie’s latest Mirage Drive 180, and is now available in Sunrise Camo!
Men’s Back Step Shirt
I’ve had these shirts for years and they still look great. They wash really well and are still a mainstay of my closet.
Men’s Baggies Shorts – 5 in.
This is my ‘go-to’ bathing suit, but you can really do anything in them, which is great!