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Kids Activities

 kids activitiesKids activities for children, tweens and teenagers in the Outer Banks

When visitors to Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Or Nags head bring their children to the Outer Banks Of North Carolina, the need to provide things for them to do becomes a factor. Finding kids activities for the rainy or cloudy day is the difference between sitting in the beach rental in misery or enjoying time doing other things besides the beach. Entertaining children of any age can often be a challenge on vacation. Even in a place as robust as the OBX with history, activities, food, and amusements.. Kids can get bored. They have a natural need to be more active than adults and as parents we need to have activities for our kids lined up.

If you don’t keep them busy they will keep you busy

So what are some things you can do with your children. Well I could go over the usual things like:

  • Visit the sand dunes
  • Drive bumper boats
  • Visit the Aquarium
  • Go see the wild horses
  • Go to the outlets
  • Visit the lighthouse
  • Watch television
  • Search for souvenirs

These are all great but why not do something with arts and crafts to keep them busy but without the mess of doing it in the rental.

Things to do: Sand art

Some of the things you can do and at our Life on the Sanborn store in the outer banks are create sand art sculptures. These Sand crafts include various shapes, shells, and other artistic items that become a permanent souvenir of the outer banks.

A Break For The Parents

It also gives the parents a break since the kids are able to use their hands and do something to focus their energy which can be a real blessing for mom and dad. Figure on about 30 minutes to an hour and a half to create a beautiful sand sculpture made with real Outer Banks sand that you can take home as Memento of your outer banks location.

Kids activities for a rainy day

Heaven forbid it’s a cloudy or rainy day in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. For parents a feeling of real fear comes over you as you realize you have kids with nothing to do. Come to our store right across from Jockeys Ridge in Nagshead. Our store allows children of all ages and even adults to create send souvenirs or sand art with different shapes. Shapes like a school or a shell or mermaid or all possible things that you can form into something permanent. They also can be a great holiday gift from the kids to Grandma and Grandpa.

Braids For Kids and Tattoos

Also addition to that your girls are teenage girls can have their hair braided or have hair wraps or colored braids put into their hair. This to takes a little time but is also a nice activity in the sense it does take a lot of time and has been very popular with young people. On top of that you can also get a temporary tattoo which could be a lot of fun for kids. I

Things For Kids To Do

So just to reiterate what you can do with kids on a rainy day in the Outer Banks at Life On A Sandbar

  • Sand art
  • Braids
  • Hair wraps
  • Temporary tattoos or henna tattoos

Outer Banks Location

here is our location in the Outer Banks for Kids Activities and Things to do.

Kid activities and offerings

sand art pictures

kids activities

Outer Banks Braids Directory

Looking for the best place to get braids. Check out our directory of

Outer Banks Braid Directory
Outer Banks Braids Article Directory

Outer Banks Braid articles. The articles feature some basic information about everything from single braids, to multi braid corn rows. The articles also show pics of the many styles you can choose from whether you are visiting the Duck or Corolla location or the Nags Head Kitty Hawk locale.

Braid Services in Corolla or Duck


Looking to get your hair braided in Corolla or Duck? Here is some basic information to keep in mind

Corolla Braids

Sideways Braid Styles in the Outer Banks

Outer Banks Braid Article Directory
Outer Banks Braid Articles


Come check out this alternative braiding style.

Sideways Braid Styles in the Outer Banks

Hair Wraps in the Outer Banks


Hair wraps are a popular option for braids.

Outer Banks Hair Wraps

Obx Braid Tips


Here are some simple braiding tips for you while you are visiting OBX

Styling With Braids

Tips For Braids in the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Basic Outer Banks Braid Information


These articles cover a nice sampling of some of braid hair styles we encountered in the Outer Banks at our Corolla store, as well as our Nags Head Location.

Braids: Outer Banks Style!
Popular Outer Banks Braid Styles
Braids In The Outer Banks
Braids OBX
Braids: A fun way to spend an afternoon in the Outer Banks

Braid Styling Locations


Corolla (in the blue kiosk next to the pizza restaurant)
807 Ocean Trail ,Corolla, North Carolina

Nags head (next to Kitty Hawk Kites near Jockey’s Ridge)
3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC
(252) 449-9066

An Outer Banks Original: Combining Corn Rows And Braids

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braids and braid services in the Outer Banks

If You Can’t Decide Which Braid Style…Then Don’t..

Corn rows with braids gives you both styles fused together. If you want to integrate it into your current style, you can just get it done on one side, giving a very unique look that combines your current style with corn rows and braids.

Corn Rows and Braids

Going All Out with Braids in the OBX

The style you see here shows the fusion of the styles together. It is also the same hair style Bo Derek had in the movie “10”.

Easy to care for…

With the braid corn row combo style you do not have to brush your hair for three weeks. No worrying how to style your hair. The only thing you have to do is wash it.

The Final Touch

At the end of the braids you can make even more choices. You can use different colors for a fun beach look. You also have the option of using bands, if that is more your style



Braids: Outer Banks Style!

Braid Styles Outer Banks
Braid Styles in the Outer Banks

Here are 2 Outer Banks visitors that added their own touch to braids and extensions. These two visitors to Life on a Sandbar’s Nags Head Braiding location have a hair braid that is underneath their current style.

Braids with 3 Colors of Beads

This allows them to keep their current hair style yet still add some new (braiding) touches to it. The braid extension also allows some color coordination. Both ladies opted for 3 different colors of beads.


Very Sturdy for the Active Lifestyle

Another huge advantage of this style of braid is that it is perfect for the active person. Whether you are visiting one of the beaches in Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills or Kitty Hawk or beyond, this braid can last a long time


In fact this could be one of your most lasting Outer Banks memories, both in photographs and for the time you take it home. Some of these braids can last up to a year! You also have the option to remove it if you want to much sooner, without it impacting your current style.

Multiple Braiding Styles Are Offered At Both Locations

Nags Head (252) 449-9066

Corolla (252)-453-0809

Corolla Braids

Corolla Braids
Corolla Braids in the Outer Banks

Summer in Corolla means it is time for braids. The question is, where do you go to get them done. There are also a host of questions that come with first time hair braiders, both in our Corolla location and our Nags Head location.

Corolla Braid Questions


Q. Do I have to get braids on my entire scalp?

A. No, many Outer Banks visitors at our Corolla location choose to add braids as part of their current style. Some combinations that allow this are to mix sideways braids or partial corn rows with an existing style.

Q. Where is your Corolla Braid shop located?

A. We are located on 807 Ocean Trail in Corolla. We are in the blue kiosk right next to the Tomato Patch Pizzeria on the corner of Albacore and Ocean Trail.

Q. Do I need a reservation for braids at your Corolla location?

A. No, just pop in during normal hours. It is first come first serve.
Come check us out!


Corolla Outer Banks Location in the blue Kiosk


Corolla Braid Services
Corolla braids are provided in the blue kiosk

(right next to Tomato Patch Pizzeria)
807 Ocean Trail ,Corolla,
telephone: (252)-453-0809

Sideways Braid Styles in the Outer Banks


braids obx outer banksSideways Braids in the Outer Banks of North Carolina (OBX)

What are Sideways Braids

Braids really allow you to express your creativity. The different variations of braid styles allow people of all ages to have fun and express their individuality. One style that has become very popular is the sideways braid

The sideways braid is a hybrid of the cornrow style, except it is designed to work with other styles instead of being the dominant hair style. It also can be done in a myriad of ways.

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The new trend in Braids

The sideways braid has been very popular here in the Outer Banks. In both the Corolla and Nags head Life on a Sandbar Braiding locations, you see this style quite often. Both younger girls and teenage girls choose this as their braiding selection, both on their Obx visit and when they go home.

Care and time for braids to last

If cared for properly, sideways braid styles can last up to 3 weeks. For the best way to care for this, and other styles of braids come visit one of the two Life on a Sandbar braiding locations in the Outer Banks:

Corolla Hair Braids by Life on a Sandbar (in the blue kiosk next to the pizza restaurant)

807 Ocean Trail ,Corolla, North Carolina
phone: (252)-453-0809

Kill Devil Hills/Nags head/ Kitty Hawk Hair Braiding by Life on a Sandbar (next to Kitty Hawk Kites near Jockey’s Ridge)

3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC
phone:(252) 449-9066

Outer Banks Hair Wraps

Hair wraps obx Hair Wraps in the Outer Banks

Maximizing your hair style with braids or hair wraps can be fun.Both look great and are a great fashion accessory for you to have on your Outer Banks Trip. Hair wraps offers some unusual advantages though that are different than some other styles of braids.

Hair Wraps will last long after you have left the Outer Banks or Nags Head

If properly cared for a hair wrap can last for months. In some cases a whole year. That means you can have it as a regular style if you like it. The great thing is there is no commitment. If you want to change it, you can wash it out the next day or when you leave the beach. This flexibility makes this very popular among Nags Head, Corolla, Duck, and Kitty Hawk visitors.

Hair Wrap Options

Go Rasta. The Hair Wrap options come in five different colors. The design gives you a bright Caribbean Rasta feel to the braids with the traditional green, red, and yellow colors standing out.

How to remove the Hair Wraps

Say you want to move on from the hair wrap braid style. The procedure to remove them is very simple:

1. Cut between the beads and knot
2. Proceed to unwind the braids
3. And your done!

Come visit us in Nags Head or Corolla

We have hair wrap and braid stores in both locations

Nags Head Location and Area

Nags head/ Kitty Hawk Hair Braids by Life on a Sandbar (next to Kitty Hawk Kites/ across from Jockey’s Ridge)
3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC
telephone:(252) 449-9066

Corolla/ Duck Location and Area

Corolla Duck Hair Braids by Life on a Sandbar (in the blue kiosk next to the pizza place)
807 Ocean Trail ,Corolla, North Carolina

Braids In The Outer Banks

Decorative Braids in the Outer Banks

On your Outer Banks visit prepare to see different braid styles on the beach and around all the towns from Duck to Kitty Hawk. This young lady is styling on her trip to the Outer Banks. Like so many other braiding styles, this is an excellent way to be creative. At Braids by Life on a Sandbar there are scores of styles you can choose from.

Braids on top

Notice how the braids are on the top of the head. The bangs and back of the hair are left straight. You can experiment with different looks to find one that is your own.

Braids Outer Banks Braids in the Outer Banks.

Looking for more information on Braids and Braid Services in the Outer Banks?

 Braids Outer Banks By Life on a Sandbar

 Life on a Sandbar has two locations to help you find your braid style:

Nags head/ Kill Devil Hills Braids


Braids by Life on a Sandbar (next to Kitty Hawk Kites/ across the street from Jockey’s Ridge)
3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone:(252) 449-9066

Corolla /Duck


Braids by Life on a Sandbar (look for the blue kiosk)
807 Ocean Trail ,Corolla, North Carolina 27927
Phone: (252)-453-0809


OBX Braids

Braids OBX

Braids For the Whole Family

A trip to the Outer Banks would not be complete without the whole family getting braids. This family went all out. Mom got a feather extension. Big Sis got corn rows and braids. The younger sister got corn rows. Something for everyone!

Unique Corn Rows

The two ladies also opted for corn rows on one side. Just another way you can blend braids with different hair styles for a truly unique look. Life on a sandbar specializes in braid styles in the Outer Banks.

2 Places for Braids In The Outer Banks

With 2 locations, we can braid your hair, whether you are in Corolla, Duck, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores or Kill Devil Hills. The only limit to what we can do is your creativity and imagination.


OBX Braids OBX Braids for the entire family.

Braid Services available in the Outer Banks

Nags Head/Kitty Hawk

Nags head/ Kitty Hawk Hair Braids by Life on a Sandbar (next to Kitty Hawk Kites/ across from Jockey’s Ridge)
3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
telephone:(252) 449-9066

Corolla/ Duck Area

Corolla Duck Hair Braids by Life on a Sandbar (in the blue kiosk)
807 Ocean Trail ,Corolla, North Carolina 27927

Styling With Braids

Aren’t these two sisters really cute. Love their matching dresses.

braids outer banks braids done by Life on a Sandbar in the Outer Banks

One got the cornrows and the other a hair wrap. We hope to see them again this summer at life on a sandbar, either in Corolla or Nags Head. 252-449-9066.

Styling with braids on your visit to the Outer Banks

What better way to “dress up” in the Outer Banks than with a colorful sun dress and some new braids. These two girls are stylin on their visit to Nags Head with different braiding styles

Looking the same…being different

These two sisters decide to wear cute matching dresses but let their individuality show with their hair. The older sister opted for corn rows. The younger sister got a hair wrap and feather extension. Braids make a great souvenir for the kids to remember their beach trip for weeks to come

Time for Braids!

We cannot wait to braid your hair when you visit us in Obx. There are lots of styles to choose from including hair wraps, feather extensions, and corn rows.

2 locations for Braids

Nags head Hair Braids by Life on a Sandbar (next to Kitty Hawk Kites)
3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone:(252) 449-9066

Corolla Hair Braids by Life on a Sandbar (in the blue kiosk)
807 Ocean Trail ,Corolla, North Carolina 27927
Phone: (252)-453-0809

*looking for braid tips? Check out our pre braid visit tips.

Tips For Braids in the Outer Banks of North Carolina

 Untangle your hair

One of the best things you can do before getting your hair braided at

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one of the Outer Banks Braid Stores is to make sure your hair is detangled. Focus on full detangling. That means make sure you work from the root to the end of the hair. Focus on removing any knots.

What If My Hair is tangled on my braid visit?

One drawback of having tangled hair when braiding is potential damage to the hair. Braiding tangled hair could lead to breaking or splitting. Braids on healthy detangled hair will look better and last longer.

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Looking to braid on your Outer Banks or Nags Head visit?

If you are looking to have braids in your hair consider a visit to Life on a Sandbar. Not just can we braid your hair for you but we can answer your questions. Contact us if you want to know the best things you can do before braids.


Where to get braids (locations)

Life on a Sandbar has 2 Outer Banks locations

Corolla Hair Braids (in the blue kiosk)

807 Ocean Trail ,Corolla, North Carolina 27927
Phone: (252)-453-0809


Nags head Hair Braids (next to Kitty Hawk Kites)

3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959

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