Tuckaway Bay is a small island town located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina--an east coast string of islands off the shore of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Island of Tuckaway was aptly named over a century ago when a 1913 hurricane ripped a new inlet in southern Bodie Island, forming the new island. By the 1930s, houses lined the ocean shore, tucked in and out of the dunes, attracting wealthy vacationers in search of salt water and sun for health and wellness. The town of Tuckaway Bay sprung up over the next couple of decades, circling a large fisherman's cove on the Pamlico Sound side of the island, and catering to visitors--beachgoers and fishermen alike.
The town sits on a thin ribbon of sand, straddling the ocean and the sound.
Current day Tuckaway Bay is a tourist attraction with beach house rentals lining the ocean side of the town, and residential homes on the sound side. The Sea Glass Inn is a small, ocean front resort that attracts families and returning vacationers--which includes the hotel, six cottages, indoor and outdoor pools, a restaurant and tiki hut bar, and a private beach.
Watch for more Tuckaway Bay stories coming in 2024.