April Adventure to Region 3

April 18-22

7005 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg, NC

<– Tell the hosts you’re coming by March 11!

Visit Sanctuary Vineyard on the Outer Banks of NC on the way to the Region 3 rally in Myrtle Beach, SC!

Sanctuary Vineyards is a true Outer Banks wine destination. Just 3 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, their vineyard and winery tasting room is located in Jarvisburg, NC. (Free tastings, 7 days a week 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) They also have tasting rooms at The Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg, Tim Buck II in Corolla and at The Cotton Gin at MP14.5 in Nags Head. Wine tastings are free, and are available seasonally during Cotton Gin store hours.  Sanctuary Vineyard offers a free vineyard/winery tour every Wednesday at 1PM. Make them part of your Outer Banks Adventure!

A vineyard is not your typical campground! We will camp in the vineyard! The vineyard will provide 30 amp power, hose water and sewer pump-out. Our rally will use the meeting room in the plant. The Cotton Gin store is next door and we can use their kitchen.

Don’t care about wine? A boat ride is planned across Currituck Sound for a tour of the Whalehead Club in Corolla. Set on 39 pristine acres along the Currituck Sound in Historic Corolla, the Whalehead is a beautifully restored 1920s-era Art Nouveau-style mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are tons of non-wine things to do on the Outer Banks!

Hosts Lynne and Greg Wilson will provide a great adventure, and give us details about how to get to Myrtle Beach via ferry or via land!

Getting to Region 3 Rally in Myrtle Beach, SC:

Option 1: One day trip from OBX to Myrtle Beach (non stop) –

  • Via Land: 369 miles
  • Via Ferry: 301 miles

Option 2: Two day trip from OBX to Myrtle Beach (one stop in New Bern)

Option 2: By land with overnight stop at New Bern KOA:

  • From Jarvisburg to Manteo 51 minutes / 35 miles
  • Manteo west on US64 to Williamston / 89 miles
  • Washington south US 17  31 min / 25 miles
  • New Bern south US 17  48 minute / 38 miles
  • New Bern KOA
  • Total travel Day 1 / 187 miles
  • New Bern to Jacksonville South US17  /42 miles
  • Jacksonville to Wilmington South US 17 / 59 miles
  • Wilmington to North Myrtle Beach South US17 / 57 miles
  • North Myrtle Beach to Myrtle Beach South on State Rt.31 (Carolina Bays Pky.) /16 miles
  • Route 31 to Ocean Lakes CG via SC route 544 / 8 miles
  • Total travel Day 2 – 182 miles

Option 2: By Ferry with overnight stop in Ocracoke:

  • Jarvisburg to Manteo, Avon, Buxton, Hatteras Island. South State Rt. 12. / 87 miles
    • Ferry (free) Departure every hour. Travel time 1 hour.
  • Ocracoke  – RV Campgrounds:
    • Beachcomber CG 252-928-4031
    • Teeter’s CG 252-588-2030
  • Total travel Day 1 –  87 miles
  • Ferry (charge based on length) Must have reservation. Two departures per day to Cedar Island. Travel time 1 hour 50 minutes.
    • TV + trailer length: 20-40 feet = $30.00, 40-65 feet = $45.00.
    • Reservations call: 1-800-BY-Ferry or 1-800-293-3779.
  • Cedar Island South State Rt. 12/US 70 /38 miles
  • Beaufort  South Rt. 24 / 46 miles
  • Jacksonville South US 17 to Myrtle Beach /130 miles.
  • Total travel Day 2 –  214 miles

The Wilson’s have taken the ferry route three times and have never had a bad experience. They expect April’s traffic will be light compared to summer traffic. With the Cedar Island ferry, long vehicles are loaded first and unloaded last, that way you have maneuvering room.