Beach Guide - Page 52 - WHAT’S NEW - A better bridge, updated accomodations

Beach Guide
- Page 52
WHAT’S NEW - A better bridge, updated accomodations
A BETTER BRIDGE, UPDATED ACCOMMODATIONS AND MORE DINING OPTIONS

By Mike Klingaman
The Baltimore Sun

OREGON INLET BRIDGE
There’s a new $252 million span over Oregon Inlet in Nag’s Head, replacing the aged Bonner Bridge, due to be demolished. The new bridge, begun in 2016, opened in February. It’s 2.8 miles long and peaks 90 feet above the water.

ASHLEY’S ESPRESSO PARLOUR
A hurry-up coffee shop, this is not. Linger here among art-filledwalls,withespressos, frappucinos and lattes and, perhaps, a slice of blueberry crumb cake. You needn’t tie the dog outside; Ashley’s is pet-friendly. Open since February from 6 a.m. to 6p.m. daily.

100 E.Helga St., Kill Devil Hills. 252-715-3430.

JOHN YANCY INN
Opening in May, the onetime Four Seasons Hotel has been remodeled to include a breakfast room and new walkways to the beach. Free continental breakfast and pet-friendly rooms available.

2009 S. Virginia DareTrail, Milepost 10, Kill Devil Hills. 800-367-5941. outerbanksnchotel.com

SHIPWRECKS TAPHOUSE & GRILL
Shrimp and corn chowder? Jalapeno maple-glazed roast duck? This stuff never washeduponshore. Opened in April, Shipwrecks has southern comfort food, too, like hush puppies and cornbread, plus seafood galore.

4020 N. Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk. 252-261-7800. shipwrecksobx.com

TOWNEPLACE SUITES BY MARRIOTT
June is the target date for this beachside hotel,whose suites will have kitchens, ergonomic workstations and flat-panel Netflix-capable TVs. That’s in addition to a fitness center and heated indoor pool.

2028 S. Virginia DareTrail, Kill Devil Hills. 252-457-2190. marriott.com

WOOCASA KITCHEN
The eclecticmenu of this restaurant, which opened in April, featuresAsian rice bowls,Hawaiian tuna poke, tacos and buffalo sliders. Plus vegan offerings, fresh seafood and hand-cut fries.

5000 S. CroatanHighway, Milepost 14, Nags Head. 252-715-0089. woocasakitchen.com.